Aarhus Facts

The second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus, hums with student activity and cafe culture all year round.

Aarhus was first settled by Vikings, who called it "Aros," an Old Norse word meaning "river mouth."

The city has two 13th century cathedrals, an open air museum - Den Gamle By (The Old Town) - that dates from the 15th century, the indoor/outdoor Moesgaard Prehistoric Museum, set in a 250-acre forest south of town, and the art museum Aros which recently opened in the centre of Aarhus.

Aarhus sits on the eastern edge of the Jylland (Jutland) peninsula, the only part of Denmark attached to mainland Europe.

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