Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and the seat of Aarhus municipality. It is located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula, in the geographical centre of Denmark, 187 kilometres northwest of Copenhagen and 289 kilometres north of Hamburg, Germany.
Discover our travel guide of Aarhus in Denmark made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.
What you will see and do in Aarhus:🏃♂️ Running 🚢 Dock 🏖️ Shore 🏖️ Ocean 🌆 Skyline
Located on the east coast of Denmark and bordered by the Kattegat, discover the city of Aarhus, the country's second most populous city.
With its 91 square kilometres and some 280,000 inhabitants, Aarhus is considered the capital of the Jutland region, which is in fact a peninsula bordered by various maritime areas such as the Kattegat, the North Sea, the Skagerrak sea passage, and the Little Belt strait.
Its strategic position on the east coast of Jutland has made it an important industrial and port site.
Built in the 8th century by the Vikings, the city of Aarhus is full of history: it is the oldest large city among Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The city suffered many wars and battles during the Viking period, some of which have survived.
Start your stay with a short historical tour of the open-air museum in Den Gamle By. The museum is an artificial village with small streets and houses that have been moved around. There is even a reconstructed house of the famous storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. The museum aims to explain the life of the Danes in different historical periods of the country and the city.
Continue your walk to Møllestien Street, famous for its flowery streets and colourful and unusual houses. This street is especially interesting because it dates back to the Middle Ages.
A little further on, you can find the Latin Quarter of Aarhus. This is a very lively area, especially on Graven, which is the main street of the district, and Pustervig Torv square. Here you can relax on the terrace of a local restaurant or bar.
If you like art, you should visit the Aarhus Art Museum called Aros, which is considered the city's icon. With its rainbow coloured glass passageway, tourists are very fond of this museum which offers a magnificent view of the city. Another place in the city that can be considered artistic is the Isbjerget (iceberg) in Aarhus. It is located in the harbour area of the city and is a collection of various building towers that look like mountain peaks, also resembling an iceberg.
Finally, a little further away from the city centre, you can have fun with your family at the Tivoli Friheden Park. Dating back to the end of the First World War, the park offers a number of attractions such as a Ferris wheel and a roller coaster.
Aarhus has plenty of other sights and activities to enjoy.
The city of Aarhus has plenty of accommodation for rent, both flats and hotel rooms.
In Aarhus you have to pay in Danish kroner, the Danish national currency.
The closest airport to the city is Aarhus Airport, which is paradoxically located in the town of Tirstup, about 45km from Aarhus. Once there, you can easily get around by bus, taxi, or rent a car.
Discover the best tours and activities around Aarhus, Denmark and book your travel experience today with our booking partners
Taken and shared by travel photographers and influencers who have traveled to Aarhus in Denmark such as Kristian Egelund, Henrik Hedegaard, Thomas Peham. Click on the pictures to read their stories
Discover the best hotels around Aarhus, Denmark and book your stay today with our booking partner booking.com
Click on the pictures to learn more about the places and to get directions
Discover more travel spots to explore around Aarhus🏖️ Shore spots 🌊 Ocean spots 🏘️ Town spots 🗼 Landmark spots 🌲 Nature reserve spots 🏖️ Coast spots 🚢 Pier spots 🏃♂️ Running spots 🌆 Skyline spots Panorama spots 🏘️ Cottage spots 🚢 Dock spots
Explore 11 popular touristic places around Aarhus with pictures shared by travelers, influencers and photographers... Click on the photos to read the travel guide of the destination
0.7 km ( miles) away from Aarhus
1.3 km ( miles) away from Aarhus
3.1 km (1.9 miles) away from Aarhus
4.8 km (3.0 miles) away from Aarhus
8.9 km (5.5 miles) away from Aarhus
22.7 km (14.1 miles) away from Aarhus
23.6 km (14.7 miles) away from Aarhus
29.6 km (18.4 miles) away from Aarhus
30.1 km (18.7 miles) away from Aarhus
30.2 km (18.8 miles) away from Aarhus
55.9 km (34.7 miles) away from Aarhus