Why go to Aarhus?
After docking right in town, grab a bike from the city's free bikeshare program and ride to museums, parks and chic little cafes
Watch your wallet! Shopping and dining can be expensive
This walkable (and bike friendly) port city is both easy to navigate and full of interesting cultural and historical sites
Aarhus Cruise Port Facilities?
Cruise ships usually dock early, giving inveterate explorers a couple of hours to wander before most shops and museums open at mid-morning. A lovely morning stroll is to the University, with its sleek and stylish buildings, and through its park setting. From there, the shopping streets of Norregade and Studesgade are close by, and visitors can window-shop, and occasionally discover early-opening stores such as a cheese shop in which the entire front is a densely perfumed walk-in cheese refrigerator (nothing wrapped in cellophane to mask the aroma), a wine store whose owner might be delighted to talk about California vintages (and the advisability of avoiding Danish wines), and several galleries.
Good to Know?
The exchange rate. As in most of Europe, in this day of the depressed dollar, shopping in Aarhus can be painful.
On foot! The entire city, from the University area on the north side to the Sondergarde (pedestrian-only shopping mall) and the Radhus (city hall) in the southwest quadrant, is compact and relatively flat. Cruisers can walk to every major attraction in Aarhus from the pier. For those who prefer to ride, cabs and local tour buses are available immediately outside the security gates.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Danish kroner (DKK); there are ATM's throughout the city, but are particularly clustered around the central, irregularly shaped town square.
Danish. Almost all Danes speak English -- and are surprised when you ask if they do, responding with a polite "Of course."