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The river of Aarhus (Aarhus Canal) in Midtbyen in Aarhus, Denmark.

City at a Glance

Aarhus, Denmark
Location Eastern coast of Jutland peninsula in Denmark
City type Large city
Population 340,000
Official language(s) Danish, English
Climate Mild marine
Average temperatures January: 32° F, July: 61° F
Landscape Urban, coastal
Factoid The second largest age class in the city is 18- to 24-year-olds.

About Aarhus

Aarhus has the atmosphere of a college town and a quirky, bohemian spirit. The revitalized waterfront houses artist studios and a restaurant scene where you can sample New Nordic cuisine. Nearby, the medieval inner city has the oldest buildings in the area with low, dense housing and narrow, curved streets. Throughout the city's mellow neighborhoods and downtown, you'll find English-speaking locals gliding by on bikes on their way to campus or work.

Where is Aarhus

56.162939, 10.203921

What to do in Aarhus

  • Latin Quarter: Navigate the narrow cobblestone streets of the charming neighborhood filled with eclectic shops, cozy cafés, and streets named after the old Viking fortress the area replaced.
  • Aarhus Watersports Complex: Glide through the water while wakeboarding at the cable-water ski park offering a variety of water sports.
  • ARoS Aarhus Art Museum: Bathe in the rainbow of the panorama walkway on the roof of the modern art museum with 10 floors of exhibits, including the Boy statue by Ron Mueck.
  • The Harbour Bath: Cool off in the seawater of a giant floating bath house complete with pools and saunas.
  • Den Gamle By: Journey through Aarhus's urban history and culture in an open-air museum that feels like a living fairytale. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the site before picking up an authentic Danish lunch, visiting workshops, and touring a neighborhood recreated from the 1800s.

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