Travel Guide - ÅRHUS
We have previously guided you to the capital of Denmark, which is the city most foreigners associate with the country. However, there is another beautiful gem to explore, which is slightly less known despite being the second biggest city: Århus.
Located along the coast it offers mesmerising nature, brilliant art and culture as well as a great selection in food and marvellous shopping options. The perfect weekend-trip destination in other words.
We have selected our favourite spots for you to discover.
Den Gamle By: “The Old City” is an open air museum that takes you back in time. As you walk into the “town” you will find houses showing typical objects and interior from Danish culture and history, three decades back in time.
AROS: Art at its best is found at AROS, one of the largest art museums in Europe! Visit to get inspired.
Moesgaard Museum: Located in the suburbs of Århus, next to the coast line, you will find this museum dedicated to archeology and ethnography. Whether you wish to learn more about viktings or not, the building and location itself is worth a visit.
La Cabra: A delightful smell of freshly brewed coffee and straight-out-of-the-oven-bread is what meets you in the door at La Cabra. Focusing on quality caffeinated beverages paired with something to nibble on this is where you will want to do your snack break.
S´Vin Bar: This lovely little wine bar offers a relaxed and an almost ”Italian” vibe. Perfect either for a pre or post-dinner drink or perhaps even a little sip of wine for lunch? Plus for charming interior.
Langhoff og Juul: If you are looking to eat a proper traditional ”frokost” (brunch), this is the place to go. They serve big trays filled with rye bread, eggs, smoked fish, potato salad, yoghurt, spiced cake and other traditional Danish dishes.
Klassisk Fisk: A restaurant where you can spoil yourself rotten with magnificent fish and sea food. Plus for their sign saying that phones can´t be used during the meal.
Komfur: Treat yourself with a dinner at this restaurant which specialise in traditional Danish food with a French twist.
Mikkeler and Friends: Denmark is all about beer and this chain has a great selection of exactly that (as well as a lovely interior).
Nordic Tales: Recently opened concept store/showroom where they sell products from independent designers such as pendant lamps, frames, “plant planets” and furniture.
Decorate Shop: As you probably know, Denmark is all about interior design, so visiting interior shops is mandatory. This store has a great selection of home accessories and furniture from brands like Muuto, HAY, Firm Living.
Nova Møbler: Visit for high quality design furniture that makes an interior enthusiast drool.
Casa Duo: Super charming vintage store located in a narrow street in the heart of Århus, packed with treasures waiting to find a new home.
Text and photos by Thea C. Sneve Løvstad