Welcome to AARHUS
Aarhus is situated on the eastern edge of the Jylland (Jutland) peninsula, the only part of Denmark attached to mainland Europe. It is Denmark’s second largest city with more than 300,000 inhabitants of whom 13 per cent are students, making Aarhus the "youngest" city in Denmark. Aarhus University has an international focus and successfully targets and attracts researchers and students from abroad.
Everywhere in Aarhus you will sense the pulse and vibrancy of a big city together with an intimacy and compactness that makes the city a joy to experience all year round.
The buzz of student life, entertainments and amusements, the shopping attractions and the impressive range of restaurants and cafés ensure a lively atmosphere day and night. The river promenade abounds with cafés, and in the 'Latin Quarter' cosy shops lie side-by-side one after the other. Aarhus is an ideal size; a pulsating city that at the same time purrs with intimacy. Aarhus – the world’s smallest big city – has everything your heart could desire. It is a historic as well as a modern city and whatever your taste in cultural experiences, the natural world, nightlife, shopping or entertainment, Aarhus has something extraordinary to offer.
Conference and meeting facilities
Aarhus is a city with an excellent reputation for holding conferences and the facilities are first class. Everything that you and your delegates might require will be there at your service and we can assure you that everything will always be dealt with in a professional manner.
Together with our business partners we can guarantee that your event will be a success, we have highly skilled people who can assist you with every detail. There are many different opportunities for undertaking conferences, from major international conventions at the Scandinavian Congress Centre, through medium-sized conferences at the hotels in the city or at the University of Aarhus, to the Aarhus School of Business (ASB). Conferences in Aarhus can easily cater for up to 3,500 delegates. There are many different and exciting meeting venues and conference hotels, to enable you to meet your aspirations for a great event.
Aarhus boasts a wide range of hotels to choose from, from big international ones to a collection of specialty hotels. There are 30 different hotels to choose from in Aarhus with around 1,600 hotel rooms – and a total of 5,000 beds in the region.
Places to visit & entertainment
The choice between the city's many attractions and amusements can be very difficult. A lively provincial town environment in the 'Den Gamle By' (The Old Town); staggering amusements in 'Tivoli Friheden'; concerts at Concert Hall Aarhus; beautiful settings and exciting art exhibitions at, among many other places, the 'ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum' art museum are just a small selection of the many experiences that await you in Aarhus. On top of this Aarhus has many lovely green areas and is surrounded by sandy beaches and woods, which give you all the beauties of nature just around the corner.
Test your skills in a game of golf, go on a cycling trip, go sailing on the sea, or enjoy the pulsating life in the city centre. Everything is within short driving distance. According to a new Danish scheme of quality-rating, there are one 5-star, seven 4-star and one 3-star attractions in and around Aarhus.
In the city centre there are several of Aarhus' architectural gems such as the old Custom House, the Aarhus Theatre, the Hotel Royal, and the old City Hall, which now holds The Women’s Museum and the Occupation Museum. Down by the Bay of Aarhus you will find the Memorial Park, and just a stone’s throw away from that is the Marselisborg Palace Park which is open to the public when the Royal family is not in residence. All of these things are within walking distance.
The 'Strøget' high street and the other pedestrianised streets in Aarhus have over 800 shops and you can find any kind of store here. There is a bedazzling choice of shops to be found in the wide shopping streets, with many large brand name shops and a host of small shops carrying specialty products. You will find narrow cobblestone streets in the oldest part of Aarhus, called the Latinquarter, where you could easily believe that you were in southern Europe with buildings dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and on the 850-meter long pedestrianised high street you will find exciting big modern malls.
Airport in Aarhus
Aarhus is easily accessible with two airports close by. The international airport of Billund is only 55 minutes from Aarhus and has departures to all major European cities. Aarhus Airport is even closer – it is only 30 minutes from Aarhus centre, with a regular bus service and a good range of both national and international flights.
We can help you!
VisitAarhus Convention is a non-profit organization for Aarhus and provides assistance free of charge to anyone interested in holding a conference, meeting or congress in Aarhus. We also assist you with recommendations of professional help with all the practical work, so you can concentrate on having a great conference. If you are considering holding a conference in Aarhus, simply contact us for information regarding all the possibilities there are in the beautiful city of Aarhus. This is what we assist with free of charge:
> Information about conference facilities, accommodation, transport and activities,
> Brochures, slide presentations, roll-up displays, images, and marketing material,
> Study trips and site inspections for meeting planners and organization committees,
> Drawing up a meeting application/bid,
> Support in making the presentation to the organization committee,
> Contacts with the municipality, county council, and business community.
Mr. Kristian Rødbro
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Phone: +45 87315018
Mobile: +45 29371626