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The city of Aarhus

Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark, with a population of around 320,000. It is one of the oldest cities of Scandinavia, yet one of the youngest due to the average age of the inhabitants. Aarhus is one of the principle centers for education in Denmark, providing the city with a large number of students. Lonely Planet named Aarhus #2 city in ’Best in Europe’ 2016 and several other acclaimed trendsetters in international media have named Aarhus as a must-see destination.

There’s always a lot happening - whether you’re a music buff, an art connoisseur, or a passionate foodie. You can feel the moving pulse of the city if you take a walk on the pedestrianized high street Strøget, or watch young artists at work at the centre for cultural production Godsbanen. Eat at one of the city's several Michelin-star restaurants or indulge in tasty street food. 

Take a stroll at the harbour and you will experience some of Aarhus’ brand new and internationally renowned architecture: a maritime urban area in typical Danish style, minimal and modern. In fact, Aarhus is famous for its innovative and creative architecture, and many an Aarhus-based architect has excelled on the international scene.

At VisitAarhus you will find information about parking, hotels, shopping, restaurants, etc., that will serve as inspiration for your trip to Aarhus.

Welcome to Aarhus Festival!
The Festival lives and breathes in all the great venues and interesting locations of Aarhus. Renowned traditions flourish side by side the new and unexpected. More than half a million people visit Aarhus Festival every year for a week that is nothing like the rest of the year.