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Things to do in Aarhus

There is always something to do in Aarhus and the city offers a variety of cultural experiences. For a complete overview of the activities and events in Aarhus, visit the official Aarhus website at www.visitaarhus.dk. You can also browse the Aarhus Culture Guide for all kinds of cultural events taking place in Aarhus.


ARoS is the main art museum in Aarhus and one of the largest museums in Northern Europe. On the roof of ARoS, you can visit Your rainbow panorama from where you can walk a 150-meter-long, circular panoramic path with 360º views of the surrounding city.

Moesgaard Museum

Prehistory presented innovatively in a breathtaking architectural setting makes for a world-class museum experience when you visit the Moesgaard Museum.


VoxHall is a venue that showcases the most interesting national and international bands and artists, mainly within the genres of rock, heavy, hip hop and electronic music.

Aarhus Theatre

Aarhus Theatre has five stages and its own theatre company that gives performances from September to mid-June. The Aarhus Theatre offers half-price tickets for all students with a valid student ID card.

Festivals - 7 events you must attend 

Each year, Aarhus hosts several festivals and concerts, including Northside Festival, one of the largest festivals in Denmark, and Aarhus Festuge, the largest themed festival in Scandinavia. There is no bigger or better student event in Denmark than the annual Boat Race on the lake in the University Park.

Nightlife in Aarhus

Like many other university towns, Aarhus has a bustling nightlife. From Irish pubs to cocktail bars and jazz cafés, you are sure to find a café or bar to fit your taste. The “Friday Bars” at the university are also a popular way to start the evening.

10 oases in Aarhus

Aarhus is naturally bordered by stunningly beautiful surroundings. Whether on foot or by bike, you don’t have to go far from the university to find yourself in peaceful countryside.


There are four cinemas in town that show movies in their original language with Danish subtitles. During the week, there are student discounts and matinee tickets.