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{{About|the city in Denmark|the convention on public participation|Aarhus Convention|the meteorite|Aarhus (meteorite)}}{{pp-semi-indef}}{{short description|City in Central Denmark Region, Denmark}}{{EngvarB|date=October 2017}}{{good article}}{{Use dmy dates|date=June 2018}}

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, Area by municipality / region
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, | population_as_of = 1 January 2018| population_urban = 273,077| population_density_urban_km2 = 2854| population_blank1_title = Municipal| population_blank1 = 340,421| population_density_blank1_km2 = 707| population_footnotes =
, Population by urban areas, age and sex
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List of cities in Denmark by population>2nd| population_demonym = AarhusianerCentral European Time>CET| utc_offset = +1Central European Summer Time>CEST| utc_offset_DST = +256N13region:DK|display=inline}}| elevation_footnotes = Highest point in the ity is Hasle Hills, Jelshøj is the highest in the municipality| elevation_min_m = 0| elevation_max_m = 105| postal_code_type = Postal code| postal_code = 8000, 8200, 8210, 8220, 8230| area_code = (+45) 8weblink}}}}Aarhus ({{IPAc-en|ˈ|ɔːr|h|uː|s}}, also {{IPAc-en|US|ˈ|ɑːr|-}},AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY, Ã…rhus, 16 April 2019, WEB,weblink Ã…rhus, Collins English Dictionary, HarperCollins, 16 April 2019, "Aarhus" (US) and OXFORD DICTIONARIES, Aarhus, 16 April 2019, MERRIAM-WEBSTER, Ã…rhus, 16 April 2019, {{IPA-da|ˈɒːhuːˀs|lang|Ã…rhus.ogg}}; officially spelled Ã…rhus from 1948 until 1 January 2011){{notetag|See §Spelling.}} is the second-largest city in Denmark and the seat of Aarhus municipality. It is located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula, in the geographical centre of Denmark, {{convert|187|km}} northwest of Copenhagen and {{convert|289|km}} north of Hamburg, Germany. The inner urban area contains 273,077 inhabitants ({{as of|2018|01|01|lc=on}}) and the municipal population is 340,421 ({{as of|2018|lc=on}}). Aarhus is the central city in Business Region Aarhus and in the East Jutland metropolitan area, which had a total population of 1.378 million in 2016.WEB,weblink, What is Business Region Aarhus,, 15 January 2019, WEB, Tal og statistik, Figures and Statistics,, Byregion Østjylland, 25 April 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 27 April 2016, dead, The history of Aarhus began as a fortified Viking settlement founded in the 8th century and with the first written records stemming from the bishopric seated here from at least 948. The city was founded on the northern shores of a fjord at a natural harbour and the primary driver of growth was for centuries seaborne trade in agricultural products. Market town privileges were granted in 1441, but growth stagnated in the 17th century as the city suffered blockades and bombardments during the Swedish Wars. In the 19th century it was occupied twice by German troops during the Schleswig Wars but avoided destruction. As the industrial revolution took hold, the city grew to become the second-largest in the country by the 20th century.Today, Aarhus is at the cultural and economic core of the region and the largest centre for trade, services and industry in Jutland. The city ranks as the 92nd largest city in the European Union, and as number 234 among world cities. It is also a top 100 conference city in the worldweblink Aarhus is the principal industrial port of the country in terms of container handling and an important trade hub in Kattegat. Major Danish companies have based their headquarters here and people commute for work and leisure from a wide area in Region Midtjylland. It is a centre for research and education in the Nordic countries and home to Aarhus University, Scandinavia's largest university, including Aarhus University Hospital and INCUBA Science Park. Being the Danish city with the youngest demographics, with 48,482 inhabitants aged under 18, Aarhus is also the second fastest growing Danish city, with an average growth of 4,500 people per annum since 2008.WEB,weblink Statistikbanken,, Aarhus is known for its musical history. In the 1950s, many jazz clubs sprang up around the city, fuelled by the young population. By the 1960s, the music scene diversified into rock and other genres. In the 1970s and 1980s, Aarhus became the centre for Denmark's rock music, fostering many iconic bands such as Kliché, TV-2 and Gnags. Aarhus is home to the annual eight-day Aarhus Jazz Festival, the SPoT Festival, and the NorthSide Festival.In 2017, Aarhus was European Capital of Culture along with Paphos in Cyprus.WEB,weblink Aarhus 2017 - European Capital of Culture,,


The name originates from the city's location at the mouth of (Aarhus River).WEB,weblink Visit Aarhus, The Aarhus River, 26 June 2016, Danish, WEB,weblink Visit Aarhus, History of Aarhus, 27 June 2016, The spelling "Aarhus" is first found in 1406 and gradually became the norm in the 17th century.In Valdemar's Census Book (1231) the city was called Arus, and in Icelandic it was known as , later written as Aars.WEB,weblink Salmonsens konversationsleksikon / Anden Udgave, 53, Salmonsens Konversationsleksikon, Salmonsen, 16 July 2014, Danish, It is a compound of the two words , genitive of {{wikt-lang|non|á}} ("river", Modern Danish ), and ("mouth", in Modern Icelandic this word is still used for "river delta").WEB,weblink Aarhus, Gyldendal, 16 July 2014, Danish,


With the Danish spelling reform of 1948, "Aa" was changed to "Å". Some Danish cities resisted the new spelling of their names, notably and . Århus city council explicitly embraced the new spelling, as it was thought to enhance an image of progressiveness.WEB,weblink Det omstridte bolle-å, Aarhus portalen, 16 July 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 8 August 2014, dead, dmy-all, In 2010, the city council voted to change the name from to to strengthen the international profile of the city. The renaming came into effect on 1 January 2011.Certain geographically affiliated names have been updated to reflect the name of the city, such as the Aarhus River, changed from to . It is still grammatically correct to write geographical names with the letter Å and local councils are allowed to use the Aa spelling as an alternative. Whichever spelling local authorities choose, most newspapers and public institutions will accept it. Some official authorities such as the Danish Language Committee, publisher of the Danish Orthographic Dictionary, still retain as the main name, providing as a new, second option, in bracketsWEB,weblink Århus eller Aarhus?, 2011, Danish Language Committee, Danish, and some institutions are still using explicitly in their official name, such as the local newsmedia and the schools and for example.It is notable that the "Aa" spelling has been in use the longest. "Aa" was also used by some major institutions between 1948-2011 as well, such as Aarhus University or the largest local sports club, (AGF), who have never used the "Å"-spelling.NEWS,weblink Borgmesters attentat på bolle-å går verden rundt, Anne-Bech Danielsen, Politiken, Danish, 20 March 2010, 21 October 2017,


{{see also|Timeline of Aarhus}}

Early history

(File:Scale model of Aarhus.jpg|thumb|right|upright=1|Model of the early fortified Viking town Aros. North is up.)Founded in the early Viking Age, Aarhus is one of the oldest cities in Denmark, along with Ribe and Hedeby.WEB,weblink Byhistoriske hovedtræk – Byens grundlæggelse, Danish, Aarhus Municipality, 15 August 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 14 September 2013, dead, dmy-all, Archaeological evidence under the Aros settlement's defences indicate the site was a town as early as the last quarter of the 8th century, considerably earlier than had been generally supposed.WEB,weblink Vikingernes Aros mellem land og hav, Kristeligt Dagblad, Claus, Grymer, 1 June 2005, 16 July 2014, Danish, WEB, Det Tidligste Ã…rhus, Danish,weblink The earliest Ã…rhus, The Viking Museum,weblink" title="">weblink 21 April 2017, 15 August 2014, live, dmy-all, Discoveries after a 2003 archaeological dig unearthed half-buried longhouses, firepits, glass pearls and a road dated to the late 700s.WEB,weblink Excavations – Nørrevold, Danish, The Viking Museum (MoesgÃ¥rd Museum), 15 August 2014, Archaeologists have conducted several excavations in the inner city since the 1960s revealing wells, streets, homes and workshops. In the buildings and adjoining archaeological layers, everyday utensils like combs, jewellery and basic multi-purpose tools from approximately the year 900 have been found.WEB,weblink Excavations, Danish, The Viking Museum (MoesgÃ¥rd Museum), 15 August 2014, The centre of Aarhus was once a pagan burial site until Aarhus's first church, Holy Trinity Church, a timber structure, was built upon it during the reign of Frode, King of Jutland, around 900.WEB,weblink Kirkerne i Ã…rhus, Danmarks Kirker: Nationalmuseet, 52, 16 July 2014, Danish, In the 900s an earth rampart for the defence of the early city was constructed, encircling the settlement, much like the defence structures found at Viking ring fortresses elsewhere. The rampart was later reinforced by Harald Bluetooth, and together with the town's geographical placement, this suggests that Aros was an important trade and military centre. There are strong indications of a former royal residence from the Viking Age in Viby, a few kilometres south of the Aarhus city centre.Vikingernes Aros Vikingemuseet {{da icon}}The bishopric of Aarhus dates back to at least 948 when Adam of Bremen reported the bishop Reginbrand attended the synod of Ingelheim in Germany.WEB,weblink Aarhus University, Aarhus Cathedral, 2 July 2012, 26 June 2016, WEB,weblink By efter by, Gyldendal, 16 July 2014, Danish, The bishopric and the town's geographical location propelled prosperous growth and development of the early medieval town.WEB,weblink Aarhus University, Aarhus, 15 August 2014, The finding of six runestones in and around Aarhus indicates the city had some significance around the year 1000, as only wealthy nobles traditionally used them.WEB,weblink Vikingernes Aros, The Viking Museum (MoesgÃ¥rd Museum), 16 July 2014, Danish, The era was turbulent and violent with several naval attacks on the city, such as Harald Hardrada's assault around 1050, when the Holy Trinity Church was burned to the ground.WEB,weblink Aarhus University, Svend Estridsen, ca. 1019–1074/76, 27 June 2016, Danish,

Middle Ages

(File:Ã…rhus Katedral2.jpg|thumb|upright=1|Aarhus Cathedral (1300))The growing influence of the Church during the Middle Ages gradually turned Aarhus, with its bishopric, into a prosperous religious centre. Many public and religious buildings were built in and around the city; notably Aarhus Cathedral was initiated in the late 12th century by the influential bishop Peder Vognsen. In 1441, Christopher III issued the oldest known charter granting market town status although similar privileges may have existed as far back as the 12th century. The charter is the first official recognition of the town as a regional power and is by some considered Aarhus's birth certificate.WEB,weblink Stenbroen, AarhusWiki, Aarhus Stadsarkiv, Danish, 26 July 2015, The official and religious status spurred growth so in 1477 the defensive earthen ramparts, ringing the town since the Viking age, were abandoned to accommodate expansion. Parts of the ramparts are still in existence today and can be experienced as steep slopes at the riverside and they have also survived in some place names of the inner city, including the streets of Volden (The Rampart) and Graven (The Moat).WEB,weblink The Moat, Danish, The Viking Museum, 15 August 2014, WEB,weblink Historien om Aarhus, Danish, Aarhus Stadsarkiv, 26 July 2015, Aarhus grew to become one of the largest cities in the country by the early 16th century. In 1657, octroi was imposed in larger Danish cities which changed the layout and face of Aarhus over the following decades. Wooden city walls were erected to prevent smuggling, with gates and toll booths on the major thoroughfares, Mejlgade and Studsgade. The city gates funnelled most traffic through a few streets where merchant quarters were built.WEB,weblink Stenbroen, Aarhus Kommunes digitale korttjenester, Aarhus Kommune, Danish, 22 November 2014, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 4 March 2016, dmy, In the 17th century, Aarhus entered a period of recession as it suffered blockades and bombardments during the Swedish wars and trade was dampened by the preferential treatment of the capital by the state.{{sfn|Olsen|2000|p=124}} It was not until the middle of the 18th century growth returned in large part due to trade with the large agricultural catchment areas around the city; particularly grain proved to be a remunerative export. The first factories were established at this time as the industrial revolution reached the country and in 1810 the harbour was expanded to accommodate growing trade.WEB,weblink Ã…rhus: Byhistorie, Dansk Center for Byhistorie, 16 July 2014, Danish,


