With roots dating back over a thousand years, the city (Århus in Danish) features well-preserved historical neighbourhoods with charming cobblestone streets, colourful houses and historic landmarks. There’s the 12th-century Aarhus Cathedral and Den Gamle By (The Old Town), an open-air museum that recreates life in Denmark from the 17th to the 19th century. The ARoS Aarhus Art Museum is a contemporary art museum known for its installation on the rooftop, offering panoramic views of the city through colourful glass. Visitors should also check out the Moesgaard Museum, the Botanical Gardens, the Latin Quarter (Latinerkvarteret) and Marselisborg Palace, the summer residence of the Danish royal family.
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus
An international chain hotel is a rarity in Aarhus, but the Radisson group steps up to the plate with this award-winning property. It’s right next to the ARoS Art Museum and near the Den Gamle By, offering standard, family and interconnecting rooms, as well as a Presidential Suite with a separate living space. The hotel’s RAA Nordic Brasserie & Bar is reflective of Nordic nature, with the food and decor inspired by the elements of fire, air, water and earth – its atrium of an Aarhus skylight serves as a striking overhead centrepiece.
Radisson RED Aarhus
Built in 2020, the bright industrial design of this Radisson RED brought the city’s second-ever chain hotel, a three-minute walk away from its sister property. Guests can dine in the Atrium Bar and Restaurant or grab something quicker at the snack bar/deli, as well as lingering over drinks in the lounge. Book one of 78 bedrooms and suites, in a monochrome colour palette, with pops of rouge in a nod to the group’s name, and wake up to a Scandinavian cold-cut breakfast. There’s also a gym and parking area with electric charging points.