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The city of Aarhus has both a University and a Rhythmic Music Conservatory. With more than 40,000 students in the city, Aarhus has a young and dynamic pulse, and is a hub for art and culture.


The art gallery ARoS is a spectacular building that features a major art collection and events for children and adults, and the Concert Hall is visited by 700,000 people annually. Aarhus has a lively musical scene and has its own Symphony Orchestra as well as being home to the Danish National Opera.

The Old Town and Aarhus Cathedral

Aarhus was founded by the Vikings in the 8th century. At Moesgård Museum you can travel back to the earliest Viking Age and in The Old Town, you can step directly back to the time of fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. Aarhus Cathedral, which is located right in the centre of the town, is Denmark's longest with the biggest organ and the most frescos. In the Latin Quarter, which lies near the Cathedral, you can see some of the city's fine antique shops, galleries and trendy designer shops.

Arne Jacobsen and Marselisborg

In Aarhus there are good restaurants, a lively café scene, the amusement park Tivoli Friheden and Aarhus City Hall, which was designed by the internationally renowned architect Arne Jacobsen. If you need some peace and quiet, Denmark's Japanese Garden is a good place for contemplation. Aarhus is beautifully situated in a green valley surrounded by forests. Both to the north and south of the city you can enjoy the seaside atmosphere, and the city's parks are great places for relaxation and sunbathing. The Rose Garden at Marselisborg Castle, which is the Danish royal couple's summer residence, is also well worth a visit.

Did you know

That Aarhus has Denmark's most studious population? 13% of the city's citizens are currently taking medium-term or long-term courses of study. In comparison, the figure is 10% in Copenhagen and 9% in Odense and Aalborg.