The history of Aarhus goes all the way back to the early Viking Age when a small settlement called Aros was founded at the mouth of the Århus Å river. From those beginnings the town grew to become an important trading centre during the Viking Age, surrounded by an earthen rampart and a moat.
In 1201 the first stone of the Cathedral was laid, and the city started to expand outside its original area. It is still possible to follow the borders of the old town, and the streets named 'Volden' (the rampart) and 'Graven' (the moat) show the location of the old borders.
The centre of Aarhus is known as an enjoyable shopping area, and a fascinating cafe environment by the river forms the basis for the lively student life that characterises the city today.
For more information on Aarhus, please visit: www.visitaarhus.dk.
Travel information Aarhus Airport - www.aarhusairport.dk
Travel information Billund Airport - www.billund-airport.com
Travel information Copenhagen Airport - Copenhagen Airport
ARoS, Art Museum - www.aros.dk
Open-Air Museum - Den gamle By - www.dengamleby.dk
Moesgaard Museum (Archaeology and Ethnography) - www.moesmus.dk
Varna Mansion - www.varna.dk (in Danish only)
Nordic Choir and Cultural Festival - www.nkkf.dk