Århus, is the second largest city and the principal port of Denmark, situated on the peninsula of Jutland. The city is beautifully situated in typical East Jutland countryside, in a green valley with beaches and woods within easy reach.
Århus offers an elegant mix of cosmopolitan city and quaint small town charm, with wonderful pubs, restaurants and romantic places. There is a large student population which makes for a vibrant nightlife.
A major tourist attraction in Aarhus is The Old Town (Danish: Den Gamle By), which is not actually an old part of the city itself, but a collection of historic Danish buildings gathered from all around the country. The city also hosts the Tivoli Friheden amusement park as well as the Deer Park situated in the large nearby public forest.
Things to See & Do
* Tivoli Gardens amusement park
* Aarhus Cathedral – tallest and longest cathedral in Denmark
* Den Gamle By (The Old Town)
* Aros Aarhus Art Museum
Cruise Season – March – Nov
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Danish
Land Area – 91 km²
Population – 300,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 45
Port Location – The Port of Arhus is located approximately 10 minutes walk from the city centre.
Transport Links – Trains run 1-2 times an hour from Copenhagen (København) to Aarhus and takes about three hours.
Bus services include Abildskou which operates buses from Copenhagen (Valby Station), Copenhagen Airport, Hamburg Airport and Berlin. Eurolines operates buses to Hamburg, from where you can continue to any other european city.
Mols Linien operates ferries to Odden and Kalundborg.
Aarhus Airport, Tirstrup is approx. 45 minutes bus-ride away. Airport buses arrive and leave from Banegårdspladsen in front of the railway station. Aarhus airport is serviced by a number of major European airlines; flights from London are serviced also by the low-cost flight provider Ryanair., Billund Airport, with many flight connections, is approx. 90 minutes bus-ride away.