Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Aarhus

With the aptly chosen slogan of the world's "smallest big city", Aarhus is petite enough for one to be acquainted with the place in a short time, yet large enough to fill the days and nights with lively activities and events. The mixture of youthful optimism and creativity, together with the city's good old-fashioned cosiness, create a unique atmosphere, which will make your visit to Aarhus a pleasant and uplifting experience.


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Tivoli Friheden

The city’s amusement park Tivoli Friheden offers a range of fun and exciting attractions for all ages. Located outside the city centre, just a couple kilometres to its south, Tivoli Friheden enjoys a location amidst lush forest greenery. Please mind that opening hours may vary by week.
Adresse: Skovbrynet 1, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8614 7300

The Old Town Museum

To travel back in time visit ‘Den Gamle By’ and experience first-hand what life was like in Denmark hundreds of years ago. The staff dressed in costumes can show you around this unique open-air museum of urban buildings collected and saved from demolition across the country.
Adresse: Viborgvej 2, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8612 31 88


The three most popular beaches in Aarhus are Bellevue, Den Permanente and Moesgård Strand which are all very popular on hot summer days, but also fantastic for a nice walk in fresh air with a wonderful view. You can easily reach some of the beaches by bike.
Adresse: Bellevue, Aarhus


Aarhus’ Museum of Modern Art has a notable collection of Danish art with a wide range of constantly updated international exhibitions. A five-metre-tall sculpture named "Boy" has quickly become the museum's landmark, and so has the recently inaugurated "Your Rainbow Panorama" walkway (50 meters above street level), offering breathtaking views over the city through multi-coloured glass.
Adresse: Aros Allé 2, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8730 6600
Åpningstider: Closed on Mondays

Moesgård Prehistoric Museum

Among many interesting objects and artefacts, this museum is also where the 2000-year-old Grauballe man (world's best-reserved bog body) is contained. He was found so well-kept that scientists even discovered that he had eaten porridge for breakfast on the day he was sacrificed.
Adresse: Moesgård Allé 20, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8716 1016
Åpningstider: Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00, Saturday 10.00 - 21.00, Thursday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00, Monday Closed

Aarhus Domkirke

The city’s cathedral is the longest (and tallest!) church in all of Denmark, which houses several century-old frescoes. You should not miss the baptismal font resting on the four Evangelists with their human bodies crowned with symbolic animal heads.
Adresse: Store Torv, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8629 5400
Åpningstider: Opening hours may vary depending on season

The Women’s Museum

This is one of Denmark’s most unique museums. The Women’s Museum hosts exhibitions on the aspects of the life of Danish women in the past and present. The museum's permanent display centres around the differences in life experience of boys and girls throughout the last 150 years .
Adresse: Domkirkepladsen 5, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 25 45 45 10
Åpningstider: Monday Closed, Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00, Wednesday 10.00 - 20.00, Thursday - Friday 10.00 - 17.00, Saturday 10.00 - 17.00, Sunday 10.00 - 16.00

Aarhus Rådhus - City Hall

Aarhus Rådhus is a functional city hall designed by one of Denmark’s most famous architects; it has incited admiration and antipathy since the day it was completed in 1941. You can wander around for free, but a guided tour is highly recommended. AarhusGuides:
Adresse: Rådhuspladsen 2, Aarhus

Marselisborg Palace & Park

The grounds of the Dutch royal family summer residence are open to visitors when the palace is unoccupied, and strolling through the adjacent park and English garden is free of charge. An arguably even more appealing attraction lies just south from here - a park populated by tame deer who eagerly accept treats from and interact with visitors.
Adresse: Kongevejen 100, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 33 40 10 10

Botanical Gardens

Showcasing flora species from all across Denmark (and the world), the Aarhus Botanical Gardens are a great place to visit regardless of the weather - the green spaces are good for a picnic or a BBQ during the summertime, and the covered greenhouses provide a welcome respite from the elements throughout the rest of the year.
Adresse: Peter Holms Vej, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 89 40 44 00

Aarhus Street Food

The Aarhus Street Food space is the brand-new and, arguably, hippest addition to the Aarhus dining scene. With a collection of dozens of cafes and restaurants serving all kinds of world cuisines imaginable under one roof, the now refurbished former garage is an excellent place to go if you don't quite know what you're in the mood for.
Adresse: Ny Banegårdsgade 46, Aarhus
Åpningstider: Sunday - Thursday 11.30 - 21.00, Friday - Saturday 11.30-22.00


Gyngen offers good value, flavour-packed meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Food isn't the only one of the establishment's draws - Gyngen also plays host to various musical events and welcomes diners to evenings of live jazz, folk, rock, and other music genres (and happenings).
Adresse: Mejlgade 53, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8619 2255
Åpningstider: Kitchen opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 11.00 - 14.30 and 17.30 - 20.30, Saturday 17.30 - 20.30

