Best things to do in Aarhus

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Things to do in Aarhus - Denmark

Aarhus is one of those cities that might not get noticed by tourists because it is not the capital city in its country but it is a delightful place to visit. Located at the east coast of the Jutland Peninsula it is the second largest city in Denmark filled with wonderful sites to visit. It is a city that shows the magnificent culture and heritage of Denmark.

  • Aarhus Amusement Park

    Not to be compared with the Tivoli Garden but the Aarhus Amusement park is still one of the top amusement parks in Denmark. Called the Tivoli Friheden by the locals, it is a wondrous place for the free spirited to seek fun. It is located in Maeselisborg Forests and features four roller coasters ride as well as other rides and games. It also has some bistros and cafes if you are in need of a drink or a snack.


  • Den Gamle

    First opened in 1914, The Old Town is an open-air museum located inside Aarhus Botanical Gardens. The museum consists of 75 historical buildings from 20 townships from every part of the country. The rooms in these buildings are decorated in ways that give that historical and nostalgic feeling to visitors. There are different collections of ancient artifacts as you tour through the museum. The Den Gamle is one of the first stops for tourists.

  • Aarhus Domkirke

    This mind-blowing Cathedral is the tallest and longest church in Denmark, at 96 meters high and 93 meters tall. It was first built in the 12th century but later renovated in 14th century. It has a Romanesque style mixed with some gothic overlays. If you love to see great architecture, then you should visit the Cathedral.

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  • Musikhuset Aarhus

    This should be top on the list of every music lover, built in 1982 in respect to the architectural designs of Kjaer & Richeter architects, the Musikhuset is regarded as a classical building.

    Consisting of 6 halls and nine stages, it is where performers of classical, pop, and rock music come to throw their concerts yearly. The Musikhuset Aarhus is a site to behold at night because it is beautifully lit up. A strong contender for the best part of the city.

    The building was completed and inaugurated in 1914 and features a clock tower which was not part of the original plan but was added due to pressure from the indigenes of Aarhus. It is a top tourist location and should definitely be on the bucket list of any architecture and music lover.

  • Museum Ovartaci

    This is a museum like no other because unlike other museums this is fully focused on Psychiatric treatment. Located within the Psychiatric Hospital it has been around for as far back as the 19th Century. In the Museum there are various artworks of the patient from hospital and other side attractions. If you are looking from something different and you don’t mind getting frightened, then a trip to the Museum Ovartaci will be perfect.

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