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Attractions for everyone

Photo: lars Kruse, Aarhus Universitet

Depending on what you are in the mood for Aarhus has museums and attractions for every situation.

You can experience Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum where history becomes alive, the ARoS Art Museum which is internationally recognised and admired and Moesgaard Museum where prehistory is presented innovatively in a breathtaking architectural setting.

Of course there is also the amusent park Tivoli Friheden with fun and action as well as the many other attractions of Aarhus which offers great experiences during the year.

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Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum
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Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum

'Den Gamle By' (The Old Town Museum) is a perfectly unique attraction in Aarhus for the whole family to go on fascinating journey back in history. The museum is awarded the maximum three stars in the ...

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
Photo: Anders Trærup

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. And each year, ARoS has about one million visitors, making it the most frequented art museum in Scandinavia.

Moesgaard Museum
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Moesgaard Museum

The past is brought to fascinating life at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus. Moesgaard Museum has three Michelin stars in the Michelin attraction's guide.

Tivoli Friheden
Photo: Per Ryolf

Tivoli Friheden

Tivoli Friheden is a theme park in the center of Aarhus located within walking distance from the city centre in the beautiful Marselisborg Forest. Make sure to visit Tivoli Friheden this year.

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 Concert Hall Aarhus
Photo: Jonas Hørholt (c) Musikhuset Aarhus

The Concert Hall Aarhus

The Concert Hall (Musikhuset Aarhus) is the largest Concert Hall in Scandinavia and is home to the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and the Danish National Opera.

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KØN - Gender Museum Denmark
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KØN - Gender Museum Denmark

The Women Museum has changed it name to KØN - Gender Museum Denmark and emphasizes the cultural history between genders and discusses the gender policies, equality, body and sexuality.

Natural History Museum
Photo: Naturhistorisk Museum

Natural History Museum

At Naturhistorisk Museum, the Natural History Museum in Aarhus you can experience the abundance of life inhabiting the earth. Experience the museum's four permanent exhibitions and changing special ex...

The Steno Museum
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The Steno Museum

Explore the Universe in Aarhus. At the Steno Museum for the History of Science and Medicine both children and adults can go on a trail of discovery in the natural sciences and explore the cultural his...

The Harbour Bath
Photo: Roar Paaske

The Harbour Bath

The Harbor Bath is designed by the famous Danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group BIG. The triangular floating complex comprises a rectangular 50-metre-long swimming pool, a circular diving pool, square ...

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The Infinite Bridge
Photo: Johan Gjøde. Foto: Aarhus i Billeder

The Infinite Bridge

Imagine a bridge on which you can walk and walk and walk. Without ever reaching the end. And in the most breathtaking scenery. This is exactly what you get, when you visit the wooden pier and work of ...

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DOKK1
Photo: Adam Mørk

DOKK1

Dokk1 had its grand opening the 20th of June 2015. This new culture- and multimedia house is ready to welcome citizens and guests in Aarhus - and all of you who would like to meet the future in your p...

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Kunsthal Aarhus
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Kunsthal Aarhus

Kunsthal Aarhus is, with light and spacious exhibition halls, one of Denmark’s largest and most beautiful exhibition venues for contemporary art.

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The Viking Museum
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The Viking Museum

The Viking Museum is a window to the Viking town of Aros. Some 1200 years ago the Vikings founded Aarhus – at the very same spot and level where The Viking Museum is situated in the basement underneat...

The Latin Quarter
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The Latin Quarter

The Latin Quarter is the oldest and one of the most charming quarters in Aarhus. It grew up between the late 14th century after the city had been given permission to demolish the old Viking fortificat...

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Aarhus City Hall
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Aarhus City Hall

Aarhus City Hall - although over 75 years old, Aarhus City Hall is still a modern, functionalistic building that still houses the municipality of Aarhus and hosts major events throughout the year. Bui...

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Museum of Ancient Art
Photo: Søren Kjeldgård

Museum of Ancient Art

The Museum of Ancient Art at the University of Aarhus takes you on a cultural journey back to the Mediterranean countries in ancient times.

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Aarhus Cathedral
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Aarhus Cathedral

The structure of Aarhus Cathedral has a long history. The cathedral is dedicated to St. Clemens, who was the Roman Pope 100 a.d. who died as a martyr when he was drowned with an anchor tied to his nec...

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The Church of our Lady
Photo: Vor Frue Kirke

The Church of our Lady

The monastery here was set up by Dominican monks and was first mentioned in 1246 but was probly established in 1227. The Church of Our Lady now occupies the south wing of the relatively well preserved...

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Aarhus University
Photo: Jesper Rais

Aarhus University

Aarhus University is architectural interesting because it is blending in its surroundings, both in the University Park and the Nobel Park.

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Salling ROOFTOP
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Salling ROOFTOP

The Salling ROOFTOP and Salling Roofgarden is a sensational roof terrace with a café and a urban oasis on the roof of the Salling department store in the centre of Aarhus.

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Aarhus Bryghus
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Aarhus Bryghus

Aarhus Bryghus is an independent, family-held microbrewery which was established in 2005 in the Southern part of Aarhus. The brewery bottles its beer in large 60 centilitre bottles and supplies shops ...

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Ole Rømer Observatory
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Ole Rømer Observatory

At The Ole Rømer Observatory in Aarhus you can enjoy the fascinating sight of the lunar landscape seen through telescopes.

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Spejdermuseet Århus 'The Scout Museum Aarhus'
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Spejdermuseet Århus 'The Scout Museum Aarhus'

In the Scout and Guide Museum in Aarhus you can experience, or re-experience, fond memories from the years of your youth and childhood of a movement which, ever since its beginning in 1907 in England,...

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Godsbanen
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Godsbanen

Godsbanen is a centre for cultural production in Aarhus.

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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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