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Århus, originally known as Aros, is the second largest city of Denmark and the only city in the country I have visited. It is also called Denmark's Youngest city because every fifth of its inhabitants is a student at one of the city’s 25 educational and research institutions. Impliedly, at the streets, the cross section of people you come across are amazingly younger as compared to that in any other city. It lies around the centre of Denmark on the peninsula of Jutland and is unofficially known as the capital of Jutland. The city has a huge waterfront and therefore has a big and beautiful harbour. Parts of the city are very hilly while parts are still sorrounded by forests. the city is said to be dramatically expanding and is expected to be quite larger over the next decade.

The city is believed to be the oldest among the big cities of Scandinivia dating back to the 8th century AD from which time archaelogical findings have revealed many articles used by the viking settlers of the time including their houses. (hence, it is the oldest city and the youngest city at the same time) The vikings had settled on the mouth of a river right at the spot where one finds the city cathedral 'Domkirke' now. The city has played an important role in history, suffered ravages of war in the hands of the Germans and Swedish, has been gutted by fire, suffered from diseases like plague but still it has maintained the grandeur and anybody visiting the city is sure to like it. It has expanded much because of the trade through its harbour. The city has had and still has a great importance in the country's trade.

The city has many universities, institutions, museums, galleries, theatres and cultural organisations. The city, otherwise also is very very beautiful. Just strolling on the streets would make you feel good. There are just so many things to see around. The trip to the city is worth remembering, atleast so was mine. I loved every minute of my time in the city. It was the first time i was staying in a youth hostel, in any hostel/hotel whatsoever. the first time I was coming in touch with many young people from all around the world. The first time I was spending two days in a whole new city, a whole new country. And infact, my first solo trip with a stay over at night. I enjoyed the time carefree.

For more information about Arhus tourism, you can click on the following link. Official Website

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  • Pros:Very beautiful city, lots to see
  • Last visit to Århus: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated Jan 6, 2009
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