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Explore Aarhus with us

This year's activities are available to all AU Summer University students - locals as well as internationals.

You will have to sign up for each event, see how in the boxes below.

We cannot wait to show you around the vibrant Aarhus and facilitate fun and unforgettable social activities for you and your fellow AU Summer University students!

If an event is full, you can try your luck in one of our Facebook groups for Term 1 or Term 2.

In case of illness

If you become sick during your stay and cannot attend an event, please write us at summeruniversity@au.dk and we will help you with a refund.

Summer University party at Klubben

☀️☀️☀️SUMMER UNIVERSITY PARTY THIS FRIDAY JULY 22☀️☀️☀️

The first term of Summer Uni is over and there is no better way to celebrate it than a good party in Klubben.

Bring your Summer Uni buddies to Klubben and celebrate the ending of the term.
The doors open at 19:00 - come early so you avoid queues. We do not let more people in when Klubben is full.

⭐⭐⭐ KLUBBEN OFFERS ⭐⭐⭐
10 Pure shots – 120,-
2 “Fugl” – 100,-
Beerpongset – 155,-
We will as always have student-friendly prices in the bar on both beers and liquor 🍻

⭐⭐⭐ MUSIC ⭐⭐⭐
The DJ will be playing all night in Klubben 🕺

⭐️⭐️⭐️ ENTREE PRICES⭐️⭐️⭐️
FREE!

Note: The wardrobe will be closed

Tivoli Friheden: Aarhus's Amusement Park

Let’s ride some rollercoasters together! One of Aarhus’ biggest tourist attractions is Tivoli Friheden amusement park. With its 28 rides and 13 eateries, you are guaranteed to be filled up by entertainment and delicious food. The park is located in Marselisborg Forest, which is one of the biggest forests in Aarhus, giving the park its beautiful and green surroundings. The park offers something for everyone, so there's different options depending on how wild you want your rollercoasters to be. We can’t wait to spend some Saturday-time with you!  

Date 1st term: Saturday the 9th of July 

Date 2nd term: Saturday the 30th of July  

Time: 10.00 AM (Danish time)  

Place: Skovbrynet 5, 8000 Aarhus C 

Price: 180DKK

Sign up term 1:https://events.au.dk/tivolifriheden-term1/signup 

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/tivolifriheden-term2/signup

UrbiHunt: Outdoors Escape Game

Do you like escape rooms? Join in for an afternoon of cryptic clue cracking with ‘Unlock Aarhus’, the outdoor escape game that takes you on an adventure through the city, as you and your team try to free Aarhus from the dictator! Beat the time or enjoy hidden gems in the city at your own pace.

We will divide you into teams of four so all you need to do is sign up, bring your smartphone and look forward to a social and fun experience!

Date 1st term: Wednesday the 13th of July

Date 2nd term: Wednesday the 3rd of August

Time: 15.00 (Danish time)  

Place: Park Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C 

Price: 75DKK

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/urbihunt-term1/signup

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/urbihunt-term2/signup

Petanque Tournament at Ingerslevs Boulevard

Petanque might not be the most popular game, but nevertheless it is a great activity to enjoy in the afternoon sun. On Ingerslev Boulevard at Frederiksbjerg, there are two petanque courts available for free! We’ll meet there for a tournament in the sun and maybe a cup of coffee. It is free to attend, unless you want to buy a cup of coffee or an ice cream.

Date 1st term: Friday the 22nd of July 

Date 2nd term: Friday the 12th of August 

Time: 15.00 (Danish time)

Place: Ingerslev Boulevard 7, 8000 Aarhus C

Price: Free!

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/petanquetournament-term1/signup

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/petanquetournament-term2/signup

Street food and Summer Bio

Delicious food and a great movie in the open air – is there a better combination? We don’t think so, and therefore we invite you to join us for an evening at Aarhus Street Food and Summerbio! Aarhus Street Food is a permanent street food market located in old buildings at the bus station. It has over 30 street kitchens and bars serving food from all around the world; from traditional Danish smørrebrød and tarteletter to Vietnamese Bánh mì’s. So whether you want to taste Danish food or have the food from your home country, you can find something here – including vegans and vegetarians. Besides being a street food market, Aarhus Street Food is also the place for Garagens Sommerbio, which is an outdoor movie theatre showing movies like 10 Things I Hate About You, Juno and CODA. We’ll be enjoying food from Street Food together first and then afterwards watching a great movie on the enormous screen.  

