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Alternatively known as the City of Smiles and the City of Cafes, Denmark’s second largest town is a charming mixture of the old and the new. This romantic mix is a delight to all the young couples who visit the city – indeed, Aarhus has the lowest average age in population in all of Denmark.

 It’s culturally rich, thanks in a large part to it’s student population and this is celebrated with one of Europe’s most popular cultural festivals: the Aarhus Festival Week.

 The town was originally a Viking settlement. Over the next thousand years, while the favourable geographic location directed much progress it’s way, it also brought the plague, fires and invaders, a combo that the town suffered much from. Still, it persevered, especially due to the expansion of the expansion of the railway and the harbour (which is one of the most important in northern Europe.

Aarhus is also twinned with several sister cities from all over Europe: Bergen, Gothenburg,  Turku, Kujalleq, Harbin, St. Petersburg, and Rostock.

Aarhus Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Aarhus tips for your visit

  • Finish everything on your plate
  • Make eye contact during a toast and raise glass to eye level
  • Leave a 10% tip at restaurants
  • Open a gift immediately. Wrap flowers before giving
  • Say thank you a lot
  • Don’t arrive more than 15 minutes late.
  • Don’t shake hands with men first
  • Don’t call anyone by their first name till invited to do so.
  • Don’t try too much small talk.
  • Don’t be touchy feely.

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Aarhus Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Aarhus

  • Save 10% City Sightseeing Aarhus Hop On Hop Off Tour
    City Sightseeing Aarhus Hop On Hop Off TourNew on TripHobo

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    Explore the second largest city in Denmark on-board a City Sightseeing double-decker bus! With a 1 day ticket, passengers can...

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  • Aarhus Private Walking Tour
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    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Explore the most significant sights of Aarhus and discover some of the citys hidden treasures on a relaxed 3-hour private gui...

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  • AarhusCARD
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    Duration: 5 Days

    AarhusCARD discover more With an AarhusCARD you get free admission to more than 25 museums, attractions and activities in an...

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  • Historical Walking Tour in Aarhus
    Historical Walking Tour in AarhusNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Come on a beautiful and culturally walk through Aarhus' charming streets and courtyards. With Aarhus Culture Walk you are gua...

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Facts and Stats for Aarhus*

  • Pollution Statistics in Aarhus

    Know the pollution level of Aarhus before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.92 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.17 (Low)
  • Aarhus: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Aarhus for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Aarhus.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.3 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 17.59 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 12.96 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.04 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 24.07 (Low)
    • Attacks 15.74 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.52 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.68 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15.74 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.04 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.56 (Low)
  • Living in Aarhus - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Aarhus is 206.26 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 80.22 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 81.2 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 25 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.77 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.18 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 90 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.53 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 117.21 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Aarhus

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Aarhus

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.78 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 118.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 116.05 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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