Aarhus Airport is one of two airports in Aarhus municipality on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. It is located in town of Tirstrup which is about 44 kilometers northeast of the city of Aarhus. The other airport that serves the area is the much larger Billund Airport.
Aarhus Airport serves the Central Denmark region and has limited daily flights but is serviced by major European airlines. Low-cost airline, Ryanair also operates flights between London-Stansted and Aarhus.
As one of Denmark’s oldest and second-largest city, Aarhus has a well-developed and dynamic transportation network. It is accessible by local railways, inter-city bus services, ferry connections as well as two airports.
Aarhus is generally known as a hub for sea transport due to its geographical position in the peninsula. It has one of Northern Europe’s busiest container ports and is a popular destination for cruise lines operating in the Baltic Sea region.
However, the increasingly urbanized region is beckoning a lot of visitors with its specialized industries and tourist attractions. The most convenient way to travel between major cities and the capital, Copenhagen would still be by air. Connecting flights from the capital Copenhagen are operated daily.
The appeal of this fast-growing city is its interesting blend of rich cultural heritage and its youthful vibe. There is a small historic city centre with well-preserved houses and landmark buildings in various styles of architecture. It economic growth and prominent educational institutions has led to increased commuter activity and tourist traffic.
Aarhus’ modern urban fabric is evident in its renewed urban waterfront with restaurants and nice shopping opportunities all within a very short walking distance. It is a beautiful pedestrian friendly city with a pleasant climate for exploring neighborhoods. If you prefer to cycle, Aarhus is also considered one of the best bike cities in the world.
There are a lot of attractions in the city that visitors to Aarhus must not miss.
AroS Aarhus Kunstmuseum
This is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. It features several galleries, each showcasing special exhibitions with both national and international artists. The AroS Art Museums building is in itself a striking architectural piece in modern Danish style. A curved 'museum street' slices through a red cube-shaped building. A unique glass installation at the top of the museum named 'Your rainbow panorama' is a popular feature. It allows visitors to view of the town through colored glass.
The Old Town (Den Gamle By)
The Old Town is an open air and living museum consisting of 75 well-preserved historical buildings collected from 20 different towns across the country and presented as an olden Danish village complete with role-playing villagers.
Aarhus Cathedral (Århus Domkirke)
This Cathedral holds the record of being the longest church/cathedral in all of Denmark. The original Cathedral was built in the beginning of the 12th century; however in 1330 the church was destroyed by fire. Bricks from the original Cathedral were used in the construction of some sections of the walls on the current building. The cathedral contains also more frescos than any other cathedral in Denmark.
These are just a few of the must see attractions in a city with a rich heritage from its beginnings as a Viking settlement to the modern and cosmopolitan city that it is today. Aarhus Airport brings you near to some of Denmark's most unique attractions in Aarhus and the surrounding areas. Find the best flight for you by searching for promo fares to Aarhus on Skyscanner.
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