Why choose Aarhus?

An internationally recognised conference city

Aarhus ranks among the top 100 conference cities in the world according to the ICCA rankings, with the number of conference guests in Aarhus doubling between 2015 and 2016 alone - a growth rate unmatched in Denmark. 


World-class conference facilities

The largest conference venues in Aarhus each hold up to 2,000 delegates. In the next four years, a unique hotel and conference centre, accommodating more than 2,500 delegates, will be built in the new quarter of the city Aarhus Ø. See video about the project here. 


Massive addition of new hotels

In and around Aarhus, there are more than 3,000 rooms available for visitors to the city with over two thirds of the rooms located in the city centre. Almost a third of the rooms available are in hotels built in the past 5 years with almost as many additional rooms being renovated in this period. This development will continue in the coming years with several new hotels planned. See list of hotels in Aarhus.


Excellent transport connections

Aarhus is easily reached by plane, train, ferry, bus or car. Getting around in Aarhus is also easy, and due to its compact nature, it doesn’t take long to get to places whether you travel by foot or bicycle, or by bus or car. More information on transport to and from Aarhus. 


Top-class university

Aarhus University ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. This ensures a large and highly educated workforce as well as providing an excellent research and development environment. Aarhus University was founded in 1928 and today has a powerful national and international impact across all fields of research. VisitAarhus Convention Bureau and Aarhus University work in close partnership to attract international scientific conferences to Aarhus.


Sustainable development is at the heart of what we do

Hosting sustainable events in Aarhus has been made easy - 82 per cent of all hotel rooms in the city are officially Eco-certified. All conference venues in Aarhus are also Eco-certified, and the close proximity to our hotels means that they are all within easy walking distance. VisitAarhus are actively working with businesses and hosts in the city to promote sustainability and ensure that events and conferences in Aarhus are environmentally friendly. Our goal is to achieve a zero carbon footprint by 2030, putting Aarhus at the forefront of environmental and sustainable city development. Choosing Aarhus as your host destination means you can organise your events with a clear conscience. More information on sustainability in Aarhus. 



In 2018, Aarhus is European Volunteering Capital.


Aarhus - a developing city

Aarhus is Denmark’s second-largest city and one that is undergoing rapid development, expanding in size as well as global significance.  We have strong, innovative business, cultural and education sectors and the city is currently undertaking historically high levels of investment in urban development and infrastructure with new knowledge hubs, innovation centres, city architecture and technology solutions. See Aarhus Municipality's international strategy for growth. 


A city that has it all

In Aarhus everything is within walking distance; world-class visitor attractions and museums, an innovative gastronomy scene with four Michelin restaurants, charming shopping quarters, beaches, woods, and a vibrant redeveloped harbour area. More information on www.visitaarhus.com.


Internationally recognised

The eyes of the world turned to Aarhus in 2017 as we hosted the European Capital of Culture. The secret is now out with the likes of Vogue, Lonely Planet, CNN, National Geographic and Momondo voting our city ‘a must see’. Read selected articles about Aarhus here: 

The New York Times Style Magazine


The New York Times

National Geographic


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