Whether you prefer museums, historical buildings, amusement parks or beautiful gardens, Aarhus has it all. Denmark’s second largest city is a perfect summer destination for you and your family. Here is a guide to the city`s 5 most popular attractions.
Den Gamle By – The Old Town Museum
This open-air museum of urban history and culture displays the original buildings of not only Aarhus, but several other cities in Denmark. It was actually the world`s first open-air museum and is rated a three star attraction by Guide Michelin. Visit living rooms, chambers, and kitchens as you stroll among the 75 historical houses.
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
ARoS is one of Europe`s largest art museums situated in the heart of Aarhus. This house of art aims to please, enlighten and challenge it`s visitors. Both the architecture and art is of international class. The museum contains four large galleries, each displaying special exhibitions by both national and international artists. Do not miss the circular rainbow, above the open roof that you walk through, whilst viewing the city from above.
Tivoli Friheden theme park is located within walking distance from the city centre in the lovely Marselisborg Forest. Enjoy the 4 roller coasters, 40 rides, stalls, games, playgrounds and the new live combat game, Lasergame. Bring your family along and enjoy the rides, entertainment and great food in beautiful green surroundings.
Don´t forget to pay a visit to the concert hall of Aarhus while staying in the city. Admire the beautiful architecture from the outside and the impressive hall on the inside, which plays host to a wide variety of artistic performances. Sit down in a comfortable seat and emerge yourself completely in the music at one of the grand concerts this summer.
This is the perfect park for an afternoon stroll, a refreshing jog, or a relaxing picnic. Bring your own charcoal and cook your lunch at one the BBQ`s. This beautiful park overlooks the sea and is the Royal Family`s summer residence. The Marselisborg Palace grounds hold a fine collection of sculptures and a rose garden with a pergola and herb garden, all beautifully laid out. The garden is open to the public when the Royal Family is not in residence.
Be sure to check out the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus, the perfect base for exploring this gorgeous historic city and discover the delights of Nordic cuisine at Restaurant RAA – Nordic Brasserie & Bar - a design led innovative brasserie and bar delivering a cool dining experience with a Nordic look, feel and taste.