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Arhus, Denmark

Arhus, Denmark

Arhus, the principal port of Denmark and the second-largest city in Denmark, is located on the east side of the peninsula of Jutland. With 25 education and research institutions in the city and nearly 35,000 students at the University of Arhus, the Nordic city is also considered a "city young at heart". This large flood of students inspires the presence of cafes, discotheques, cinemas, amusement parks and various other entertainment venues and gives the city a young and exciting vibrancy of its very own.

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Arhus, Denmark

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Fun Things To Do

  • One major tourist attraction in Arhus is The Old Town, a collection of historic Danish buildings gathered from all over the country. Enjoy a visit to the open-air museum, Den Gamie By (The Old Town) in the centre of the city.
  • For family friendly activities, stop by the Tivoli Friheden amusement park as well as the deer park situated in the large nearby public forest.
  • Architecturally impressive sights include the 13th century cathedral in the centre of the city, Arhus Domkirke. The cathedral is the tallest in Denmark, as well as the second tallest in Northern Europe.
  • There are many museums scattered around the city with ARoS being the newest and largest featuring daily exhibits of contemporary art and the five-metre (16-foot) high, true-to-life statue "BOY".
  • The Latin Quarter is the oldest part of Arhus with small streets lined with old houses and many shops, cafes and galleries. The streets have historical names such as Kiostergade (Convent St.), Volden (The Rampart) and Borggade (Castle St).

Sporting Adventures

Situated on the coast, Arhus provides many opportunities for outdoor adventures. The city features green areas and parks, such as the Marselisborg Memorial Park and The Botanical Gardens, ideal for leisurely walks in the afternoon. Beach lovers can head to Den Permanente, by far the most popular beach for young people in Arhus. You’ll also find seven routes suitable for cycling, running or walking that will take you from the city into parks and countryside.

Shopping For Bargains

Elected as the best Nordic shopping city, Arhus offers a myriad of shopping opportunities for those who are looking for everything from mainstream to custom-design and second-hand to the latest fashion. Head for the Strøget pedestrianised high street or Brunn's Galleri for a large selection of fashion shops. Pay a visit to The Latin Quarter and the Vestergade Street and bring home something truly unique and different.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Newly caught fish from the harbour, potatoes and greens from Samsø and fresh produce from the rich earth on Djursland are the key ingredients that help define the Arhus dining scene. From gourmet restaurants to small breweries to some of the best bakers in Scandinavia, the city prides itself in delivering an amazing dining experience, using only the finest quality produce.

Local Currency

The unit of currency in Denmark is the krone (DKK). US dollars are accepted in some of the more tourist-oriented stores and major credit cards are also widely accepted.

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    Before You Visit

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