Fly To Aarhus, Denmark
Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and has a clever way of balancing the city’s beautiful history and historical monuments with a modern way of living that is lively and innovative. As a university town, Aarhus has a lot of young people that give character to the city’s streets.
Apart from exploring the very impressive and interesting museums and churches, you’ll also be flooded with choices for restaurants and cafés for eating traditional smørrebrød, or cinemas and nightclubs to spend the evenings. It’s the cultural hub of Jutland and also unofficially referred to as this region’s capital. You won’t regret a visit to this vibrant Scandinavian city.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do need a Visa to visit Aarhus, Demark. As part of the Schengen State, Denmark requires a Schengen Visa for entry into the country. Apply through the country in which you’ll be spending the most time and make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after you return.
- The South African Embassy in Denmark can be found in Copenhagen at Gammel Vartov Vej 8, DK-2900 Hellerup, Copenhagen. Phone: +45 3918 0155.
See and do
The Church of Domkirke might be the most impressive historical monument in Aarhus. Apart from boasting Denmark’s largest stained-glass window it is also the longest church in the country and it’s over 800 years old. It’s regarded by some as the most beautiful building in Aarhus.
Jump from the historic to the modern at the very impressive-looking ARoS Modern Art Museum. Here you can admire works of art from Warhol and Cézanne and stroll along the elevated walkway on the top floor, looking out through the colourful glass panels onto the city. Continue your cultural journey by visiting some of the city’s iconic museums and sites like the Occupation Museum, Den Gamle By museum and Moesgård Museum.
Get some fresh air when you explore the grounds of the Danish royal family’s summer residence if they’re not there at the time. Stroll around the massive lawn or have a picnic in these beautiful gardens, only a stone’s throw from the sea. If you’re looking for a tad more excitement, then visit the streets closer to the port where the students gather at lively bars, restaurants and clubs.
Aarhus Airport – AAR
Airport Hotels: None onsite, but Motel Ebeltoft and Molskroen are both 8km away.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar.
Airport Hub: Aarhus Airport (AAR) is a hub for Scandinavian Airlines.