Aarhus City GuideDecember 19, 2015
Aarhus City Guide
Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, second only to Copenhagen. It has a population of a little more than 300,000, which is well under half of the population of its capital. It is booming cosmopolitan city, but it has plenty of small-town charm. In this Aarhus City Guide we will give you the grand tour!
Fun Facts about Aarhus:
- Aarhus has the youngest population in all of Europe thanks to its huge student population.
- Many of Denmark’s most popular musicians (particularly those in mainstream rock and pop) hail from Aarhus.
- The city’s nicknames include “The City of Cafes” which is easy to figure out on your own after a day or two, and “The City of Smiles”.
- Aarhus is home to Denmark’s longest cathedral, Aarhus Cathedral, which is located in the middle of the city. It has the biggest organ and the most frescos in the country.
Aarhus’s Main Claim to Fame
Without debate, the population of some 40,000 students in the city adds an air of youth and culture that separates Aarhus from other cities in Denmark. People from all over the world flock to Aarhus in order to enjoy the nightlife or attend one of the city’s many annual festivals, including the SPOT Festival, the Northside Music Festival, and the Food Festival. Aside from this, the city’s youth adds modernity to the art museums in the area. You can find some innovative works from some of the world’s most progressive artists at ARoS, and later visit Moesgaard Museum, where you can find artifacts and relics from the earliest part of the Viking Age.
Accommodations, Restaurants, and Attractions
There are many hotels, hostels, private accommodations, and even campgrounds in and around the city of Aarhus. If you are interested in an upscale experience with lots of luxuries, consider the Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel Aarhus with its four stars offers plenty of beauty and is within walking distance from many shops and amenities. For those on a budget, Motel X suits the bill perfectly. It is a no-frills, clean hotel with everything you need at the end of the day – a warm, comfortable bed and a good breakfast in the morning.
“The City of Cafes” will not let you down when it comes to restaurants. The in-and-out vendors scattered throughout Aarhus are by far the most popular among busy locals since they carry local worldwide fare at prices that won’t break your budget, and their convenience makes it easy for you to snag a bite between destinations. However, you might enjoy a fine dining experience with an atmosphere of elegance. There are three restaurants with Michelin stars here, which serve Nordic and French cuisine. They are Frederikshøj, Gastromé, and Substans, so be sure to make reservations in advance to enjoy the delicious food and atmosphere.
Finally, Aarhus offers many attractions that you can only see while you’re visiting the city. For starters, you will want to check out Moesgaard Museum. It offers unique architecture and some of the most interesting Viking exhibits you will ever have the pleasure to see. The Marselisborg Deer Park is perfect for kids who enjoy petting zoos, and the Ost for Paradis theatre offers an alternative to the traditional cinema. In short, you can do it all in Aarhus thanks to its regional vibrancy. If you need a Aarhus City Guide, you can contact us trough this form.