(File:Aarhus set fra bakkerne i Riis Skov.jpg|right|thumb|View of Aarhus, 1850)Following the Napoleonic wars, Denmark lost Norway and was excluded from international trade for some years which caused a recession for Aarhus's trade-based economy that lasted until the 1830s. The economy turned around as the industrial revolution reached the city and factories with steam-driven machinery became more productive.In 1838, the electoral laws were reformed leading to elections for the 15 seats on the city council. The rules were initially very strict allowing only the wealthiest citizens to run. In the 1844 elections only 174 citizens qualified out of a total population of more than 7,000.WEB,weblink Byens raad 1838–1868, Danish, Aarhus, Kommune, Aarhus Kommune, Aarhus Municipality, 21 November 2014,weblink 29 November 2014, dead, The first city council, mainly composed of wealthy merchants and industrialists, quickly looked to improve the harbour, situated along the Aarhus River. Larger ships and growing freight volumes made a river harbour increasingly impractical. In 1840, the harbour was moved to the coast, north of the river where it became the largest industrial harbour outside Copenhagen over the following 15 years. From the outset, the new harbour was controlled by the city council, as it is to this day.WEB,weblink Andersen, Lasse, Rapport over udviklingen af den moderne havn i Aarhus fra o. 1840–2006, Dansk Center for Byhistorie, 27 June 2016, Danish, (File:Preussiske soldater inddriver kvæg ved Domkirken. Set fra Mejlgade (Kunstner Hans Frederik Meyer Visby) 1864.jpg|left|thumb|Prussian soldiers herding cattle by Aarhus cathedral, 1864)During the First Schleswig War Aarhus was occupied by German troops from 21 June to 24 July 1849. The city was spared any fighting, but in Vejlby north of the city a cavalry skirmish known as Rytterfægtningen took place which stopped the German advance through Jutland.WEB,weblink Ugens Aarhushistorie – Rytterfægtningen, Aarhus Stadsarkiv, Aarhus Kommune, Danish, 22 November 2014, The war and occupation left a notable impact on the city as many streets, particularly in Frederiksbjerg, are named after Danish officers of the time. Fifteen years later, in 1864, the city was occupied again, this time for seven months, during the Second Schleswig War.WEB,weblink 1864 Jylland besat af tyske tropper, Ivan Freund, Nielsen, Aarhus Stiftstidende, Danish, 10 October 2014, 22 November 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 8 December 2014, dead, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Det unge demokrati 1848–1901, Aarhus University, Erik Strange, Petersen, Danish, 27 June 2016, In spite of wars and occupation the city continued to develop. In 1851, octroi was abolished and the city walls were removed to provide easier access for trade. Regular steamship links with Copenhagen had begun in 1830 and in 1862 Jutland's first railway was established between Aarhus and Randers.(File:Havne udsigt fra dokken.jpg|thumb|right|Toldkammeret (Custom House, 1898))In the second half of the 19th century industrialisation came into full effect and a number of new industries emerged around production and refinement of agricultural products, especially oil and butter. Many companies from this time would come to leave permanent iconic marks on Aarhus. The Ceres Brewery was established in 1856 and served as Aarhus's local brewery for more than 150 years, gradually expanding into an industrial district known as Ceres-grunden (lit.: the Ceres-grounds).WEB,weblink Ceres, History, 27 June 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 28 March 2016, dead, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Ceres, Ceres Bryggerierne A/S, 2013, Hoflev, 27 June 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 7 May 2016, dead, WEB,weblink Ceres-grunden, Danish, Aarhusportalen (Jyllands-Posten), 11 August 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 14 August 2014, dead, dmy-all, In 1896 local farmers and businessmen created Korn- og Foderstof Kompagniet (KFK), focused on grain and feedstuffs. KFK established departments all over the country, while its headquarters remained in Aarhus where its large grain silos still stand today.{{sfn|Gejl|1996|p=1...}}{{sfn|Jansen|1971|p=1...}} Otto Mønsted created the Danish Preserved Butter Company in 1874, focusing on butter export to England, China and Africa and later founded the Aarhus Butterine Company in 1883, the first Danish margarine factory.WEB,weblink Aarhus University, Otto Mønsted (1839–1916), 26 May 2015, 27 June 2016, Danish, The industry became an important employer, with factory employees increasing from 100 in 1896 to 1,000 in 1931, effectively transforming the city from a regional trade hub into an industrial centre.{{Sfn|Travis|1998|p=336}} Other new factories of note included the dockyard Aarhus Flydedok, the oil mill Ã…rhus Oliefabrik and the ironworks Frichs.Aarhus became the largest provincial city in the country by the turn of the century and the city marketed itself as the "Capital of Jutland". The population increased from 15,000 in 1870 to 52,000 in 1901 and, in response, the city annexed large land areas to develop new residential quarters such as Trøjborg, Frederiksbjerg and Marselisborg.WEB,weblink Frederiksbjerg Øst – Ã…rhus, Danish, Magistratens 2. Afdeling, 1979, Kommuneatlas, Aarhus Municipality, 15 August 2014, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 4 March 2016, Many of its cultural institutions were also established at this time such as Aarhus Theatre (1900), the original State Library (1902), Aarhus University (1928) and several hospitals.Aarhus County Hospital, 1882, Aarhus Municipal Hospital (1893), Marselisborg Hospital (1913).

Second World War

File:7487068-70-r-siden-eksplosionen-p-aarhus-havn---1.jpg|thumb|Some of the devastated buildings from the accidental explosion on 4 July 1944 at the harbour]]On 9 April 1940, Germany invaded Denmark, occupying Aarhus the following day and 5 years hence. The occupation was a destructive period with major disasters, loss of life and economic depression. The Port of Aarhus became a hub for supplies to the Baltics and Norway while the surrounding rail network supplied the Atlantic Wall in west Jutland and cargo headed for Germany. Combined, these factors resulted in a strong German presence, especially in 1944–45.WEB,weblink Aarhus Besættelse, Vester Allé 12#Aarhus City Archives, Aarhus City Archives, 8 April 2016, The first years were peaceful in conjunction with the policies of the Danish Protectorate Government, but following the enactment of the Communist Law in August 1941, the first armed resistance and sabotage commenced, gradually growing in intensity over the years with repression and terror in response.File:Danish resistance fighters injured during fighting with German troops in Aarhus, Bispetorv, 5 May, 1945.jpg|thumb|left|Resistance fighters on Bispetorv fighting with German soldiers, 5 May 1945]]Small, independent resistance groups first appeared in 1941–42 but the first to co-ordinate with the Freedom Council was the Samsing Group, responsible for most operations from early 1943.{{Sfn|Hansen|1946|p=13}}{{sfn|Alenius|2002|p=34}} The Samsing group, along with others in and around Aarhus, was dismantled in June 1944 when Grethe "Thora" Bartram turned her family and acquaintances over to German authorities.{{Sfn|Kristensen|2010|p=52}} In response, requests for assistance was sent to contacts in England and in October 1944 the Royal Air Force bombed the Gestapo headquarters successfully destroying archives and obstructing the ongoing investigation.{{sfn|Zabecki|1999|pp=1350–1}}{{Sfn|Trenear-Harvey|2009|p=2}} The 5 Kolonne group was established with assistance from Holger Danske to restore a resistance movement in Aarhus along with the L-groups, tasked with assassinating collaborators.{{sfn|Hauerbach|1945|p=8}} Resistance operations escalated from mid-1944 with most major sabotage operations and assassinations occurring in the period 1944–45.{{sfn|Hauerbach|1945|p=22}}{{sfn|Knudsen|2009|p=76}} The growing resistance was countered with 19 Schalburgtage terror operations by the Peter group from August 1944, including large-scale fire bombings and murders. The increasingly destructive occupation was compounded when an ammunition barge exploded in 1944, destroying much of the harbour and damaging the inner city.WEB,weblink 70 aar siden eksplosionen, Århus Stiftstidende, 21 November 2014, On 5 May 1945 German forces in Denmark surrendered but during the transitional period fighting broke out in Aarhus between the resistance and German soldiers resulting in 22 dead.WEB,weblink Blodbad på Bispetorvet, Jyllandsposten, 21 November 2014, Order was restored by the end of the day and on 8 May the British Royal Dragoons entered the city.WEB,weblink The Royal Dragoons ankomst til Danmark, 5. Maj-Komiteen, 8 April 2016,

Post-World War II years

In the 1980s the city entered a period of rapid growth{{clarify|reason=What kind of "growth"?|date=November 2017}} and the service sector overtook trade, industry and crafts as the leading sector of employment for the first time. Workers gradually began commuting to the city from most of east and central Jutland as the region became more interconnected. The student population tripled between 1965 and 1977 turning the city into a Danish centre of research and education.WEB,weblink VIGTIGE ÅRSTAL, Aarhus Universitet, 23 November 2014, The growing and comparably young population initiated a period of creativity and optimism; Gaffa and the KaosPilot school were founded in 1983 and 1991 respectively, and Aarhus was at the centre of a renaissance in Danish rock and pop music launching bands and musicians such as TV2, Gnags, Thomas Helmig, Bamses Venner, Anne Dorte Michelsen, Mek Pek and Shit & Chanel.WEB,weblink Aarhus Rocks, Den Gamle By, 23 November 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 12 November 2014, dead, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Byen og Musikken 1960–2914, NordeaFonden, 23 November 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 25 July 2015, dead, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Aarhus – rytmisk musik, Gyldendal, 27 July 2015,

The 2000s

(File:Aarhus docklands by night.jpg|thumb|right|upright=1.5|Urban development in Aarhus city centre, 2013)Since the turn of the millennium, Aarhus has seen an unprecedented building boom with many new institutions, infrastructure projects, city districts and recreational areas. Several of the construction projects are among the largest in Europe, such as the New University Hospital (DNU) and the harbourfront redevelopment.Both the skyline and land use of the inner city is changing as former industrial sites are being redeveloped into new city districts and neighbourhoods. Starting in 2008, the former docklands known as De Bynære Havnearealer (The Peri-urban Harbour-areas), and closest to the city seaside, are being converted to new mixed use districts. It is among the largest harbourfront projects in Europe. The northern part dubbed Aarhus Ø (Aarhus Docklands) is almost finished as of 2018, while the southern district dubbed Sydhavnskvarteret (The South-harbour neighbourhood) is only starting to be developed.De Bynære Havnearealer {{Webarchive|url= |date=22 April 2018 }} {{da icon}}WEB,weblink Business Aarhus, Aarhus Ø, Business Aarhus, 20 November 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 29 November 2014, dead, Sydhavnskvarteret {{da icon}} The adjacent site of Frederiks Plads at the former DSB repair facilities have been under construction since 2014 as a new business and residential quarter.Official homepage: Frederiks Plads {{da icon}}WEB,weblink Frederiks Plads, NCC Property Development A/S, 20 November 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 29 November 2014, dead, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Frederiks Plads, C. F. Møller, 20 November 2014, The main bus terminal close by is planned to be moved to the central railway station and the site will be redeveloped to a new residential neighbourhood.WEB,weblink Stor ombygning af Aarhus H Fremrykkes, Lokalavisen Aarhus, 20 November 2014, WEB,weblink Business Aarhus, Rutebilstation, Business Aarhus, 20 November 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 29 November 2014, dead, Elsewhere in the inner city, the site of the former Ceres breweries was redeveloped in 2012-2019 as a new mixed use neighbourhood known as CeresByen.WEB,weblink, CeresByen, 20 November 2014, Construction of Aarhus Letbane, the first light rail system in the country, commenced in 2013, and the first increment was finished in December 2017.WEB,weblink Letbanen åbner torsdag med gratis ture, The light rail opens thursday with free rides, Århus Stiftstidende, Camilla Wilhardt Boesen, 21 December 2017, 20 November 2014, Since then, the lightrail service has been expanded with two intercity sections to the towns of Odder and Grenå, respectively, and also includes a northward leg to the suburb of Lisbjerg.WEB,weblink Sidste tests: Snart er Odderbanen klar til passagerer, Last tests: Soon Odderbanen is ready for passengers, Århus Stiftstidende, 31 July 2018, 3 August 2019, WEB,weblink Letbanen åbner for passagerdrift til Grenaa 30. april, Letbanen, 3 August 2019, The light rail system is planned to tie many other suburbs closer to central Aarhus in the future, with the next phase including local lines to Brabrand in the east and Hinnerup to the north.WEB,weblink Grønt lys fra politikerne: Etape 2 ruller videre, Green light from the politicians: Stage 2 rolls on, Letbanen, 3 August 2019, Accelerating growth since the early 2000s, brought the inner urban area to roughly 260,000 inhabitants by 2014. The rapid growth is expected to continue until at least 2030 when Aarhus municipality has set an ambitious target for 375,000 inhabitants.WEB,weblink Fremtidens Aarhus, Aarhus Kommune, 20 November 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 29 November 2014, dead,


(File:Aerial view of Aarhus 2015.jpg|thumb|Aerial view of the bay and city)Aarhus is located at the Bay of Aarhus facing the Kattegat sea in the east with the peninsulas of Mols and Helgenæs across the bay to the northeast. Mols and Helgenæs are both part of the larger regional peninsula of Djursland. A number of larger cities and towns is within easy reach from Aarhus by road and rail, including Randers ({{convert|38.5|km}} by road north), Grenå (northeast), Horsens ({{convert|50|km}} south) and Silkeborg ({{convert|44|km}} east).{{Google maps|url=|accessdate=18 December 2014}}


At Aarhus's location, the Bay of Aarhus provides a natural harbour with a depth of {{convert|10|m|abbr=on}} quite close to the shore.{{sfn|Olsen|2000|p=124}} Aarhus was founded at the mouth of a brackish water fjord, but the original fjord no longer exists, as it has gradually narrowed into what is now the Aarhus River and the Brabrand Lake, due to natural sedimentation. The land around Aarhus was once covered by forests, remains of which exist in parts of Marselisborg Forest to the south and Riis Skov to the north.WEB,weblink Riis Skov, Gyldendal, 28 July 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink Marselisborgskovene, Den Gamle By, 27 July 2014, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 6 March 2014, Several lakes extend west from the inner city as the landscape merges with the larger region of Søhøjlandet with heights exceeding {{convert|152|m|ft}} at Himmelbjerget between Skanderborg and Silkeborg.WEB,weblink Vandreruten Aarhus-Silkeborg,, 1 August 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 9 August 2014, dead, The highest natural point in Aarhus Municipality is Jelshøj at 128 metres above sea level, in the southern district of Højbjerg. The hilltop is home to a Bronze Age barrow shrouded in local myths and legends.WEB,weblink Jelshøj – en storhøj fra bronzealderen, Danish, Danmarks Kulturarvs Forening (DAKUA), 15 October 2017, The hilly area around Aarhus consists of a moranial plateau from the last ice age, broken by a complex system of tunnel valleys. The most prominent valleys of this network are the Aarhus Valley in the south, stretching inland east-west with the Aarhus River, Brabrand Lake, Årslev Lake and Tåstrup Lake, and the Egå Valley to the north, with the stream of Egåen, Egå Engsø, the bog of Geding-Kasted Mose and Geding Lake. Most parts of the two valleys have been drained and subsequently farmed, but in the early 2000s some of the drainage was removed and parts of the wetlands were restored for environmental reasons. The valley system also includes the stream of Lyngbygård Å in the west and valleys to the south of the city, following erosion channels from the pre-quaternary. By contrast, the Aarhus River Valley and the Giber River Valley are late glacial meltwater valleys. The coastal cliffs along the Bay of Aarhus consist of shallow tertiary clay from the Eocene and Oligocene (57 to 24 million years ago).WEB,weblink Aarhus Kommune, Gyldendal, 19 July 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink Brabrand Dalen, Aarhus County, 9 April 2016, Danish, WEB,weblink Aarhus Ådal, Danish Ministry of Education, 9 April 2016, Danish, WEB,weblink Landskab og bebyggelse, Aarhus Municipality, 9 April 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 14 September 2013, dead, dmy-all,


