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Enjoy A Winter City Break In the Aarhus Region

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Winter is that cold time of year, perfect for enjoying the warm company of loved ones. This is the perfect time for you to pamper yourself and your partner with great experiences and a little extra luxury.

Aarhus, second city ind Denmark

Aarhus, second city ind Denmark - has it all. All year round there are a lot of events and culture and you can also enjoy the city’s peaceful retreats and experiences which are waiting to welcome you, the beautiful winter scenery of the forest, the serene trickle of the waves and the area’s endless list of indoor and outdoor activities.

Here, you can also enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the winter sun in one of the city’s cosy cafés and coffee houses, which are found side by side in the narrow streets of the city’s local quarters. At Åboulevarden you can enjoy an almost southern atmosphere of a lively buzz, relaxation and people chit-chatting, or you can enjoy the calmness found in the area’s streets and passages.

It's so cold out there - but...

The Aarhus Region offers a wide range of wonderful museums and attractions. For example, take a trip to Den Gamle By and step into everyday life as it was in 1974, or visit Moesgaard Museum and journey back to, among other periods, the Viking Age.

At ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, you can stroll through the stunning rainbow installation, Your rainbow panorama, and perhaps catch a glimpse of a snow-covered Aarhus. And at Musikhuset Aarhus, there are always performances ranging from comedy, classical music, theater, to concerts.

We love both the cold and the warmth

Penguins also love snow and ice, and at Kattegatcentret, you can get up close to them as they frolic both on land and in the water. Alternatively, you can visit Randers Rainforest, where you are guaranteed summer warmth and fantastic experiences among subtropical animals and plants.

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Enjoy the beautiful nature

A winter walk in the forest or by the beach, where you can truly feel the wind biting at your cheeks, provides a wonderful sense of freedom and can even have healing effects on both body and mind. And if you want to take it a step further, you can take a refreshing dip in the cold water, and there are several places in the Aarhus Region where you can winter swim and complement it with both sauna and steam.

Delicious food - at a great price In the Aarhus Region, there are restaurants and eateries of all kinds. Whether you prefer French, Italian, New Nordic, or sushi, Michelin-starred restaurants, or Street Food?

During the winter break, there is, as tradition dictates, the Gastro Week in Randers, Viborg, and Aarhus, where you can enjoy a gourmet experience at some of the city's best restaurants. They invite you to indulge in a three-course menu at a very favorable price.

At night time, the city’s restaurants are ready to welcome you with delicious menus, which will give your taste buds an experience out of the ordinary.

Gastronomy is on the rise in Aarhus – and you can choose one of the city’s fantastic gourmet restaurants, or you can look for your own personal favorite among the diverse selection of tempting restaurants in the entire Aarhus Region.

Sleep tight

When the stars have come out and you have enjoyed your last glass of wine, the city’s wide variety of hotels are ready to welcome you and your loved one for the night.

Whether it is in a designer hotel, a small or large hotel, this is where you can kick back and reflect on an eventful day in the Aarhus Region while you get ready for another exciting day tomorrow.

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