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About Aarhus - Capital of Culture 2017

A stay in Denmark will offer you many exciting opportunities, and our city and surrounding areas will allow you to enjoy just about everything you might dream of for a leisurely stay.

Aarhus has a lot to offer: A unique setting combining beautiful forrests and sandy Blue Flag beaches with state-of-the-art city life.

The city of Aarhus and in particular its port district has undergone radical changes – the port of Aarhus has transformed itself from being purely industrial to also embracing an urban space with housing, company headquarters and educational institutions, including, at the heart of it all, DOKK1, the city’s new cultural and community services centre.


When the European Capital of Culture in 2017 unfolds in Aarhus under the heading ”Rethink”, it will mark the whole region and entail a host of activities and events.

EMACS will contribute to the long list of cultural capital events by highlighting the value of constantly setting yourself new goals, training, staying healthy and enjoying lifelong sport.

Furthermore, the Masters Athletes are the incarnate evidence that age is not important when it comes to the joy of sport and the thrill of competing with your peers from different countries across Europe.

Why go to Aarhus?
  • You are sure to get a sporting as well as cultural experience out of the ordinary.
  • We have the perfect conditions for organising an athletic event of this size.
  • We offer adequate and affordable quality accommodation. 
  • You are in for some exciting competition days as well as great touristic opportunities.
  • You know that we are capable of organising major events.
  • You know that Aarhus 1900 A/M and all our officials will do their utmost to give you a great stay in Aarhus. And we aim to do so the Danish way: with a smile.
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  • Easy access to Aarhus
  • It is easy to get to Aarhus by plane, train, bus or car. Three international airports in Jutland offer a wide range of international flight connections of which quite a few are offered at low prices.
  • A efficient high way system will bring you to the North from Germany, and from the Nordic and Baltic countries you can find many ferry connections.
  • Aarhus is easily reached no matter where in Europe you live and how you choose to travel.
  • Central location for further holiday around the Region (Region Midt), with several big tourist attractions reached within on hour.

For more information about the many opportunities in the city of Aarhus and its surrounding areas, you can visit the local tourist organisation's website "Visit Aarhus".