Aarhus is the next biggest city of Denmark and the capital of Jutland peninsula. Despite of its long history, Aarhus is a quite young city, with its more than 40,000 university students. The contrast between the many young urbanites and the historic buildings creates a very unique atmosphere, which is why the city is colloquially called “the smiling city”. Despite of its small size, Aarhus has a lot to offer, whether you are interested in art, culture, history, shopping or dining. Some great places to visit are
- The art museum ARoS
- Aarhus Cathedral
- The amusement park Tivoli Friheden
- Den Gamle By – “The Old Town” – the world’s first open-air museum of urban history and culture
- Moesgård Museum of local history and archeology
We wish you a pleasant stay in the smiling city.
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The capital of Denmark is only a few hours away from Aarhus, and we strongly encourage you to spend a couple of days there, before or after the Kick-off meeting. Among the many attractions in the city are the
- The amusement park Tivoli Gardens
- The Little Mermaid sculpture
- The Round Tower which was built by King Christian IV between 1637 and 1642 and combined church, library and observatory in a single building
- The Experimentarium – 300 interactive scientific installations. A fantastic place for kids and a must for all science fans!
- The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
and many more. A canal tour is also recommended. Last, but certainly not least, Copenhagen hosts the Danish Royal Family and parts of the royal castles are open for visitors. You can find a place to stay in Copenhagen here.
Other Danish tourist attractions
There are many other places in Denmark worth a visit, for example
- Legoland – one of Denmark’s most well-known amusement park, where everything is made out of Lego!
- Djurs Sommerland – Scandinavia’s largest summer land has everything – for kids of all ages, e.g. Europe’s biggest watercoaster, amazing roller coasters, and a giant Aqua Park
- Randers Rainforest – 3600 m2 tropical exhibition housing animals and plants from the world’s three large rainforest continents: South America, Asia and Africa
- Kattegatcentret – Denmark’s Shark Centre!
- Ree Park – Ebeltoft Safari. Meet wild animals from 5 continents in the scenic surroundings of the park. Animal feedings, land rover safari, bird show and camel back riding.