Aarhus

Aarhus

Sail Harwich-Esbjerg and Aarhus is 1 hr 45 mins / 100 miles from Esbjerg

The pulsating heart of Jutland.

Denmark’s second largest city has an energy and vibrancy all of its own. It’s a university city which means it has the youngest average age in Denmark. It’s diverse too: attractions, shopping, fine dining, nightlife and it’s all surrounded by beautiful natural countryside - with beach, harbour and forest all just 15 minutes bike ride away.

A city with attractive qualities.

Culture and art lovers will adore Aarhus. The Museum of Art is one of the leading art museums in Denmark with national and international collections on display.  The Old Town Museum is where history comes to life and the first of its kind. Denmark has royal connections and at Marselisborg Palace you can visit the beautiful memorial park and watch the changing of the guards. You can’t miss the magnificent Aarhus Cathedral, it’s right in the centre of the city and it dates back to 1200.

Christmas cheer for one and all.

The entire city comes to life and buzzes with a vibrant Christmas atmosphere during the festive period. The beautiful streets shimmer with decorations and inside the “Ridehset” you’ll find the Christmas market with over 90 stalls offering home made crafts, sweet treats and warm punch. There’s even Christmas music and entertainment to enjoy while you browse.

Bags of choice for shopping.

Voted the best shopping city in Northern Europe, you won’t want to miss such a unique experience. The Vestergade district is where fashion junkies get their fix. The Stroget ‘high street’ is full of all the familiar brands plus a few less familiar Scandinavian ones too. The cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter are filled with small interesting shops and boutiques. What’s more, there are dozens of cafes for you to rest your feet before mustering up the energy to head off for more shopping.

A night on the town.

Being a city with a young population means lots of cafes, bars, nightclubs and restaurants to choose from. Tir Na Nog is a real Irish pub with traditional Irish music and a great welcoming atmosphere.

Castenskoid Mad & Natklub takes food and fun seriously – it’s headed up by Michelin-starred Chef Magnus Mondrup Knudsen. At night it turns into a nightclub for the more mature customer and is famous for serving fabulous cocktails. If you prefer culture with your evening meal Gyngen is a restaurant which also hosts music and lectures.

For more details of what Aarhus has to offer visit: http://www.visitaarhus.com