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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
“The Memorial Park is just below the castle grounds of Marselisborg Palace, facing out over the Bay and is one of many beautiful parks in Aarhus. In the Marselisborg Memorial Park there are numerous fascinating and intimate areas for you to explore. If you happen to be in Aarhus during May and June, make sure not to miss the beautifully flowering cherry trees in the Memorial Park's cherry grove. A memorial wall in the Marselisborg Memorial Park bears the names of the 4,144 South Jutland Danes who lost their lives on compulsory service in the Kaiser's forces during the Great War.”
  • 44 locals recommend
“Marselisborg (zoo) Dyrehave is open year-round during all hours of the day. On the 22 hectares you can experience cicadas, wild boar and wild boar. In Dyrehaven you can get very close to the deer, but keep in mind that these are wild animals - not pets. Remember apples  .It's a nice bike ride out through the woods”
  • 61 locals recommend
“Riis skov is just in front of our appartment and it doesn’t take more than 2 min to walk into beautiful nature. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
“The best drinks in town! They also have good food, but don't forget to book a table for Friday and Saturday nights.”
  • 45 locals recommend
“Art workshops with bistro/ bar / coffee places. There are usually exhibitions in the foyer. Walk up the steep roof and feel like in the Titanic movie - you'll know when you see it! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
“Here you can inquire about the easiest and cheapest way to get around by public transportation. Most things in Aarhus are within walking distance, but if you are going to Moesgaard you would need to take a bus”
  • 21 locals recommend
“Go for a stroll in Aarhus’ University Park and experience the unique campus atmosphere. The University Park is a nice place to enjoy a sunny day on the vast grass lawns with their shady trees, and you are surrounded by the iconic buildings and dorms of Aarhus University, and you will also find Aarhus Natural History Museum on the premises. The area is a lush, green oak park with a lake in the centre of the rolling moraine valley, where you will come across ducks and other wading birds. The University Park is a breathing space in the city for employees having their lunches, students studying for their exams, local children and visiting tourists.”
  • 36 locals recommend
“about 10 min walk, Along the small stream called Aarhus river, several restaurants and cafes”
  • 23 locals recommend
“Tropical Houses at the Botanical Garden The Tropical Houses (the Greenhouses in Danish "Væksthusene" in the Botanical Gardens) are a place where a numerous plant collections are presented in four different climate zones. An educational and sensuous experience You will have an educational and sensuous experience strolling through the beautiful and varied sceneries, and you will find plants from most parts of the world. Here, you get to witness what happens when the heat of the dense rainforest intertwines with lifelike animal sounds and the soft smells oozing from the many plants. Fascinating stories about nature and botany You can also hear fascinating stories about nature and botany and gain insight into the interdependence between us humans and nature. At the outside areas of the Botanical Gardens you can experience typical, Danish types of landscape, such as heath and beach, which is sure to inspire you to visit “the real” nature on the outskirts of Aarhus. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the café In the Botanical Gardens you will find the Tropical Houses Café, which is a breathing space in the heart of the city, where you can enjoy a light lunch or delicious cakes. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“If you feel like watching something else than the usual blockbustermovie this is the place to go. The café is decorated like an old french cinemar with checkfloors and a beautiful old bar in the centre where you can get a glass of wine and organic chocolate. The movies are from all over the world and there's often a presentation by the staff before the movie.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Jægergårdsgade is a good street to go to for drinks and dinner. It's not a party street, but rather a cosy one with cute, small Danish buildings and various options for food and drinks. It's also a good place to go look for breakfast and brunch. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A good and cheap grocery shop is located just on the opposite site of the street”
  • 19 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“If you just need some basic food or non-food, the fodtex can help. As one of the closest shopping options, you can quickly reach your purchases.”
  • 26 locals recommend
“One of the best coffee makers in Aarhus. But be aware - they are nerdy, so you need to accept that they don't compromise quality of coffee for good service :-)”
  • 31 locals recommend
“A French bistro with good food in nice surroundings. They also have a court yard which is really nice. Jægergaardsgade 54.”
  • 33 locals recommend
“Here go swimming in the summer... and some in the winter (you have to be a member in winter time) . Rent a bike an go for a nice ride along the waterfront. Nice forrest area surroundings for a walk ”
  • 29 locals recommend