Aarhus (Denmark) – the most detailed information about the city with photos. The main attractions of Århus with a description, guides and cards.

City of Aarhus (Denmark)

Aarhus – the second largest city of Dania, one of the largest Danish ports. Located in the east of Jutland on the coast of the eponymous gulf of the Baltic Sea. Aarhus offers interesting the combination of a modern city with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and the charm of an old little town with beautiful pubs restaurants and romantic places. The city is one of centers of Danish education and is known for numerous student by the population.

  1. Geography and climate
  2. Practical information
  3. Story
  4. sights
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  6. Maps and guides
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Geography and climate

Aarhus is located in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula on the shore of the eponymous gulf of the Baltic Sea. The city is surrounded by hills moraine plateau, which were once covered with forests. West there are several lakes. Climate – temperate sea with cool summer and mild winter. In autumn, it is rainy and windy in Aarhus. Winter accompanied by fog, small frosts and rare snowfall.

Aarhus is located 187 kilometers northwest of Copenhagen and 289 kilometers north of Hamburg.

Winter in Aarhus Winter in Aarhus

Practical information

  1. The population is 273 thousand people.
  2. The area is 91 km2.
  3. The language is Danish.
  4. Currency – Danish Krone.
  5. Time – UTC +1, summer +2.
  6. Aarhus Airport is a 45-minute drive from the city center. True, he offers a limited number of directions. Much more efficient use of Billund Airport.
  7. Aarhus has regular train and bus connections to Copenhagen and German Hamburg.
  8. The main shopping street is Strøget. Large shopping centers: Brun’s Gallery (near the train station) and Nord (in the north parts of the city).


The history of Aarhus began in the 8th century, when on the northern shores fjord in a natural harbor was founded fortified settlement the Vikings. The first written records of the city date from 948 year In the Middle Ages, Aarhus flourished thanks to maritime trade. In 1441 he was granted city rights.

Aarhus Aarhus

In the 17th century, the development of the city ceased. The cause of the war became Sweden In the 19th century, Aarhus was occupied by Germans several times. troops, but escaped destruction. New turn of the city development started during the industrial revolution. In the 20th century, Aarhus became Denmark’s second largest city, one of the most important industrial centers and ports

Panorama Aarhus Panorama of the city


Cathedral Cathedral

The Cathedral is a beautiful medieval gothic church, located in the heart of Aarhus on the Big Market Square (Store Torv). The cathedral is dedicated to St. Clement and was founded in the 12th century. The current Gothic structure dates back to the 15th century, although in The architecture of the church preserved some of the old Romanesque features. The cathedral has a beautiful interior with a 15th century altar decorated many figures, a beautiful carved chair, two organs and old paintings of the late Middle Ages.

Church of Our Lady Church of Our Lady

The Church of Our Lady is a medieval brick church, built between the 13th and 15th centuries. Originally was part Dominican monastery. Currently one of The largest churches of Denmark. Now this is a pure Gothic building, in which has preserved many beautiful frescoes and a magnificent altar 16th century. Of particular interest is an even older church, discovered during excavations in 1955. This is a small stone the building built in the middle of the 11th century was carefully restored.

Town Hall Town hall

Town Hall – an interesting building in the style of modernism, built in 1941 from Norwegian marble. The highlight of its architecture is 60-meter tower with a beautiful view of the city and the bay.

Old city Old city

Old Town (Den Gamle By) – a wonderful open museum sky, which includes 75 old historic buildings, collected from the whole of Denmark. This wonderful collection covers the period from the 16th until the beginning of the 20th century and made as if it were genuine old a city whose effect is enhanced by magnificent old houses shops, workshops and windmills.


ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Europe, located in a beautiful modern building. Museum collection includes paintings of the Danish golden age (1770–1900), the Danish modernism (1900-1960-ies) and modern art.

Marcelisborg Marselisborg

Marselisborg – the palace of the early 20th century, which is a summer residence of the Danish royal family. When the queen and her family are in residence, then every afternoon there is a change guard of honor. The highlight of the palace is a large park with sculptures and ponds.


Maps and guides

City map

Aarhus on the map of Denmark

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