Popular Accommodations in Aarhus
Highlights in Aarhus
- Action at Tivoli Friheden theme park
- Open Air Museum "Den Gamle By"
- Classic Race Aarhus" in August
- Speedboat tour with the Aarhus SeaRangers
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Vacation rentals in
If you're looking for a cosy vacation rental or a centrally located apartment in Denmark's second largest city, you'll be spoilt for choice because there's a wide range to choose from in all price ranges. The choice is particularly rich in the city centre, where you pitch your tents in the districts Latinervarteret, Midtbyen and Frederiksbjerg. The modern accommodations are well connected to the city's bus and train networks and are within walking distance of the numerous sights, so that you can easily reach attractions such as the Cathedral of Aarhus or the open-air museum "Den Gamle By" on foot. You will be particularly idyllic in a multi-storey apartment building near the harbour, where you can enjoy the view of the hustle and bustle. Alternatively, you and your family can move into a quiet vacation rental on the outskirts of town.
Holiday in Aarhus
Travelers and Activities
Aarhus is not considered a playground for young and old for nothing, because the range of family attractions is large. If you like it particularly action-packed, you can visit the Tivoli Friheden amusement park. Thanks to the freefall tower "Sky Tower" and the roller coaster "Cobra", which presses you into the seat with 4.5 G, fun is guaranteed. A visit to the Botanical Garden, a detour to the local toy museum and a tour of the Natural History Museum are also highly recommended. The family fun is rounded off by a flying visit to the observatory south of Aarhus and to the Steno Museum, where you can experience science for yourself through numerous interactive stations.Aarhus for culture lovers
Those who are looking for cultural highlights will not know where to start in Aarhus, as the number of galleries and museums alone is not exactly small. In addition to the "Musikhuset Aarhaus" with its artistically illuminated glass façade, the "ARoS Aarhus" Art Museum is particularly recommended. In addition to its art collection with masterpieces from the last three centuries, it also has a roof terrace with a panoramic view. If, on the other hand, you prefer history, you will feel at home in the open-air museum "Den Gamle By", because time seems to have stood still more than 200 years ago in the museum complex located in the middle of the city. A trip to the Prehistoric Museum Moesgaard, the Museum of Antiquity and the Viking Museum is also very worthwhile.
Things to know
Aarhus is a city of diversity. This circumstance also catches the eye when looking at the calendar of events. Highlights include the classic car race "Classic Race Aarhus" in August, the "Food Festival" in September and the "Internet Week Denmark" in May, as well as musical highlights such as the "NorthSide Festival" in June or the "Aarhus Jazz Festival" in July. Young and old Viking fans can also look forward to an encounter with genuine Northmen at the annual "Viking Meeting at Moesgaard" in July.
In 2017 Aarhus was together with Paphos the European Capital of Culture.
Top travel tips
If you want to save your holiday budget by visiting the countless sights and museums, you can get the AarhusCARD. After purchasing the ticket once, you not only get free admission to over 20 museums, but you can also use public transport in Aarhus free of charge.On tour with the Aarhus SeaRangers
Watch out for daredevil sea bears. If you want to shoot over the sea at high speed, you can join a speedboat tour with the Aarhus SeaRangers. During the trip you will not only experience a rush of speed, but also learn all kinds of interesting facts about the sea.Specialities from Danish cuisine
Although Aarhus is of course home to international cuisine, you should visit a traditional Danish restaurant and try specialities such as Fyldt rødspætte (plaice stuffed with shrimps and asparagus).