July 20-21, 2013
Aarhus, a pretty harbor town with a lively university vibe, is Denmark’s second largest city.
With faster speed limits in Denmark than Norway, we made the drive from the Hirtshals harbor in just two hours leaving the entire afternoon open to exploring the compact old town and the funky art museum. While Arhus may not be a top destination, its quaint and friendly atmosphere makes an ideal stop on a lazy summer day.
The 16th century Catholic cathedral was turned Protestant, i.e., white washed and stripped of all adornment, just 16 years after its completion. The original works were later uncovered and restored the 1920s.
The Arhus art museum is actually fun – A giant, incredibly realistic crouching boy, light and sound studios allow you to experience rather than just look at the artist’s vision, and a rainbow viewing deck over the city that colors the city in all shades of the rainbow. The museum also includes more traditional art from the 1700s to the early 1900s.