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The hidden treasures of Aarhus

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Have you visited the smaller but really cosy and places in Aarhus? The hidden treasures can be found in the city's many fascinating quarters and local areas.

In Aarhus you never run out of things to do and see, because as well as its major, world-class attractions, the city also boasts several other treasures which simply have to be experienced. Take your family, your loved one, or your friends along for your very own personal event.

And it is for people of all ages. No matter whether you like to play, or to hear stories, or to have amazing visual experiences, you are sure to find something to your liking here.

Immerse yourself at the Women's Museum which portrays the historical importance of gender; explore the Vikings' trade centre Aros; experience the antique cultural heritage of the Mediterranean countries; or perhaps l’Art Brut created by people suffering from mental illness will be the experience to top them all.

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The Horse-racing Track
Photo: Jydsk Væddeløbsbane

The Horse-racing Track

The horse-racing track is situated like an oasis in beautiful natural surroundings close to the city centre. Here you can watch the horses being trianed or enjoy the food they have brought along in th...

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Godsbanen
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Godsbanen

Godsbanen is a centre for cultural production in Aarhus.

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Royal Casino
Photo: Hotel Royal

Royal Casino

Royal Scandinavian Casino is a sight in itself. However, the casino is not only there to be looked at.

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Møllestien
Photo: Adam Brosbøl

Møllestien

The old idyllic Møllestien lane is a picturesque cobbled street right in the centre of Aarhus. The hollyhocks and rambling roses race each other to grow up against the tiny old half-timbered houses wi...

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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 Steno Museum
Photo: The Steno Museum

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...

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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Bazar Vest
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Bazar Vest

At Bazar Vest, shopping is an experience in itself! The Bazar is an absolute haven for the gourmet as well as for the cost-conscious shopper or those with a practical mind.

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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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Marselisborg Memorial Park
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Marselisborg Memorial Park

The Memorial Park is just below the castle grounds (Marselisborg Palace), facing out over the Bay. Marselisborg Palace and Park is during the summer residence of the Royal family.

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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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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.

The Occupation Museum Aarhus 1940-45
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The Occupation Museum Aarhus 1940-45

The Occupation Museum illustrates dramatic events as well as everyday life in Aarhus during the German occupation 1940 - 1945. 

Museum Ovartaci
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Museum Ovartaci

At Museum Ovartaci, topics about the mind, mental conditions and the whole human being are illustrated through art and cultural history.

Natural History Museum
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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...

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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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Tropical Houses at the Botanical Garden
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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 Danish Poster Museum
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The Danish Poster Museum

Dansk Plakatmuseum (The Danish Poster Museum) is a unique cultural-historical museum, established as a private foundation with its own exhibition space in an extension to the Aarhus Art Building.

The Decorative Arts Gallery
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The Decorative Arts Gallery

The Decorative Arts Gallery shows the exhibitions of silverware, clocks and watches, porcelain, and delftware.

Badeanstalten Spanien
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Badeanstalten Spanien

Badeanstalten Spanien is a swimming pool near the station and a 10 minutes walk from the pedestrianised high street "Strøget". Aarhus has four public swimming pools which city residents and visitors c...

Aarhus Ø - Aarhus East
Photo: Roar Paaske

Aarhus Ø - Aarhus East

Aarhus Ø is a quarter which has been constructed by the expansion of the habour area close to the city centre.

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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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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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The Harbour Bath
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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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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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