Visiting Aarhus Denmark

by Tina on March 13, 2014

in Denmark, Travel, Travel Files

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Visiting Aarhus, Denmark has been on our travel wish list for the past four years and last weekend we finally had a chance to hop over to mainland, Denmark, or Jutland, as it is called in English.  This is the little part of Denmark that juts north of Germany and is part of mainland Europe, rather than Copenhagen which is located on the island of Zealand.  Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and we were very curious to see what it looked and felt like.

We drove from Copenhagen and after about three hours in the car and a couple foggy bridge crossings we were in Aarhus.  We wondered around the Strøget (the main shopping district) and Møllestien Street the first day. We were delighted to discover that Aarhus is incredible charming and sweet and feels a little bit like a shrunken version of Copenhagen with quiet canals and beautiful old buildings.  We think it is definitely well worth a visit and the fact that it has a Starbucks makes it all the more exciting!  Here is a little glimpse of our first day visiting Aarhus, Denmark…

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Our friends tell us that spring time in Aarhus is completely amazing, so we hope to visit again very soon.  I think Christmas time would be pretty special too!

Photography: Tina Fussell

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Inga March 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Not a fan of Starbucks – no matter where it is!


Clara March 13, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Hello, the architecture is very similar in old Quebec city!!!! I live there and its really beautiful but with more snow and the mountain nearby ! My best!


Tina March 23, 2014 at 12:33 am

It sounds beautiful! Thanks for stopping by!


Maja March 13, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Oh yes, I have been there twice. Its really pretty! You photos are stunning, love that white door at house Nr. 26, I think we have the exact same door but without the door knocker, ours is maybe from denmark?


Tina March 23, 2014 at 12:36 am

Thanks Maja. We’re hoping to make another trip soon as well, beautiful city.


BlueOrchys March 13, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Your pictures are beautiful ! Really inspiring !


Tina March 23, 2014 at 12:34 am



Heather L March 14, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Great photo array — love the top one of the bridge, and the one near bottom middle of the wreathed door.


Tina March 23, 2014 at 12:34 am

Thanks Heather!


Nina K April 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm

I love these photos! My family lives in Denmark, and I live in Philadelphia, and seeing these made me homesick. You really capture the weather with these photos, you can almost feel the chill to the air.


Melody April 4, 2014 at 6:44 pm

My husband is from Aarhus, when you go back you should take your children to Den Gamle By (The Old Town). We take our nieces there and they love it, plus I have to admit, it’s also fun for adults. There’s a nice cafe and amazing little shops where you can purchase charming Danish home goods.


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