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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!

Important: According to the authorities' guidelines you must present either a negative corona test less than 48 hours old, documentation for being fully vaccinated or documentation for having been tested positive within the past 245 days. Please note it's free to get a COVID-19 test for all nationalities.

You register for a COVID-19 test as follows:

  1. Go to https://covidresults.dk/ and click “sign up”. Register with your email address. If it does not let you register with your Hotmail or other emails, please try a Gmail address.
  2. Book a time on the website above. You will receive a QR-code, which you can then bring with you to the test centre.
    There are multiple test centres in Aarhus. You can see them here: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/find-covid-19-test-center (the map loads slowly, so please give it some time). You can press Ctrl+F to search for Aarhus. It will state for each place if it is possible to get a PCR test.
  3. You will receive a test result on covidresults.dk within 24-48 hours.

Moesgaard Museum of Archaeology and Etnography

Are you interested in history or archaeology? Or do you like beautiful nature and architecture? Then you should definitely join us on our trip to Moesgaard! Moesgaard Museum is a special museum for archeology and ethnography in Højbjerg, south of Aarhus. The majority of the archeological collections are Danish, but also contain changing special exhibitions from around the world.The museum's exhibitions present a number of unique finds from Denmark's antiquity, including Grauballemanden, which is the world's best-preserved bog body, and the weapon sacrifices from Illerup Ådal, which testify to Iron Age power struggles and martial arts. The collection also counts seven local rune stones. The museum also presents the exhibition The Life of the Dead, which tells how different cultures treat the theme of death. We'll meet at Uni and then take the bus together. 

Date 1st term: Tuesday the 19th of July

Date 2nd term: Tuesday the 9th of August 

Time: 15.00 (Danish time)  

Place: Outside the Nobel Canteen, then we'll take the bus together. 

Price: 75DKK

Sign up: TBA

Covid restrictions: All participants must present either a negative corona test less than 48 hours old, documentation for being fully vaccinated or documentation for having been tested positive within the past 245 days.

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 we’ll divide us into groups 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 23rd of July 

Date 2nd term: Saturday the 13th of August  

Time: 10.00 AM (Danish time)  

Place: Skovbrynet 5, 8000 Aarhus C 

Price: 180DKK

Sign up: TBA

Covid restrictions: All participants must present either a negative corona test less than 48 hours old, documentation for being fully vaccinated or documentation for having been tested positive within the past 245 days.

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, 8000 Aarhus C

Price: Free

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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 in 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 Bahn-mi’s. So whether you want to taste Danish food or have the food from your home country, you can find something for you – 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 Pretty Woman, Green Book and La La Land. We’ll be enjoying food from Street Food while watching a great movie on the enormous screen.  

Date 1st term: Wednesday the 13th of July 

Date 2nd term: Wednesday the 3rd of August 

Time: 18.30-22.00 PM (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: TBA

Covid restrictions: All participants must present either a negative corona test less than 48 hours old, documentation for being fully vaccinated or documentation for having been tested positive within the past 245 days.

Day-trip to the Small Island Samsø

In the middle of Kattegat, the small island Samsø is. Samsø is known for its beautiful nature with lots of hills, beaches and small paths for hiking and cycling. The biggest town on the island, Tranebjerg, offers cute, small cafés, restaurants and boutiques. We’ll take the ferry from Aarhus to Sælvig, a trip on approximately 60 minutes, and spend the day on the idyllic island.  

Date 1st term: Sunday the 17th of July

Date 2nd term: Sunday the 7th of August 

Time: 

Place: Hack Kampmanns Pl. 6, 8000 Aarhus C  

Price: TBA

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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 Aarhus 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 the15th 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: TBA

Sign up: TBA

Sign up deadline: 4 days before the event: Monday the 11th of July and Monday the 1 of August.

