7 Awesome Things to Do in Aarhus, Denmark

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor October 28th, 2015 Posted in Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 44 Comments

I personally fell in love with Aarhus. I grew up in a big city and it’s too much for me. Moving here is one of the best things I ever did. A city where it has a lively center, beautiful beaches, relaxing forests and interesting harbor, you wouldn’t run out of things to do here.

7 awesome things to do in aarhus 7Aarhus, Denmark / Photo Credits: Miclea Alexandru

Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, but honestly this city is not your ideal huge one. However, this is not a bad part because it will only take you a couple of days to go around the whole city. If you’re planning to stay here for a little longer, this place will not bore you at all.

Check out these 7 Awesome Things to Do in Aarhus, Denmark

1. Take a bike tour around Aarhus

Yes, this is the first thing on the list. Cycling around will save you money, because transportation is pretty expensive here. But with your bike, you can easily go around, bike lanes and lights are also well constructed.  Bikes are easy to park, and free!

If you don’t have a bike of your own, you can easily rent one outside the train station. Some bike repair shops will also let you rent their bikes. There are also free city bikes all around the city, you just need to put a coin (like the carts in grocery stores). You can get your coin back after your use.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Aarhus, Denmark 4This bike takes me everywhere, we once cycled for 35 kilometers

2. Visit Aros – Rainbow Panorama

Aros is one of the biggest and popular art museums in Aarhus. There are permanent featured arts and they also shows off other designs from time to time. I was once able to see the collections of art by the Queen of Denmark Margrethe II.

Rainbow Panorama is hugely popular, this is a circular walkaway glass with the colors of a rainbow around, designed by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. This rainbow has also become the Aarhus’ trademark within the last couple of years.

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Rainbow Panorama

3. Visit the Deer Park

This experience is one of the most interesting I’ve done in Aarhus. The park lets you interact with Deer and feed them. It’s an open park, so everyone can come anytime of the year and enjoy the park from 8 in the morning until sunset. In the night, it’s advisable to let the deer sleep and not be disturbed.

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Feeding Time / Photo Credit: Niina Korhonen

4. Friday Night-Out around the Canal

Your visit will not be complete without experiencing a party in Danish way. Get ready for a great night party in the heart of Aarhus. Walking down the canal where most bars are located could be a good start. You can stumble with different kinds of pubs depending on your choice. Friday and/or Saturday night is the best time to go party in the city.

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Night out in Aarhus / Photo Credit: Niina Korhonen

Take your bike and explore Aarhus, you will find the bars scattered all around the city. Don’t forget to try the Aarhus’ Ceres beer. This city used to have its own brewery which supports the local football team.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Aarhus, Denmark 1Photo Credit: Amalie Ascanius

5. The Old Town – Den Gamle By

Don’t let your holiday end without taking a stroll with this magnificent old town (Den Gamle By). It’s an open museum where they will show the history and culture of Denmark and its people. The Old Town located in Aarhus will display how the market was in the old ways and will be parading the native houses. Another interesting part is that, you will see real people dress up like in the past, children will also have the chance to get along with farm animals.

This fascinating open museum is located right in the center.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Aarhus, Denmark 7Den Gamle By – The Old Town

6. Tivoli Friheden – A Tinggly Experience!

This is an amusement park right in middle of Aarhus city. Suitable for all ages, this place is no ordinary one.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Aarhus, Denmark 8That’s me, ready to do the Sky Tower Free Fall

Other than offering exciting rides and great activity, Tivoli Friheden offers one of the most thrilling activities in North Europe! Try the free fall of Sky Tower, which is a combination of bungee jumping and sky diving. A true adrenaline-rush activity that will challenge everyone who are up for extreme fun! I personally did this once, this is a must do when you visit this lovely city! It was really fun and exciting; I wouldn’t mind doing it again and again!

For a Tinggly exciting experience check out this Free Fall Activity in Tivoli Park in Denmark.

7. Nature Friendly Houses at Botanical Garden

The unique way to show off a massive plant collection in a different climate zones. You can enjoy an educational tour by listening with audios that explains about plants. The place is huge where you can either visit the in-house botanical garden and/or enjoy the open one where you can see various plants, trees and flowers. The best part is that, there is free admission to the greenhouses all year round.

Another place that can be found in the middle of the city.

7 Awesome Things to Do in Aarhus, Denmark 9 Outdoor Botanical Garden

7 awesome things to do in aarhus 9Indoor Botanical Garden

I will be leaving Aarhus soon, honestly, it’s heartbreaking for me. It gave me a lot of memories and made me things I thought I don’t have capability of. As what my favorite commercial banner says: Aarhus is not just a city, it’s a feeling! But I will make sure to see this place in the future. I wouldn’t mind if this will be my home at some point 🙂

Looking for other articles? Check out our DIY Travel Guides Around the World and City Guides (Awesome Things to do in each Destination). For cheap and luxurious places to stay while traveling, here’s our ultimate list of best hostels and hotels!



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44 thoughts on “7 Awesome Things to Do in Aarhus, Denmark

  1. This place sounds really adventurous. I am big tim bike riding fan. Definitely gonna do that when I will visit. Great post

  2. Aarhus looks so nice and peaceful. It has always been my impression that Danish people are nice, and the country is very nice too. I have met some people from there who came all the way to the Philippines for vacation. Looking at the places you recommended, I suppose if I will pick one, it is to spend time talking with people (and friends) on night outs in bars… I do prefer quiet ones where it is easier to talk. And oh, let’s have some beers too. 🙂

  3. Awesome list of awesome things to do in denmark haha! The place looks so chill I want to live there. The amusement park seems great 🙂

  4. Looks like a chilled out city. Quite different from the usual bigger cities. Nice places in the list along with cool pictures

  5. I would love to try that bungee and sky dive thingy, and the deers are so meek and lovely. Hope I’ll have a chance to visit this place soon- looks orderly and quiet.

  6. I’ve never been to Denmakr before. But I’m always looking for nice places to travel to. It’s not that far away for me actually. Ive already picked some favourites from your list! I really like the deer park and Tivoli Friheden. My brother in law is fond of Botanical gardens, so I’ll definetly show him those pictures!

  7. Denmark seems to be a place where you can sit and relax, take a walk or ride a bike and enjoy the scenery around.

  8. To be honest Denmark really isn’t part of our must visit list, seeing your post though makes me think twice about it.

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