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Aarhus was founded by Vikings some 1300 years ago and has been an important trading city ever since. However, it was not until the 1900s that Aarhus really started growing and soon became Denmark’s second largest city after the capital of Copenhagen.
Dubbed the cultural capital of Denmark, Aarhus has been on the forefront of defining Danish art and culture for years, which is also shown in the city’s architecture and in the up-and-coming designer shops across Aarhus.
The relatively large influx of young people and students from across the Nordic countries creates a natural base for cultural activities and there are countless cafés as well as clubs, cinemas, museums, amusement parks and various other venues of entertainment.
Each year the town hosts several festivals and concerts including Aarhus International Jazz Festival in July and Aarhus Festuge in September - the biggest themed festival in Scandinavia.
Why You Should Visit Aarhus ?
Aarhus, Denmark. It is a great location, with a wonderful climate, with no extremes such as very high or very low temperatures. The summer months bring average temperatures of twenty degrees and the winter brings temperatures around one degree, which means that the climate is more similar with central European countries, than to Scandinavian cities. If you like sunny days, then you should visit Aarhus on summer, since May until August, or September.
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and sigts around Aarhus
As a demanding tourist that you are, for sure you wish to know what Aarhus tourist attractions has to offer. There are many things that you can see and do. First, you should definitely visit one of the important Aarhus tourist attractions, Modelbane Europa, which presents many train railways, passing through high mountains, dark tunnels, great bridges and deep valleys. Eleven tracks keep everything going and the traffic works impeccable. If you thought that this is for real, then you should think again. All this is a miniature and children are allowed to drive those trains. I just mentioned it, as families with children should visit that place, as the children are going to be amazed.
Visit Gilber A in Moesgard Forest.
Now, talking about real Aarhus tourist attractions, Gilber A is a wonderful stream, hidden in Moesgard Forest. If you like nature, for sure you will consider this place a wonderful location, as you can study different bird genres and a rich rage of vegetation. Crossing this forest, the path leads you to the beach, from where you can return to
Aarhus city. This fantastic tour provides you with a relaxing experience. Another natural area that you can visit is Skade Forest, which is the largest forest within the location. You can visit it in a tour, starting from Horhaven and finishing, as well, by the sea.
Besides these locations, you can also visit the local Botanical Garden where you are going to be entertained by adults and
children from Aarhus. There you can see hot houses with many tropical plants species.
Aarhus City Hall is another great destination. Its wonderful architecture is plated with marble, from Norwegian. Its 60 m tower offers you a great view of the entire area. More, if you visit Aarhus in August or September, you might have the occasion to enjoy a ten days festival, the largest festival from that location. It presents another theme from one year to another, as symphonic concerts, operas, recitals, theatre, jazz or folk concerts and more.
Even if you are not a religious person, you still should visit one notable Aarhus tourist attractions, the Church of Our Lady. It is a wonderful place, with unique architecture, as gothic frescoes and a stunning altar, handcrafted. Another unique feature is given by a small church found beneath of the first church's choir and now, these pieces are presented as a church within another church. As well, you can visit wonderful locations as concert halls, houses of artists, museums, universities, wildlife parks, different festivals within the region and many more.
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You can also do many things, besides visiting Aarhus tourist attractions, as biking on one of those many biking tour routes of the city. As well, you can enjoy other outdoors activities as boating, sailing, water sports or beach activities, or you can rent a car and go by yourself on a city tour, including nearby Aarhus tourist attractions. This way, you can better observe the local living and learn more about their culture and civilization.
Today Aarhus has a population of approximately 300,000 inhabitants, a very active business community, a vibrant educational environment consisting of a number of different institutions of higher education, including the University of Aarhus, which means that there are many young people contributing to the life and vibrancy in the city and its continued growth.
The city has a wealth of excellent
restaurants, a fascinating café environment, and a rich musical culture with the Concert Hall, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, and the Danish National Opera counting among its many offers. Other exceptional features include a wide range of excellent heritage museums, such as the Old Town and the Moesgård Museum, and a treasure trove of fascinating shops.
From the original Viking settlement Aarhus has today become a modern, vibrant city which offers visitors the chance to experience its glorious past as well as the throbbing pulse beat and pace of the present.