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Aarhus, Denmark


Cruise ship docked at Sydhavnen in Aarhus Port

Introduction

Aarhus (pronounced Oar-Hoos) is the main city on Denmark's Jutland peninsula.

Where You're Docked

Two piers are currently being used - 404 Containerhavnen (container terminal) for larger ships and 129 Sydhavnen. Free shuttles should be provided to the tented cruise terminal at pier 129 if docked at the container terminal.

Cruise schedule here http://flexport.aarhushavn.dk/pages/flexport/odeum_NewspaperList.asp?CruiseShip=nextyear Port website with cruise terminal info here http://www.aarhushavn.dk/en

129 Sydhavnen

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404 Containerhavnen

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Money & Tipping

Denmark's currency is the Danish Krone (DKK). Credit cards are accepted at a lot of places but most self-serve terminals require chip and pin cards. Ask before trying to use a magnetic swipe card. In Europe, it is common to leave a small tip (5-10%) when dining at restaurants. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped though it is common to round up to nearest 10 DKK.

Local Transportation

Aarhus is relatively compact and easy to get around by foot.

Hotels

Search hotels in Aarhus here

Sights

  • Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum - One of the largest art museums in northern Europe and features modern art
  • Den Gamle By (The Old Town) - An open air museum village with historic Danish buildings
  • Moesgaard Museum - contains the Grauballe Man, a well preserved bog body
  • Viking museum - located in the basement of the Nordea Bank next to the cathedral. Free.
  • Latin Kvarteret (Latin Quarter) - a few blocks north of Aboulevarden, this is a picturesque neighborhood with cobblestone streets and medieval timbered buildings
  • Legoland - approx 60 miles southwest of Aarhus in the town of Billund. This amusement park is the original one in the country of the inventors. http://www.legoland.dk/en/

Shopping & Restaurants

Stroget (Sondergade) is the main pedestrian shopping street running from Central Station at the south end to the cathedral and Store Torv (Large Square). Aboulevarden intersects Stoget and runs along a canal and is lined with cafes and restaurants.

Post Office

The main post office is located at Central Railway Station.

Maps

Weather

Aarhus Weather Forecast

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