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.
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
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.
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.
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!