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Best things to do in Aarhus

Outdoor Sculpture
“Good (and different) art museum. Go up in the “rainbow” and enjoy the view over Aarhus! ”
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History Museum
“Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum The 'Den Gamle By' (The Old Town) is a perfectly unique attraction in Aarhus for the whole family to go on fascinating journey back in history. The museum is awarded the maximum three stars in the Michelin Travel Guide. In the Welfare State of Denmark In the 70s town district you can drop by the shops, including Poul's Radio and TV shop, the mini-supermarket, the gynaecologist clinic, the kindergarten, and the hairdresser's. The townhouses are inhabited by various people, including a nuclear family, a commune, and a blind man. In the backyard are parked a Beetle and the plumber's Citroën. And you can also go inside the moped workshop and the scouts' meeting room. At the end of the Havnegade street lies the historical Aarhus jazz bar Bent J with occasional live music on stage. Once upon a time before 1900 In The Old Town you will meet people dressed and acting as folk at the end of the 19th century, and also as how people lived and worked in 1927. You can also take a walk through a town district from 1970s' Denmark, complete with streets, townhouses, shops, backyards, and workshops re-erected exactly as they stood in the past. The oldest part of the Den Gamle By is representative of a small Danish market town complete with houses, gardens, dwellings, shops and workshops. The buildings originate from towns all over Denmark and they have been re-erected in the museum's grounds. From April and throughout the year you can meet the people of yore in the kitchens, the living rooms, and in the grocery shop. The 1920s – modern times have arrived In 1927, the townscape has become modern with cars in the streets, pavements, electric street lamps, telephone poles, and painted wall adverts. In this town quarter of the Den Gamle By lie an ironmonger's, a bookshop, a Schous Sæbehus chain store, a post office, a telephone exchange, and several residences from before Denmark was hit by the recession in the 1930s. Close-up to the Danes' favourite cars in the 1920s If you enjoy or are curious about motorcars, the town district of 1927 in the Den Gamle By has a treat for you at the authentic motorcar dealer and workshop 'Automobilforretning Carl Christensen'. Here you can find superb old cars, a showroom, a spare parts shop, and workshops carrying out engine renovations and bicycle repair. This is a great opportunity to get close-up to the infancy of Danish motoring and learn more about the many fascinating vehicles of the time. Museum of living history You can meet people dressed, working and behaving just like they did in the olden days. They are cooking food, chopping wood, sewing and needling, or attending to customers in the shops. Feel free to stop for a chat with them; perhaps they will tell you to go and fetch water from the well or throw rubbish on the midden. Go for a ride in the horse-drawn carriage, or make a good bargain in the period shops. Have a pint in the beer cellar and enjoy a cup of coffee with cake in the tea garden. In the Festival square the whole family can race on stilts, play skittles, or have fun on the swing boats and on the merry-go-round. Special exhibitions and smaller museums on site During the year there are theme days, concerts, activities for children, and a number of special exhibitions. The Den Gamle By museum grounds are also home to other smaller museums, including The Jewellery Box, The Decorative Arts Gallery, The Danish Posters Museum, and The Toy Museum and The Aarhus Stories with 700 square meters of underground exhibition space dedicated to portraying the birth, development, and potential future of Aarhus. Go on a virtual time travel through The Old Town Walk through the old, narrow cobbled streets and alleys, and admire the intriguing architecture of the past. Visit the hardworking tailor, stop off at The Toy Museum and see what children once did play with or visit the charming grocery store Rahbek's Minimarket. Whether you cannot wait to visit The Old Town or just want to refresh the memories, you can take a virtual time travel on your computer screen, clicking past 23 selected houses at the museum to have a foretaste of the experiences that await you or to relive the special atmosphere. You can start the journey here. FREE ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18”
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Art Museum
