Aarhus. One of the oldest cities in Denmark
Located in the northern part of Denmark, in the bay of Aarhus, it is the second largest city in the country, “in the shadow of Copenhagen”. Aarhus seemed to me like a city full of life, with a strong student atmosphere and a booming tourism. Aarhus has its own style. Take into account, first of all, that Denmark is an expensive country, and you will not find accommodation, eating or drinking on a cheap budget.
WHAT TO SEE IN AARHUS
Aarhus was the capital of European culture in 2017. The cultural offer is very broad. Aarhus Festival takes place at the end of August. This year will be held from August 31 to September 9.
ARoS Kundstmuseum. It is the main art museum of Aarhus. Inaugurated in 1859. The entrance price flows depending on the age. The prices are calculated in euros. The final price will depend on the change of the Danish currency to the local currency of your country. In addition, in the summer months (high season) prices may get a bit more expensive. The opening hours are usually from Monday to Sunday from 10.00h-17.00h. For further information, I leave you the museum’s website that is available in English, Danish and German.
- Adults: 17.50 euros (130 DKK)
- Under 30 years old: 14.80 euros (110 DKK)
- Under 18: free
- Students: 13.50 euros. (100 DKK)
Kalø Castle. It is 20km from the centre of Aarhus. A big parking lot is available to park your car for free. The “entrance to the castle” is also free. I write it like that since what remains are, basically, the ruins of the castle. It was built in 1313 by the Danish king Erik VI. From the moment you leave the car until you have reached the ruins of the castle, you walk along the sea, with an idyllic landscape and wildlife.
Den Gamble By (The Old City). It is a complex of 75 houses that were moved from different points across Denmark. Here you can take a look and see what the architecture of the place was like, 100 years ago.
City Hall. Built-in 1945 is an icon of Danish functional architecture.
WHERE TO SLEEP
Morrison and I, we stayed at the Helnan Marselis Hotel, right next to the coast, overlooking the sea. I chose this accommodation so that Morrison could enjoy long walks in the morning, before entering fully to visit the city.
Make your reservation from this link and you will get 15 euros back into your account after you finish your stay.
HOW TO GET THERE IF YOU ARE FLYING TO COPENHAGEN
The city is perfectly communicated by train, accessible from Copenhagen. A must to take a look, in advance is its the Danish train website available in English, German and Danish.
– Currency: In Denmark, there is no Euro. They have the Danish Krone. So you will need to change some money. Do it always inside the country, it will be cheaper than changing the money in your bank.
– Payment: you can pay, almost every amount and everywhere, with your debit/credit card.
I visited the city in January, so it was pretty cold. To go around I used my Timberland boots and I don’t regret it at all.
LINKS OF INTEREST
The official website of Denmark: available in Spanish, English, German, French and Danish, among others.
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