My Top 5 Things To Do In Aarhus

Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark. Although unheard of by many, this city is full of Danish charm, delicious food and plenty to see and do!

Here are my top recommendations of what to do when in this beautiful quaint city . . .

Den Gamle By

We fell in love with Den Gamle By. Walking down the cobbled streets you are transported back in time.

From pre-1900’s to the 1970’s, it is a unique way to see Aarhus through the years.

We warmed up with one of my favourite Danish puddings, delicious Risengrod (Danish rice pudding) with butter and cinnamon.

And of course as we visited during Christmas and new year, we had to try the mulled wine!

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

Mr B and I are definitely no art buffs, in fact we know very little to nothing about art. But that didn’t stop us enjoying a few hours wandering around ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.

It is one of Europe’s largest art museums and on top of the building sits a rainbow viewing platform which gives beautiful, unique views of the city.

Salling rooftop bar

Salling is a popular department store in the centre of Aarhus, but we didn’t visit for the shopping. Head to the top floor and you will find a fabulous rooftop bar. With outdoor seating equipped with heaters and blankets to keep warm, we enjoyed a mulled wine but then decided to warm up in the rooftop’s glass conservatory.

It was the perfect place to relax, enjoy some cold crisp white wine and delicious snacks and plan our adventures for the next day. We only popped in for one drink, but ended up staying for hours!

Viking Museum

You won’t need long to walk around this small museum which is full of interesting artefacts, but you can’t go to Denmark and not learn about the Vikings can you!


Mollestien is known as the most beautiful street in Aarhus and I would have to agree. With lots of beautiful coloured houses, most of which were built in the 18th century, you feel like you have been transported back in time wandering down this idyllic street.



  1. Mostlyfoodandtravel February 7, 2019 / 10:10 pm

    It sure looks like a lovely town and you are correct about not knowing about it. The food looked amazing in your posts and the streets look very cute.

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      February 8, 2019 / 8:48 pm

      Such a beautiful part of Denmark!

  2. Bejal February 8, 2019 / 8:15 am

    I really would like to visit Denmark, I really have no excuse with family living out there and this sounds like a very pretty town with great options!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      February 8, 2019 / 8:48 pm

      You should get out there! Such beautiful city’s to explore!

  3. Steve Burns February 8, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    Great pics! Looks like a fun place!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      February 8, 2019 / 8:48 pm

      Such a fantastic city!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      February 10, 2019 / 11:12 am

      Thank you Jill, it is an amazing city!

  4. louise February 10, 2019 / 11:49 am

    Thank you for sharing this. Laura! It really warmed my heart to see a lot of “Danish” photos and remember how much I love my home country! Even though I am from Jutland, I haven’t been much in Aarhus! But it really is such a charming city! Love den gamle by and the viking museum
    Louise x

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      February 10, 2019 / 3:07 pm

      It is such a beautiful city! Full of Danish charm x

  5. Scarlett February 11, 2019 / 6:38 am

    Have never visited Aarhus, but the rice pudding would definitely be on my menu. For someone who doesn’t do a lot of arty outings, you managed quite a a few while you were there. You can never go wrong in a Viking museum, can you?!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      February 13, 2019 / 7:26 pm

      We really enjoyed exploring the city!

  6. Lara Olivia February 13, 2019 / 10:32 am

    I too had never heard of it, but now I have! Next time I’m in Denmark, I’ll definitely look it up 😉 x

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      February 13, 2019 / 7:26 pm

      It’s a beautiful city, cute and quaint with delicious food!

  7. Rasha February 13, 2019 / 8:54 pm

    Copenhagen is on my list for this year but Aarhus looks very charming too! The view must have been lovely from the rainbow viewing platform…

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      February 14, 2019 / 9:58 pm

      We loved Copenhagen, that is what made us want to explore more of Denmark and visit Aarhus!

  8. Guru February 14, 2019 / 10:01 am

    It looks like paradise very interesting places to visit. Beautiful images too!

  9. Angie February 18, 2019 / 10:57 am

    Aarhus was the first foreign city I ever visited when I was little!

  10. Gary February 19, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    It looks so pretty and cosy. I deffo need to try it!

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