Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and is located on the east coast of Jutland and is next to the Kattegat Sea. Aarhus is the largest city in the Jutland region and is also one of the oldest cities in the country. The city has several viking museums, as well as a notable theme park, Tivoli Friheden.
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- Emergency Services: 112
- Language: Danish
- Currency: Danish Krone
- Country Code: DNK
- Travel Visa: None required
- Population: 237,551
Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;
Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.
- There are no real crime hotspots in the city, take extra care in busy tourist areas and apply the usual safety precautions. Watch out for quiet areas after dark and stay in the well lit main streets.
- The NRGi park and arena are set in a beautiful forest location and hold a great sports complex and concert venue, its a great area where you are free to wander and enjoy many concerts and awesome sporting experiences.
What is the climate like in Aarhus?
Aarhus experiences a large amount of rainfall, but for Denmark it is generally quite a warm and mild climate. The annual average temperate is 9°C, with highs in the summer reaching 17°C and 1.5°C in winter.
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Have you got any safety tips for exploring the city?
A sign with the text “Badning forbudt” means that bathing is forbidden. When on the beach don’t swim alone and make sure you are a comfortable distance from land in case the tides or currents change.
Also, take good notice of the dedicated bike lanes when crossing any street to avoid dangerous situations as bikers tend to ride fast and have right of way on these lanes.
Danes drive by the rules, therefore, it is important to obey Walk/Don’t Walk signals and avoid jaywalking in cities, simply because cars will not slow down since you’re not supposed to be there.
In Denmark there is one rare poisonous snake, the European viper (Hugorm), as well as the fish called “Fjæsing”, but its bite is not generally lethal. Its bite, however, is strong enough to be lethal to children and the elderly, so medical treatment is always encouraged.
Swim along the coast rather than away from it. In some areas undertow is a danger, and kills a number of tourists every year, but will mostly be signed at the beach.
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Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.
Takes place in late August and runs until early September each year showcasing the best the city has to offer and celebrating local culture and traditions. The festival has a lovely feel and is one of the highlights for the city embraced by the locals.
The Jazz festival is held in July, and attracts many world class Jazz musicians and performers. They arrive to the city and perform in various venues to packed crowds. Jazz is of certain taste but this festival seems to have a little bit for everyone from the traditional to the modern and improvised, it has a great feel.
Where are some good places to get food and drink?
Aarhus Street Food is a great blend of unique Danish dishes and classic street foods from around the world. Try a variety of dishes, including dumplings in curry and classic steak sandwiches, from quirky vendors housed in shipping containers and dressed in fairy lights.
If you’re a craft beer fan, you’ll love this place. Upon arrival, you can choose from over 20 different craft beers from a giant blackboard behind the bar.
What are some good places to visit?
Amazing gallery with many paintings by world famous artists. If you are visiting the city its well worth an afternoon wandering around the Museum, there are many works by Danish artists giving an insight in to their inspiration and influences from the history and culture of the country.
An impressive venue to experience, upon entering the building it will certainly give you one of those wow moments, the Concert Hall gets many amazing acts and performances by world class artists. The schedule changes and its worth having a look whats on before you plan to visit the city, many of the performances sell out fast.
The amusement park is a great place to escape and have some fun, its great for both adults and children and really family friendly. For a day doing something completely different its well worth checking out.