{{climate chartJutland>East Jutland2.3|602.5|415.4|4810.5|4215.8|5018.9|5521.2|6720.8|6516.3|7211.8|776.9|804.1|68|float=right|clear=none|units=metric|source=Dansk Meteorologisk Institut}}Aarhus has a temperate oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb)WEB,weblink Climate: Denmark, Aarhus, Climate Data, Danish, 25 October 2016,weblink" title="">weblink 26 October 2016, live, dmy-all, , Note:The Köppen World Map is rather course-scaled, and not very useful or precise on scales the size of Denmark. and the weather is constantly influenced by major weather systems from all four ordinal directions, resulting in unstable conditions throughout the year.WEB,weblink Vejrkorset - efterårsvejrets fire hjørner, The Weathercross - the four corners of autumn weather, Danish Meteorological Institute, Danish, Michael Skelbæk & Niels Hansen, 16 September 2015, 14 February 2018,weblink 15 February 2018, dead, Temperature varies a great deal across the seasons with a mild spring in April and May, warmer summer months from June to August, frequently rainy and windy autumn months in October and September and cooler winter months, often with frost and occasional snow, from December to March. The city centre experiences the same climatic effects as other larger cities with higher wind speeds, more fog, less precipitation and higher temperatures than the surrounding, open land.WEB,weblink Denmark, WeatherOnline, 24 November 2014, Danish, Western winds from the Atlantic and North Sea are dominant resulting in more precipitation in western Denmark. In addition, Jutland rises sufficiently in the centre to lift air to higher, colder altitudes contributing to increased precipitation in eastern Jutland. Combined, these factors make east and south Jutland comparatively wetter than other parts of the country. Average temperature over the year is {{convert|8.43|°C}} with February being the coldest month ({{convert|0.1|C|F|disp=or}}) and August the warmest ({{convert|15.9|C|F|disp=or}}). Temperatures in the sea can reach {{convert|17|-|22|C|F}} in June to August, but it is not uncommon for beaches to register {{convert|25|C|F}} locally.WEB,weblink The climate in Denmark, DitDanmark, 9 January 2015, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 5 March 2016, The geography in the area affects the local climate of the city with the Aarhus Bay imposing a temperate effect on the low-lying valley floor where central Aarhus is located. Brabrand Lake to the west further contributes to this effect and as a result the valley has a comparably mild, temperate climate. The sandy ground on the valley floor dries up quickly after winter and warms faster in the summer than the surrounding hills of moist-retaining boulder clay. These conditions affect crops and plants that often bloom 1–2 weeks earlier in the valley than on the northern and southern hillsides.WEB,weblink Aarhus Kommune, Gyldendal, 23 November 2014, Danish, Because of the northern latitude, number of daylight hours varies considerably between summer and winter. On summer solstice, the sun rises at 04:26 and sets at 21:58, providing 17 hours 32 minutes of daylight. On winter solstice, it rises at 08:37 and sets at 15:39 with 7 hours and 2 minutes of daylight. The difference in length of days and nights between summer and winter solstices is 10 hours and 30 minutes.WEB,weblink Sol op/ned, Almanak, 17 November 2013, Danish, {{Weather box|width=auto|collapsed=yes|location=East Jutland (1961–1990)|metric first=Yes|single line=Yes|Jan high C = 2.4|Feb high C = 2.5|Mar high C = 5.4|Apr high C = 10.5|May high C = 15.8|Jun high C = 18.9|Jul high C = 21.2|Aug high C = 20.8|Sep high C = 16.3|Oct high C = 11.8|Nov high C = 6.9|Dec high C = 4.1|year high C= 11.4|Jan mean C= 0.2|Feb mean C= 0.1|Mar mean C= 2.3|Apr mean C= 5.8|May mean C= 10.8|Jun mean C= 14.1|Jul mean C= 16.2|Aug mean C= 15.9|Sep mean C= 12.1|Oct mean C= 8.7|Nov mean C= 4.4|Dec mean C= 1.8|Jan low C= −2.7|Feb low C= −2.8|Mar low C= −0.9|Apr low C= 1.2|May low C= 5.5|Jun low C= 9.2|Jul low C= 11.3|Aug low C= 11.1|Sep low C= 7.8|Oct low C= 5.0|Nov low C= 1.5|Dec low C= −0.9|year low C= 3.8|Jan precipitation mm=60|Feb precipitation mm=41|Mar precipitation mm=48|Apr precipitation mm=42|May precipitation mm=50|Jun precipitation mm=55|Jul precipitation mm=67|Aug precipitation mm=65|Sep precipitation mm=72|Oct precipitation mm=77|Nov precipitation mm=80|Dec precipitation mm=68|year precipitation mm=722|unit rain days=1mm|Jan rain days=11|Feb rain days=8|Mar rain days=10|Apr rain days=9|May rain days=9|Jun rain days=9|Jul rain days=10|Aug rain days=10|Sep rain days=11|Oct rain days=11|Nov rain days=13|Dec rain days=12|Jan sun=41|Feb sun=68|Mar sun=112|Apr sun=164|May sun=208|Jun sun=212|Jul sun=194|Aug sun=190|Sep sun=130|Oct sun=86|Nov sun=59|Dec sun=43|year sun=1506|source 1=Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut}}

Politics and administration

(File:Aarhus City Hall spring 2017 2.jpg|thumb|upright=1|Aarhus City Hall from 1942){{For|further information about politics|Aarhus Municipality|List of mayors of Aarhus}}Aarhus is the seat of Aarhus Municipality, and Aarhus City Council (Aarhus Byråd) is also the municipal government with headquarters in Aarhus City Hall. The Mayor of Aarhus since 2010 is Jacob Bundsgaard of the Social Democrats.WEB,weblink Jacob Bundsgaard fortsætter som borgmester i Aarhus Kommune, Jacob Bundsgaard continues as Mayor in Aarhus Municipality, Lokalavisen, 22 November 2017, 10 June 2018, Municipal elections are held every fourth year on the third Tuesday of November with the next election in 2021. The city council consists of 31 members elected for four-year terms. When an election has determined the composition of the council, it elects a mayor, two deputy mayors and five aldermen from their ranks.WEB,weblink Byråd, Aarhus Municipality, 15 July 2003, 10 July 2014, Danish, Anyone who is eligible to vote and who resides within the municipality can run for a seat on the city council provided they can secure endorsements and signatures from 50 inhabitants of the municipality.WEB,weblink Stillere, Aarhus Municipality, 6 August 2015, 6 August 2015, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 7 February 2016, dead, The first publicly elected mayor of Aarhus was appointed in 1919. In the 1970 Danish Municipal Reform the current Aarhus municipality was created by merging 20 municipalities.WEB,weblink Aarhus Kommune, Aarhus Universitet, 6 August 2014, Danish, Aarhus was the seat of Aarhus County until the 2007 Danish municipal reform, which substituted the Danish counties with five regions and replaced Aarhus County with Central Denmark Region (Region Midtjylland), seated in Viborg.WEB,weblink Om os, Region Midtjylland, 23 July 2014, Danish,


Aarhus Municipality has 45 electoral wards and polling stations in four electoral districts for the Folketing (national Parliament).WEB,weblink Find dit valgsted, Aarhus Kommune, 3 August 2015, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 21 June 2015, dead, The diocese of Aarhus has four deaneries composed of 60 parishes within Aarhus municipality.WEB,weblink Om Aarhus Stift, Aarhus Stift, 3 August 2015, Danish, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 22 October 2016, dmy-all, Aarhus municipality contains 21 postal districts and some parts of another 9.WEB,weblink Regionsopdelt Postnummer, Postdanmark, 3 August 2015, Danish, The urban area of Aarhus and the immediate suburbs are divided into the districts Aarhus C, Aarhus N, Aarhus V, Viby J, Højbjerg and Brabrand.

Environmental planning

File:Rattling Reeds.jpg|thumb|Årslev Engsø. The lakes and wetlands of Årslev Engsø and Egå EngsøEgå EngsøAarhus has increasingly been investing in environmental planning and, in accordance with national policy, aims to be CO2-neutral and independent of fossil fuels for heating by 2030.WEB,weblink CO2-neutrality by 2030 – an aim for a growing Aarhus, State of Green, 10 June 2018, WEB,weblink Climate and the Environment, Aarhus Municipality, 20 March 2012, 10 June 2018, The municipal power plants were adapted for this purpose in the 2010s. In 2015, the municipality took over three private straw-fired heating plants and the year after, a new 77 MW combined heat and power biomass plant at Lisbjerg Power Station was completed while Studstrup Power Station finished a refit to move from coal to wood chips.WEB,weblink Overtagelse af Østjydsk Halmvarmes halmvarmeværker, Aarhus Municipality, Danish, 22 January 2017,weblink 15 October 2017, dead, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Nu er varmen grøn, Aarhus Municipality, Danish, 22 January 2017,weblink 22 January 2017, live, dmy-all, In conjunction with the development of the Docklands district there are plans for a utility scale seawater heat pump which will take advantage of fluctuating electricity prices to supply the district heating system.WEB,weblink Energianlæg Aarhus Ø, Energy plant Aarhus Ø, Danish, Aarhus Municipality, 25 October 2016, 10 June 2018, Since 2015, the city has been implementing energy saving LED technology in street lighting; by January 2019, about half of the municipal street lighting had been changed. Apart from reducing the city's CO2 emissions, it saves 30% on the electricity bill, thereby making it a self-financed project over a 20-year period.WEB,weblink Aarhus skriver historie med nye gadelamper, Danish, Aarhus Municipality, Aarhus writes history with new street lights, 22 January 2019, 14 April 2019, The municipality aims for a coherent and holistic administration of the water cycle to protect against, or clean up, previous pollution and encourage green growth and self-sufficiency. The main issues are excessive nutrients, adapting to increased (and increasing) levels of precipitation brought on by climate change, and securing the water supply.WEB,weblink Vand Vision 2100, Aarhus Municipality, Danish, 14 April 2019, dmy-all, These goals have manifested in a number of large water treatment projects often in collaboration with private partners. In the 2000s, underground rainwater basins were built across the city while the two lakes Årslev Engsø and Egå Engsø were created in 2003 and 2006 respectively. The number of sewage treatment plants is planned to be reduced from 17 to 2 by 2025 as the treatment plants in Marselisborg and Egå are scheduled for expansion to take over all waste water treatment. They have already been refitted for biogas production to become net producers of electricity and heat.WEB,weblink World's first city to power its water needs with sewage energy, New Scientist, Danish, Kata Karáth, 1 September 2016, 14 April 2019, WEB,weblink Epokegørende teknologi får strømmen til at flyde, Aarhus Municipality, Danish, 22 January 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 19 April 2016, dead, dmy-all, To aid the new treatment plants, and avoid floodings, sewage and stormwater throughout the municipality is planned to be separated into two different drainage systems. Construction began in 2017 in several areas, but it is a long process and is scheduled to be finished by 2085.WEB,weblink Separatkloakering, Aarhus Municipality, Danish, 14 April 2019, PAPER,weblink Klimatilpasningsplan 2014 - Tilpasning til mere vand, Danish, Aarhus Municipality, 27 October 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 27 October 2017, dead,
Afforestation projects have been undertaken to prevent groundwater pollution, secure drinking water, sequester CO2, increase biodiversity, create an attractive countryside, provide easy access to nature and offer outdoor activities to the public. In 2000, the first project, the New Forests of Aarhus, was completed, which aimed to double the forest cover in the municipality and, in 2009, another phase was announced to double forest cover once more before the year 2030.WEB,weblink Skovudviklingsplan 2010 -2020, Aarhus Municipality, Danish, 14 April 2019, The afforestation plans were realised as a local project in collaboration with private landowners, under a larger national agenda.WEB,weblink Nye skove sikrer drikkevand, natur og friluftsliv, Aarhus Municipality, Danish, 22 January 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 7 February 2016, live, dmy-all, Other projects to expand natural habitats include a rewilding effort in Geding-Kasted Bog and continuous monitoring of the four Natura 2000 areas in the municipality.

Demographics{| class"infobox" style"float:right;"

Main immigrant groups, 2017HTTP://WWW.STATBANK.DK/10024>TITLE=FOLK1C: FOLKETAL DEN 1. I KVARTALET EFTER OMRÃ…DE, KØN, ALDER (5-Ã…RS INTERVALLER), HERKOMST OG OPRINDELSESLAND, Statistics Denmark, ! Nationality || PopulationLebanon}} 5,030Somalia}} 4,554Turkey}} 4,370Iraq}} 3,688Iran}} 2,577Vietnam}} 2,551Germany}} 2,261Poland}} 2,235Afghanistan}} 2,092Romania}} 1,983{{See also|Religion in Denmark}}Aarhus has a population of 261,570 on {{convert|91|km2|sqmi|sortable=on}} for a density of 2,874/km2 (7,444/sq mi). Aarhus municipality has a population of 330,639 on 468 km2 with a density of 706/km2 (1,829/sq mi). Less than a fifth of the municipal population resides beyond city limits and almost all live in an urban area.WEB,weblink Befolkningsandel i bymæssig bebyggelse, Økonomi og Indenrigsministeriet, 8 December 2014, Danish, The population of Aarhus is both younger and better-educated than the national average which can be attributed to the high concentration of educational institutions.WEB,weblink PDF, Fremtidens Byudvikling i Østjylland, 2007, ((Peter Bro, PhD-studerende, MSc, Aalborg Universitet)), ((Henrik Harder, Lektor, PhD HD.O MAA, Aalborg Universitet)), Danish, 10 July 2014, More than 40% of the population have an academic degree while only some 14% have no secondary education or trade.WEB,weblink ØIMs Kommunale Nøgletal, Aarhus Kommune, Andel 25-64-Ã¥rige med videregÃ¥ende uddannelse, Økonomi og Indenrigsministeriet, 8 December 2014, Danish, The largest age group is 20- to 29-year-olds and the average age is 37.5, making it the youngest city in the country and one of its youngest municipalities.WEB,weblink FOLK1: Folketal den 1, Danmarks Statistik, 8 December 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink GALDER: Gennemsnitsalder 1. januar efter kommune og køn, Danmarks Statistik, 8 December 2014, Danish, Women have slightly outnumbered men for many years.(File:Aarhus population-1672-2014.svg|thumb|left|upright=1|Population 1672–2014WEB,weblink Danske Købsteder – Ã…rhus, Aarhus Universitet, 9 December 2014, Danish, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 10 August 2014, dmy, )The city is home to 75 different religious groups and denominations most of which are Christian or Muslim with a smaller number of Buddhist and Hindu communities. Since the 1990s there has been a marked growth in diverse new spiritual groups although the total number of followers remains small.WEB,weblink Aarhus 2013 religion i forandring, Religion, 8 December 2014, Danish, The majority of the population are members of the Protestant state church, Church of Denmark, which is by far the largest religious institution both in the city and the country as a whole. Some 20% of the population are not officially affiliated with any religion, a percentage that has been slowly rising for many years.WEB,weblink Religion_i_Aarhus_2013, s. 475, Centre for Samtidsreligion, Aarhus Universitet, 8 December 2014, Danish, Aarhus has the highest ratio of immigrants in Denmark, 14.8% of the population, outside the Copenhagen area.WEB,weblink Invandrere i Danmark 2012, Danmarks Statistik, 17 July 2014, Danish, During the 1990s there was significant immigration from Turkey and in the 2000s, there was a fast growth in the overall immigrant community, from 27,783 people in 1999 to 40,431 in 2008.{{sfn|Eade|Mele|2011|p=67}} The majority of immigrants have roots outside Europe and the developed world, comprising some 25,000 people from 130 different nationalities, with the largest groups coming from the Middle East and north Africa. Some 15,000 have come from within Europe, with Poland, Germany, Romania and Norway being the largest contributors.Many immigrants have established themselves in Brabrand, Hasle and Viby, where the percentage of inhabitants with foreign origins has risen by 66% since the year 2000. This has resulted in several 'especially vulnerable residential areas' (a.k.a. ghettos), with Gellerup as the most notable neighbourhood. In Brabrand and Gellerup, two-thirds of the population now have a non-Danish ethnic background.WEB,weblink Flere indvandrere til belastede omrÃ¥der i Ã…rhus, Jyllands Posten, 15 September 2008, 17 July 2014, The international cultures present in the community are an obvious and visible part of the city's daily life and contribute many cultural flavours hitherto uncommon for the Nordic countries, including Bazar Vest, a market with shopkeepers predominantly of foreign descent.WEB,weblink Brochures on Bazar Vest, Bazar Vest, 10 July 2014, Danish,


