Århus Travel Guide

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Århus Highlights

  • Pro
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    Rupanworld says…

     Very beautiful city, lots to see 

  • Con
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    Umfufu says…

     Missing a warm body next to you for 4 nights 

  • In a nutshell
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     Havent got a clue, shall ask Frans 

Århus Things to Do

  • Veteranbanen Bryup-Vrads Vintage Train

    Part of our tour in and around Arhus included a ride on a vintage train in Bryup, a small town close to the center of Jutland. The steam train is made up of vintage rail cars pulled by a lovingly-maintained locomotive which rolled down the tracks in an impressive fashion to meet us. The locomotive was spouting steam and the steam whistle was...

  • Elling Woman

    Again, information on this exhibit is not meant to be morbid.Elling Woman, a preserved corpse, was actually discovered about 12 years prior to Tollund Man in 1938, but found less than 100 meters from Tollund Man. A braided-leather rope was also found around her neck indicating she had been hung---but for what -- a sacrifice to the gods?? For a...

  • Åboulevarden

    By the river, a street full of enticing bars and restaurants - take your pick! meeting place in the centre of town

  • A walk by the sea!

    Not really intending to walk this far and a test for Mrs B's knee, a walk out of town and by the water too.Here's a few pics

  • Aros

    It's a gallery as well but, for us, the attraction was the multi coloured panorama on the roof! Sure we visited the rest and parts were interesting but we really loved the panorama! Rightly the top attraction in town.Here's some pics!

  • Tollund Man ~ A Sad Ending

    Without meaning to be morbid, one of the most unforgettable museum exhibits I've ever seen is that of "TOLLUND MAN" and "ELLING WOMAN". This exhibit is the most well-known attraction of the Silkeborg Museum where they are on display. "Tollund Man" is the well- preserved body of a man from the Middle Ages who was discovered in 1950 in the...


Århus Hotels

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Århus Restaurants

  • Quick & Easy Cafeteria Style

    After walking around Himmelbjerget and seeing some of the sights there, we stopped in the Himmelbjerget Hotel. They is little cafeteria setup for visitors. You take a tray and enter the single line where you can pick up juices, water, tea or coffee as well as light meals or snacks. This is not fancy but it is not expensive either and I liked it...

  • Steak restaurant

    The vegetarian Mrs B wanted to visit here! she spotted an "all you can eat" salad bar so, who am I to argue?Firstly the salad bar was as good as advertised, large choice and happy to make it a main course too. For me a well cooked steak and a couple of beers from the local brewery, what could be better?Great meal!

  • Cafe Svej

    Very close to home for us, an evening stop for a nightcap and also a lunch here too. Great to sit outside close to the river.Food is traditional Danish and a mix of other international, we enjoyed our meal here, it's a lovely friendly place to visit.


Århus Nightlife

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  • people place

    under masken has the most fantastic interior your eyes will be tired after being there the music is really good and varied not for people that don`t like it a bit loud the type of people who come there is also very varied from famous to students and very different genrally just a nice place to be with lots of atmoshere no code do your own thing

  • For Jazz LOVERS

    Probably the most traditional jazz place in Denmark, Bent J would be an average bar with lots of regular customers, had it not been for the live jazz that plays on an average of five times a week. Over time some of the most famous jazz artists have been there, in spite of the place being the size of a shoebox - scene included. These days, most of...

  • studenterhus Aarhus

    This is a relatively new place mainly for students but everybody else is of course welcome.Its located on Nordhavnsgade, on the harbour, close to the cathedral.At the moment they have cultural events like bookcafes, poetry slam and concerts with ( so far) unknown bands.The beer prices are cheaper than other places in the centre and ithas a really...


Århus Transportation

  • By bus from the Airport

    The airport bus brings you in about 40 minutes from the airport to Århus, pay at the driver, 100 Danske kroner or € 15 or pay with credit card (VisaMastercarand JCB).

  • Århus Harbour Tour

    During the Århus festival, which takes place every year around the start of September, you can go on a fairly bracing boat tour of the harbour. The Danish guide clearly loved his job and had information and a funny story about almost every building, ship and warehouse we passed.The most impressive and memorable bit of the tour was when our tiny...

