Did you know that Denmark is said to be the happiest country in the world and the people living in Denmark are the happiest? Denmark has a really high standard of living, whether in the capital Copenhagen or in the second-largest city Aarhus, which is also known as a university city. Aarhus is a really good place to live and not just for students. The city boasts interesting architecture, beautiful beaches and many restaurants and bars. Here is a list of 11 attractions that are worth experiencing in Aarhus.

1. ARoS

ARoS is a museum of modern art and it is one of Aarhus’ most visited attractions and also the largest museum of modern art in all of Scandinavia. It is also known for its rainbow panorama from which you will have a beautiful view of the entire city. There are several permanent exhibitions in ARoS and some exhibitions are constantly changing. Here you can see the current exhibitions of the museum.

2. Den Gamla by

Den Gamla would be an open-air museum in the city center, consisting of 75 authentic houses, imported from different parts of Denmark. A visit to Den Gamla would be reminiscent of the journey at a time when the visitor approaches life in Denmark during the 1st, 18th and 19th centuries. In the interior of the museum, the history of Aarhus is very close. You will learn more about the political movements that shaped the city in a very inactive way.

3. The Infinity bridge

The Infinity Bridge is a round wooden bridge with 360-degree panoramic views. It is located on the south side of Aarhus on a sandy beach. And if you are a fan of hardening, here you have the perfect opportunity to cool off in the waters of the North Sea and jump into the water directly from this bridge. The endless bridge is a popular attraction of Aarhus, you can combine its visit with the deer park, which is located just a short walk from the bridge.

4. Deer park

Have you ever had the opportunity to get directly to the deer and they were not afraid of you at all? In Aarhus, you have a unique opportunity to meet, feed and even search for these peaceful animals. Deer Park is a reservation where you can watch, take photos or feed deer and deer for free. The animals are really used to people and there are dozens of them in the area.

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5. Aarhus Ø

Aarhus Ø is a port area with modern architecture and luxury housing units. Probably the most famous complex of buildings is the so-called glacier, which got its name due to the pointed roofs of the buildings. You will also find a lookout tower from where you can watch the Aarhus Ø buildings and the North Sea.

6. Aarhus C

Do you want to experience the real atmosphere of Aarhus? Then go to the city center. It consists of romantic houses in the Latin Quarter and classic Danish buildings in the city center. There are many cafes, restaurants and shops of various types. The canal flows through the city, which adds something of the Amsterdam atmosphere to the city, but Aarhus has its own unique charm.

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7. Salling Rooftop

Would you like Aarhus to see from above? Then Salling Rooftop in the city center is still an ideal place. This restaurant view is located on the roof of the Salling Department Store. Here you can enjoy a coffee with a beautiful view of the city and the sea.

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8. Moesgaard Museum

The Moesgaard Museum is a museum of archeology and ethnography. A visit to the museum will bring you closer to the entire development of man, from ancient to modern man, and you will also find a collection of archaeological finds, whether in Denmark or from other parts of the world.

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9. Botanical garden

Aarhus has a beautiful botanical garden with a rich collection of plants and succulents. To make matters worse, the botanical has its own tower, so you can get to the tops of the trees. In the botanical garden, you will feel like in a real Amazon rainforest and this experience will only be enhanced by the presence of rare types of butterflies that will accompany you on your visit.

10. Aarhus Street art tour

Do you like street art? Then Aarhus is a suitable city to admire. In every neighborhood, you will find several examples of street art, mostly in Aarhus C. The most common depictions are the famous Aarhus birds, which you will find slowly drawn in every corner of the city, or depictions of sea animals such as sharks, manta rays, and sea turtles. Be sure to check out the list of the most beautiful Street art paintings in Aarhus.


Did you like Aarhus? When visiting Denmark, be sure not to miss the capital Copenhagen.