A Daytrip To Aarhus, Denmark – What To See And Do april 24, 2022 – Posted in: Denmark, Travel – Tags: , , , , , ,

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Why not go on a daytrip to Aarhus, the City of Smiles? There are many good reasons to do so. Here, you can enjoy the always beautiful Aarhus Å, the river that winds through the city, and the view from the Cathedral Tower, just as the city’s many museums and restaurants are also worth a visit.


It is a good idea to plan at least some of the trip from home, because there is a lot to experience in Aarhus. The tourist information VisitAarhus provides lots of inspiration for experiences and current events in the city. But among the sights that you just have to see, there are:


Aarhus offers several unique museums that are worth a visit: In Den Gamle By – The Old Town you can visit the past. Many houses and farms, which would otherwise have been victims of the ravages of time, have been torn down stone by stone and rebuilt here in the Den Gamle By. Visit the fine, historic buildings, beautiful city gardens, working workshops, shops and the Danish provincial town from the 1970s.

At ARoS Art Museum, you can walk around in the beautiful prism or explore the changing exhibitions. Dokk1, where the picture is from, is the large, new culture house in Aarhus, which includes Aarhus Main Library.

MOMU, Moesgaard Museum offers archeological and ethnographic exhibitions, and here you can, among other things, see Grauballemanden. And now that you’re here, do as the Aarhusians do and go for a walk down to Skovmøllen for a cup of hot cocoa with whipped cream and freshly-baked buns.


If you arrive by train, you are actually already inside the large shopping mecca, Bruuns Galleri, which in addition to shops and restaurants also contains a cinema. As in other major Danish cities, you will also find the department store Magasin, but the real Aarhusians shop in Salling! Also visit the artisan shops in the Latin Quarter or take bus no. 4A or 15 to get out to Bazar West. Here you will find everything the heart can desire of Middle Eastern spices, fun waterfall alarm clocks and good and cheap kebabs.


If you want to eat well on a budget, visit OliNico in Mejlgade. Here at the gastro grill you get classics such as Moules Frites, Merquez or Fish’n chips. Arrive when they open, or prepare to wait a bit to get one of the few tables – or take the food home.

If you are looking for the best brunch in Aarhus, Cross Café by the river has a large breakfast buffet. Restaurant Mefisto in the Latin Quarter offers a wonderful brunch lunch with fresh fish and delicious specialties.


Here you get a few recommendations on good hotels in Aarhus, all of which can be booked through Booking.com. See more hotels by doing your own search here:



On the old Store Torv right by Aarhus Cathedral is the city’s oldest hotel. At Hotel Royal you live in the center of the city, where it all happens! Just outside the door are all the marvelous restaurants and shops of the city center and the Latin Quarter, and it is only a few minutes walk to the river and the harbor. Both rooms and suites at Hotel Royal are beautifully and tastefully decorated. If you are traveling together as a larger group, the hotel also has a penthouse apartment with city views and sleeping accommodation for everyone. Enjoy that you only have a short walk home from the vibrant nightlife of Aarhus or have a festive evening in the hotel casino.


If you travel to Aarhus by train, it’s nice to easily be able to get around the city. The Milling Hotel Ritz is a two-minute walk from the train station and a few minutes from the bus station and other city bus lines. The hotel is located right in the center with a short distance to the shopping streets, to Aarhus Street Food, the cinema and many of the sights mentioned here.

Read more about the hotel here: Milling Hotel Ritz


If you want to live well and low-priced, Aarhus also has several hostels. At Danhostel Aarhus you live close to the beach at Den Permanente, which is perfect for the summer holidays. Start the day with a jog in the green forest and have breakfast in the beautiful, old main building. A few minutes walk from the hostel there are connections to the rest of the city with many bus lines.

Read more about the hostel here: Danhostel Aarhus

See more lovely hotels in Aarhus on Booking.com here!

Read the other articles about Aarhus here!

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