Visit Aarhus / Attractions
A vibrant mix of youthful energy and a blast from the past makes Aarhus a city with an energetic beat of the pulse. In Aarhus, when we say walking distance, we really do mean walking distance. From here, beach, harbor and forest are all within reach of a 15-minute bike ride.
Denmark’s second city has a thriving art, culture and food scene that is set to expand through 2017, where Aarhus is European Capital of Culture. New development along our industrial coastline — including Dokk1, a cultural center and the largest public library in Scandinavia — as well as a light rail expected to open by late summer, is transforming Aarhus into an even more accessible cultural capital. Other highlights are ARoS, the gallery known for its “Your Rainbow Panorama” floor with a kaleidoscopic view of the city; the Moesgaard Museum, dedicated to cultural history; a concert hall, home to the Danish National Opera; the “Iceberg,” a striking residential building on the water; “Den Gamle By” (“The Old Town”), which is a unique international attraction, and three Michelin-starred restaurants.
Additionally, Aarhus has been selected as shopping city number one in Scandinavia and in 2016 Lonely Planet puts Aarhus at the top of the list of Europe’s hottest destinations.