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The Deer Park in Aarhus

Animals and nature

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There are a lot of opportunities to get close to animals and nature in and around Aarhus. Visit the Deer Park, Randers Rainforest, Ree Park Safari or take a walk along the beach or in the forest.

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Tropical Houses at the Botanical Garden
Photo: The Science Museum

Tropical Houses at the Botanical Garden

The Tropical Houses (the Greenhouses in Danish "Væksthusene" in the Botanical Gardens) are a place where a numerous plant collections are presented in four different climate zones.

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The Deer Park
Photo: Francesca Dolnier

The Deer Park

South of the Aarhus city, in the Thors woods which are part of the larger Marselisborg-Moesgaard forest, lies the Deer Park. The area houses a wonderful population of sika and fallow deer which you ca...

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Årslev Lake
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Årslev Lake

Take a walk round the Årslev Engsø lake and enjoy how the frogs are leaping and hear them croake. You may catch toads in the lake, or climb one of the bird-watching towers and watch the many birds nes...

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Playgrounds in Aarhus
Photo: Tivoli Friheden

Playgrounds in Aarhus

In Aarhus there are so many playgrounds which are fun, challenging and a bit wild.

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Ørnereden
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Ørnereden

Take a break and enjoy your food at Ørnereden nature centre. This area is in the woods south of Aarhus, with a covered space with tables and benches where you and your family can sit down and enjoy yo...

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Canoeing on the Aarhus river
Photo: Gopaddle

Canoeing on the Aarhus river

Do you want to see Aarhus from the sea side? Then book a canoe ot cajak with Aarhus Kanoudlejning.

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