Now is the time to visit The European Capital of Culture 2017

Aarhus: Denmark's Vibrant Second City

Aarhus is one the most exciting cities in Europe right now. Discover why The New York Times and The Telegraph have included Aarhus on their lists of must-visit destinations. Aarhus and the surrounding area is The European Capital of Culture 2017 where you'll find an abundance of cultural events, gastronomic delights, and a youthful yet laidback atmosphere. In Aarhus, the beach, harbour, and forest are all within a 15-minute bike ride. And Aarhus is home to some of Denmark's most popular attractions including the modern art museum ARoS, Den Gamle By (The Old Town Museum). and the newly restored Moesgaard Museum.

10 Fabulous Things To Do in Aarhus

In Aarhus you can walk to everything and still there is so much to explore that you need at least a couple of days in the city.

Lonely Planet Vlog - LP pathfinder in Aarhus

Explore Aarhus with Lonely Planet

Watch this video to see why Aarhus was ranked the second best European destination by Lonely Planet last year!

DOKK1 in Aarhus. Photo: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architechts

Top Things To Do For #Aarhus2017

What's on in the "city of smiles" during the yearlong European Capital of Culture celebration.

Events in Aarhus

Aarhus's cultural happenings far outweigh its compact size. Learn must-attend events like the Classic Race, Northside, and much more. 

ARoS, Your Rainbow Panorama

ARoS

Visit ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and take a walk in the rainbow on the roof with amazing view over Aarhus.

The Old Town (Den Gamle By)

The Old Town Museum is a National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture, which has been awarded three Michelin stars!

Moesgaard Museum

Prehistory presented innovatively in a breathtaking architectural setting making it a world-class museum experience!

Restaurant Frederikshøj in Aarhus

Where to Eat in Aarhus

The gastronomic level in Aarhus is high, Denmark's second city offers a fantastic experience for every foodie on every budget.

ARoS Food Hall, Aarhus

Region of Gastronomy 2017

Chefs and food manufacturers will create sustainable solutions, strengthen food education, and ensure public participation.

Instagramming #ThisIsAarhus

See UK based top instagrammers journey to Aarhus to capture the most instagrammable places in Denmark's second city.

Shopping in Aarhus

Aarhus has everything from vintage and second-hand clothes to the latest fashion by great designers.

Scandic Aarhus City

Where to stay

In Aarhus you have plenty of accommodation to choose from. See some suggestions here! 

Getting to Aarhus

From the UK it is possible to fly directly to Aarhus or Billund Airport, where buses will take you to Aarhus within an hour.