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Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Observatory
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Den Gamle By ©
Specialty Museum
Den Gamle By
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Moesgaard Museum ©
Science Museum
Moesgaard Museum
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©
Science Museum
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians. Nicknamed both City of Smiles and City of Cafes, Aarhus welcomes visitors to experience a relaxed pace, to indulge in the cafe culture, and to absorb historical architecture in the old town district. The city's many museums give visitors an insight into Danish history and the Vikings who settled the city. Add Aarhus and other destinations in Denmark to your travel plans using our Denmark holiday maker.

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LEGOLAND Billund ©
Theme Park
LEGOLAND Billund Billund
3.8
Duration: 8 hours
LEGO House ©
Ride / Activity
LEGO House Billund
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Djurs Sommerland ©
Water Park
Djurs Sommerland Nimtofte
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Ree Park Safari ©
Safari
Ree Park Safari Ebeltoft
4.3
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Aarhus

Marselisborg Deer Park ©
Park
Marselisborg Deer Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Musikhuset Aarhus ©
Architectural Building
Musikhuset Aarhus
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Moesgard Forrest ©
Forest
Moesgard Forrest
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aarhus Domkirke ©
Religious Site
Aarhus Domkirke
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Aarhus

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Helligaandskirken ©
Church
Helligaandskirken
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Fredenskirken ©
Church
Fredenskirken Viby J
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mollestien
Historic Walking Area
Mollestien
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sdr. Aarslev Kirke ©
Church
Sdr. Aarslev Kirke Brabrand
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Tivoli Friheden ©
Theme Park
Tivoli Friheden
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Moesgaard Strand ©
Beach
Moesgaard Strand
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Strandbaren ©
Beach
Strandbaren
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Modelpark Denmark
Theme Park
Modelpark Denmark Egaa
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Aarhus

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Besaettelsesmuseet
Specialty Museum
Besaettelsesmuseet
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Naturhistorisk Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Naturhistorisk Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museum Ovartaci ©
History Museum
Museum Ovartaci
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Grisk ©
Art Gallery
Grisk
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aarhus Culture Walk ©
Photography Tour
Aarhus Culture Walk
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Randers Regnskov ©
Zoo
Randers Regnskov Randers
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church ©
World heritage site
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church Jelling
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Givskud Zoo ©
Safari
Givskud Zoo Give
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

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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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