As I had a long free weekend, I decided to use the time to see some other parts of Denmark. So, spontaneously I booked a short trip to the European Capital of Culture, Aarhus. Getting from Odense to Aarhus is really easy and also cheap. The ticket for a round trip with Flixbus is only around 25 €. And if you’re lucky, you can maybe also catch a cheap train ticket, the so-called Orange tickets, at DSB.
However, as everyone was busy these two days, I went to Aarhus alone. But there, I then met up with Lina, who showed me around the city. In the morning, we first met up at ARoS and walked through the different exhibitions. On top of the building, you can also find a rainbow panorama from where you have a great view over the city and is thus definitely a must-see when going to Aarhus. Later on, we went to Salling Rooftop on top of the department store Salling, from where you could also enjoy a great view over Arhus. And they even have a skywalk with a glass floor there.
Other sights to see in Arhus are, for example, Den Gamle By, Aarhus University with its wonderful park, and Aarhus Rådhus. Or, you can also simply walk across the city and will definitely spot another beautiful place there. Arhus also has a lot of great cafés and restaurants to offer, but a highlight is definitely Aarhus Street Food. During my visit, Lina and I also went to FFOOD for a cup of coffee and had another cup of coffee later on at the Dokk1. In the evening, I said goodbye to Lina and went back to my place afterward, where I fell asleep pretty soon after walking 15 km that first day.
I started my second and, at the same time, last day in Aarhus with a cinnamon bun and a cup of coffee at my Airbnb before heading to the city center again. There I did some shopping, bought the obligatory postcard for my parents and had lunch before I went back to Odense in the afternoon. But to sum it up, if you ever make it to Denmark, make sure to stop by in Aarhus, which is more than worth a visit.