File:Bestseller cropped.jpg|thumb|upright=1|Headquarters of Bestseller ]]The economy of Aarhus is predominantly knowledge- and service-based, strongly influenced by the University of Aarhus and the large healthcare industry. The service sector dominates the economy and is growing as the city transitions away from manufacturing. Trade and transportation remain important sectors, benefiting from the large port and central position on the rail network. Manufacturing has been in slow but steady decline since the 1960s while agriculture has long been a marginal sector within the municipality.WEB,weblink Danmarks Købsteder: Århus, Den digitale byport, 8 December 2014, Danish, The municipality is home to 175,000 jobs with some 100,000 in the private sector and the rest split between state, region and municipality. The region is a major agricultural producer, with many large farms in the outlying districts.WEB,weblink Aarhus: Economy, The Times, 23 July 2014, People commute to Aarhus from as far away as Randers, Silkeborg and Skanderborg and almost a third of those employed within the Aarhus municipality commute from neighbouring communities.WEB,weblink Andel indpendlere, Økonomi og Indenrigsministeriet, 8 December 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink Interaktion og infrastruktur i Østjylland, Miljøministeriet, 8 December 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink Shoppere strømmer til byen, Aarhus Stiftidende, 11 December 2014, Danish, Aarhus is a centre for retail in the Nordic and Baltic countries, with expansive shopping centres, the busiest commercial street in the country and a dense urban core with many speciality shops.WEB,weblink, Gyldendal, 9 December 2014, WEB,weblink Strøget, Strøgforeningen, 23 November 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 15 January 2015, dead, The job market is knowledge and service based and the largest employment sectors are healthcare and social services, trade, education, consulting, research, industry and telecommunications.WEB,weblink Erhvervsstrukturen i Aarhus Kommune 2012, Aarhus Kommune, 8 December 2014, Danish,weblink 2 April 2017, dead, The municipality has more high and middle income jobs, and fewer low income jobs, than the national average. Today the majority of the largest companies in the municipality are in the sectors of trade, transport and media.WEB,weblink De 10 største virksomheder i Aarhus, Danish,, Jyllandsposten, 9 December 2014, The wind power industry has strong roots in Aarhus, and the larger region of Midtjylland, and nationally most of the revenue in the industry is generated by companies in the greater Aarhus area. The wind industry employs about a thousand people within the municipality making it a central component in the local economy.WEB,weblink The tightest wind cluster in the world, Danish,, 20 August 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 9 May 2016, dead, dmy-all, The biotech industry is well established in the city with many small and medium-sized companies mainly focused on research and development.WEB,weblink Biotekselskaber i Danmark ultimo 2007, Dansk biotek, 9 December 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 29 November 2015, dead, dmy-all, Several major companies have their headquarters in Aarhus such as Arla Foods, one of the largest dairy groups in Europe, Dansk Supermarked, Denmark's largest retailer, Jysk, a worldwide retailer specialising in household goods, bedding, furniture and interior design, Vestas, one of the major wind turbine developers worldwide, and several leading retail companies.WEB,weblink Find Vestas, Vestas Windsystems, 9 December 2014, In total, four of the 10 largest companies in the country are based in the municipality. Since the early 2000s, the city has experienced an influx of larger companies moving from other parts of the Jutland peninsula.WEB,weblink Top Companies in Aarhus, Aarhus Stifstidende, 9 December 2014, WEB,weblink Aarhus er en magnet for firmaer, Jyllandsposten, 9 December 2014, Other large employers of note include Krifa (a trades union organisation).

Port of Aarhus

(File:Aarhus Container port.jpg|thumb|upright=1|right|Aarhus Container port)The Port of Aarhus is one of the largest industrial ports in northern Europe with the largest container terminal in Denmark, processing more than 50% of Denmark's container traffic and accommodating the largest container vessels in the world.WEB,weblink About Port of Aarhus, Aarhus Havn, 16 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 24 July 2014, dead, WEB,weblink Mærsk-arving vil kapre mere gods til Aarhus, Signe Ferslev Pedersen, Berlingske Tidende, 21 July 2014, 23 July 2014, Danish, It is a municipal self-governing port with independent finances. The facilities handle some 9.5 million tonnes of cargo a year (2012). Grain is the principal export, while feedstuffs, stone, cement and coal are among the chief imports.WEB,weblink Cargo statistics, Aarhus Havn, 21 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 23 June 2014, dead, Since 2012 the port has faced increasing competition from the Port of Hamburg and freight volumes have decreased somewhat from the peak in 2008.The ferry terminal presents the only alternative to the Great Belt Link for passenger transport between Jutland and Zealand. It has served different ferry companies since the first steamship route to Copenhagen opened in 1830. Currently Mols-Linien operates the route and annually transports some 2 million passengers and a million vehicles. Additional roll-on/roll-off cargo ferries serve Finland and Kalundborg on a weekly basis and smaller outlying Danish ports at irregular intervals. Since the early 2000s the port has increasingly become a destination for cruise lines operating in the Baltic Sea.WEB,weblink Aarhus Havn, Aarsrapport 2013, 9 December 2014, Danish,


File:Costa Pacifica in harbor (Aarhus, 2011).jpg|thumb|right|Costa PacificaCosta PacificaThe ARoS Art Museum, the Old Town Museum and Tivoli Friheden are among Denmark's top tourist attractions.WEB,weblink Denmark's top attractions, Visit Denmark, 29 July 2014, With a combined total of almost 1.4 million visitors they represent the driving force behind tourism but other venues such as MoesgÃ¥rd Museum and Kvindemuseet are also popular. The city's extensive shopping facilities are also said to be a major attraction for tourists, as are festivals, especially NorthSide and SPOT.WEB,weblink Festivals energize Aarhus' tourism industry,, 13 June 2014, 29 July 2014, WEB,weblink Aarhus – a city of shopping, Business Aarhus, 29 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 20 July 2014, dead, Many visitors arrive on cruise ships: in 2012, 18 vessels visited the port with over 38,000 passengers.WEB,weblink Cruise ships terminal, Aarhus Havn, 29 July 2014, In the 2010s there has been a significant expansion of tourist facilities, culminating in the opening of the 240-room Comwell Hotel in July 2014, which increased the number of hotel rooms in the city by 25%. Some estimates put the number of visitors spending at least one night as high as 750,000 a year, most of them Danes from other regions, the remainder coming mainly from Norway, Sweden, northern Germany and the United Kingdom. Overall, they spend about DKK 3 billion ($540 million) in the city each year.WEB,weblink Aarhus som kulturel city destination,, 23 November 2014, The primary motivation for tourists choosing Aarhus as a destination is experiencing the city and culture, family and couples vacation or as a part of a round trip in Denmark. The average stay is little more than three days on average.There are more than 30 tourist information spots across the city, some of them staffed, while others are on-line, publicly accessible touch screens. The official tourist information service in Aarhus is organised under VisitAaarhus, a corporate foundation initiated in 1994 by Aarhus Municipality and local commercial interest organisations.WEB,weblink Tourist Information, VisitAarhus, 5 August 2014, WEB,weblink Om VisitAarhus, VisitAarhus, Danish, 5 August 2014, WEB,weblink Region Midtjylland, Vedtægter for VisitAarhus, Danish, 18 January 2005, 5 August 2014, {{Dead link|date=September 2019 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}

Research parks

File:Navitas4.jpg|thumb|Navitas Park, a department of INCUBA Science Park]]The largest research park in Aarhus is INCUBA Science Park, focused on IT and biomedical research, It is based on Denmark's first research park, Forskerpark Aarhus (Research Park Aarhus), founded in 1986, which in 2007 merged with another research park to form INCUBA Science Park. The organisation is owned partly by Aarhus University and private investors and aims to foster close relationships between public institutions and startup companies.WEB,weblink INCUBA Science Park, INCUBA Science Park – Historie, 1 October 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 15 August 2016, live, dmy, It is physically divided across 4 locations after a new department was inaugurated in Navitas Park in 2015, which it will share with the Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and AU Engineering. Another major centre for knowledge is Agro Food Park in Skejby, established to facilitate co-operation between companies and public institutions working within food science and agriculture. In January 2017 Arla Foods will open the global innovation centre Arla Nativa in Agro Food Park and in 2018 Aarhus University is moving the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture there as well.WEB,weblink Aarhus University, Fødevareforskningen får kontor i Agro Food Park, 1 October 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 3 November 2016, live, dmy, WEB,weblink Agro Food Park, Fakta om Agro Food Park, Danish, 20 September 2016,weblink" title="">weblink 2 October 2016, live, In 2016 some 1000 people worked at Agro Food Park, spread across 50 companies and institutions and in August 2016 Agro Food Park management published plans to expand facilities from 92.000 m2 to {{convert|325000|m2|sqft}}.In addition, Aarhus is home to the Aarhus School of Architecture, one of two Danish Ministry of Education institutions that provide degree programs in architecture, and some of the largest architecture firms in the Nordic Countries such as schmidt hammer lassen architects, Arkitema Architects and C. F. Møller Architects.WEB,weblink Center for Strategisk Byforskning, Arkitekturklyngen i Århus, 1 October 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 20 December 2016, live, dmy, Taken together these organisations form a unique concentration of expertise and knowledge in architecture outside Copenhagen which the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth refer to as arkitekturklyngen (the architecture cluster). To promote the "cluster" the School of Architecture will be given new school buildings centrally in the new Freight Station Neighborhood, planned for development in the 2020s. In the interim the city council supports a culture, business and education centre in the area which may continue in the future neighbourhood in some form. The future occupants of the neighbourhood will be businesses and organisations selected for their ability to be involved in the local community and it is hoped the area will evolve into a hotspot for creativity and design.WEB,weblink Danish Association of Architects, AAØ Anbefaler Arkitektklyngen i Aarhus, 1 October 2016, Danish,weblink 17 October 2017, live, dmy, WEB,weblink Danish Association of Architects, Arkitekterhvervets visioner for en ny arkitektskole i Aarhus, 1 October 2016, Danish,weblink 17 October 2017, live, dmy, WEB,weblink Århus Stiftstidende, Gode muligheder for at bevare Jyllands svar på Christiania, 1 October 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 9 October 2016, live, dmy,


{{See also|Architecture of Aarhus}}{{wide image|Panorama of Aarhus.jpg|1200px|Panoramic view of the Aarhus skyline, seen from the top of ARoS}}Aarhus has developed in stages, from the Viking age to modern times, all visible in the city today. Many architectural styles are represented in different parts of the city such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, National Romantic, Nordic Classicism, Neoclassical, Empire and Functionalism.WEB,weblink Arkitektur og byggeskik i byen, Aarhus Kommune, 14 December 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 14 September 2013, dead, dmy-all, The city has grown up around the main transport hubs, the river, the harbour and later the railway station, and as a result, the oldest parts of the city are also the most central and busiest today.The streets Volden (The Rampart) and Graven (The Moat) testify to the defences of the initial Viking settlement and Allégaderingen in Midtbyen roughly follows the boundaries of that settlement. The street network in the inner city formed during the Middle Ages with narrow, curved streets and low, dense housing by the river and coast. Vesterport (Westward Gate) still bears the name of a medieval city gate and the narrow alleyways Posthussmøgen and Telefonsmøgen are remnants of toll stations from that time.WEB,weblink Kulturhistorisk redegørelse 2013, Aarhus Kommune, 14 December 2014, Danish, The inner city has the oldest preserved buildings, especially the Latin Quarter, with houses dating back to the early 17th century in Mejlgade and Skolegade.{{sfn|Olsen|2000|p=124}} Medieval merchants' mansions with courtyards can be seen in Klostergade, Studsgade and Skolegade. By far, the largest part of the present day city was built during and after the industrialization of the late 1800s and the most represented architectural styles are historicism and modernism, especially Danish functionalism of which there are many fine examples.


