Godsbanen - a hub for creativity
Situated in the very buildings that used to house one of Denmark’s largest train freight yards, Godsbanen is the new centre of creativity in Aarhus with open workshops, studios, project rooms, theatre stages, auditoriums and dance halls.
"The Old Town"
Take a step back in town, as you enter Den Gamle by ('The Old Town'). Explore the half timbered houses, old-style stores, gardens and workshops and step back to the days of the famous Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, or venture to the 1927 quarter, described as the ‘Modern Town’. Leaping forward 50 years, a stroll down 1970’s Denmark reveals ‘Poul’s Radio and TV Shop’ with its retro electronic stock, a perfectly ‘dated’ pastry shop and even a gynaecologist’s clinic.
The new Moesgaard Museum
Moesgaard Museum is a new architecturally striking landmark that will offer a fresh perspective on the history of mankind, from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, including displays of some of Denmark’s most important artefacts, such as Viking finds and the well preserved bog body known as the ‘Grauballe Man’. The museum building itself, designed by Henning Larsen Architects, blends into the surroundings with the grass-covered rooftop, inviting visitors to venture to the top to enjoy the view of the surrounding woodlands.
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Sculpture By The Sea
Sculpture By The Sea is one of Denmark's most impressive outdoor exhibitions, boasting more than 60 sculptures in various shapes, sizes and materials from local and international artists. The biannual event is beautifully located along Aarhus’ scenic coastline from Tangkrogen, past the Queen’s summer residence and into the forest around the fairytale building of 'Varna'. Note that this exhibition is no longer shown, however there is still plenty of culture for you to explore!