ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus

For a colorful view of the city, climb to the top of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. This museum, one of the largest in this part of Europe, features a circular skywalk with windows painted in the colors of the rainbow. The skywalker's panorama changes colors depending on the angle of viewing and the weather conditions. Before you head to the top of the building, explore the museum's downstairs galleries of Danish art from the 1700s to the present day. The vast collection includes masterpieces by N.A. Abildgaard, C.W. Eckersberg, Christen Dalsgaard, and Edvard Petersen. Use our Aarhus trip itinerary planning tool to visit ARoS Aarhus Art Museum on your trip to Aarhus, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful property in the heart of beautiful and interesting city of Aarhus. Works very interesting, well-organized Museum but, let me tell you the Rainbow promenade overlooking the city, is incredibly beautiful! I didn't want to leave the hotel, a truly unique experience! Even from a distance see the dark figures that stand out within the colored ring on the roof of the Museum is amazing, worth the trip just to find out later that Aarhus offers so much!
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  • The AROS (the original name of the city of Aarhus) is impressive: 8 floors, it offers mainly modern and contemporary art. There are also special exhibitions, which may contain some old masters. You can spend a (rainy) day here safely. Tip1: a reading area and various interactive activities that are fun for children and adults at level 3 in the "AROS Public". (you can compose for example his own artwork). Tip2: The Rainbow on the roof 2 x go through: result first in the morning and then a few hours later once again, if the Sun has changed its position and so new perspectives.
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  • It's worth visiting just for Olafur Eliasson's Your Rainbow Panorama at the top but this is a vast, intelligently-curated gallery that's up there with the best modern art museums I've visited. The arc...  more »
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  • ARoS is a museum full of strange, funny, & pretty Art work. There are lots of things to see and do. I do recommend it if you have some spare time on your hands. Just pop in and have a look around at the wonderful art. It takes around 2 hours 15 minutes to explore the whole building.
  • If you are not an art enthusiast go there for the panorama view and get a glimpse of the city. The breakfast is really nice as well. The experience varies based on what exhibitions are on display - sometimes you can spend a few hours in the museum and other times a quick panorama tour is enough.
  • A very fancy building with modern art and the famouse coloured ring at the top. It is cool to go there, have a coffee and walk through the museum, but for my opinion the prices are a bit overpriced compared to the attractions. It is a great atmosphere, dont get me wrong, but I would expect more "modern art" and stunning things. Recommendation: Get a coffee in the foyer, relax and enjoy the fancy atmosphere
  • One of my favourite museums in the world! Go first to the top floor for the "Your rainbow panorama" experience and see the city through different kinds of lights and see how the colours affect you.
  • Interesting structure at the top: a 360° panorama walking platform with rainbow colored walls. Different contemporary exhibitions on each floor

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Where to stay in Aarhus

For a price, you can stay close to the main sights of this charming city at one of the many hotels located in Aarhus' historical old town. While it may feel like a romantic small town with its cobbled streets, accommodations here, especially centrally located options or hotels along the marina, are just as expensive as in many other Scandinavian cities. Moderately priced hotels and hostels are limited, so if you are traveling on a budget, book early at a spot outside the city center. For nature lovers passing through the city, there are also campgrounds located near Aarhus in the beautiful surrounding forests.
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