Local information

Banks

Banks are open from 09:30 to 16:00 on weekdays with late hours until 18:00 on Thursdays (closed Saturdays and Sundays). There are numerous cash machines throughout the city. Furthermore, you can find money transfer offices on several locations, for example Forex at Banegaardspladsen.

Currency

The currency in Denmark is Danish Kroner (DKK). One krone is divided into 100 Øre. 1€ = 7,47kr.

Electricity
Denmark, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. If you visit from the UK and Ireland, you will need an adaptor for electric appliances, whereas North Americans need a transformer to use their 110/125V appliances.

Language

The mother tongue in Aarhus is Danish, which is closely related to both Swedish and Norwegian. In general, Danes speak English very well, and some even German and French.

Time zone

Denmark follows Central European Time (CET) which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Tipping

Tipping is greatly appreciated, but not expected, and you should only do so if you feel you are getting exceptionally good service. If you do so 10 percent of the bill is sufficient.

Transportation

It is very easy and safe to travel around the city by bus, train or tram. You can buy tickets at almost every station or at the kiosk. You can also purchase your tickets directly in the bus (coins needed). Tickets can be used regardless of the form of transportation.

 

Aarhus

Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark with a population of approximately 325,000. The culture is lively and young, mainly due to the city’s large student population (approx. 50,000).

Aarhus is an old city but still young at heart! The city was founded by the Vikings as an open trading post at the mouth of the river. Aarhus is an educational and cultural centre, and its very soul is a charming blend, combining the atmospheres of a provincial town and an active city, which will make you feel welcome and at home. Scattered around the city you will find many restaurants, bars and cafes, many of which are located at the river and suited for all kinds of budgets.

Aarhus is really a remarkable place and offers many attractions – such as the open-air museum “The Old Town”, Marselisborg Castle, Queen Margrethe II’s summer residence and Moesgaard Museum. Discover its delights for yourself. Most things are within walking distance and the city of Aarhus is the place where every wish can be fulfilled in fascinating and inspiring surroundings.

Ideally situated in its bay, fringed by beaches, forests and lush scenery, yet bustling with life, Aarhus offers an inspiring setting for the conference.

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One of the major attractions in Aarhus is the Open Air Museum ‘Den Gamle By’. The 'Den Gamle By' (meaning ‘The Old Town’) is a unique attraction in Aarhus for the whole family to go on fascinating journey back in history. Here you will meet people dressed and acting as folk at the end of the 19th century, and also as how people lived and worked in 1927. You can also take a walk through a town district from 1970s' Denmark, complete with streets, townhouses, shops, backyards, and workshops re-erected exactly as they stood in the past.

 

For further information about Aarhus please see VisitAarhus’ website www.visitaarhus.dk.