“ARoS Aarhus Art Museum Enjoy a Michelin experience in Aarhus at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. ARoS is the main art museum in Aarhus and one of the largest museums in Northern Europe. On the roof of ARoS you can also visit Your rainbow panorama. Current exhibitions ARoS offers a large amount of exhibitions and activities all year round, and you can follow them here or you can check out related contents below. Art from top to bottom In the downstairs area you can enjoy the major special exhibitions, with the 'nine spaces' presenting international art installations. On the upper floors house the museum's own collections of art from the 19th century up to the present day. ARoS Aarhus Art Museum is part of Cultural Paths in Denmark in the route "Local Ways to Global Art". www.culturalpathsdenmark.com In Your rainbow panorama you can move around in a 150 meter long, circular panoramic path with 360º views of the surrounding city. ARoS has two Michelin-stars in the Michelin attraction's guide. The restaurant The restaurant ARoS WINE & FOOD HALL is located at the top of ARoS, and from the roof there is a spectacular view of the city and the bay. At the museum street level you will find the a café and a shop where admission is free. CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS: FREE ADMISSION ”
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Concert Hall
“The Concert Hall Aarhus The Concert Hall (Musikhuset Aarhus) is the largest Concert Hall in Scandinavia and is home to the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Opera, the children's theatre "Filuren" and the Concert Hall Aarhus. Wide array of artists and activities The Concert Hall hosts a wide variety of artistic activities. The auditoria are the scene of great Danish and foreign concerts, operas and dance performances. Unique architecture The first thing that meets the eye as one drives past or comes in to park is the 2,000 m2 glass foyer, whose palm trees, old olive trees and many works of art create an atmosphere all their own. Box office and restaurant The foyer contains the box office, the restaurant "johan r", a gallery, and a series of stages where there are free performances every weekend. Tickets For tickets please call +45 89404040 or book online. You can see the program and the free events at The Concert Hall Aarhus' homepage. ”
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Park
“Natural reserve where you can take a walk and experience Bambis and other animals up close, as the walk freely around the park. Also close to the beach and the Queens Residence (Marselisborg Castle)”
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Cocktailbar
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“Second best place to go get your drink(s) on in Aarhus. Very chill place that plays a lot of hip hop tunes in a low key environment. P.s. no dance floor, so this is mostly for sitting, chatting and enjoying the drinks!”
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History Museum
“The old town, is an open-air town museum located in the Aarhus Botanical Gardens.”
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Bar
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“This might be our favorite place – we come here a lot. They serve one simple, rustic and typically Danish dish every night for aprox. 85kr (which is cheap). Have it with a Thy Pilsner (beer) on the side. It’s very cosy and relaxed. Turns into a bar at night. They also serve breakfast. Vestergade 50.”
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Evenementenhal
“The harbour. Take a walk along the waterfront or grap an ice-cream at the boat-harbour. Or cycle past the waterfront into the forest.”
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Music Venue
“Train is the biggest nightclub in Aarhus. Its a venue and a night club with big names from all over the world.”
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Wine Bar
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“Cosy little place, fairly priced, nice treatment and good wine. The owner Sabine, is always up for a chat if she is around, and both nice and knowledgeble. They have a few outside places for serving too.”
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Bar
“Part bar, part beach, part pier. Lay in the sand, play some volleyball, go for a swim and look at the ferries. Great place thats only open in summer.”
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Bar
“If you are here a Sunday you should try their Sunday brunch! It’s fantastic! It might seem a bit expensive (225kr) but it’s a buffet where they make fresh egg dishes, pancakes, and all drinks (coffee, fresh orange juice and cremant) are included. The staff is really relaxed and friendly and sometimes they ask you for help to sable their cremant. (Remember to book a table in advance). Their dinner at evening is typically French. Jægergaardsgade 65.”
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Wine Bar
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“A very cosy wine bar, where you can taste the wine before you decide on which one you want to drink. ”
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Wine Bar
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“Nice coffee, cosy atmosphere, close by, nice music. lots of books. quality wine!”
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Bar
“A "secret" and very high end bar - serves some crazy good cocktails. Can be a bit hard to find since the like to make it very hidden.”
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