Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, and the charming canal town of Aarhus suits everyone from solo travellers to families. The city is known for a blend of things to see and do, from a rich history to innovative modern art. Don't miss the The Old Town open-air museum, ARoS art museum and Tivoli Friheden amusement park. Scandic offers 3 hotels in Aarhus, all with optimum locations and easy access.
Aarhus – a must see city
Aarhus has attractions for all visitors
Visit Denmark’s second biggest city, Aarhus, chosen by The New York Times as one of the world’s must see cities. The vibrant city life, the beautiful nature and the many attractions are luring you everywhere. In The Old Town the past comes alive where you can experience life in Denmark from 1700s until the 1900s. Actors bring the history to life, but it´s also possible to test your own skills as a craftsman. At ARoS, Aarhus Art Museum, you’ll be amazed by world class innovative art. Don’t miss a walk in “Your Rainbow Panorama”, and get the chance to see Aarhus in a kaleidoscopic view. The Moesgaard Museum is more than an architectural attraction – in the museum you can explore the human evolution, and get to see how man lived during the Bronze Age, the Iron Age and the Viking Age. Although Aarhus is a big city you’re never far from a beach or a forest from where you can follow the beautiful seasonal changes.
Shops to die for!
In The Latin Quarter, named after the old Latin school once located in this area, you’ll find some of Aarhus’ best shops. In the old, narrow streets paved with cobblestones, some of the world’s biggest fashion houses are competing with local designer shops. If you can´t get enough of shopping, don’t miss a walk down Strøget which is Aarhus’ famous pedestrian zone. Here you’ll find loads of great shops. If you prefer to have it all gathered under one roof, visit the department stores Salling and Magasin. Both of them are located in the city centre, just a short walk from Scandic Aarahus City and Scandic The Mayor, two of our three hotels in Aarhus.
Cozy cafés and Michelin starred restaurants
Aarhus offers a variety of cozy cafés and gastronomic restaurants. The city has several restaurants awarded with the famous Michelin Stars and you can feel certain of that the best chefs in Denmark are making the most out of the fresh ingredients. In the summer you mustn´t cheat yourself of a visit to one of the many cafés by Aarhus creek. Enjoy everything from traditional Danish “smørrebrød” to French delicacies in a vibrant atmosphere. The creek is also the place to find locals when the sun sets and the night life begins. Are you looking for a delicious steak or a smashing cocktail, we recommend restaurant The Grill which you’ll find at Scandic Aarhus City. For Michelin recommended food make sure to make a reservation at restaurant GÄST located at Scandic The Mayor. Both hotels are found in Aarhus' city centre.
From industrial harbor to modern architecture
Aarhus Harbor is the biggest industrial harbor in Denmark. Since 1845 ships have docked here every day, and during the summer cruise ships from all over the world arrives in Aarhus. Facing the Aarhus Bay the spectacular Iceberg towers up with stunning Nordic architecture holding over 200 apartments. At this site the iconic Lighthouse can be viewed as well. Don’t miss a visit to the culture and media center “Dokk1” – the biggest public library in Scandinavia, learn not only from books but through technology and media. During the summer the locals meet at the popular bar “Strandbaren” (The Beach Bar). Here you can participate in the many activities both on land and in the water, but feel free to also throw back in a beach chair and watch the harbor life.