File:Composite, Aarhus 1945 and 2016.jpg|thumb|Ã…boulevardenÃ…boulevarden(File:Bispetorv (Aarhus) 01.jpg|thumb|left|Bispetorv in the historic centre)Aarhus Cathedral (Ã…rhus Domkirke) in the centre of Aarhus, is the longest and tallest church in Denmark at {{convert|93|m|abbr=on}} and {{convert|96|m|abbr=on}} in length and height respectively. Originally built as a Romanesque basilica in the 13th century, it was rebuilt and enlarged as a Gothic cathedral in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.WEB,weblink Kirkebygningen, Aarhus Domkirke, 17 July 2014, Danish, Even though the cathedral stood finished around 1300, it took more than a century to build; the associated cathedral school of Aarhus Katedralskole was already founded in 1195 and ranks as the 44th oldest school in the world.WEB,weblink Historien, Aarhus Katedralskole, 22 July 2014, Danish, Another important and historic church in the inner city, is the Church of our Lady (Vor Frue Kirke) also from the 13th century in Romanesque and Gothic style. It is smaller and less impressive, but it was the first cathedral of Aarhus and founded on an even older church constructed in 1060; the oldest stone church in Scandinavia. Parts of this former church were excavated in the 1950s and can now be experienced as a crypt beneath the nave of Vor Frue Kirke.WEB,weblink Kryptkirken, Vor Frue Krirke i Aarhus, 17 July 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink Romansk 1050–1250, Aarhus Kommune, 28 July 2014, Danish, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 4 March 2016, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Vor Frue Kirke og Kloster, Aarhus Universitet, 17 July 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink Vor Frue Kirke, AarhusWiki, 17 July 2014, Danish, Langelandsgade Kaserne in National Romantic Style from 1889 is the oldest former military barracks left in the country; home to the university Department of Aesthetics and Communication since 1989.WEB,weblink Langelandsgades Kaserne (Artillerikasernen), Ã…rhus, ArkArk, 20 December 2014, Danish, . Architectural and historical information with images.WEB,weblink Kasernen, Department of Arts, Aarhus University, 18 December 2014, 20 December 2014, Danish, P. E. Niemann (1981): Feltartilleriet i Aarhus 1881–1969 Zac, {{ISBN|87-7348-047-9}} {{da icon}}Marselisborg Palace (Marselisborg Slot), designed by Hack Kampmann in Neoclassical and Art Nouveau styles, was donated by the city to Prince Christian and Princess Alexandrine as a wedding present in 1898.WEB,weblink Marselisborg Palace,, 18 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 7 July 2015, dead, dmy-all, WEB, Tarbensen, Kenn,weblink Marselisborg Slot,, 18 July 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 24 September 2015, dead, dmy-all, The Aarhus Custom House (Toldkammeret) from 1898, is said to be Hack Kampmann's finest work.WEB, Egeberg, Kasper,weblink Toldkammeret (the Custom House), DAC, 18 July 2014, Tivoli Friheden (Tivoli Freedom) opened in 1903 and has since been the largest amusement park in the city and a tourist attraction. Aarhus Theatre from 1916 in the Art Nouveau style is the largest provincial theatre in Denmark.WEB,weblink Aarhus Teater, Gyldendal, 18 July 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink Aarhus Teater fÃ¥r millionstøtte, Berlingske Tidende, 12 April 2011, 18 July 2014, Danish, The early buildings of Aarhus University, especially the main building completed in 1932, designed by Kay Fisker, Povl Stegmann and by C.F. Møller have gained an international reputation for their contribution to functionalist architecture.WEB,weblink Aarhus Universitet, Gyldendal, 18 July 2014, Danish, The City Hall (Aarhus RÃ¥dhus) from 1941 with an iconic {{convert|60|m|abbr=on}} tower clad in marble, was designed by Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller in a modern Functionalist style.{{clear right}}


Aarhus is home to many annual cultural events and festivals, museums, theatres, and sport events of both national and international importance, and presents some of the largest cultural attractions in Denmark. There is a long tradition here in music of all genres and many Danish bands have emerged from Aarhus. Libraries, cultural centres and educational institutions present free or easy opportunities for the citizens to participate in, engage in, or be creative with cultural events and productions of all kinds.Since 1938, Aarhus has marketed itself as Smilets by (City of smiles) which has become both an informal moniker and official slogan. In 2011, the city council opted to change the slogan to "Aarhus. Danish for Progress" but it was unpopular and abandoned after just a few years.WEB,weblink Smilets by, Aarhus City Archives, Danish, 29 December 2016,weblink" title="">weblink 31 December 2016, live, dmy-all, Other slogans that have occasionally been used are Byen ved havet (City by the sea), Mellem bugt og bøgeskov (Between bay and beechwood) and Verdens mindste storby (World's smallest big city).WEB,weblink Gammel plakat er en bestseller, Århus Stiftstidende, Danish, 29 December 2016,weblink" title="">weblink 31 December 2016, live, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Verdens mindste storby: Hjem til Aarhus, Ekstra Bladet, Danish, 12 January 2017, Aarhus is featured in popular songs such as Hjem til Aarhus by På Slaget 12, Lav sol over Aarhus by Gnags, 8000 Aarhus C by Flemming Jørgensen, Pigen ud af Aarhus by Tina Dickow and Slingrer ned ad Vestergade by Gnags. In 1919, the number Sangen til Aarhus (Song to Aarhus) had become a popular hit for a time, but the oldest and perhaps best known "national anthem" for the city is the classical Aarhus Tappenstreg from 1872 by Carl Christian Møller which is occasionally played at official events or at performances by local marching bands and orchestras.WEB,weblink Arhus Tappenstreg, Dansens og musikkens rødder, Danish, 29 December 2016,weblink" title="">weblink 1 January 2017, live, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Vennelystviser sunget af Dorthe Kollo, ROSA, Danish, 29 December 2016,weblink 1 January 2017, dead, dmy-all,


File:Aros rainbow panorama (11834896846).jpg|thumb|ARoS Aarhus KunstmuseumARoS Aarhus KunstmuseumAarhus has a range of museums, including two of the largest in the country, measured by the number of paying guests, Den Gamle By and ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Den Gamle By (The Old Town), officially Danmarks Købstadmuseum (Denmark's Market Town Museum), presents Danish townscapes from the 16th century to the 1970s with individual areas focused on different time periods. 75 historic buildings collected from different parts of the country have been brought here to create a small town in its own right.WEB,weblink Den Gamle By, Gyldendal, 19 July 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink Nye tider 1927, Den Gamle By, 19 July 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 11 August 2014, dead, dmy-all, File:Aarhus Den Gamle By 16.JPG|thumb|left|The Old Town Museum ]]ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, the city's main art museum is one of the largest art museums in Scandinavia with a collection covering Danish art from the 18th century to the present day as well as paintings, installations and sculptures representing international art movements and artists from all over the world. The iconic glass structure on the roof, Your Rainbow Panorama, was designed by Olafur Eliasson and features a promenade offering a colourful panorama of the city.WEB,weblink ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Gyldendal, 20 July 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink About ARoS, ARoS, 20 July 2014, The MoesgÃ¥rd Museum specialises in archaeology and ethnography in collaboration with Aarhus University with exhibits on Denmark's prehistory, including weapon sacrifices from Illerup Ã…dal and the Grauballe Man.WEB,weblink MoesgÃ¥rd Museum, Gyldendal, 20 July 2014, Danish, Kvindemuseet, the Women's Museum, from 1984 contains collections of the lives and works of women in Danish cultural history.WEB,weblink Facts about the Women's Museum, Kvindemuseet, 20 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 28 July 2014, dead, dmy-all, The Occupation Museum (Besættelsesmuseum) presents exhibits illustrating the German occupation of the city during the Second World War;WEB,weblink The Occupation Museum Aarhus 1940–45, Visit Aarhus, 20 July 2014, the University Park on the campus of Aarhus University includes the Natural History Museum with 5,000 species of animals, many in their natural surroundings;WEB,weblink National History Museum, Visit Aarhus, 20 July 2014, Danish, and the Steno Museum is a museum of the history of science and medicine with a planetarium.WEB,weblink Steno Museum, Visit Aarhus, 20 July 2014, Kunsthal Aarhus (Aarhus Art Hall) hosts exhibitions of contemporary art including painting, sculpture, photography, performance art, film and video.WEB,weblink The Kunsthal Aarhus, Visit Aarhus, 20 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 26 July 2014, dead, Strictly speaking it is not a museum but an arts centre, and one of the oldest in Europe, built and founded in 1917.

Libraries and community centres

File:Dokk1 version 3.jpg|thumb|Dokk1Dokk1Public libraries in Denmark are also cultural and community centres. They play an active role in the cultural life and host many events, exhibitions, discussion groups, workshops, educational courses and facilitate everyday cultural activities for and by the citizens. In June 2015, the large central library and cultural centre of Dokk1 opened at the harbour front. Dokk1 also includes civil administrations and services, commercial office rentals and a large underground robotic car park and aims to be a landmark for the city and a public meeting place. The building of Dokk1 and the associated squares and streetscape is also collectively known as Urban Mediaspace Aarhus and it is the largest construction project Aarhus municipality has yet undertaken.WEB,weblink Dokk1, Urban Mediaspace Aarhus, 15 October 2015, Apart from this large main library, some neighbourhoods in Aarhus have a local library engaged in similar cultural and educational activities, but on a more local scale.WEB,weblink Biblioteker, Danish, Aarhus Kommunes Biblioteker, 15 October 2015, The State Library (Statsbiblioteket) at the university campus has status of a national library.WEB,weblink Mission, vision and strategy, Statsbiblioteket, 29 July 2014, The city is a member of the ICORN organisation (International Cities of Refuge Network) in an effort to provide a safe haven to authors and writers persecuted in their countries of origin.WEB,weblink Cities, ICORN, 16 December 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 6 October 2015, dead, There are also several cultural and community centres scattered throughout the city. This includes Folkestedet in the central Ã…parken, facilitating events for and by non-commercial associations, organisations and clubs, and activities for the elderly, the nearby Godsbanen at the railway yard, with workshops, events and exhibitions, and Globus1 in Brabrand facilitating sports and various cultural activities.WEB,weblink Globus1, Danish, Aarhus Kommune, 15 October 2015,

Performing arts

File:Aarhus Teater (front).jpg|thumb|Aarhus TheatreAarhus TheatreThe city enjoys strong musical traditions, both classical and alternative, underground and popular, with educational and performance institutions such as the concert halls of Musikhuset, the opera of Den Jyske Opera, Aarhus Symfoniorkester (Aarhus Symphony Orchestra) and Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium (Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg). Musikhuset is the largest concert hall in Scandinavia, with seating for more than 3,600 people. Other major music venues include VoxHall, rebuilt in 1999, and the associated venue of Atlas, Train nightclub at the harbourfront, and Godsbanen, a former rail freight station.WEB,weblink About Godsbanens, Godsbanen, 30 July 2014, WEB,weblink Fonden VoxHall, Fonden VoxHall, 26 July 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink TRAIN,, 12 October 2015, Since the 1970s, the city has seen major developments on the pop and rock scene, with the arrival of many acclaimed bands such as Kliché, Under Byen, Gnags, TV-2, Michael Learns to Rock, Nephew, Carpark North, Spleen United, VETO, Hatesphere and Illdisposed in addition to popular individual performers like Thomas Helmig, Anne Linnet and Medina. Since 2010 the music production centre of PROMUS (Produktionscentret for Rytmisk Musik) has supported the rock scene in the city along with the publicly funded ROSA (Dansk Rock Samråd), which promotes Danish rock music in general.WEB,weblink Kulturinstitutioner og den skabende kunst, Aarhus 2017, 26 July 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 8 August 2014, dead, The acting scene in Aarhus is diverse, with many groups and venues engaged in a broad span of genres, from animation theatre and children's theatre to classical theatre and improvisational theatre. Aarhus Teater is the oldest and largest venue with mostly professional classical acting performances. Svalegangen, the second largest theatre, is more experimental with its performances and other notable groups and venues includes EntréScenen, Katapult, Gruppe 38, Helsingør Teater, Det Andet Teater and Teater Refleksion as well as dance venues like Bora Bora.WEB,weblink Smukt, grimt og brølende relevant,, WEB,weblink Om teatret, Det Andet Teater, 26 July 2014, Danish, Theatres in Aarhus VisitAarhus {{da icon}} The cultural center of Godsbanen includes several scenes and stages and the Concert Halls of Musikhuset also stage theatrical plays regularly and is home to the children's theatre Filuren and a comedy club.Musikhuset Aarhus: TeaterWEB,weblink Ungdoms- og børneteater i Aarhus Centrum - Teaterhuset Filuren,, Musikhuset Aarhus: Comedy Zoo The city hosts a biannual international theatre festival, International Living Theatre (ILT), with the next event being scheduled for 2021.WEB,weblink ILT Festival, ILT - International Living Theatre, 10 January 2018,

Events and festivals

(File:Aarhus Streetart Festival.jpg|thumb|Aarhus Festuge)Aarhus hosts many annual or recurring festivals, concerts and events, with the festival of Aarhus Festuge as the most popular and wide-ranging, along with large sports events.WEB,weblink Sport events in Aarhus, VisitAarhus, 23 August 2015, WEB,weblink Sport Aarhus Events, Sport Aarhus Events, 23 August 2015,weblink" title="">weblink 14 April 2015, dead, Aarhus Festuge is the largest multicultural festival in Scandinavia, always based on a special theme and takes place every year for ten days between late August and early September, transforming the inner city with festive activities and decorations of all kinds.WEB,weblink, Aarhus Festuge, Aarhus Festuge, 26 July 2014, WEB,, Århus Festuge, Gyldendal, 26 July 2014, Danish, (File:Aarhus University boat race.jpg|thumb|left|The annual boatrace at the University campus)There are numerous music festivals; the eight-day Aarhus Jazz Festival features jazz in many venues across the city. It was founded in 1988 and usually takes place in July every year, occasionally August or September.WEB,weblink Aarhus Jazz Festival, Aarhus Jazz Festival Association, 30 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 8 August 2014, dead, dmy-all, There are several annually recurring music festivals for contemporary popular music in Aarhus. NorthSide Festival presents well known bands every year in mid June on large outdoor scenes. It is a relatively new event, founded in 2010, but grew from a one-day event to a three-day festival in its first three years, now with 35,000 paying guests in 2015.NorthSide 2014 Official homepageWEB,weblink Nothside 2015, Visit Aarhus, 26 July 2014, Danish, Spot festival is aiming to showcase up-and-coming Danish and Scandinavian talents at selected venues of the inner city. The outdoor Grøn Koncert music festival takes place every year in many cities across Denmark, including Aarhus. Danmarks grimmeste festival (lit. Denmark's ugliest Festival) is a small summer music festival held in Skjoldhøjkilen, Brabrand.(File:Aarhus Pride, 2012, flags.jpg|thumb|right|Aarhus Pride march. There are several recurring niche festivals in Aarhus.)Aarhus also hosts recurring events dedicated to specific art genres. International Living Theatre (ILT) is a bi-annual festival, established in 2009, with performing arts and stage art on a broad scale. The festival has a vision of showing the best plays and stage art experiences of the world, while at the same time attracting thespians and stage art interested people from both Aarhus and Europe at large.WEB,weblink ILT-15, 23 August 2015, LiteratureXchange is a new annual festival from 2018, focused on literature from around the world as well as regional talents.WEB,weblink LiteratureXchange, 11 July 2019, The city actively promotes its gay and lesbian community and celebrates the annual Aarhus Pride gay pride festival while Aarhus Festuge usually includes exhibits, concerts and events designed for the LGBT communities.WEB,weblink Aarhus Pride, Aarhus Pride, 6 August 2015, Danish, Notable events of a local scope include the university boat-race, held in the University Park since 1991, which has become a local spectator event attracting some 20,000 people. The boat race pits costumed teams from the university departments against each other in inflatable boats in a challenge to win the Gyldne Bækken (Golden Chamber Pot) trophy.WEB,weblink Se billederne fra Aarhus-traditionen, BT (tabloid), BT, Danish, 20 January 2017, The annual lighting of the Christmas lights on the Salling department store in Søndergade has also become an attraction in recent times, packing the pedestrianised city centre with thousands of revellers.WEB,weblink Salling taendte 500000 julelys, Århus Stiftstidende, Danish, 20 January 2017, Significant dates such as Saint Lucy's Day, Sankt Hans (Saint John's Eve) and Fastelavn are traditionally celebrated with numerous events across the city.

