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    Silkeborg's Tourist Office

    by starship Updated Jul 24, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Unfortunately I have been unable to locate the photo of it but, if you visit the Silkeborg Museum, you may also have time to stop at the Silkeborg Tourist Office which is very close to the museum and the lake as well. The tourist office is a good place to get information, brochures, maps, postcards and the like.

    The tourist office is located in a building that has some history of its own. It was built in 1921 for bank manager, Arnold Knap, as his private home. The home was designed by local architect Anton Rosen who also designed several other distinctive buildings around Silkeborg. When Mr. Knap owned it, it was a grand mansion of sorts with large rooms, elegant furnishings and two rooms for two live-in maids.

    Subsequently, in 1956 the building changed from being a private home to a maternity home, turned into a "houseshare", and finally was sold to the town of Silkeborg. After some minor renovations, in 1996 the once elegant home became what it is today, a tourist information office and probably the most elegant architectural one you'll see.

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    English is a funny language

    by Rupanworld Written Jan 6, 2009

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    Favorite thing: I am not sure whether all the Danish people think like this or whether this is a customary belief, but I definitely came across this slogan at the hostel I was staying in. It stated, "English is a funny language". For somebody who has spent all life with English as the first language, this is something really worth attracting the attention. I liked the idea of the wall hanging there.

    Fondest memory: Everytime I climbed the staircase, I was greeted by this wall piece and it brought a smile to my face.

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    snow in Aarhus

    by elsebeth Written Mar 10, 2007
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    Favorite thing: 3 weeks ago there was so much snow here that the trafic was chaos and the busses didn't run. Then it is really bad. We usually don't have that much snow so all the people was so surprised and had to take their cars out to check if it was really true that it was slippery and snowy. silly people!

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    very nice student town

    by emrekarasahin Written Jun 29, 2006

    Favorite thing: Aarhus is one of the largest cities of Denmark. It is quite expensive if you plan to stay in hotels. Try hitting the hostels there.
    Bars, night clubs, restaurants and most of the fun places including Tivoli can be considered expensive.
    The prices at the bars are the worst. and the prices are for only 2 cl of beverages, as opposed to the usual 5 cl pricing system of USA
    People are mostly very friendly, even to an extent to offer their living room for a night if they find you trustable of course. Best way to see the town is by walking, as my usual preferred method.
    Aarhus Sporveje is the local transportation company, and if you get a multiride ticket you wont regret it. Very punctual transportation. YOu can literally adjust your clock by the bus arrivals if you have a time table.
    Be aware that the shops close very early compared to many mediterranean countries. If you have to buy something from any shop buy it before 4 pm...

    If you plan to swim in Aarhus, it seems that you usually don't need a swimsuit, the tops for the girls at least...
    Also keep in mind that the nordic see is very very very cold even in July. My knee was the furthest I could get into the water.
    Medical expenses can be huge. Beware.

    There is FALCK to help you all the time, but as it writes on the catalogue for Aarhus, they will charge you, of course...

    I wish to go back there and would love to stay longer.
    If you are not riding a bicycle, be careful about cyclists, as they tend to ride fast on the special bicycle routes.

    Fondest memory: Birds seem to prefer walking around instead of flying for some ununderstood reason.. I am serious. I have never seen so many birds walking around..

    Try to hit Aarhus during the jazz festival usually held during july. That is if youd like to listen to jazz music. Many street parades are held, and I have enjoyed sipping my beer, it was allowed to drink at the street then, and just following the parades with many people around.

    Related to:
    • Singles
    • Study Abroad

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    a little beautiful street

    by elsebeth Written Jan 21, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This street is called M?llestien and is located close to the library and Aaboulevarden. Its an old street with cute little houses, and there are some small shops in the houses. Ive taken this pic the other day in the beautiful snow.

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    Go to Moesgård Museum in the...

    by Cam_el Written Aug 26, 2002

    Favorite thing: Go to Moesgård Museum in the southern suburb of Højberg. It is a viking museum with lots of grounds for a picnic or a beautiful stroll down to the beach.
    The museum also runs a viking festival in July where people ride Icelandic horses in viking wear and sell goods and food from viking tents.

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    well I just had to show a pic...

    by elsebeth Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: well I just had to show a pic of my university ..its quite nice really ..if I use these buildings that is ...

    Fondest memory: WELL THERE ARE A LOT AND MANY OF THEM ARE ACTUALLY LINKED TO THE UNIVERSITY ON THE PICTURE ..HAD GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES THERE BUT iM STILL ALIVE AND HAVE ONLY A YEAR LEFT ..WOOO HOOOOO

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    well go to the obvious places...

    by elsebeth Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: well go to the obvious places like the old town , and Moesgaard strand(beach) but also to the beach ..I was at a place called Den permanente which is a place for people who wants privacy and its kinda some shacks of wood.
    I went there one night with some friends of mine and we had a small fire there and made food there .it was dark but so cozy since we had a guitar and sang songs and drank some beers

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    Whilst walking through a rural...

    by Uvic Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Whilst walking through a rural town i came across a house that exemplified Danish style and architecture in the late 19th century. This home was not built for style but rather due to lack of materials. Because wood is scarce in Danmark filling needed to be used to fill in the gaps between. The straw roof is also typical of Scandanavian countries

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  • You must see the wonderful...

    by Denise108 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Favorite thing: You must see the wonderful forest that is right in the city of Aarhus. To walk through in the summer is quite a thrill for anyone, especially a Texan like me!!

    Fondest memory: I remember well the shopping in the walking streets. Very peaceful, not to mention wonderful shopping!!

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  • walk around town. it's a...

    by fotografik Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: walk around town. it's a college town so you will see a lot of young people! hooray!
    we went to this nice cafe but could not remember what it is called..i shall find out from my friend.
    you must shop too and observe their architecture as well..

    Fondest memory: it was snowing when we went there...cold..but not too cold...lots of young people...i was with my two favourite amazing friends Mette and Hadja. i missed them so much! oh and i didn't get my patch!

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    Random street scenes II

    by Rupanworld Written Dec 31, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Some more photos from the streets of the city.

    Fondest memory: Walking along the streets of Arhus was real fun and even the most ordinary things in the city looks amazing.

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    Random street scenes

    by Rupanworld Written Dec 30, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Some random street photos here from Århus

    Fondest memory: Walking leisurely on the beautiful streets of Arhus and taking nice, off the beaten photographs.

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    flooding in Aarhus

    by elsebeth Written Mar 10, 2007
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    Favorite thing: there was a flood here about 2 months ago and left a lot of the town really wet.
    The first 2 photos are from the Brabrand Path in town and the last ones are around the Brabrand lake.

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    Enjoy Ceres

    by bscott1 Written Dec 22, 2003
    Yum!

    Favorite thing: I guess I'm fond of drinking locally, so Ceres was a regular staple in my diet. Beer is "?l" in Danish so look for Ceres ?l. And to toast, say "sk?l"!!!

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