Date 1st term: Tuesday the 19th of July 

Date 2nd term: Tuesday the 9th of August 

Time: 17.30-22.00 (Danish time)  

Place: Ny Banegårdsgade 46, 8000 Aarhus C.  

Price: Free to attend, but you have to buy your own food and drinks at Street Food.   

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/streetfoodterm1/signup

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/streetfood-term2/signup 

Canoe-trip on Aarhus Å

Aarhus is a very special city because of its location right by the water. Besides the sea, Aarhus also have multiple lakes and creeks, which gives the unique opportunity of experiencing Aarhus from different perspectives. A different way to experience the city is by canoeing down Aarhus creek or the Brabrand lake. It is a popular activity in Aarhus to rent canoes and row down the creek, which runs through the whole of Aarhus centrum. We'll meet at the renting place and then spend the afternoon rowing through the city, so you can get a different view of the city. All participants must wear the life jacket provided by the renting place, so we can all enjoy the trip under safe conditions.

Date 1st term: Friday the 15th of July

Date 2nd term: Friday the 5th of August

Time: 15.00 (Danish time)

Place: By Folkestedet, Carl Blochs Gade 28, 8000 Aarhus C

Price: 80DKK

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/canoetrip-term1/signup

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/canoetrip-term2/signup

Rooftop Sunrise Yoga

Namaste! Let’s start the weekend before exams in an anti-stressed, relaxed way. Exams can be stressful, so what better way to begin the exam period than by slowing down and taking deep breaths? On Friday morning we’ll do yoga on the rooftop of the Nobel Park. We booked a professional yoga-instructor to come guide us through a beginner’s yoga-routine in beautiful settings and sunrise. So whether you’re a pro or a beginner at yoga, you’re more than welcome to join us and start the weekend in the best way possible. 

Date 1st term:  Friday the 22nd of July  

Date 2nd term: Friday the 12th of August  

Time: 7.45 AM (Danish time)  

Place: We’ll meet up in front of the Nobel Park Canteen and then go to the rooftop together.  

Price: Free! 

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/rooftopsunriseyoga-term1/signup

sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/rooftopsunriseyoga-term2/signup

Pub-crawl: Experience Aarhus nightlife

In the first week of the term, we want to make sure that you get to know your classmates. Therefore, we planned a pub crawl! We’ll go to four different, popular places in Aarhus City, so you can experience the nightlife in Aarhus; Die BierBar, LA Tequila Bar and Kuhstahl, and then we’ll end the pubcrawl at Guldhornene, where we’ll party all night long. In every place, we’ve got a special offer for us. We can’t wait to party with you! 

Date 1st term: Friday the 8th of July  

Date 2nd term: Friday the 29th of July  

Time: 19.00 (Danish time) 

Place: Outside Aarhus Domkirke, Store Torv 8000 Aarhus C.  

Price: Free to attend, but you have to buy your own drinks. 

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/pubcrawl-term1/signup

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/pubcrawl-term2/signup

Sweatnesday: Let's go for a run

Have you been running too little lately? Or do you want to see more of the Danish forests? Then we invite you to join our run in Riis Skov every Wednesday of the term in the northern part of Aarhus City. Riis Skov is a small forest on around 80 hectares and is frequently used by all of Aarhus’ citizens to run in, walk in, buy a to-go coffee in and enjoy the beautiful view of Aarhus Bay and Aarhus Ø. Riis Skov is also the place for one of Aarhus’ most popular beaches, Den Permanente bathing establishment. It is the perfect place for running with its paths and small hills, so you are guaranteed to get sweaty! 

In week 1 of the term, we’ll be running 3 kilometers and then adding one kilometre every week; so if you’re prevented from joining in the first week, you can join us in week 2 and week 3, where we’ll be running 4 and 5 kilometers. We’ll end our runs with some stretching.  

