The smallest city in
Town Hall of Århus build by the Danish Arcitect Arne
With about 300.000
inhabitants Aarhus (Århus) is the second largest city of Denmark. It
placed on the eastern coast of Jylland (Jutland) and has the largest
commercial harbour in the country.
Compared to its size it offers
great opportunities both for tourists and professional visitors. For
this reason it is often referred to as the smallest city in the
Life in Aarhus is
strongly influenced by the 20.000 students of University
of Aarhus. Young people are seen everywhere in the many cafés in
the town centre, and several discotheques are open to five o'clock in
is one of the oldest still existing towns of Northern Europe. Archaeological
finds show that the area has been inhabited for at least 1300 years.
Already in viking age it was a well established
commercial centre and harbour. As today its centre was placed along the river Aarhus
of Århus is placed in a green parc close to the
famous Old Town Museum and The Botanic Garden.
One the great
attractions of Aarhus is The Old Town - a working museum in a rebuild
town with 75 old full size houses from all around Denmark. It is open all year and
often has life activities.
In the latest
decades Arhus has developed dramatically both commercially and
culturally. Near the town hall is build
a Music House in connection to a congress centre. As a neighbour the
new art museum Aros was opened in 2004 already well known for a number
of special exhibitions of international modern art. The harbour has
been enlarged for the increasing contrainer trafic and is a popular
stop for many cruise ships in the Baltic Sea.
In 2007 Århus will
host the start of the Tall Ships'
Cultural Aarhus is
also known for the yearly Århus Festival in the first week of
September. The Viking Moot of Moesgaard attracts both Danes and
historical interested people from the rest of Europe and other parts
of the World.
Århus has good
traffic connections to the capital Copenhagen and other parts of
Denmark and Northern Europe. Trains go from Copenhagen every half hour.
There are highways to Northern Jutland, Copenhagen and Hamburg and
direct flights from Copenhagen and London.