Aarhus Centre puts you in the heart of one of Denmark’s most captivating cities. A string of museums, galleries and festivals has put Aarhus on the map as a coveted destination for arts and culture. Visit world-class attractions like ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum and bite into the dynamic culinary scene. A year-round student population gives Aarhus Centre an upbeat and youthful vibe.
Things to do in Aarhus Centre
Trendy bars, cafes and restaurants give Aarhus Centre a vibrant atmosphere. Aarhus Street Food occupies a former bus garage and will tempt you with more than 30 stalls hawking cuisine from around the world. An on-site bar makes it one of the city’s liveliest food destinations. Aarhus Central Food Market in the pedestrianised centre has a similar feel.
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum occupies a striking cubist building and houses one of the country’s most impressive art collections. From Golden Age masterpieces to contemporary works, expect to see works by masters such as James Turrell, Ron Mueck and Annika von Hausswolf.
Aarhus Domkirke towers over the city centre and is one of the longest churches in Denmark. Inside, you can admire beautifully restored frescoes that were painted over after the Reformation. The intricate altarpiece was hand-carved in Lübeck by famous Gothic artist Bernt Notke.
Dokk1 is the showpiece of the city’s waterfront revitalisation project. The complex houses one of the largest libraries in Scandinavia, as well as a cultural centre and several contemporary art installations. The café overlooks the water and serves excellent sandwiches and cakes.
Getting around Aarhus Centre
Aarhus Centre is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Trams are a fast and efficient way to get around the city while you can also use local buses. Trains run between Aarhus and Copenhagen in around four hours. Copenhagen Airport is a three-hour drive away.