Dates 1st term:

3 km: Wednesday the 6th of July

4 km: Wednesday the 13th of July

5 km: Wednesday the 20th of July. CANCELLED BECAUSE OF HEAT WAVE!

Dates 2nd term:

3 km: Wednesday the 27th of July

4 km: Wednesday the 3rd of August

5 km: Wednesday the 10th of August

Time: 17.00 (Danish time)  

Place: The sign in the bottom of Riis Skov, Dronning Margrethes Vej 16 8200 Aarhus N.   

Price: Free!  

Sign up term 1, 3 km: https://events.au.dk/sweatnedsday-3-term1/signup

Sign up term 1, 4 km: https://events.au.dk/sweatnesday4kmterm1/signup

Sign up term 1, 5 km: https://events.au.dk/sweatnedsday-5-term1/signup

Sign up term 2, 3 km: https://events.au.dk/sweatnesday3kmterm2/signup

Sign up term 2, 4 km: https://events.au.dk/sweatnesday4kmterm2/signup

Sign up term 2, 5 km: https://events.au.dk/sweatnedsday-5-term2/signup  

Monday Morning Swim at Den Permanente

Would you like a fresh and wonderful start to your day? Then we invite you to a morning swim on one of Aarhus’ most beautiful beaches “Den Permanente”. It is one of the most popular beaches and many people in Aarhus enjoy taking a swim in the morning. The beach is located only 2,5 km from Aarhus C and 2 km from Aarhus University. We'll meet up in the morning and then walk to the university together afterwards for lecture start at 9 AM. Be aware that this event presupposses that you can swim and that you participate at your own risk. There will not be a lifeguard at the beach.

Please note that this event will be cancelled if the weather forecast says that the weather will be bad. We will send you an e-mail on Sunday night and update our Instagram story if it is cancelled, so stay ajour. 

In both term 1 and term 2, we will go to the beach every Monday morning at 7.45 and we will be there for half an hour.  

Date 1st term: Monday the 11th of July and Monday the 18th of July.  

Date 2nd term: Monday the 1st of August and the 8th of August. 

Time: 7.45am (Danish time)   

Place: By the bike parking at “Den Permanente”. Salonvejen 1, 8240 Risskov.  

Price: Free!   

Sign up term 1, week 2: https://events.au.dk/mondaymorningswim-week2-term1/signup 

Sign up term 1, week 3: https://events.au.dk/mondaymorningswim-week3-term1/signup 

Sign up term 2, week 2: https://events.au.dk/mondaymorningswingweek2term2/signup

Sign up term 2, week 3: https://events.au.dk/mondaymorningswim-week3-term2/signup

City Safari: All You Need to Know About Aarhus

Come with us on a guided tour through Aarhus. Get to know your way around the city while seeing both the famous and hidden spots of Aarhus City. This is your opportunity to experience Aarhus through the eyes of a local and at the same time seeing all of the most popular tourist attractions. Bring a good pair of walking shoes.

Date 1st term: Thuesday the 5th of July  

Date 2nd term: Thuesday the 26th of July  

Time: 15.45 (Danish time)

Place: In front of Aarhus City Hall, Park Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus.  

Price: 75DKK

Sign up term 1: Past sign up deadline

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/citysafari-term2/signup

Thumbs Up Thursday: Free popsicles!

Thursday equals ice cream. After almost making it through the week, you deserve a treat! We've booked the ice cream truck to deliver fresh popsicles to boost your energy. It's the perfect small break from studying and gives you a moment to relax and enjoy the sun.

Dates 1st term: Thursday the 7th, 14th and 21st of July 

Dates 2nd term: Thursday the 28th of July and Thursday the 4th and the 11th of August 

Time: 12.00 AM

Price: Free

Where: In front of The Nobel Park Cafeteria, building 1481, Jens Chr. Skous Vej, 8200 Aarhus

This event doesn't require you to sign up.

Dinner and Outdoor Games in Uniparken

Let’s have dinner and play games! Aarhus University is home for the beautiful University park in the middle of campus, which is frequently used by students as well as the rest of Aarhus’ citizens – especially in the summer. The park has a hilly terrain, lakes, and paths, which are used by students to walk from one end of campus to the other. Therefore, there is no better place for us to enjoy a picnic and end the term in a cozy way in beautiful settings. All you have to do is bring your own food and drinks and then we'll bring the outdoor games!

