About the city of Aarhus

About the city of Aarhus

Aarhus is a dynamic and innovative city on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. With a population of 336.000, it is the second-largest and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.

Aarhus has the highest concentration of students in Denmark, making it the youngest city in Denmark when you consider the average age of its inhabitants. However, historically it is one of the oldest cities and this is why the atmosphere in the city is a vibrant mix of youthful energy and blasts from the past.

You can easily reach most of the city's attractions on foot, and there are plenty to choose from: ARoS Art Museum, the Old Town Open Air Museum, breathtaking architectural setting of Moesgaard Museum, the great Cathedral and the queen's palace, The Latin Quarter and the Botanical Gardens, numerous recreational areas, as well as a great variety of shopping places, cafés and restaurants.

Nowadays, Aarhus is undergoing a rapid development, with creativity, culture and community spirit blossoming forth. This is the reason why the city was the European Capital of Culture in 2017 and currently is the European Volunteering Capital.

Fresh, ambitious and buzzing with life, Aarhus is a city on the move. Whether it is giant leaps in innovation or small steps in efficiency, the ability to rethink itself has made Aarhus a go-to city for international collaboration and a source of inspiration for businesses, travelers and other cities.