Things to do in Aarhus, Denmark

Hi everyone,

this is the second part of my little Scandinavia feature, where I am telling you all about the trip to Denmark and Norway that I took. The tips and photos from Copenhagen are already up. Next up is my post about Aarhus. Since my stay here was a more personal one where I visited a good friend of mine that I hadn’t seen in quite a while, I won’t be sharing as much of what I did, but I will give you tips on what you could do 🙂

Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark and really popular amongst students and artists. Here are my favorite things:

  1. ARoS Aarhus Art Museum: This is one of the main attractions that I couldn’t make time for during my stay in Aarhus. However, I saw it from the outside as well as countless photos from my friends. Aside from really cool changing exhibitions, the museum has a walkway around the top of the building completely made of rainbow colored glass.
  2. Both the beach and the harbor are not really big, but they have an amazing atmosphere. I personally love everything that has to do with the sea and the ocean. And both locations offer sweet spots for relaxing 🙂
  3. The wild park Dyrehaven was one of my favorite parts. It is a nice area of the forest where a lot of deer are used to being fed by humans. So grab a couple of carrots and pay them a visit between 8 AM and sunset, but please be a clean and responsible human. (PS: Admission is free)
  4. The cool thing about the city is, that it offers free bikes. You can just rent them for a small deposit (maybe two euros) and pick them up and leave them at various places throughout the city. To be honest, the bikes are not the best and it can be pretty exhausting to ride them uphill, but just embrace it and enjoy the experience.
  5. The Marselisborg Palace: This is the summer residence of the Danish royal family. During the times when the family resides back in Copenhagen, this beautiful grounds and gardens are open to visitors. While I am not sure, if you can actually see the inside, the gardens al are totally worth the visit. From the top of the hill on which the palace is built, you will have an amazing view over the city and the sea.
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    Visiting the Royal Summer residence in Aarhus.

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And finally, here is your pinnable photo:

5 Things to do in Aarhus, Denmark

Have you ever been to Aarhus? What are your favorite spots?

Yours, Juliet

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