Aarhus - The city
Aarhus was founded by Vikings some 1300 years ago and has been an important trading city ever since. However, it was not until the 1900s that Aarhus really started growing and soon became Denmark’s second largest city after the capital of Copenhagen.
Dubbed the cultural capital of Denmark, Aarhus has been on the forefront of defining Danish art and culture for years, which is also shown in the city’s architecture and in the up-and-coming designer shops across Aarhus.
The relatively large influx of young people and students from across the Nordic countries create a natural base for cultural activities, and there are countless cafés as well as clubs, cinemas, museums, amusement parks and various other venues of entertainment.
Each year, the town hosts several festivals and concerts including Aarhus International Jazz Festival in July and Aarhus Festuge in September—the biggest themed festival in Scandinavia.