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Aarhus is situated on the East

than

shopping,

you

Coast of Jutland and combines

impressed by Aarhus’s recent and

a blend of Scandinavian charm,

most

European style and Jutlandic

the Aros Museum of Modern

humour. Retaining its status from

Art. Opened in 2004, this striking

the 70s as Denmark’s “City of

modernist white building has

Music”, Aarhus has continued to

put Aarhus firmly on the map

grow its well-deserved reputation

as a city of art and culture.

impressive

will

be

development,

for nurturing and supporting the arts with theatres, museums,

One of the largest and most

galleries

architecturally

and

music

venues

impressive

popping up throughout the city.

museums in Northern Europe,

modern galleries and handicraft

The picturesque streets of the

Aros Museum of Modern Art

workshops, showcase an inspiring

inner city have a tempting cafe

houses the largest collection of art

collection of works from world-

scene, while there is also an

in Denmark outside Copenhagen.

renowned to young contemporary

array of good restaurants and

The collection spans some 300

artists. Covering everything from

an opportunity to relax in some

years, from traditional Danish

paintings, ceramics, glass and

of the cosiest pubs in Europe.

to contemporary international

textiles to handmade jewellery,

Whether you go shopping in

works of art. Ever evolving, the

many

the city’s main thoroughfare or

museum’s

installation

by the artists providing the

in the narrow, winding alleys

on the roof, “Sky Space” by the

unique opportunity to meet the

of the Latin Quarter, you are

Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, is

person behind the works of art.

sure to be spoilt for choice.

due to open within the next year or two.

If museums are more your thing

newest

In addition to this art

powerhouse,

Aarhus’s

smaller

are

run

and

owned

However, if less static art is more to your liking, you won’t


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