Restaurant Seafood

Besides serving a luscious range of seafood, this restaurant also offers diners fantastic views of Aarhus Bay. Dish presentations, product quality and waiting staff service prove to be consistently impeccable. Be prepared to splash out a little cash at Seafood.
Adresse: Marselisborg Havnevej 44, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8618 5655
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 11.30 - approx. 22.00 (The kitchen closes at 21.00)

St Pauls Apothek

This no-longer-pharmacy is, perhaps, the trendiest place to dine on modern Scandinavian fare in Aarhus. Try the set three-course menu of creative fine dining each paired with an artisan cocktail, or come for the exquisite drinks alone after dinner elsewhere.
Adresse: Jægergårdsgade 76, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 86 12 08 33
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Thursday 17.30 - 24.00, Friday - Saturday 17.30 - 2.00

Restaurant Pinden

This restaurant’s speciality is hearty, traditional Danish food - scrumptious pork loin with potatoes and parsley sauce, for example. The menu is comprehensive yet concise, the ambience rather laid-back, and meals are rumoured to be incredible value.
Adresse: Skolegade 29, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8612 1102
Åpningstider: Monday - Wednesday 12.00 - 23.00, Thursday - Saturday 12.00 - 01.00

Bryggeriet Sct Clemens

The St. Clement’s Brewery is the only pub with its own built-in brewery. This place serves mouth-watering spare ribs, along with a wide selection of dishes ranging from casual sandwiches to fancier fish dishes. Enjoy outdoor seating during the summer.
Adresse: Kannikegade 10-12, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 86 13 53 25
Åpningstider: Monday - Thursday 17.30 - 23.00, Kitchen: 17.30 - 22.00, Friday - Saturday 12.00 - 24.00, Kitchen 12.00 - 22.00, Sundays and public holidays 17.30 - 23.00, Kitchen 17.30 - 21.00


A dinner at OliNico is worth the inevitable wait - the restaurant cum deli serves incredible value meals, with excellent three-course dinners that come at a price of coffee and cake elsewhere in town. No reservations are accepted, and take-away us just as popular as dining in.
Adresse: Mejlgade 35, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 86 25 05 70

Villa Dining

The appealing "all-inclusive" dining concept of Villa entails being served a menu consisting of an appetiser, starter, and main, all paired with spirits or non-alcoholic drinks to match, and followed by dessert and coffee. Located several kilometres outside the city centre and easily accessible by public transport.
Adresse: Grenåvej 127, Risskov
Telefon: +45 86 17 70 88

Pho C&P

Pho C&P has received overwhelming praise for its authenticity - the Vietnamese Pho soup broth is reported to be so flavourful one might be in doubt as to whether or not they are, indeed, still in Denmark. Vietnamese spring rolls, bahn mi sandwiches and mains are all on offer.
Adresse: Sønder Allé 14, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 86 16 16 42
Åpningstider: Sunday - Thursday 12.00 - 20.30, Friday - Saturday 12.00-21.00

Cafe Gemmestedet

Cafe Gemmestedet is a really cosy cafe with a relaxed atmosphere and classic cafe dishes. There is a selection of board games so you can enjoy a game of chess or backgammon. In the evenings, the cafe takes on a new ambience of a casual bar, with special 2-for-1 offers available on cocktails of the day.
Adresse: Gammel Munkegade 1, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8613 5500


Emmerys bakery and cafe enjoys several locations across Aarhus. It's an excellent choice for brunch or a short stop for coffee and cake in town. All the bread and cakes they produce are made with organic ingredients exclusively. Try their speciality pesto and hummus.
Adresse: Guldsmedgade 24-26, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 5185 7697
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 7.00-19.00, Saturday 7.00-18.00, Sunday 7.00-17.00

Cafe Jorden

The popular Cafe Jorden ("Earth Cafe"), serves quality brunches until mid-afternoon. It is also a great place for a really good breakfast in quiet, stylish surroundings. The cafe's location in the downtown area, combined with its old-time ambience, make for a solid choice in Aarhus.
Adresse: Badstuegade 3, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8919 72 22

Cross Cafe

The Cross Cafe offers both delicious brunches and late-night DJ's, and is a great choice any time of day, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The cafe serves substantial meals and good rinks. The outdoor seating area is especially popular during the summertime.
Adresse: Åboulevarden 66, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8731 7510
Åpningstider: Monday - Wednesday 8.30 - 00.00, Thursday 8.30 - 01.00, Friday 8.30 - 02.00, Saturday 9.00 - 02.00, Sunday 9.00 - 23.00

