Never heard of Aarhus? Denmark’s second largest city may have flown under the radar for a while, but it’s quickly become the “go-to” spot for those looking for a cosmopolitan city break. It’s no surprise then that we’ve decided to make our mark there.

Still not sure where to begin? Keep scrolling to read our top 5 places to drop by in this cool and cultured city once you’ve gotten settled at the newly opened Radisson RED Aarhus.

Godsbanen

Looking for a concert, theater festival or dance performance to attend? Stop by Godsbanen and check out what’s going on to experience the latest and greatest in Danish culture. They also have a great café and restaurant if you want a good place to people watch.

Aarhus Street Food

Aarhus Street Food

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Copenhagen may have some of the world’s best restaurants, but foodies will not be disappointed when they visit Aarhus. What used to be a garage at the back of a bus station is now a buzzing street-food spot. From burgers to Chinese dumplings, there are 30 different venues to try whether you want a quick snack or a full-blown smorgasbord.

ARoS Museum

Located just a 5-minute walk from the Radisson RED Aarhus, this showpiece art museum is an iconic landmark in the city. Filled with a mouth-dropping collection of Golden Age works, Danish modernism and contemporary art, you could spend the whole day exploring all nine floors. Top tip: don’t miss the rainbow panoramic 360-degree rooftop view from the top of the museum.

Den Gamle By (Old Town Museum)

No trip to Aarhus is complete without a trip into the past. Den Gamle By (The Old Town in Danish) is like entering a time machine to visit Denmark’s greatest historical hits. From a late 19th century (think Hans Christian Andersen) market town to a recreated neighborhood from 1974, this open-air museum is a perfect way to interact with Denmark’s history in a really unique way.

Dokk1

Dokk1

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Recently opened in 2015, Dokk1 is a public space that also houses Scandinavia’s largest library. This is a perfect spot to explore just in case the weather isn’t great as it’s filled with interesting nooks and crannies, as well as a café and info desk for lost or confused travelers. It’s also the perfect spot to grab a few quick photos that will make your social media accounts looks amazing!



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