A visitor´s guide to doing business in Aarhus

With innovative business ventures and impressive conference facilities, Aarhus is a top choice for international conferences and meetings. Whether you're staying for a few days or a week, this dynamic, youthful city has everything you need for a memorable business trip.

Business ventures

Aside from its world-class business facilities, like the architecturally impressive ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus is well known for its colleges and higher education institutes, including Aarhus University. The city is quickly earning a reputation as one of Denmark's hubs for knowledge and expansion, thanks in part to ongoing efforts by Business Region Aarhus, an organization that focuses on growth initiatives and local business development.

Although it's one of the oldest cities in Denmark, Aarhus is one of the most progressive business environments on the planet. Case in point: the city is renowned for its focus on the environment and sustainable energy – in fact, it's known as the capital of wind energy. Aarhus also stands out for its high numbers of specialist businesses in food manufacturing.

Getting around

Aarhus is a compact, easily walkable city that's easy to get around. Our Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus is just over a quarter mile from the central train station, where you'll find timely transportation to various destinations around the city. Aarhus also has numerous bus routes, including some that run frequently between the center and Aarhus Airport. Proximity to the E45 motorway makes driving into and out of the city a breeze.

If you'd rather enjoy the fresh air while getting a bit of exercise, you can walk or ride to your destination on a city bike, most of which are free to use.

Wining and dining

It's might be known as the city of cafés, but Aarhus has plenty of quality restaurants too. For a smart business dinner, book a table at Restaurant Frederikshøj, home of celebrity chef Wassim Hallal. The food here echoes the city's vibrant and innovative style, complete with signature dishes such as red or white tuna caviar, and melt-in-the-mouth fresh Norway lobster, topped with avocado and brown butter.

The restaurant at Varna Palæet is an obvious choice for informal business meetings, enticing visitors with its fresh ingredients and some of the best views in the city from its location along the edge of the idyllic Aarhus Bay. While the seasonal menu changes depending on available ingredients, you'll find scrumptious options like roasted turbot with artichokes, or beef with a crispy potato purée and cranberry sauce. If you're looking for a spot to relax with colleagues after a long conference, try the cozy, inviting Johan R in Aarhus' Concert Hall for a glass of champagne and a late-night snack.

Suit yourself

If you're in search of a new suit for a conference in Aarhus, you'll find no shortage of high-quality options in the city's shopping districts. Best bets –for both men and women– include department stores Salling and Magasin, which host a wide range of designer stores, including Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored. Harder, the oldest menswear shop in Denmark, offers bespoke as well as ready-to-wear clothing in both classic and edgier styles, and its knowledgeable clerks can advise on the most flattering fits.

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