Experiences in Aarhus 2024

Whether you are away with the family or just yourself, there are a wealth of experiences waiting for you in Aarhus. The city offers city breaks on a par with the major cities around Europe. 

Take each other by the arm and explore the City of Smiles. 

Main attraction

Explore ARoS

Visit one of northern Europe's largest art museums - and explore the many different and current exhibitions that the museum has to offer. The museum is a unique international picture and experience house for both young and old. 

Experience the spectacular work of art 'You rainbow panorama' by Olafur Eliasson on top of ARoS, and see Aarhus from a whole new angle and in all the colors of the rainbow. 

 Read more about current exhibitions and future events below. 

© Your rainbow panorama, Olafur Eliasson, 2006 - 2011, ARoS Aarhus Art

Sailing trip on your own

See Aarhus from the water side

Experience Aarhus Harbor from a completely new perspective - at your own pace. You are your own captain around Basin 2, the Yacht Harbor and the Wooden Boat Harbor when you rent our electric boats. Enjoy a unique social sailing experience with friends, family or colleagues from Pier 2 in Aarhus Ø. Buy additional drinks and snacks or bring your own.

Main attraction for children

Unleash your inner child in Tivoli Freedom

The adventurous amusement park is within walking distance from the center of the beautiful Marselisborg Forest. Tivoli Friheden offers a wealth of rides and activities for both young and old - whether you are for fun, spooky, challenging or wild experiences. 

Tivoli Freedom contains everything a tivoli should contain. Freedom has colorful stalls, challenging games, large playgrounds, wild rides and of course entertaining Pierrot. 

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© Visitor House © Anders Hede

Culture for young and old 

Take a trip to Aarhus Theater

Visit Aarhus Theater and get an experience that you will soon forget. There are performances for every taste in the theater, and you can experience these performances during the season, which runs from the beginning of September to the middle of June. 

The building is almost an attraction in itself with its colorful and detailed facade, which invites to good stories and dramatic stories. The historical theater was built on Bispetorvet in Aarhus in 1900 by architect Hack Kampmann. 

Read more about current and upcoming performances below. 

Free attraction

Experience the Infinite Bridge

The popular excursion destination and artwork The Infinite Bridge is located by Varna and Ballehage Strand south of Aarhus. There are plenty of opportunities for activities at the artwork - you can pull on your swimwear and jump in the water, enjoy the view of the sea, the forest and the beach or stroll around and around in the eternal circle. 

Get a guide to The Infinite Bridge below. 

© VisitDenmark

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Historic attraction

Take a walk in the Old Town

Explore the Old Town in Aarhus and go back in time and experience how the living museum unfolds before your eyes. In the Old Town, the roof is taken all the way back to before the 20th century and up to the 1970s - You get an insight into how the Danes have lived through time.

Get an overview of the museum's opening hours, prices and the program for the year below. 

Nature experience for the whole family 

Take a walk in Marselisborg Deer Park

On your trip around the Deer Park, you have the opportunity to get up close to deer, fallow deer and wild boar - you can even hand-feed the fallow deer and deer, if you bring your own apples and carrots. 

Marselisborg Deer Park is a cozy respite in the big city, which gives you the opportunity to get really close to nature and relax. The changing seasons and the eternal change of nature make it always a unique and beautiful experience to visit the garden - no matter how many times you have been there before. 

© Visitor House © RUNI Photopop

© Visitor House © Maria Randima

Free attraction

Explore the Greenhouses in the Botanical Garden

Get really close to nature in the Greenhouses in the Botanical Garden in Aarhus - You can explore nature in the four climate zones that are found in the Greenhouses. The four climate zones offer a versatile plant life that you will not find at home in the backyard. 

On your trip to the Greenhouses, you can hear stories about the plants - and gain insight into how we humans over time have influenced nature and still do. 

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