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Explore Aarhus with us

Our social programme activities are available to all AU Summer University students - locals as well as internationals.

Some of the events require you to sign up and pay in advance, so we can get an overview of how many will participate. If the event requires you to sign up, there will be sign up links in each box. The signing up link will open approximately 1 week before event start. 

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 and see if anyone sells their ticket if they have become prevented in participating. 

If you are prevented in participating

If you become sick during your stay or in other way get prevented in partcipating in an event, please contact us at summeruniversity@au.dk and we will help you with a refund.

Campus tour

Are you feeling lost at the new campus? And would you like to feel a bit more at home at Aarhus University? Don't worry, we got you! On the first day of each term, we have planned a campus tour for you, where we will show you the most important places for you to know during your stay at Aarhus University. You do not have to sign up. Just show up outside the International Center at 16.00 on the first Monday in each term, and we will guide you around campus. 

Date 1st term: Monday the 3rd of July

Date 2nd term: Monday the 24th of July 

Time: 15.00, 16.00 and 17.00 PM (Danish time)  

Place: Outside the International Office at Høegh Guldbergsgade 4A, 8000 Aarhus C. 

Price: Free!

This event does not require you to sign up. 

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 4th of July  

Date 2nd term: Thuesday the 4th of July  

Time: 16.00 (Danish time)

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

Price: 75DKK

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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’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: Wednesday the 5th of July

Date 2nd term: Wednesday the 26th of July

Time: 15.00 (Danish time)

Price: 50DKK

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

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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 6th, 13th and 20th of July 

Dates 2nd term: Thursday the 27th of July and Thursday the 3rd and the 10th 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.

Aarhus Bryghus: Visiting Aarhus brewery

Do you like beer? And are you fascinated by how it is made? Beer is a very big part of Danish food culture, and we are very proud of our beer in Denmark. Many cities and towns have their own, local brewery, including Aarhus. We have planned a guided tour and beer tasting visiting Aarhus brewery where they will tell us all about how their beer is made. The tour take around 1,5 hours. 

Date 1st term: Thursday the 6th of July

Date 2nd term: Thursday the 27 of July

Time: 16.00 PM (Danish time)  

Place: Skovbrynet 5, 8000 Aarhus C 

Price: 120KR. 

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Aarhus by night: 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 night life in Aarhus, and then we’ll end the pubcrawl at Guldhornene, where we’ll party all night long. At every bar we’ve got a special non-alchoholic offer for us. We can’t wait to party with you! 

Date 1st term: Friday the 7th of July  

Date 2nd term: Friday the 28th of July  

Time: 19.00 (Danish time) 

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

Price: 100DKK

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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: Saturday the 8th of July 

Date 2nd term: Saturday the 29th 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.

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KØN: Aarhus' Gender Museum

The gender and sexuality topic gets more and more present in the public all the time. Therefore, we found it appropriate to visit the gender museum in Aarhus called KØN, which translates to GENDER. Until 2021, the gender museum was called the women's museum but changed their name to include all genders and sexualities. The museum also includes a very cosy café where you'll be able to grab a cup of coffee and a piece of cake afterwards. Join us when we visit probably the most woke museum in Aarhus!

Date 1st term: Sunday the 9th of July

Date 2nd term: Sunday the 30th of July

Time: 11.00 AM (Danish time)  

Place: Skovbrynet 5, 8000 Aarhus C 

Price: 60DKK

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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 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: Monday the 10th of July

Date 2nd term: Monday the 31st of July

Time: 15.00 (Danish time)

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

Price: 80DKK

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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 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 11th of July 

Date 2nd term: Tuesday the 1st of August 

Time: 17.30 (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.   

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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: Wednesday the 12th of July 

Date 2nd term: Wednesday the 2nd of August 

Time: 19.00 (Danish time)

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

Price: 110DKK

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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: Thursday the 13th of July at 17.00 (Danish time).    

Date 2nd term: Thursday the 3rd of August at 17.00 (Danish time)

Place: Observatorievejen 2, Aarhus C

Price: 30DKK 

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Aarhus bowlinghal: Let's go bowling!

Let's go bowling! Bowling is a great activity to get to know each other and have a great time. Most nations have bowling, so you probably know the game already which is a great oppurtunity to show off your skills. We'll be six people on each team. We'll go there on a Friday so you can get your partymode on and have some beer if you feel like it. Aarhus Bowlinghal also has a restaurant so you can go there before we meet up and have dinner with your friends if you want to. 

Date 1st term: Friday the 14th of July

Date 2nd term: Friday the 4th of August

Time: 19.00 PM (Danish time)  

Place: Eckersbergsgade 15, 8000 Aarhus C

Price: 45DKK

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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 15th of July

Date 2nd term: Saturday the 5th of August

Time: 11.00 AM (Danish time)  

Place: Skovbrynet 5, 8000 Aarhus C 

Price: 180DKK

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AGF: Aarhus' soccer team

If you like soccer, you should join us cheering on the local team! AGF is Aarhus’ official soccer team, which has home court at Ceres Park & Arena. AGF is one of the best leagues in Denmark, which is called the Superliga. The Superliga is the biggest national league, corresponding to Premier League in England. During the Summer, AGF plays a few games and practice games, and we will be watching two of them. 

Date 1st term: Sunday the 16th of July

Date 2nd term: Sunday the 6th of August

Time: TBA

Place: Stadion Allé 70, 8000 Aarhus C.

Price: 80-110 DKK

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Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses

In the middle of Aarhus city, the beautiful green oasis called Botanical Garden is located. Walking through The Botanical Gardens you will see the the Hessel Brook, a small outlet of Aarhus Stream, running a steepsided watherway from Aarhus Steem and Egaa Stream. In the Botanical Garden you can enjoy collections of theme beds, bogs, beech woods and dunes. The park is open to the public all year around and all day. The Botanical Garden is also home of the Tropical Houses (or Greenhouses) which shows you suptropical and tropical plants. The houses are divided into four climate zones which gives a varity of different experinces. The Botanical Garden also has a café next to the Tropical Houses where you will be able to get a cup of coffee or a piece of cake afterwards. This is definetly a must see when you're in Aarhus!

Date 1st term: Monday the 17th of July

Date 2nd term: Monday the 7th of August

Time: 15.00 PM (Danish time)  

Place: Møllevejen, Peter Holms Vej 10A, 8000 Aarhus C

Price: Free!

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Moesgaard Museum of Archeology and Etnography

Are you interested in history or archaeology? Or do you just like beautiful nature and architecture? Then you should definitely join us when we visit to Moesgaard! Moesgaard Museum is a special museum for archeology and ethnography in Højbjerg, in the 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.

Date 1st term: Tuesday the 18th of July

Date 2nd term: Tuesday the 8th of August

Time: 15.00 PM (Danish time)  

Place: Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg

Price: 110DKK

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Marselisborg Deer Park and Infinite Bridge

Is there a better way to spend your afternoon than petting cute deer in a beautiful forest? We don’t think so! Therefore, we’ve planned a trip to Marselisborg Deer Park. 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! After visiting the Deer Park, we will go to the Infinite Bridge right next to it. 

Date 1st term: Wednesday the 19th of July

Date 2nd term: Wednesday the 9th of August

Time: 16.00 AM (Danish time)  

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

Price: Free!

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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 21st of July  

Date 2nd term: Friday the 11th 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: 40DKK.

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