Parks, nature and recreation

{{see also|List of parks in Aarhus}}File:RisskovStrand.jpg|thumb|Sandy beaches, such as Bellevue Beach, form most of the coastline.]]The beech forests of Riis Skov and Marselisborg occupy the hills along the coast to the north and south, and apart from the city centre, sandy beaches form the coastline of the entire municipality. There are two public seabaths, the northern Den Permanente below Riis Skov and close to the harbour area, and the southern Ballehage Beach in the Marselisborg Forests. As in most of Denmark, there are no private beaches in the municipality, but access to Den Permanente requires a membership, except in the summer.WEB,weblink En Tur På Stranden, VisitAarhus, 10 December 2014, Danish, (File:Aarhus Universitet - Lake and library.jpg|thumb|left|The University Park; rolling lawns, ponds and large oak trees) File:Marseliborg Slot set fra Mindeparken.jpg|thumb|right|Blooming cherry trees and Marselisborg Palace in MindeparkenMindeparkenThe relatively mild, temperate marine climate, allows for outdoor recreation year round, including walking, hiking, cycling and outdoor team sports. Mountain biking is usually restricted to marked routes.WEB,weblink DKS bedste MTB ruter sjov nedkørsel ved Aarhus,, 10 December 2014, Danish, Watersports like sailing, kayaking, motor boating, etc. are also popular, and since the bay rarely freezes up in winter, they can also be practised most of the year. Recreational and transportational pathways for pedestrians and cyclists, radiate from the city centre to the countryside, providing safety from motorised vehicles and a more tranquil experience.WEB,weblinkFiler/Solstraaler/a5-folder-UK.pdf, Sunbeams Over Århus, Natural History Museum, Aarhus Nature and Environment (Municipality of Aarhus), The Outdoor Council, 23 August 2015, Pamphlet of seven routes ("sunbeams").WEB,, Solstråler over Århus, Natural History Museum, Aarhus, Danish, 23 August 2015,weblink" title="">weblink 11 July 2015, dead, dmy-all, This includes the 19 kilometre long pathway of Brabrandstien, encircling the Brabrand Lake.NEWS,weblink Historien om en sti, The history of a pathway, Danish, Mogens Weinrich, Jyllands-Posten, 13 November 2000, 2 July 2018,weblink" title="">weblink 19 August 2014, dead, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Map of the lake area, Aarhus Municipality, 2 July 2018, The long-range hiking route Aarhus-Silkeborg, starts off from Brabrandstien.WEB,weblink Vandreruten Århus-Silkeborg, Danish, Århus Amt, Natur- og Miljøkontore, 16 March 2009, 2 July 2018, Aarhus has an unusually high number of parks and green spaces, 134 of them, covering a total area of around {{convert|550|ha|abbr=on}}.WEB,weblink Parker, Aarhus Kommune, 20 July 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 29 July 2014, dead, The central Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Have) from 1875 are a popular destination, as they include The Old Town open-air museum and host a number of events throughout the year. Originally used to cultivate fruit trees and other useful plants for the local citizens, there are now a significant collection of trees and bushes from different habitats and regions of the world, including a section devoted to native Danish plants.WEB,weblink The Botanical Garden, Visit Aarhus, 20 July 2014, Recently renovated tropical and subtropical greenhouses, exhibit exotic plants from throughout the world.WEB,weblink Botanisk Have i Århus får væksthus og vidensformidling i topklasse, Aarhus University, 20 July 2014, Danish, Also in the city centre is the undulating University Park, recognised for its unique landscaped design with large old oak trees.WEB,weblink The Buildings and the University Park, Aarhus University, 23 July 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 12 August 2014, dead, The Memorial Park (Mindeparken) at the coast below Marselisborg Palace, offers a panoramic view across the Bay of Aarhus and is popular with locals for outings, picnics or events.WEB,weblink Marselisborg Mindepark, Visit Aarhus, 20 July 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink Mindeparken, Aarhus Guide, 20 July 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 26 July 2014, dead, dmy-all, Other notable parks include the small central City Hall Park (Rådhusparken) and Marienlyst Park (Marienlystparken).WEB,weblink Rådhusparken, 26 July 2014, Danish, Marienlyst Park is a relatively new park from 1988, situated in Hasle out of the inner city and is less crowded, but it is the largest park in Aarhus, including woodlands, large open grasslands and soccer fields.WEB,weblink Marienlystparken, Børn i byen, 23 July 2014, Danish, Marienlyst Park is between 48 and 83 hectares, depending on how much of the woodlands are included. The woodlands are known as Brendstrup Skov.Marselisborg Forests and Riis Skov, has a long history for recreational activities of all kinds, including several restaurants, hotels and opportunities for green exercise. There are marked routes here for jogging, running and mountain biking and large events are hosted regularly. This includes running events, cycle racing and orienteering, the annual Classic Race Aarhus with historic racing cars, all attracting thousands of people.WEB,weblink What is it about?, Classic Race Aarhus, 23 August 2015,weblink" title="">weblink 23 September 2015, dead, Marselisborg Deer Park (Marselisborg Dyrehave) in Marselisborg Forests, comprises {{convert|22|ha|abbr=on}} of fenced woodland pastures with free-roaming sika and roe deer.WEB,weblink Marselisborg Dyrehave, Aarhus Portalen, 20 July 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 26 July 2014, dead, dmy-all, Below the Moesgård Museum in the southern parts of the Marselisborg Forests, is a large historical landscape of pastures and woodlands, presenting different eras of Denmark's prehistory. Sections of the forest comprise trees and vegetation representing specific climatic epochs from the last Ice Age to the present. Dotted across the landscape are reconstructed Stone Age and Bronze Age graves, buildings from the Iron Age, Viking Age and medieval times, with grazing goats, sheep and horses in between.

Food, drink and nightlife

(File:Oli Nico.jpg|thumb|Aarhus presents a large variety of restaurants.)Aarhus has a large variety of restaurants and eateries offering food from cultures all over the world, especially Mediterranean and Asian, but also international gourmet cuisine, traditional Danish food and New Nordic Cuisine.WEB,weblink Restaurants in Aarhus, Jyllands-Posten, Danish, 27 August 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 3 September 2014, dead, Reviews and data on 453 restaurants in Aarhus. Among the oldest restaurants are Rådhuscafeen (lit. The City Hall Café), opened in 1924, serving a menu of traditional Danish meals, and Peter Gift from 1906, a tavern with a broad beer selection and a menu of smørrebrød and other Danish dishes.WEB,weblink AoA Raadhus Cafeen, AoA, Danish, 20 December 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 20 December 2014, dead, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Peter Gift, Peter Gift, Danish, 20 December 2014, In Aarhus, New Nordic can be experienced at Kähler Villa Dining, Hærværk and Domestic, but local produce can be had at many places, especially at the twice-weekly food markets in Frederiksbjerg.WEB,weblink Torvet på Ingerslev, Danish, Facebook, 2 May 2018, Aarhus and Central Denmark Region was selected as European Region of Gastronomy in 2017.European Region of Gastronom: Awarded and Candidate Regions {{Webarchive|url= |date=12 April 2017 }}WEB,weblink European Region of Gastronomy 2017, European Region of Gastronomy, The city (and municipality) is a member of the Délice Network, an international non-profit organization nurturing and facilitating knowledge exchange in gastronomy.WEB,weblink Aarhus, Denmark, Délice Network, 28 October 2018, Appraised high-end restaurants serving international gourmet cuisine include Frederikshøj, Substans, Gastromé, Det Glade Vanvid, Nordisk Spisehus, Restaurant Varna, Restaurant ET, Gäst, Brasserie Belli, Møf and Pondus, all considered among the best places to eat in Denmark.WEB,weblink White Guide - Aarhus, White Guide, 19 May 2018, WEB,weblink Aarhus Michelin Restaurants, Michelin, 19 May 2018, WEB,weblink International mesterklasse på Frederikshøj, Danish, International gourmet class at Frederikshøj, Maria Danmark Nielsen, Katrine Holler, yes,, Jyllands-Posten, 28 April 2014, 27 August 2014, 22 restaurants in Aarhus were among the best in Denmark, according to White Guide, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 3 September 2014, WEB,weblink Restauranter i Aarhus, Ole Loumann, Politiken, 30 July 2014, Danish, Restaurants in Aarhus, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 14 July 2014, Restaurants in Aarhus were the first in provincial Denmark to receive Michelin stars since 2015, when Michelin inspectors ventured outside Copenhagen for the first time.WEB, Daniel Winther Pedersen,weblink Danske restauranter får stjerner i februar, Danish restaurants receive stars in February, Danish,, Jyllands-Posten, 15 January 2015, 2 June 2016, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 18 September 2016, (File:Aarhus Street Food.jpg|thumb|left|Aarhus Street Food, one of two indoor food halls)Vendors of street food are numerous throughout the centre, often selling from small trailers on permanent locations formally known as Pølsevogne (lit. sausage wagons), traditionally serving a Danish variety of hot dogs, sausages and other fast food. There are increasingly more outlets inspired by other cultural flavours such as sushi, kebab and currywurst.WEB, Sausage wagons in Aarhus,weblink Pølsevogne i Aarhus,, Danish, 20 December 2014, WEB,weblink Takeaway fra Ginza Sushi, Aarhus Update, Danish, 20 December 2014, The city centre is packed with cafés, especially along the river and the Latin quarter. Some of them also include an evening restaurant, such as Café Casablanca, Café Carlton, Café Cross and Gyngen.WEB,weblink Byguide, Studenterguiden, Danish, 20 December 2014, Aarhus Street Food and Aarhus Central Food Market are two indoor food courts from 2016 in the city centre, comprising a variety of street food restaurants, cafés and bars.WEB,weblink Aarhus Street Food, Aarhus Street Food, WEB,weblink Welcome to the new food mecca in the heart of Aarhus, Aarhus Central Food Market, (File:Ingerslev Torv (ost).jpg|thumb|Cheese stand at the local food markets on Frederiksbjerg)Aarhus has a robust and diverse nightlife. The action tends to concentrate in the inner city, with the pedestrianised riverside, Frederiksgade, the Latin Quarter, and Jægergårdsgade on Frederiksbjerg as the most active centres at night, but things are stirring elsewhere around the city too. The nightlife scene offers everything from small joints with cheap alcohol and a homely atmosphere to fashionable night clubs serving champagne and cocktails or small and large music venues with bars, dance floors and lounges. A short selection of well-established places where you can have a drink and socialise, include the fashionable lounge and night club of Kupé at the harbour front, the relaxed Ris Ras Filliongongong offering waterpipes and an award-winning beer selection, Fatter Eskild with a broad selection of Danish bands playing mostly blues and rock, the wine and book café of Løve's in Nørregade, Sherlock Holmes, a British-style pub with live music and the brew pub of Sct. Clemens with A Hereford Beefstouw restaurant across the cathedral.WEB,weblink Omtale, Loeves, Danish, 20 December 2014, WEB,weblink Serving in Aarhus, Danske Ølentusiaster (Aarhus C), Danish, 28 August 2014, {{sfn|Porter|Prince|2007|p=372}} A few nightlife spots are aimed at gays and lesbians specifically, including Gbar (nightclub) and Café Sappho.The Århus Set (Danish: Århus Sæt) is a set of drinks often ordered together, named for the city and consisting of two beverages, one Ceres Top beer and one shot Arnbitter, both originally from Aarhus. Ordering "a set" suffices in most bars and pubs.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 16 April 2016, Et "Aarhus-sæt" er ikke længere fra Aarhus, Berlingske Tidende, Danish, 6 January 2016, live, dmy, WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 7 March 2016, live, Arnbitter forlader Aarhus, TV2 Østjylland, Danish, 6 January 2016, Aarhus Bryghus is a local craft brewery with a sizeable production. The brewery is located in the southern district of Viby and a large variety of their craft brews are available there, in most larger well-assorted stores in the city, and in some bars and restaurants as well. They also export.WEB,weblink Aarhus Bryghus, 1 June 2016,

