Aarhus: visit the second largest city in Denmark

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Aarhus is often underestimated alongside Copenhagen. Yet Denmark’s second largest city has a lot to offer. The modern city in North Jutland attracts many culture vultures with its mix of innovative metropolis and Danish tradition. Find out why a holiday in Aarhus is worthwhile and the best ways to get there.

Why go on holiday in Aarhus?

Aarhus Urlaub
Aarhus and its surroundings are very varied.

As the second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus offers numerous cultural attractions, shopping opportunities and a large selection of restaurants with many different cuisines.

The city is often underestimated alongside Copenhagen, but is definitely worth a visit.

Further, the surrounding area, namely North Jutland, is perfect for a family holiday. Here you will not only find the North Sea and Baltic Sea, but also some of the most child-friendly beaches in Denmark.

Where is Aarhus?

Aarhus is located in North Jutland, in the northern part of Denmark. Numerous ferry connections to Sweden and Norway make the region perfect for a stopover. In about 2.5 hours by car, you can reach the northern tip of Denmark, where a visit to Blokhus or Aalborg, for example, is well worthwhile.

Weather: when is the best time to visit Aarhus?

Aarhus: Best time to visit
The best time to visit Aarhus is from May to September.

The best time to visit Aarhus is from May to September. The maximum temperatures in July and August reach an average of 20° Celsius during the day. As the water temperature reaches similar values, bathing is pleasant in summer, while it is not unpleasantly hot.

Places of interest in Aarhus

Aarhus has a lot to offer. With around 336,000 inhabitants, it is the second largest city in Denmark after Copenhagen. There are numerous cultural, culinary and sporting activities on offer in Aarhus itself, but also in the immediate vicinity.

Museums in Aarhus

In Aarhus you will find numerous different museums on a wide range of topics from history to art. The open-air museum Den Gamle By, the old town, is particularly popular. There you can experience everyday life in different times. Even a neighbourhood from the 1970s has been recreated here.

Tivoli Friheden theme park

Aarhus also has its own amusement park: Tivoli Friheden, which is suitable for all ages. The park is located in a small forest and within walking distance of the city centre. In July, you can experience a flower festival there.

Swimming in Aarhus

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Aarhus is an excellent place to go swimming.

The special thing about Aarhus is that the city is surrounded by forest and beaches, which means you can easily reach many of the latter from the city.

We recommend the famous Bellevue Beach, about four kilometres from the city centre, which is famous for its fine sand. Overall, you will find many fine sandy beaches in North Jutland that are particularly suitable for children.

Aarhus itself is also home to the famous Havnebadet, the harbour baths, where you can even cool off in the city itself. Due to its good infrastructure, it is very suitable for families.

Restaurants: discover Danish and international cuisine

Aarhus is a great place to discover Danish cuisine. You will even find four restaurants in the city that have been awarded Michelin stars. Further, there are many international restaurants in Aarhus.

Holiday homes in Aarhus

A holiday home near Aarhus is an excellent choice. North Jutland is a wonderful holiday region, especially for families. Therefore, it makes sense to rent a holiday home in the region around Aarhus. Advantages are that you have more space available and the possibility of self-catering.

Hotels in Aarhus

A hotel in Aarhus is ideal for a city trip. The large city offers many different options. Location, facilities and price vary greatly and it all depends on what you want to prioritise. Overall, it is worth comparing. Hotel rooms are most expensive during the peak season in summer. If you travel a bit later in the year, you can make significant savings here.

Aarhus: Hotels
A hotel is a particularly good choice for a city trip to Aarhus.

Aarhus: arrival

Travelling to Aarhus can be done by car, train or plane. If you are starting from the north, it is also possible to travel by ferry to North Jutland, near Aarhus, and then continue by car.

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