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ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus

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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. To visit ARoS Aarhus Art Museum on your trip to Aarhus, use our Aarhus trip itinerary builder.
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  • Don’t miss the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum If you are in Aarhus. This is an interesting museum that offers a mix of interesting arts including classic and contemporary paintings, sculptures and interactiv...  more »
  • Exciting and varied exhibition that also suits families with young children. Rainbow circle on the roof was very nice and gave good views of the city. The øverige exhibition was exciting and varied and gave the impression and inspiration to great and small.
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  • Dedicated to lovers of contemporary art, a lot of things presented for me looks like not in art but everyone will find his account. Avoid with young children. The Rainbow is worth a visit.
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  • The train ticket here from Copenhagen was about $75 USD per person, and it was another $35 each for entry, but surprisingly, this museum was worth it. Nice cafe with great local cheese and charcuterie. Awesome panorama.
  • I loved every single exhibition which is a rarity for modern art museums. And the Rainbow Panorama is worth the trip alone.
  • Some wonderful art pieces on display, showcasing numerous ways of expressing oneself or ones ideas. Definitely a place to visit if you ever find your self in Aarhus.
  • We never go in vain. This time big installation throughout the hall is beautiful and fun and 8 amazing imaginative large recycled installations on the floor used for contemporary art.
  • What a lovely quirky place. An amazing variety of spaces and exhibitions all topped off by the colour panorama. A must see and experience.

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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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