Local dialect

{{see also|Danish dialects}}The Aarhus dialect, commonly called Aarhusiansk (Aarhusian in English), is a Jutlandic dialect in the Mid-Eastern Jutland dialect area, traditionally spoken in and around Aarhus.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 13 March 2016, Jysk, University of Copenhagen, Danish, 6 January 2016, live, dmy, Aarhusian, as with most local dialects in Denmark, has diminished in use through the 20th century and most Danes today speak some version of Standard Danish with slight regional features. Aarhusian, however, still has a strong presence in older segments of the population and in areas with high numbers of immigrants, surprisingly.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 26 January 2016, Saarn bevarer etniske unge ikkaa, Politiken, Danish, 6 January 2016, live, dmy, WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 5 May 2016, Hun fandt den Aarhusianske dialekt i Aarhus V, Århus Stiftstidende, Danish, 6 January 2016, live, dmy, WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 1 May 2016, Vi snakker mindre Aarhusiansk do, Århus Stiftstidende, Danish, 6 January 2016, live, dmy, Some examples of common, traditional and unique Aarhusian words are: træls (tiresome), noller (silly or dumb) and dælme (Excl. damn me).WEB,weblink Aarhus – engelsk for noller,weblink" title="">weblink 8 February 2016, Dagbladet Information, Danish, 6 January 2016, live, dmy, WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 24 February 2016, Træls – dialekt eller standardsprog, University of Copenhagen, Danish, 15 January 2016, live, dmy, The dialect is notable for single-syllable words ending in "d" being pronounced with stød while the same letter in multiple-syllable words is pronounced as "j", i.e., Odder is pronounced "Ojjer". Like other dialects in East Jutland, it has two grammatical genders, similar to Standard Danish, but different from West Jutlandic dialects, which have only one.BOOK,weblink Århusiansk – byens sprog før og nu, Borchmann, Simon, 4, 2009, Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 978-87-7934-436-5, In 2009, the University of Aarhus compiled a list of contemporary public figures who best exemplify the dialect, including Jacob Haugaard, Thomas Helmig, Steffen Brandt, Stig Tøfting, Flemming Jørgensen, Tina Dickow and Camilla Martin. In popular culture, the dialect features prominently in Niels Malmros's movie Aarhus by Night and in 90s comedy sketches by Jacob Haugaard and Finn Nørbygaard.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 6 May 2016, Aarhusiansk, University of Aarhus, Danish, 6 January 2016, live, dmy,


(File:Dk og isbjerget.png|thumb|right|upright=1|Sailsports in the Aarhus Bay, 2014){| class="wikitable"!Club!Sport!League!Venue (capacity)!Founded!Titles!Attendance Aarhus Gymnastikforening Soccer Superliga Ceres Park (20,032) 1880 5 23,990HTTP://WWW.AGFFODBOLDAFD.DK/HISTORIE_PAGE7070.ASPX>TITLE=HISTORIEACCESSDATE=10 DECEMBER 2014ARCHIVE-DATE=13 DECEMBER 2014DF=DMY-ALL, | Aarhus GF Håndbold| Handball Danish Handball League| Ceres Arena (4,700) 2001 9In 2001 A.G.F., Aarhus KFUM, VRI and Brabrand IF merged to form Aarhus GF Håndbold. Collectively these clubs have 9 titles. 4,700HTTP://WWW.AARHUSPORTALEN.DK/VIS_ARTIKEL.ASP?ARTICLEID=8042>TITLE=HåNDBOLD: ÅRHUS GF MESTRE I TILSKUEREACCESSDATE=10 DECEMBER 2014ARCHIVE-DATE=20 DECEMBER 2014DF=DMY-ALL, | Bakken Bears| Basketball Danish Basketball League Vejlby-Risskov Hallen (1,800) 1962 16 2,500HTTP://WWW.BAKKENBEARS.COM/INDEX.PHP?ID=58>TITLE=TILSKUERREKORDERACCESSDATE=10 DECEMBER 2014, File:Aarhus stadion.jpg|thumb|Ceres Park in AtletionAtletionAarhus has three major men's professional sports teams: the Superliga team Aarhus Gymnastikforening (AGF), Danish Handball League's Aarhus GF Håndbold, and Danish Basketball League's Bakken Bears. Notable or historic clubs include Aarhus 1900, Idrætsklubben Skovbakken and Aarhus Sejlklub. Aarhus Idrætspark has hosted matches in the premiere Danish soccer league since it was formed in 1920 and matches for the national men's soccer team in 2006 and 2007.WEB,weblink Landskamp i Aarhus, Dansk Boldspil Union, 10 December 2014, The five sailing clubs routinely win national and international titles in a range of disciplines and the future national watersports stadium will be located on the Aarhus Docklands in the city centre.WEB,weblink AP Møller Fonden donerer penge til ny sejlsportscenter,, 10 December 2014, WEB,weblink Resultater, Sejlsport.Dk, 10 December 2014, The Bakken Bears have most recently won the Danish basketball championships in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.The municipality actively supports sports organisations in and around the city, providing public organisations that aim to attract major sporting events and strengthen professional sports.WEB,weblink Sport og Fritid Aarhus Kommune, Aarhus Kommune, 12 April 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 15 May 2015, dead, The National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark counts some 380 sports organisations within the municipality and about one third of the population are members of one.WEB,weblink Medlemstal, Dansk Idræts Forbund, 10 December 2014, Soccer is by far the most popular sport followed by Gymnastics, Handball and Badminton.In recent decades, many free and public sports facilities have sprung up across the city, such as street football, basketball, climbing walls, skateboarding and beach volley. Several natural sites also offer green exercise, with exercise equipment installed along the paths and tracks reserved for mountain biking. The newly reconstructed area of Skjoldhøjkilen is a prime example.WEB,weblink Skjoldhøjkilen et rekreativt område, Aarhus Kommune, Danish, 31 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 2 March 2014, dead, Aarhus has hosted many sporting events including the 2010 European Women's Handball Championship, the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship, the 2013 Men's European Volleyball Championships, the 2005 European Table Tennis Championships, the Denmark Open in badminton, the UCI Women's Road Cycling World Cup, the 2006 World Orienteering Championships, the 2006 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and the GF World Cup (women's handball).WEB,weblink Aarhus is Denmark's Number One for Sporting Events, Aarhus Kommune, 1 August 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 9 August 2014, dead, On average, Aarhus is hosting one or two international sailing competitions every year. In 2008, the city hosted the ISAF Youth Sailing World ChampionshipsWEB,weblink Past Events, Sailing Aarhus, 21 August 2015, live,weblink" title="">weblink 5 July 2015, dmy, WEB,weblink Future Events, Sailing Aarhus, 21 August 2015, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 20 July 2015, dmy, and in 2018 it was host to the ISAF Sailing World Championships, the world championship for the 12 Olympic sailing disciplines.WEB,weblink Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018, Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships, Aarhus is an important qualifier for the 2020 Olympics.WEB,weblink Aarhus vil have sejler VM i byens nye forhave, Politiken, 23 November 2014,


{{see also|List of educational institutions in Aarhus}}File:Aarhus Universitets hovedbygning set fra parken-cropped.jpg|thumb|right|Aarhus UniversityAarhus UniversityAarhus is the principal centre for education in the Jutland region. It draws students from a large area, especially from the western and southern parts of the peninsula. The relatively large influx of young people and students creates a natural base for cultural activities.WEB,weblink Aarhus, Denmark's City of Smiles, ETB News, 26 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 8 August 2014, dead, dmy-all, Aarhus has the greatest concentration of students in Denmark, fully 12% of citizens attending short, medium or long courses of study. In addition to around 25 institutions of higher education, several research forums have evolved to assist in the transfer of expertise from education to business.WEB,weblink Uddannelse, Aarhus 2017, 26 July 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 8 August 2014, dead, The city is home to more than 52,000 students.Aarhus Kommune: Boliger {{Webarchive|url= |date=25 September 2015 }}{{when|date=October 2017}}On 1 January 2012, Aarhus University (AU) was the largest university in Denmark by number of students enrolled.WEB,weblink Aarhus Universitet runder 40.000 studerende: Business Aarhus,, 10 July 2014, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 11 October 2014, dead, dmy-all, It is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by several of the most influential and respected rankings. The university has approximately 41,500 Bachelor and Master students enrolled as well as about 1,500 PhD students. It is possible to engage in higher academic studies in many areas, from the traditional spheres of natural science, humanities and theology to more vocational academic areas like engineering and dentistry.WEB,weblink Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University, 1 August 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 12 August 2014, dead, Aarhus Tech is one of the largest technical colleges in Denmark, teaching undergraduate study programmes in English, including vocational education and training (VET), continuing vocational training (CVT), and human resource development.WEB,weblink AARHUS TECH International services,, 1 August 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 8 August 2014, dead, Business Academy Aarhus is among the largest business academies in Denmark and offers undergraduate and some academic degrees, in IT, business and technical fields. The academic level technical aspects are covered in a collaboration with Aarhus Tech, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and Aarhus Educational Centre for Agriculture.WEB,weblink About Business Academy Aarhus, Business Academy Aarhus, 16 May 2017, The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) is the oldest and largest of the colleges, offering journalism courses since 1946, with approximately 1,700 students as of 2014. DMJX has been an independent institution since 1974, conducting research and teaching at undergraduate level, and in 2004, master's courses in journalism was established in a collaboration with Aarhus University. The latter is offered through the Centre for University studies in Journalism, granting degrees through the university.WEB,weblink The Danish School of Media and Journalism,, 1 August 2014, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 27 July 2014, dmy-all, The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus (Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium) is a conservatoire, established under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture in 1927. In 2010, it merged administratively with the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, which was founded in 1930.WEB,weblink The Royal Academy of Music – Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium,, 1 August 2014, Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik, it offers graduate level studies in areas such as music teaching, and solo and professional musicianship. VIA University College was established in January 2008 and is one of eight new regional organisations offering bachelor courses of all kinds, throughout the Central Denmark Region. It offers over 50 higher educations, taught in Danish or sometimes in English, with vocational education and it participates in various research and development projects.WEB,weblink About VIA,, 1 August 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 29 July 2014, dead, Aarhus School of Architecture (Arkitektskolen Aarhus) was founded in 1965. Along with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts of Copenhagen, it is responsible for the education of architects in Denmark. With an enrolment of approximately 900 students, it teaches in five main departments: architecture and aesthetics, urban and landscape, architectonic heritage, design and architectural design.WEB,weblink Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Gyldendal, 1 August 2014, Danish, Also of note is KaosPilots and several other higher education centres.


(File:Aarhus Hovedbanegård (april).jpg|thumb|upright=1|Aarhus Central Station)Aarhus has two ring roads; Ring 1, roughly encircling the central district of Aarhus C, and the outlying Ring 2. Six major intercity motorways radiate from the city centre, connecting with the nearby cities of Grenå, Randers, Viborg, Silkeborg, Skanderborg and Odder.In the inner city, motorised traffic is highly regulated, larger parts are pedestrianised and in the 2000s, a system of roads prioritised for cyclists have been implemented, connecting to suburban areas.The main railway station in Aarhus is Aarhus Central Station located in the city centre. DSB has connections to destinations throughout Denmark and also services to Flensburg and Hamburg in Germany.WEB,weblink City & traffic,, 28 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 26 July 2014, dead, dmy-all, (File:Bikes in Aarhus.jpg|thumb|left|upright=1| Bicycles are a popular means of transportation. Bike parking at the central station.)Aarhus Letbane is an electric light rail or tram system that opened in December 2017, connecting the central station and the inner city with the University Hospital in Skejby and also replaced local railway services to Grenaa and Odder in late 2018. It is the first electric light rail system in Denmark and more routes are planned to open in coming years. Tickets for the light rail are also valable in local yellow bus lines.MAGAZINE,weblink Aarhus tram-train project gets the go-ahead, 10 May 2012, Railway Gazette International, Most city bus lines go through the inner city and pass through either Park Allé or Banegårdspladsen, or both, right at the central station.WEB,weblink Buses in Aarhus and other city buses, Midttraffik, 28 July 2014, Regional and Inter-city buses terminate at Aarhus Bus Terminal, just east of the central station.WEB,weblink Midttrafik Kundecenter, Midttrafik, 9 November 2017, WEB,weblink Aarhus Rutebilstation, AarhusWiki, Danish, 9 November 2017, The long-distance buses of linie888 connect Aarhus to other cities in Jutland and Zealand.WEB,weblink Linie888, Abildskou, 28 July 2014, (File:Viby Ringvej 01.jpg|thumb|Aarhus has two ring roads, circumventing the central parts)Ferries administered by Danish ferry company Mols-Linien transports passengers and motorvehicles between Aarhus and Sjællands Odde on Zealand.WEB,weblink KatExpress 1 – en af verdens største hurigfargen, Mols Linien, 29 July 2014, Danish, The ferries comprises HSC KatExpress 1 and HSC KatExpress 2, the world's largest diesel-powered catamarans,WEB,weblink Welcome Aboard – Norman Arrow,, 1 August 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 26 March 2012, dead, and HSC Max Mols.Aarhus Airport is located on Djursland, {{convert|40|km|mi|abbr=on}} north-east of Aarhus near Tirstrup, and provides links to both Copenhagen and international destinations.WEB,weblink Aarhus Airport (AAR), Airport Guides, 28 July 2014, The larger Billund Airport is situated {{convert|95|km|mi|abbr=on}} south-west of Aarhus.WEB,weblink Billund Airport, Gyldendal, 28 July 2014, Danish, There has been much discussion about constructing a new airport closer to the city for many years, but so far no plans have been realised.WEB, Dalhoff, Maria,weblink Borgmester Vil Drøfte en ny lufthavn, Jyllands-Posten, 6 March 2014, 28 July 2014, Danish, In August 2014, the city council officially initiated a process to assert the viability of a new international airport.WEB,weblink Nu skal ny lufthavnsplacering undersøges, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, 27 August 2014, 29 August 2014, Danish, WEB,weblink Analyse af en eventuel ny placering af Aarhus Lufthavn, Aarhus Kommune, 17 June 2015, 2 June 2016,weblink 7 August 2016, dead, A small seaplane now operates four flights daily between Aarhus harbour and Copenhagen harbour.WEB,weblink Pengemandens millionplan: Vandfly skal i timedrift mellem København og Aarhus,, 28 May 2016, Aarhus has a free bike sharing system, Aarhus Bycykler (Aarhus City Bikes). The bicycles are available from 1 April to 30 October at 57 stands throughout the city and can be obtained by placing a DKK 20 coin in a release slot, like caddies in a supermarket. The coin can be retrieved when the bike is returned at a random stand. Bicycles can also be hired from many shops.WEB,weblink Aarhus City Bikes, Aarhus Kommune, 29 July 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 9 August 2014, dead, {{clear left}}


