Things to do in Aarhus

Aarhus is known as the City of Smiles

Aarhus, located at the Jutland peninsula of Denmark, is the second largest city in the country and offers an elegant mix of metropolitan city life and the charm of a traditional town. The local people are friendly and hospitable and it’s no wonder so many people choose to spend their holiday in the sunshiny city of Aarhus.


Things to do in Aarhus



There are several city museums including the Viking Museum and the Moesgaard Museum which focuses on Danish prehistory and has one of the oldest preserved human bodies from the Iron Age. Make sure to check out as many museums as possible, as they all have excellent exhibits and you can learn more about the area and history of Denmark.



Spend an evening listening to a classical orchestra at the Aarhus Concert Hall or strolling through the botanical gardens where you can see beautiful plants and flowers.



In general, the city has great natural opportunities, and you can hike through forest-lined pathways and see the gorgeous lake.



When the weather is nice, you can also go shopping at some of the great outdoor bazaars throughout the city and buy local handicrafts and delicious treats.


Den Gamle By

For spellbinding architecture, be sure to walk to Den Gamle By (the old town) which is an outdoor museum created by 75 original Danish buildings dating back to the 16th century.


When to go to Aarhus

Aarhus always has something going on, and there are plenty of festivals and celebrations year round. The International Jazz Festival and Aarhus Festival week are among the most visited. During the festival there’s tons of fun things to do in Aarhus so if you visit the city during this time, be sure to see what is going. Summertime is the most popular time to visit, and temperatures reach up to 25 °C (77 °F).

Aarhus Facts

Population259 754
CurrencyDanish Krone
AirportAarhus, Denmark (AAR)

Aarhus average temperatures

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