What the media say about Aarhus

"You’ll always have Copenhagen. But Aarhus offers all the hygge (and Nordic cuisine) along with one of the most exciting design scenes on the continent." The New York Times Style Magazine


"Here’s how to spend one perfect afternoon in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city: Head to a coffee shop in the picturesque, cobblestoned Latin Quarter [...] Order a cortado and a hindbærsnitter, a traditional Danish iced sweet filled with raspberry jam. Snag a spot on a bench outside, and watch the sidewalk parade, coffee in hand: boisterous university students wandering to class; stylish shoppers dipping in and out of nearby vintage and designer shops; locals on bikes swooping gracefully around gaggles of pedestrians." Departures

"To see it now is to witness a city undergoing a transformation, as new food markets, light-rail links, futuristic libraries, refurbed hotels, and value-centric restaurants—an alternative to Copenhagen’s exorbitant prices—have reinvigorated this Danish city." National Geographic

"Aarhus has the perfect mix of small town charm and Copenhagen-cool. And of course, it hasn’t lost those smiles. Here, how to spend the perfect day in Denmark’s second city." Vogue 

"A 2017 European Capital of Culture, Denmark’s second-largest city is sprouting new architectural landmarks and repurposed cultural complexes like wildflowers. An ongoing renovation of the old harbor is producing new spaces for design, drinking and dining. And the vibrant, walkable city center brims with discoveries high and low, from astounding rooftop artwork to cozy holes-in-the-wall — all less than three hours by train from Copenhagen." The New York Times

"We started our morning in Aarhus, the geographical centre of Denmark, by being first up to the top of ARoS art museum to immerse ourselves in Your Rainbow Panorama, a circular walkway artwork of floor-to-ceiling glass panels of every colour in the spectrum. Walking round, we could see the whole city and bay beyond, rooftops and docks, cathedral and town hall, tinged in tints of red, yellow, green and blue."  Daily Mail 

"A small, compact city, with a population of just 330,000, Aarhus’s attractions are easily explored on foot or bicycle. They include: ARoS, the contemporary art museum whose rainbow-coloured roof installation can be seen from all over town; the cutting-edge architecture of the revitalised harbour area; the gobsmacking redevelopment of Godsbanen, a goods station turned cultural centre; and the medieval streets of the Latin Quarter. A bike also comes in handy for making the most of the city’s location on the Jutland peninsula. On two wheels, you’re barely 15 minutes from a forest or beach."  The Guardian 


"Sure, we hadn't heard of it til five minutes ago, but suddenly we can't wait to go to Aarhus, Denmark's deliciously cosmopolitan second city and the new Scandi capital for foodies and coolhunters." Condé Nast Traveller 


"But a lot can be learned about this beautiful city by simply taking the time to wander its winding, wonky streets. If you’re feeling brave, hire a bicycle. One advantage of cycling in a place where the vast majority are bike owners is that most vehicle drivers are cyclists too, so collisions are rare." Daily Express

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