Aarhus is Denmark's second largest city and one of Denmark 's largest ports. It is located in the east of Jutland on the shores of the Gulf of the Baltic. Aarhus offers an interesting combination of a modern city with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and the charm of an old small town with great pubs, restaurants and romantic places. The city is one of the centers of Danish education and well known to the large student population.

Aarhus is located in the eastern part of the Jutland Peninsula on the shores of the Baltic Sea Bay of the same name. The city is surrounded by the hills of the moraine plateau, which were once covered with forests. To the west are several lakes. The climate is temperate marine with cool summers and mild winters. Autumn in Aarhus will be rainy and windy. Winter is accompanied by fog, light frosts and frequent snowfall. Aarhus is located 187 kilometers northwest of Copenhagen and 289 kilometers north of Hamburg.
The history of Aarhus began in the 8th century when a fortified Viking settlement was founded on the northern shores of the fjord in a natural harbor. The first written mention of the city dates back to 948. In the Middle Ages Aarhus flourished through maritime trade. In 1441 he was granted city rights.

In the 17th century the city's development stopped. The reason was the war with Sweden. In the 19th century Aarhus was occupied several times by German troops but avoided destruction. A new round of city development began in the period of the Industrial Revolution. In the 20th century Aarhus became Denmark's second largest city and one of the most important industrial centers and ports
Notable sights
The Cathedral is a charming medieval Gothic church located in the heart of Aarhus on Store Torv. The cathedral is dedicated to St. Clement and was founded in the 12th century. The current Gothic structure dates from the 15th century although some of the old Romanesque features have been preserved in the church's architecture. The cathedral has a beautiful interior with a 15th century altar decorated with many figures, a beautiful carved pulpit, two organs and ancient paintings of the late Middle Ages.

Our Lady's Church is a medieval brick church built between the 13th and 15th centuries. It was originally part of a Dominican monastery. It is now one of the largest churches in Denmark. It is now a purely Gothic building which has preserved many beautiful murals and a magnificent 16th century altar. Of particular interest is the older church discovered during the excavations in 1955. This small stone building built in the mid-11th century has been carefully restored.

The Town Hall is an interesting modernist style building built in 1941 from Norwegian marble. The highlight of its architecture is the 60-meter tower with beautiful views of the city and the bay

The Old Town (Den Gamle By) is a magnificent open-air museum featuring 75 historic historic buildings from all over Denmark. This magnificent collection covers the period from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century and is made as if it were a true Old Town the effect of which is enhanced by magnificent old houses, shops, workshops and windmills.

ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Europe, housed in a beautiful contemporary building. The museum's collection includes paintings by the Danish Golden Age (1770-1900), Danish modernism (1900-1960) and contemporary art.

Marseilleborg is the palace of the early 20th century, which is the summer residence of the Danish royal family. When the queen and her family are in residence, every afternoon there is a change of honor guard. The highlight of the palace is a large park with sculptures and ponds.
How to visit
Aarhus Airport is a 45-minute drive from the city center. The truth is it offers a limited number of directions. It is much more efficient to use Billund Airport. Aarhus has regular rail and bus connections with Copenhagen and German Hamburg.
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