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The city of Aarhus

About Aarhus

Aarhus University’s main campus is located in Aarhus on the Jutland peninsula. The city has a total population of 319,094, and is situated by the sea with easy access to nearby woods and wetlands. In addition, Aarhus offers a rich history and a wide variety of cultural events. Aarhus is the center of a region of 1.5 million people within a one hour commuting distance.

Because of its large student population, Aarhus is the youngest city in Denmark in terms of average age. The international population of students and staff at the university and the international business community in Aarhus create a dynamic and vibrant atmosphere in the city.

Experience Aarhus
Aarhus is known as an innovative city with numerous cultural activities, excellent cafés and restaurants and fantastic shopping possibilities. The city has been selected as the number one shopping city in Scandinavia and is also known in Denmark as "the city of cafés" and "the city of smiles". It was recently ranked number two in Lonely Planet's list of the ten best destinations in Europe for 2016. Moreover, the EU has appointed Aarhus the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2017 Moreover, the EU has appointed Aarhus the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2017.

Furthermore, the city offers several different areas such as parks, beaches and forests. You can choose to stroll around the Latin Quarter, shopping streets or shopping centers, relax at one of the many cafés or visit some of the historical sites or cultural attractions such as the ARoS Art Museum (free ticket for conference guests), the Old Town museum, the Cathedral or the Queen's palace.

Developing Aarhus
The city of Aarhus is undergoing rapid development. In the years ahead, the city will be one of the busiest construction sites in Denmark. Among other things, the city will be integrated with the old harbour area, where the innovative and famous building "the Iceberg" is situated. This new part of Aarhus is definitely worth a visit.

Getting around Aarhus

Generally, the city is rather small and well organised, and most things are within walking distance. A walk from downtown to the main university campus and the conference venue takes approximately 20 minutes.

City buses in Aarhus

The main public transportation in Aarhus is the city buses. Most buses drive through the city centre and many busses stop at Nørrebrogade or Randersvej next to the university campus. You can purchase your bus ticket from the ticket machine inside the bus. The price is DKK 20 (2 zones) and the ticket is valid for 2 hours. If you plan to use the bus several times, we advise you to purchase a 10-trip multiride ticket (from any kiosk in Aarhus). You should validate your multiride ticket in the machine located on the bus before each journey.


All taxis in Aarhus are metered and accept major credit cards. Tax and tips are included in the meter price. Taxis can be hailed on the street or ordered by phone (no extra charge).

You can usually always find and hail a taxi at the main train station.

  • Aarhus Taxa: Tel. (+45) 89 48 48 48
  • DanTaxi: Tel. (+45) 70 25 25 25