Date 1st term: Wednesday the 20th of July 

Date 2nd term: Wednesday the 10th of August 

Time: 18.00-21.00 (Danish time)  

Place: Outside The Lake Auditoriums, building 1250, Bartholins Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C. 

Price: Free, but you have to bring your own food and drinks.

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/dinnerandoutdoorgames-term1/signup 

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/dinnerandoutdoorgames-term2/signup

The Old Town: Denmark's Market Town Museum

The Old Town is an open-air museum where it’s truly like walking into a time capsule. The Old town is a living picture of life in Denmark from 300 years ago and up to 1974. The town not only allows you to experience 75 historical houses from 24 different cities in Denmark from the outside, but you can also explore them from the inside. You will get a feeling of what it was like to live back then and to see how Danes made their way of living, for example by talking to the live actors dressed in clothes from that time. A newer part of the city opened recently - the area in the era of the 1970’s. From the outside, you can see how the shape and colors of the buildings have changed and inside you can have a look at things connected to some great authentic Danish musicians and politicians from a revolutionary time. Here, you’ll get an idea of how these influential people have contributed to shaping Danish culture.

Date 1st term: Thursday the 7th of July

Date 2nd term: Thursday the 28th of July

Time: 14:45 (Danish time)

Price: 50DKK

Where: Main entrance for Den Gamle By/The Old Town, Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/theoldtown-term1/signup

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/theoldtown-term2/signup

The Racing Track: Bet on your Horse and Win

Have you ever been to a horse race?

You now get the opportunity for a unique experience at Aarhus Horse Racing. Spend your Sunday afternoon in Aarhus’ beautiful, natural surroundings and experience the excitement of a classic horse race. The ticket price is only 30 DKK and it is possible to take the bus from the city to the race. 

Date 1st term: Sunday the 17th of July at 14:00 (Danish time).    

Date 2nd term: Thursday the 4th of August at 17:00 (Danish time)

Meet-up point: Park Alle/Banegårdspladsen 

Price: 30DKK + ticket to the bus. 

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/racingtrack-term1/signup

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/racingtrack-term2/signup

ARoS: Aarhus' biggest Art Museum

ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe and it is a must-see while visiting Aarhus. ARoS offers international exhibitions, contemporary art and the famous Rainbow, which gives you the best view of Aarhus.  One of Aarhus most famous buildings with a literal rainbow on top. The exhibitions change regularly so it won't be the same if you have visited it before. And you don't have to be an art student to enjoy this visit. It is the perfect location for Instagram friendly pictures and the odds of you leaving the gift shop without a purchase are very low.

Date 1st term: Tuesday the 12th of July 

Date 2nd term: Tuesday the 2nd of August 

Time: 15.00 (Danish time)

Place: Main entrance for ARoS, Aros Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus   

Price: 80DKK

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/aros-term1/signup

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/aros-term2/signup

Marselisborg Deer Park

Is there a better way to spend your Sunday than petting cute deer in a beautiful forest? We don’t think so! Therefore, we’ve planned a Sunday trip to Marselisborg Deer Park for around 3 hours. The park is a part of the beautiful Marselisborg forest, which is around 750 hectares, is placed in the southern part of Aarhus. The landscape is hilly and the park is filled with sika deer, fallow deer and wild boar. The forest is a good representation of what a lot of Danish nature is like. The deer are very tame so if you bring some carrots or apples, you can feed them and come all close to them. Definitely an experience of a lifetime!

Date 1st term: Sunday the 10th of July

Date 2nd term: Sunday the 7th of August

Time: 10.00 AM (Danish time)  

Place: Marselisborg Deer Park, Ørneredevej 6, 8270 Højbjerg.

Price: Free, but you have to pay for the bus (and deer snacks) yourself.

Sign up term 1: https://events.au.dk/marselisborgdeerpark-term1/signup

Sign up term 2: https://events.au.dk/marselisborgdeerpark-term2/signup