Aarhus is the second largest city of Denmark and the capital of Jutland, the mainland. It has a well-preserved historic centre, a few good museums and nice old churches. Close to the city are some good beaches, as well as opportunities for hiking and biking.
The main attraction is Den Gamle By (The Old Town). This fascinating open-air museum features 75 restored buildings from all around Denmark dating from the 17th- and 18th centuries. Full of things to see and do, it really is a must for any visitor.
Other things to do include the AROS Kunstmuseum, which presents a wide-ranging collection of Danish art from the 19th and 20th centuries, and a visit to the modern Town Hall, which is a good example of Modern Danish archtiecture. It was completed in 1942 and designed by Arne Jacobsen, the pioneer of Danish design.
Take a trip to the Tivoli Friheden, a fun-packed amusement park located just outside the city centre offering rides, clown shows, spectacular flower gardens and many cafes in which to sit and watch the crowds go by. Spend an engrossing hour or two at the Forhistorisk Museum Moesgard, a museum presenting amazing prehistoric artefacts, including the 2,000-year-old Grauballe Man, found preserved in a nearby bog in 1952.

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