Aarhus is a mix of young and old. Historically, it is one of the oldest cities in Scandinavia established by the Vikings around the year 770 but being a university city means that it is the youngest city in Denmark measured by the average age of its inhabitants.
Aarhus is the largest city on the Jutland peninsula and the second largest in Denmark overall. 315.000 people live in the city and 1.2 million people live in the greater Aarhus Area. Aarhus presents itself as a major city crammed into a mega village. Here, the city centre, beaches, harbour and forests are all within reach of a 15-minute bike ride.
Aarhus offers a wide array of experiences for every taste, be it culture, shopping, cafes and restaurants or stunning nature.
Main attractions include ARoS, Aarhus' Museum of Art where you can visit the Rainbow Panorama for a colourful view of the city and The Old Town, an open air museum, which gives you a living experience of what it was like to live in a Danish market town in the 1800s and 1900s.
There is also ample opportunity to do some shopping while in Aarhus. The shopping mall Bruuns Galleri, located just beside the train station, and the 850 meter long pedestrian high street Strøget offers a wide array of shops and in the narrow cobblestoned streets of the Latin Quarter you will find chic shops selling one-off items.
At the conference venue, nature is just outside the doors. The Helnan Marselis hotel is located right on the beach where you can walk along the sand down to the Marselisborg Yacht Harbour. Behind the hotel, the forest provides beautiful paths for walking and mountain biking and in the Deer Park nearby you can visit deer and wild boar. The forest is also home to the NRGi Park & Arena, home ground of the local football club AGF, and the Marselisborg Palace, the Danish Royal family's summer residence.
Aarhus is furthermore the home town of Play the Game, whose office is located at the Section of Sports Science at Aarhus University, not far from the conference venue.
For more information about the experiences Aarhus has to offer go to visitaarhus.com