Denmark: Aarhus

Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and has a long history, dating back to its foundation in 938 AD by Vikings. It has been a major fishing and commercial port throughout the middle ages, accumulating great wealth, which resulted in a large old town, full of historic architecture. This inner city is a semi-circle of streets, enclosed by a ring road and centered around a magnificent Aarhus Cathedral (next post). Among other attractions are a large gothic Von Krue Church, a bizarre looking Townhall with a square tower, futuristic ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and much more. Aarhus is also famous for its large and old Aarhus University.