Cafe Smagløs

This was one of the city’s first cafes. Cafe Smagløs is definitely worth a visit, enticing visitors with its unique style and relaxed atmosphere. The cafe remains open late into the night on Fridays and Saturdays, when the ambience receives more of a bar-like quality.
Adresse: Klostertorvet 7, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8613 5133

Pinds Cafe

This is one of Aarhus’ oldest establishments and somewhat of a local institution. First established in 1936, Pinds Cafe soldiers on under new ownership and still serves traditional Danish food, as well as coffee and cocktails. Open half-day four days a week.
Adresse: Skolegade 11, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8612 2060
Åpningstider: Wed-Thurs 4-11pm, Fri-Sat 2pm-11pm


This hip and lively bar plays good music and serves exquisite drinks. Every Wednesday you are fee to join a table soccer tournament, while every Thursday, Friday and Saturday you can listen to DJs spinning the wheel starting at 11 pm. Open Thursday through Saturday nights.
Adresse: Sct. Clemens torv 17, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 61 68 25 77
Åpningstider: Thursday – Saturday 20.00 – 05.00

Sherlock Holmes Pub

Sherlock Holmes Pub is the quintessential English pub in Aarhus, complete with a solid selection of international beer and more than 40 different kinds of whisky. Live music plays 5 nights a week, live sporting events are broadcast, and there is an indoor smoking area available.
Adresse: Frederiksgade 76d, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8612 4050
Åpningstider: Monday 12.00 – 00.00, Tuesday, Wednesday 12.00 – 03.00, Thursday - Saturday 12.00 – 06.00, Sunday 13.00 – 00.00

Fonden VoxHall

VoxHall is one of the city’s best venues that has hosted some of the finest of Danish and international acts of all genres (heavy metal to hip-hop to rock). You can buy a ticket in advance - check their website to see what's on when you're in town.
Adresse: Vester Allé 15, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8730 9797


A visit to Aarhus is not complete without a night at this excellent club that has hosted some of the best Danish and international DJs. Fridays and Saturdays are when most of the action happens, but check their website for complete schedules. Music genres played vary.
Adresse: Toldbodgade 6c, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8613 4722

Tir Na Nóg

At Tir Na Nóg (also known as The Tap Room) you can find a little bit of Ireland in Aarhus. This cosy pub is a great place to have a few beers or ciders, and try out several varieties of whisky in the specially designated space out back. Streams live sporting events.
Adresse: Frederiksgade 38-40, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 86 19 19 10
Åpningstider: Monday - Wednesday: 9.00 - 18.00, Thursday 9.00 - 01.00, Friday - Saturday: 9.00 - 03.00, Sunday: Only open for arrangements


Another great Irish pub is the Waxies pub. Here you can enjoy live music, live sports, karaoke, frequently held pub quizzes (normally followed by karaoke), and even stand-up comedy shows. You will be more than welcome for a pint here - Guinness, perhaps?
Adresse: Frederiksgade 16, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 86 13 83 33
Åpningstider: Monday – Thursday 12.00 – 03.00, Friday – Saturday 12.00 – 05.00, Sunday 13.00 – 03.00

Fatter Eskil

Fatter Eskil is ideally located in the city centre, and offers a great variety of live music performances (featuring primarily Danish bands and musicians) and beer. See website for upcoming events. Entry charges may apply depending on the night/performer.
Adresse: Skolegade 25, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 86 19 44 11
Åpningstider: Monday closed, Tuesday - Check live program, Wednesday 20.00 - 00.00, Thursday 20.00 - 02.00, Friday 16.00 - 05.00, Saturday 20.00 - 05.00, Sunday - Closed

Herr Bartels

Located right on the riverbank, Herr Bartels is a lively cocktail bar with an extensive drink list, reasonable prices, and good music playing in the background. Herr Bartels tends to get quite busy, but doors close when the bar is full to capacity, which prevents overcrowding.
Adresse: Åboulevarden 46, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 86180833
Åpningstider: Wednesday - Thursday 20.00 - 03.00, Friday - Saturday 20.00 - 03.00

Løve’s Bog- og VinCafe

The bohemian "book and wine cafe" takes its literary ambition very seriously, and even goes as far as to host literature and poetry readings on occasion, interspersing those with live jazz shows. It opens in the morning and works until midnight on most days, making it a good round-the-clock location.
Adresse: Nørregade 32, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 27 83 16 33

Bruun’s Galleri

Just next to the main train station is Bruun’s Galleri, a new stylish shopping centre selling almost everything money can buy from sweets to art and from shoes to lamps. The on-site cinema plays movies in English, and the mall itself is directly connected to the central train station.
Adresse: M.P. Bruuns Gade 25, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 70 20 89 09
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 20.00, Saturday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00


