Welcome to the Aarhus cruise port guide. Aarhus is Denmark’s 2nd largest city with 250.000 inhabitants. It is a place well known for its schools and universities and it has a unique atmosphere because of it. They say Aarhus is the oldest big city of Scandinavia. It was established in the 8th century. The Vikings settled at the mouth of the river Aros centuries ago and their presence is still visible today. The city centre they build is basically still in the same place as where you can find it today. The topic of vikings and many other historical topics like these are found in the different museums of Aarhus. The famous canal cutting the city in two is called the Aarhus Creek. It starts near the cruise terminal. If you follow it it will bring you by (or nearby) the most famous attractions of the town. See the beautiful canals, visit the renowned Aros art museum, walk through the cutest streets in town and end up at the open-air museum. Aarhus is best to be explored by foot. Go from cute back alleys, to Danish design road, to high end shopping streets within minutes. Find out what there is to see and do in Aarhus underneath.
Aarhus offers some of the best shopping opportunities of the country. Find large department stores, well known brands and tiny boutiques next to each other in the main shopping district. See map above for its exact location.
The Aarhus University offers several museums in town. The most visited are the Botanical Gardens and Steno Museum.
This street in Aarhus is one you cannot skip. It dates back from the 18th century and it still has its historical look with its cobble stoned street and red roses.
Rated as one of the best attractions of the country is Den Gamle By. This is the town’s open-air museum. It is a living and breathing experience. 75 historical buildings from all over Denmark have been gathered here to illustrate what times were like in the time of Hans Christian Andersen. Learn about the architecture, food and life during one of the most exciting times in history. Meet the characters from the past, pat the horses and enjoy some tea in the tea garden. There are lots of things to do! Walk through the city centre to reach the open-air museum. Find its exact location on the map underneath.
You do not have to be an art lover to be able to appreciate such an amazing museum. The Aros Art Museum is large museum that has opened its doors in 2004. Inside you will find several floors with all together 400 sculptures and 1100 paintings. The exhibitions are very well presented and they all offer something unique. On top of it all you will find the rainbow panoramic tube on top of the building where you can also enjoy some refreshment while overlooking the city centre.
Aros Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
The Aarhus river flows through the city centre of Aarhus. If you follow the river from the port into town you will walk by the most scenic parts of town. Stop for a drink at one of the many bars and restaurants, shop in the main shopping district and take a couple of side streets to see all the beautiful old town has to offer.