Aarhus, the cultural oasis of Europe makes for a perfect getaway

 Thursday, October 28, 2021 


The Viking-founded hub perched on the Jutland peninsula lays a fair claim as a prominent European destination for all kinds of holidaymakers.

The history of Aarhus dates back to 1250 years when it was a small Viking settlement near the mouth of a river. The Danish word for “river mouth” is “aros” and hence the coinage of the city name.

Beautiful beaches, great cuisines, historical neighbourhoods and a rich cultural heritage make the city of Aarhus standout by its own right.

Going on a city tour

Latin Quarter– Built as a replica of the Latin Quarter in Paris, this is one of the must visit places in Aarhus. As you ramble through the streets and alleys of the ancient city you can witness a unique blend of the old and new in the layout, buildings and the residents. More than hopping around shop fronts, half-timbered houses or trendy pubs or restaurants, Latin Quarter is more about soaking up the ambiance of the place.

Viking Museum– The museum is located in the basement beneath the Nordea Bank in Skt. Clemens Torv’ Square. As you explore the nook and corner of the Viking Museum, you will get to see a replica model of the city which existed during the time of Harold Bluetooth around 980 AD. The museum has a splendid collection of Viking Age artefacts that have been excavated from various parts of Aarhus.

Ebeltoft– The chief attraction of the historical village of Ebeltoft is the Jylland Battleship. It is considered as the world’s longest wooded ship. Cobblestone streets, stunning architecture and glorious history of art make Ebeltoft a hub of tourism in Aarhus. Visit the Dye Museum and an old confectionary house both of which retain the old school charm. Outside the town there are a number of attractions to earlier you to visit the place. You will never be tired of gazing at the azure ocean on whose bank the city is built.

Steno Museum– Both kids and adults can explore the world of natural sciences and the cultural history of medicine. If you are interested in the mystery of the multiverse, you can spend good time in the planetarium of the museum where you will be introduced to the galaxies, stars and other celestial phenomena. Take a tour round the museum’s herb garden get introduced to more than 300 species of historic medicinal herbs.

Botanical Garden– The little members of your family can indulge in playing and attending the special events and concerts held in the Botanical Garden’s spacious amphitheatre. The two most highlighted areas of visit in this garden are Alpine Beds, Rose Bed, Theme Gardens, Collection of Grasses and Perennials and Danish Plant Community that are looked after by volunteers. The Botanical Garden offers a great corner for outdoor picnic with its built-in tables and benches that are spread across the property.

Concert Hall Aarhus– With state-of-the-art acoustics and architecture, this largest concert hall in Scandinavia inspires, enlivens and attracts millions of music lovers across the globe. Concert Hall Aarhus is indeed a melting pot of music of all genres. You can meet musicians of international standard, teachers, students and music lovers under one roof. Being located in the heart of Arhus city, you can also visit the nearby attractions such as Aarhus Festuge, Bora Bora, Ridehuset and Aarhus Music School.

Belle Vue Beach– With powdered sand under your feet and the canopy of the blue sky above your head, Bellevue Beach is a preferred summer destination of the locals. The bathing jetties reaching out to the sea provide comfortable sea bath to tourists of all ages. Hire a bicycle and go on a joyful ride along the Bellevue Beach with views of village idyll on one side and the turquoise ocean on the other.

Aarhus Food Week

Food Week is the largest food festival in which the whole of Aarhus buzzes and bubbles with joy and laughter for their passion for food. You can meet the top chefs and researchers, restaurateurs and food producers. Over seven days of a week bursts with activities and events that are based on Nordic food.

Sustainability in Aarhus

Today Aarhus is one among the top 75 destinations of the world based on the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) scale and ranks 22nd on the Global Destinations Sustainability Index. It strives towards its goal to become a CO2 free city with motivated sustainability strategies.

Aarhus, with its plethora of museums, monuments, restaurants and the loveliest of people is a cultural oasis of Denmark. Without even spending a penny here you can see and do some of the best things that are a dream for many.

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