Along with Magasin, Salling’s is another department store, offering "all under one roof" shopping with ranges of articles for the entire family, such as fashionable clothing, shoes, perfumes and more. The store facade is beautifully lit up to resemble a wrapped Christmas gift come December.
Adresse: Søndergade 27, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 87 78 60 00
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 10.00-20.00, Saturday-Sunday 10.00-18.00

Latin Quarter

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, go for a stroll down the pedestrian streets and adjoining lanes of Aarhus' own Latin Quarter (Latinerkvarteret) - the oldest part of the city - for shopping at small retailers and independent boutiques.
Adresse: Latin Quarter, Aarhus

Magasin du Nord

Magasin du Nord in the city centre is one of Denmark’s oldest high-end department stores. Danish design and international upscale brands can be found here, along with speciality stores (such as boutique chocolates and cosmetics), and a few cafes/eateries.
Adresse: Immervad 2-8, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 86 12 33 00
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 20.00

Ingerslevs Boulevard Market

"Fresh" is the buzzword at Ingerslevs Boulevard, the largest food and vegetable market in Denmark. A heaven for gourmet food lovers, this busy market offers a plethora of shopping opportunities, with locally-sourced fruit and vegetables, deli items, cheeses, and freshly-brewed coffee on offer.
Adresse: Ingerslevs Boulevard 1, Aarhus
Åpningstider: Wednesday, Saturday 08.00 - 14.00


The Strøget shopping street is where it all happens in Aarhus - it is a hot spot for not only some of the best and most varied shopping opportunities in town (the reputable Salling department store is also located in the street), but also an open-air venue for festivals and large-scale events.
Adresse: Søndergade, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 40 26 85 08

The ARoS Shop

If you enjoy modern art you will most likely also enjoy The ARoS Shop. Here you can find books, curious designs and souvenirs whose creation was influenced by the museum's collection. The shop also stocks a lot of books on art, design and architecture.
Adresse: Aros Alle 2, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 87306600

Den Gamle By

The old part of Aarhus, Den Gamle By, is great for sauntering among the unique little streets and shops. Here you can find things you will not be able to find anywhere else. Shop at the very same locations where peasants once used to barter produce, and visit Schous Sæbehus, Denmark's largest chain store in the 1920s.
Adresse: Viborgvej 2, Aarhus


Browse through items of celebrated Scandinavian design at Paustian, a store and borderline design gallery where all showpieces are for sale. There is plenty to choose from in terms of portable pieces to bring home as souvenirs, and home furnishings to simply marvel at.
Adresse: Skovvejen 2, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 86 20 89 89

Bazar Vest

In the outskirts of Aarhus you can find Bazar Vest, a market for everyone. If you enjoy vibrant marketplaces with food, spices, vegetables, and even local souvenirs, this place is a must-go. The space is dominated by Middle Eastern influence in goods assortment and cuisines offered.
Adresse: Edwin Rahrs Vej 32, Brabrand
Telefon: +45 86 25 42 11
Åpningstider: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 18.00, Monday Closed

Aarhus Airport

Aarhus Airport is located 45 kilometres north of Aarhus, and a regular bus service takes passengers from the airport to Aarhus bus station in approximately 50 minutes. The bus schedule is according to flight times and you can buy your ticket on the bus. Taxis can also be found outside the main entrance. Car rental companies are represented at the airport, but pre-booking is advisable.
Adresse: Aarhus Airport, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 87 75 70 00

Public Transport

Aarhus city centre is compact and easy to cover by foot. For longer trips, the city’s bus network is extensive. Tickets can be purchased at the machine in the rear of the bus and last for two hours. An Aarhus Pass is well worth it if you are planning to do a lot of sightseeing in town and you can choose between 24 and 48 hours. You can buy all your tickets at the Aarhus Bus Station. A Dutch top-up transportation card ("rejsekort") works all across Denmark and is the most convenient option for longer stays. Cycling is a great way to get around Aarhus. More than 250 bikes are distributed around the city (April 1 - Oct 30) free of charge. For longer bike rides, you can rent bicycles from several providers in town.
Telefon: +45 70 210 230


Taxis can be found across the city or ordered by phone. Prices get higher at night. One reliable taxi company is Aarhus Taxa:
Telefon: +45 89 48 48 48


Look for the red signs to find a post office or mailbox. Post Office at Storcenter Nord:
Adresse: Finlandsgade 17, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8020 7030
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00, Saturday 10.00 - 14.00


You can easily find a pharmacy in Aarhus. Ask your hotel if you need help to find one. One central pharmacy operating 24/7 is Aarhus Løve Apotek:
Adresse: Store Torv 5, Aarhus
Telefon: +45 8612 0022
Åpningstider: Daily around the clock


Country code: +45 Area code: 86/87


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