{{See also|Healthcare in Denmark}}(File:Aarhus Universitetshospital, Skejby.jpg|thumb|left|Aarhus University Hospital)Aarhus is home to Aarhus University Hospital, one of six Danish "Super Hospitals" officially established in 2007 when the regions reformed the Danish healthcare sector.WEB,weblink Supersygehus, Aarhus Municipality, 22 April 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 5 June 2016, live, dmy, The university hospital is the result of a series of mergers in the 2000s between the local hospitals of Skejby Sygehus, the Municipal Hospital, the County Hospital, Marselisborg Hospital and Risskov Psychiatric Hospital. It is today the largest hospital in Denmark with a combined staff of some 10,000 and 1,150 patient beds,WEB,weblink Organisation, Aarhus University Hospital, 14 April 2019, and has been ranked the best hospital in Denmark consecutively since 2008.WEB,weblink Denmark’s best hospital 2018, Aarhus University Hospital, 14 December 2018, 14 April 2019, In 2012, construction of a new large hospital building began, known as Det Nye Universitetshospital (DNU) or The New University Hospital in English, and it is centralising and accommodating all of the former departments, ending in 2019. The new hospital is divided in four clinical centres, a service centre and one administrative unit along with twelve research centres.WEB,weblink Forskningsenheder, Aarhus University Hospital, 22 April 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 28 March 2016, live, dmy, WEB,weblink Centre, Aarhus University Hospital, 22 April 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 30 March 2016, dead, dmy, Private hospitals specialised in different areas from plastic surgery to fertility treatments operate in Aarhus as well. Ciconia Aarhus Private Hospital founded in 1984 is a leading Danish fertility clinic and the first of its kind in Denmark. Ciconia has provided for the birth of 6,000 children by artificial insemination and continually conducts research into the field of fertility.WEB,weblink About, Ciconia Fertility Clinic, 22 April 2016,weblink" title="">weblink 9 May 2016, live, dmy, Aagaard Clinic, established in 2004, is another private fertility and gynaecology clinic which since 2004 has undertaken fertility treatments that has resulted in 1550 births.WEB,weblink About the clinic, Aagaard Fertility Clinic, 22 April 2016, Danish,weblink 27 March 2016, live, dmy, Aarhus Municipality also offers a number of specialised services in the areas of nutrition, exercise, sex, smoking and drinking, activities for the elderly, health courses and lifestyle.WEB,weblink Sundhedstilbud, Aarhus Municipality, 22 April 2016, Danish,weblink" title="">weblink 24 April 2016, live, dmy,


File:Stiften.jpg|thumb|The headquarters of local newspaper Århus StiftstidendeÅrhus StiftstidendeFile:Soesterhoej.jpg|thumb|left|The Aarhus 261|m|abbr=on}}The first daily newspaper to appear in Aarhus was Århus Stiftstidende, established in 1794 as Aarhuus Stifts Adresse-Contoirs Tidender, with a moderately conservative approach. Once one of Denmark's largest,{{sfn|Cremo|2010|p=230}} it was a leading provincial newspaper for a time, but after the Second World War it increasingly faced competition from Demokraten (1884–1974) and Jyllands-Posten, both published in Aarhus. In 1998, it merged with Randers Amtsavis and is now run by Midtjyske Medier, part of Berlingske Media.WEB,weblink Århus Stiftstidende, Gyldendal, 21 July 2014, The daily newspaper of Jyllands-Posten was established in 1871 in Aarhus, and takes a generally right-wing editorial approach. With a reputation as a serious news publication, the paper has always included news from Jutland in particular, but somewhat less so since its promotion as a national newspaper in the 1960s. Today it is one of the three bestselling serious newspapers in Denmark, the others being Berlingske and Politiken.WEB, Jette Drachmann Søllinge,weblink Jyllands Posten in The Great Danish, Jyllands-Posten, Gyldendal, 21 July 2014, Danish, Jyllands-Posten publishes JP Aarhus, a section dedicated to news in and around Aarhus, and hosted a free cityguide website from 2010 to 2016.WEB,weblink JP Aarhus, Jyllands-Posten, 5 February 2016, WEB,weblink Jyllands-Posten øger satsningen i Århus, Jyllands-Posten increase the bet in Århus, Jyllands-Posten, 10 October 2017, The Copenhagen-based media company of Politiken, also publishes several free local papers once a week in parts of Denmark and Sweden. In Aarhus, they publish a total of five local newspapers; Aarhus Midt, Aarhus Nord, Aarhus Vest, Aarhus Syd and Aarhus Onsdag.WEB,weblink Politikens Lokalaviser, Politikens Lokalaviser A/S, Danish, 1 July 2018, WEB,weblink E-aviser, Politikens Lokalaviser A/S, 1 July 2018, Aarhus Onsdag (Aarhus Wednesday) is financed completely by advertisements and available in both paperform and online. It was bought from Århus Stiftstidende in June 2017, but has been published for many years previous.WEB,weblink Sikkert godt andre steder – men ikke her, Probably good elsewhere - but not here, Danish, Kerstin Bruun-Hansen, Journalisten, 16 June 2017, 1 July 2018, WEB,weblink Aarhus Onsdag - 26-06-2018,, Danmarks Radio has a large department in Aarhus with over 200 employees. It runs the DR Østjylland radio programme, provides local contributions to DR P4, and produces local regional television programmes.WEB,weblink Rundvisning i DR Aarhus, DR, 3 September 2013, 21 July 2014, Danish, In 1999, TV 2 moved its Jutland headquarters from Randers to Skejby in northern Aarhus. The station broadcasts regional news and current affairs television and radio programmes. Since 2012, it has run its own TV channel, TV 2 Østjylland.WEB,weblink Få overblikket over de første 20 år med TV 2, TV 2 {{pipe, ØSTJYLLAND|accessdate=21 July 2014|language=Danish|archive-url=|archive-date=30 July 2014|url-status=dead}} Aarhus has its own local TV channel TVAarhus, transmitting since 1984.WEB,weblink Om TV3 Øst, TVAarhus, Danish, 3 August 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 8 August 2014, dead, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Om TVAarhus, Antenneforeningen Aarhus, Danish, 3 August 2014, After an agreement on 1 July 2014, TVAarhus can be watched by 130,000 households in Aarhus, making it the largest cable-transmitted local TV channel in Denmark.WEB,weblink Dobbelt så mange kan nu se TVAarhus, Aarhus Onsdag, Århus Stifstidende, Danish, 1 August 2014, 3 August 2014, With over 1,700 students, the Danish School of Media and Journalism (Danmarks Medie- og Journalisthøjskole) is the country's largest and oldest school of journalism. The school works closely with Aarhus University, where the first journalism course was established in 1946. In 2004, the two institutions established the Centre for University Studies in Journalism, which offers master's courses.WEB,weblink The Danish School of Media and Journalism, Erasmus Mundus Master's in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, 21 July 2014, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 27 July 2014, dmy-all,

Twin towns and consulates

Aarhus is home to 32 consulates and the city is twinned with seven cities, all co-operating in the spheres of public schools, culture, welfare and commercial interests.WEB,weblink Sister cities, Aarhus Municipality, 24 May 2018, 8 July 2018, WEB,weblink Foreign consulates in Denmark,, Danish, 15 November 2015,
Twin towns / sister cities
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  • {{flagicon|NOR}} Bergen, Norway (since 1946)
  • {{flagicon|SWE}} Gothenburg, Sweden (since 1946)
  • {{flagicon|PRC}} Harbin, China (since 1984)
  • {{flagicon|GRL}} Kujalleq, Greenland (since 1962)
  • {{flagicon|GER}} Rostock, Germany (since 2006)
  • {{flagicon|RUS}} St. Petersburg, Russia (since 1989)
  • {{flagicon|FIN}} Turku, Finland (since 1946)
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Notable people





  • BOOK, Biblioteker, Ã…rhus Kommunes, Ã…rhus leksikon,weblink 1997, Ã…rhus Kommunes Biblioteker,
  • BOOK, Duffin, C.J., Moody, R.T.J., Gardner-Thorpe, C., A History of Geology and Medicine,weblink 10 December 2013, Geological Society of London, 978-1-86239-356-1, harv,
  • BOOK, Eade, John, Mele, Christopher, Understanding the City: Contemporary and Future Perspectives,weblink 15 July 2011, John Wiley & Sons, 978-1-4443-9932-5, harv,
  • BOOK, Hulme, Karen, War Torn Environment: Interpreting The Legal Threshold,weblink January 2004, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 90-04-13848-X, harv,
  • BOOK, Loumann, Ole, Turen gÃ¥r til Ã…rhus & Østjylland,weblink 2009, Politiken, 978-87-567-8977-6,
  • BOOK, Madsen, Hans Jørgen, Ã…rhus of the Vikings,weblink 1975, Forhistorisk Museum,
  • BOOK, Mitcham, Samuel W., German Order of Battle: 291st–999th Infantry divisions,weblink 2007, Stackpole Books, 978-0-8117-3437-0, harv,
  • BOOK, Møller, Erik, Vindum, Kjeld, Aarhus City Hall,weblink 1991, Danish Architectural Press, 978-87-7407-110-5,
  • BOOK, Olsen, Søren, Danmarks købstæder: 144 købstæder og andre gamle byer,weblink 2000, Gyldendals Bogklubber, 978-87-00-66364-0, 124–131,
  • BOOK, Pedersen, Olaf, Hovesen, Ejnar, Videnskabshistorie i Aarhus: Videnskabshistorisk Museum, Medicinhistorisk Museum,weblink 1987, Institut for Videnskabshistorie,
  • BOOK, Porter, Darwin, Prince, Danforth, Frommer's Denmark,weblink 5 June 2007, John Wiley & Sons, 978-0-470-10058-5, harv,
  • BOOK, Sevaldsen, Jørgen, Bjørke, Bo, Bjørn, Claus, Britain and Denmark: Political, Economic and Cultural Relations in the 19th and 20th Centuries,weblink January 2003, Museum Tusculanum Press, 978-87-7289-750-9, harv,
  • BOOK, Thomsen, C. Walther, Det gamle Aarhus som Kunstnerne saa det,weblink 1968, Nellemann & Thomsen, Mejlgade 45, harv,
  • BOOK, Travis, A. S., Determinants in the Evolution of the European Chemical Industry, 1900–1939: New Technologies, Political Frameworks, Markets and Companies,weblink 31 October 1998, Springer Science & Business Media, 978-0-7923-4890-0, harv,
  • BOOK, Trenear-Harvey, Glenmore S., Historical Dictionary of Air Intelligence,weblink 13 April 2009, Scarecrow Press, 978-0-8108-6294-4, harv,
  • BOOK, Zabecki, David T., World War II in Europe: An Encyclopedia,weblink 1999, Taylor & Francis, 978-0-8240-7029-8, harv,
  • BOOK, Alenius, Marianne, Ikke noget theselskab: Var vi terrorister?, 2002,weblink Museum Tusculanum Press, 87-7289-736-8, harv,
  • BOOK, Hauerbach, Sven, 5. Kolonne; Aarhus-sabotørernes modige indsats, 1945,weblink 5 Kolonne, harv, dead,weblink 15 April 2016, dmy-all,
  • BOOK, Hansen, Salomon, Jydske Sabotører. Willy Samsing-Gruppen, 1946,weblink Salomon Hansen, harv,
  • BOOK, Kristensen, Henrik Skov, Grethe Bartram – fra kommunist til gestapoagent, 2010,weblink Nyt Nordisk Forlag, 978-87-17-04140-0, harv,
  • BOOK, Knudsen, Peter Øvig, Efter drabet, 2009,weblink Gyldendal, 978-87-02-08327-9, harv,
  • BOOK, Gejl, Ib, Fra købmandsgÃ¥rd til koncern. Korn- og Foderstof Kompagniet, 1996,weblink Danish National Business Archives, 978-87-89386-17-1, harv,
  • BOOK, Jansen, Christian R., Korn, købmænd og kornkompagni, 1971,weblink AarhusUniversitetsforlag, 978-87-504-0252-7, harv,

Further reading

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  • BOOK, Jensen, Kurt Balle, 2006, Pressebureauet Silkeborg, As time goes by – en jazzkrønike, 87-991273-1-8,
  • BOOK, Lykke, Palle, Aarhus Universitetsforlag, By og universitet, 87-7288-683-8,
  • BOOK, Varberg, Jeanette, 2012, Forlaget MoesgÃ¥rd, Aros og vikingernes verden, 87-87334-91-7,
  • BOOK, Weinrich, Mogens, 2014, Saxo Publish, Kend din by, 978-87-983087-0-6,
  • BOOK, Weinrich, Mogens, 2014, Saxo Publish, Kend din by II, 978-87-983087-4-4,
  • BOOK, DalsgÃ¥rd, Jens, 2013, Ã…rhus Byhistorisk Fond, Aarhus-København – en fotografisk spejling, 978-87-91324-45-1,
  • BOOK, Fode, Henrik, Navntoft, Claus P., 2014, Ã…rhus Byhistorisk Fond, Som kunstnerne sÃ¥ Aarhus, 978-87-91324-47-5,
  • BOOK, Byrum, Finn, 2008, Globe, Ã…rhus fra oven, 87-7900-646-9,
  • BOOK, Bender, Johan, 2008, Klematis, Hurra for Ã…rhus, 87-641-0296-3,
  • BOOK, Fode, Henrik, 2005, Ã…rhus Byhistoriske Fond, Ã…rhus besat, 978-87-91324-11-6,
  • BOOK, Carlsen, Søren Højlund, 2011, Turbine Forlaget, Ã…rhus i hjertet, 978-87-7090-484-1,
  • BOOK, Elgaard, Søren, 2009, Aarhus Universitetsforlag, Ã…rhus Havn, 87-7934-457-7,
  • BOOK, Hansen, Finn Egeland, 2010, Siesta, Verdens navle, 978-87-92539-25-0,
  • BOOK, Damm, Annette, 2005, MoesgÃ¥rd, Vikingernes Aros, 87-87334-62-3,
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