Rooftop Sunrise Yoga

Namaste! Let’s start the weekend in an anti-stressed, relaxed way. Every 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:  

  • Week 1: Friday the 8th of July  

  • Week 2: Friday the 15th of July  

  • Week 3: Friday the 22nd of July  

Date 2nd term:  

  • Week 1: Friday the 29th of July  

  • Week 2: Friday the 5th of August  

  • Week 3: Friday the 12th of August  

Time: 7.00 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:  TBA

Pub-crawl: Experience Aarhus night-life

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; Old Irish, Die BierBar and Kuhstahl. 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. The price for participating in the pub crawl is therefore the price for the offers in all four places, so you don’t have to think about anything. We can’t wait to party with you! 

Date 1st term: Wednesday the 6th of July  

Date 2nd term: Wednesday the 27th of July  

Time: 19.00 PM (Danish time) 

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

Price: TBA

Sign up: TBA 

Covid restrictions: All participants must present either a negative corona test less than 48 hours old, documentation for being fully vaccinated or documentation for having been tested positive within the past 245 days.

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’s 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.  

Date 1st term: Wednesday the 6th of July, Wednesday the 13th of July and Wednesday the 20th of July

Date 2nd term: Wednesday the 27th of July, Wednesday the 3rd of August and Wednesday the 10th of August

Time: 17.00 PM (Danish time)  

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

Price: Free!  

Sign up: TBA

Monday Morning Swim at Den Permanente

Would you like a fresh and wonderful start to your day? Then we invite you to a morning bath on one of Aarhus’ most beautiful beaches “Den Permanente”. “Den Permanente” is one of Aarhus’ 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. 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. 

In both term 1 and term 2, we will go to the beach every Monday morning at 6.30 and we will be there for half an hour.  

Date 1st term: Monday the 7th of July, Monday the 11th of July and Monday the 18th of July.  

Date 2nd term: Monday the 25th of July, Monday the 1st of August and the 8th of August. 

Time: 6.30am (Danish time)   

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

Price: Free!   

Sign up: TBA

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: 15.00 (Danish time)

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

Price: 75DKK

Sign up: TBA

Covid restrictions: All participants must present either a negative corona test less than 48 hours old, documentation for being fully vaccinated or documentation for having been tested positive within the past 245 days.

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 even 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 PM (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.

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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’ies. 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: 15:00 (Danish time)

Price: 100DKK

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

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Covid restrictions: All participants must present either a negative corona test less than 72 hours old, documentation for being fully vaccinated or documentation for having been tested positive within the past 245 days.

The Racing Track: Bet on your Horse and Win

Have you ever been to a horse racing?  

You have now 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.    

Meet-up point: Park Alle/Banegårdspladsen. Time: 12pm 

Price: 30DKK + ticket to the bus. 

Sign up: TBA

Date 2nd term: Thursday the 4th of August  

Meet-up point: Park Alle/Banegårdspladsen. Time: 15.50.

Price: 30kr. + ticket to the bus 

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Covid restrictions: All participants must present either a negative corona test less than 48 hours old, documentation for being fully vaccinated or documentation for having been tested positive within the past 245 days.

ARoS: Aarhus' biggest Art Museum

ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe, and it is a most seen 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. Besides its beautiful architectural interior the ARoS Art Museum offers international exhibitions, contemporary art and the famous Boy. You don't have to be an art student to enjoy this visit, it's 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 11th of July 

Date 2nd term: Thuesday the 2end of July 

Time: 15.00 (Danish time)

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

Price: 50DKK

Sign up: TBA

Covid restrictions: All participants must present either a negative corona test less than 48 hours old, documentation for being fully vaccinated or documentation for having been tested positive within the past 245 days.

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. The trip will be around 3 hours. The park is a part of the beautiful Marselisborg forest, which is around 750 ha. forest 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 thereby a good representation of what a lot of Danish nature is like. The deer are very tame so if you bring some carrots, you can feed them and come all close to them! Definitely an experience of a lifetime. 

Date 1st term: Sunday the 24th of July  

Date 2nd term: Sunday the 14th of August  

Time: 10.00 AM (Danish time)  

Place: The Nobel Park Canteen  

Price: Free, but you have to pay for the bus yourself.  

Sign up:  TBA