Sunday, June 26, 2011

Visiting Aarhus in Denmark

This iconic university city can also offer forests, beaches and lovely parks, all within short distances.
The city's great for walking, with Iron Age, Viking Age and 19th century treasures all easily accessible. As an example, the narrow medieval street by the cathedral has been a Danish (Viking) habitation for over 1000 years and the archaeology's available for all to see. The extent of Viking rule from the Ukraine to Iceland, even taking in Britain, is clearly demonstrated in beautiful maps.
The 1914 Old Town open-air museum (Den Gamle By) comprising 75 buildings is fascinating, as are the nearby Scandinavian-feel art gallery building and the many music concerts in the neighbouring hall.
The half-timbered buildings that formed a 19th century Danish market town are exquisite and fascinating, made even more authentic by the horse carts wandering the cobbled streets.
In the Moesg?rd Prehistoric Museum, a few km in the south of the city, is the well peat-preserved 300BC body of an Iron Age Grauballe Man.
The compact and lively nature of ?arhus and the many interesting exhibits should fascinate even the most hardened of travellers.
And of course Denmark is also home to one of Europe's best theme parks, Lego Land.

Aarhus Denmark is a great holiday destination.

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