  • Train

    Arhus is well connected with all major cities of Denmark as well as all important cities and country capitals of Europe


Århus Shopping

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  • Indian souvenir store

    This is an Indian souvenir store close to the main railway station and while approaching the Our lady church. Indian souvenir items no idea

  • Shopping at Den Gamle By

    This is a very nice souvenir shop at Den Gamle By. Here you find all types of typical Danish souvenir items starting from Books of Christian Andersen, CDs, fruits baskets, pickles, jams, wine, crockeries and cutleries, aprons, etc. The shop is located in one of the old houses at Den gamle By. The house dates back to 1600s and has been brought here...

  • Huge stores

    In the city centre, close to the Åboulevarden, there is a huge Clothes store mainly dealing with women's clothes. Its called Salling and it is really really huge. For those on a shopping spree, a visit to this shop is a good option Women's clothing No idea


Århus Local Customs

  • A bit more relaxed here

    I was a bit tempted to not put the attached photo here for fear of offending. But I guess I decided that a little statement won't do harm. Equality of the sexes and liberation is more accepted here, and billboards to attract the opposite sex are not quite so frowned-upon. It's not just about selling stuff but about female empowerment and beauty....

  • if you are into classical or...

    if you are into classical or jazz music , the music house is the place to go . Its a very big building in the centre of town , and I'm just glad Im not gonna clean the windows there :-)

  • The people of Denmark are very...

    The people of Denmark are very warm and friendly; however, they are slow to accept foreigners who have come there to live. After many months, we were able to make friends with some delightful and interesting people.


Århus Warnings and Dangers

  • Bus tickets!

    Warning: Bus system in the Aarhus is ok, but I have found confusing for how long bought tickets are. They cost 18dk, but I'm still not sure if it is for one ride, or for some time period like 1h, or for entire day.

  • Do not walk alone at night

    At night there are a lot of drunk people in the streets. Some of the drunken men are looking for a fight. It can be very dangerous especially for other men, as there are a lot of violence. And the police are never there.Only walk in groups, and have a plan ready if you get mugged.

  • Be careful when meeting friendly locals,...

    ...you might not remember walking home! I've had this happen a couple of times, where I've been offered a few shots--had a great time of what I could remember, but I was lucky to somehow make it to my bed! Crime is low and instances of violence are pretty rare. Women walk or bike alone in the wee hours of the morning (relatively) fearless of being...


Århus What to Pack

  • A must for a trip to Arhus...

    I had to survive a snowstorm in Aarhus in 13 th July in 1988. It was freezing cold also.Make sure you have warm clothing and umbrella even if you are travelling in summer, as well as shorts. insect repellants may be necessary, sometimes there are many small flies around. supplies are quite expensive in Denmark in general.. Buy them in Germany...

  • For my American friends visiting

    Don't overpack--you might be walking with your luggage, so keep the amount of stuff you bring to a minimum. Large backpacks are the best and most practical. Wear whatever you want--no worries--but you might want to bring your "cool" clothes if you want to blend in a bit. Bring as much as film as possible or lots of memory if you bring a...

  • Packing List

    And all the men savelly returned, although a lot later then suspected....insted of 8 pm it was 3 am. The traffic in Germany was the cause. Well done guys!!!!


Århus Off The Beaten Path

  • Beautiful architecture

    All across Arhus, one can come across such examples of beautiful architecture in all streets and even unnoticed squares.

  • Agnete og Havmanden

    'Agnete og Havmanden' (Agnete and the Merman) is a beautiful fountain just in front of the Radhuset in the Park Allé avenue. It was created sculptor by Johannes Bjerg in 1941. The story behind the statue is a women called Agnete, falling in love with a Merman. Nice off the beaten tourist attraction.

  • Åboulevarden

    Åboulevarden is said to be the most beautiful street in Århus and so it seemed to me as well. It is a street by the side of a small river-canal that goes until the harbour. There are numerous posh shops, cafes and galleries on both sides of this street. For those visiting the city, a leisurely stroll by this boulevard, preferably at night when it...


Århus Sports & Outdoors

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    Ice-skating near SAS radissson hotel, ��rhus

    by travelife Updated May 21, 2004

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    During winter month try this open air skating facility by Århus municipality. You can rent or bring along your own stuff. Use of the facility is free!

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Århus Favorites

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  • Silkeborg's Tourist Office

    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...

  • English is a funny language

    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...

  • Random street scenes II

    Some more photos from the streets of the city. Walking along the streets of Arhus was real fun and even the most ordinary things in the city looks amazing.


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