Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus (pronounced Orhus) is the second largest city in Denmark in Northern Europe.

The University of Aarhus is set in a beautiful park and features several museums.

Naturhistorisk Museum is a natural history museum with much of its collection displayed in dioramas.

Steno Museet is a science and medical museum featuring a planetarium and exhibitions on the development of science and medicine from ancient times to today (closed Mondays).

Domkirke (cathedral) was built from the 13th to the 15th century and is the longest church in Denmark. Visitors may climb the tower for a panoramic view of the surrounding city.

The Besaettelsesmuseet (Resistance Museum) reflects everyday life in the city during the Nazi takeover. The museum building itself served as Gestapo headquarters.

The Radhus (city hall) features a marble and glass space and clock tower that stands apart from the rest of the city’s architecture.

Den Gamle By is an open-air museum about a mile west of the centre of town. It has over 70 half-timber structures that have been moved from all over the country to recreate a provincial town as it looked in the 1700’s. There are also collections of clothing, furniture, toys, silverware and musical instruments.

Legoland Park is located in the Danish countryside near the town of Billund (around 90 minutes from the pier).

The garden island of Funen is the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. Visitors can visit his home, which has been preserved as a museum. There is also an open-air museum with buildings from the 18th and 19th century, all preserved to mimic town life as it once was.

The disabled cruiser visiting Aarhus 

Where You’re Docked

Ships dock literally across the street from downtown. The city and all it’s attraction are within an easy walk of the pier (around 10 minutes).

Taxis and local tour buses are available immediately outside the security gates.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the Danish Krone.


The official language in Aarhus 


The Latin Quarter has galleries and trendy clothes boutiques. The streets off the town square are lined with small speciality shops such as gourmet food and fine wines. Sondergarde is a pedestrian-only shopping mall. Blown glass, artwork and miniature sculptures make good gifts.

Open sandwiches, known as smørrebrød, can be considered a national speciality when prepared and decorated with a variety of ingredients. Traditional hot meals consist of ground meats, such as ‘frikadeller’ (meat balls) or ‘flæskesteg’ (roast pork with crackling) and ‘kogt torsk’ (poached cod) with mustard sauce and trimmings.

Points of Interest

  • Aarhus – a seven-

Aarhus Accessible Excursions

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Aarhus Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible