Aarhus Travel Guide - Travel Information for a Trip to Aarhus

Trip to Aarhus

The second largest city and the principal port of Denmark, Aarhus is situated on the peninsula of Jutland. Also the seat of the council of Aarhus municipality Aarhus claims the unofficial title "Capital of Jutland". The cultural capital of Jutland and one of the best cities in Denmark, a Trip to Aarhus offers its tourists to appreciate this country's unique heritage and culture. There are quite a lot of perfectly restored palaces in the area and a number of impressive museums dotted around the city for all those interested. Art also plays a major part in Aarhus' cultural scene, with both classic and contemporary artists being spotted in this town on a Trip to Aarhus.

One major tourist attraction in Aarhus, which should not be missed on a Trip to Aarhus, is The Old Town, which is not actually an old part of the city itself, but a collection of historic Danish buildings collected from all around the country.

Ranked one of the three best tourist attractions in Denmark in the same category as Tivoli and Legoland, The Old Town must not be missed on a Trip to Aarhus. Aarhus also hosts the Tivoli Friheden amusement park as well as the Deer Park located in the large nearby public forest.

Other architecturally striking sights include the 13th century cathedral in the centre of the city, the Arhus Domkirke and it is the tallest cathedral in Denmark, as well as the second tallest in Northern Europe. The Aarhus City Hall is also a uniquely designed building drawn by renowned architect Arne Jacobsen, situated in the city center and a must on a Trip to Aarhus.

Besides, the city hall is even included in the national educational canon for culture as a model of key architectural work. The Aarhus Kunstmuseum museum holds a collection of the oldest and most impressive collection of Danish paintings in Jutland. Various impressive sculptures from 1750s to the present are also present at this museum.

A visit to the Besaettelsesmuseet should also be included on a Trip to Aarhus. This interesting museum presents both the everyday life and the dramatic events, which took place in the city during the Nazi occupation from 1940 until its liberation in 1945. some of the exhibitions include documents, photographs, weapons, instruments of torture and a fascinating display of Allied, Nazi and Danish propaganda.