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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    I loved every single exhibition which is a rarity for modern art museums. And the Rainbow Panorama is worth the trip alone.
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • May 14, 2017
    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.
  • April 22, 2017
    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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