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Cultural highlights

Photo: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Olafur Eliason, Anders Trærup

When you are looking for cultural experiences, the Aarhus region is a perfect place to start. Here, you will find world-class museums ranging from natural history and art to vikings and regional history. You will also find a national park and the ancient road - both created in the Ice Age.

Three of Denmark's most visited museums

Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum

'Den Gamle By' (The Old Town Musuem) is a perfectly unique attraction in Aarhus for the whole family to go on fascinating journey back in history. The museum is awarded the maximum three stars in the Michelin Travel Guide.

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. And each year, ARoS has about one million visitors, making it the most frequented art museum in Scandinavia.

Moesgaard Museum

The past is brought to fascinating life at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus. Moesgaard Museum has three Michelin stars in the Michelin attraction's guide.

More than 70 museums

Throughout the region, you will find lots of exciting and fun museums.

See an overview of all the museums in the Aarhus region

But there are other cultural experiences as well...

Kalø Castle Ruins

As you travel the half-kilometre distance along the dam to Kalø Castle Ruins you are also travelling 700 years back in time.


Hjejlen is the world’s oldest original coal-fired paddle steamer still in operation. Daily throughout the summer, Hjejlen and the other excursion boats in the Hjejle fleet sail from Silkeborg to Himmelbjerget and on to the small station town of Laven.

Architectonical wonders

Historical buildings, cosy quarters and modern wonders - there might be a special experience just around the corner.

Castles and manors

Explore the many castles and manors in the Aarhus region.


In the Aarhus region we have two cathedrals - in Viborg and in Aarhus. Furthermore, we have many beautiful, unique and historical churces in the whole...

Prehistoric monuments

Danmark's largest stonehenge, castle ruins, Bronze Age mounds... You can find many prehistoric monuments around the whole Aarhus region.

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