The desti­na­tion you’ve never heard of

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - Gia Nts 56 Bradford Bulls 12 -

Above and below: pow­ered sugar and jam, and went down per­fectly with a warm­ing glass of mulled wine.

Speak­ing of pho­tog­ra­phy, the ARoS Aarhus Art Mu­seum is an­other great spot to keep those fil­ter fin­gers happy.

It has a range of art and cul­tural ex­hi­bi­tions which change through­out the year but its pièce de ré­sis­tance is the 360-de­gree, mul­ti­coloured walk­way on its roof ter­race.

Called Your Rain­bow Panorama, it was cre­ated in 2011 by artist Ola­fur Elias­son and gives vis­i­tors the chance to see for miles through hues of yel­low, green and vi­o­let.

Vis­i­tors will not be short of places to eat ei­ther, from the high-end Langhoff & Juul, where we en­joyed an ex­cel­lent three-course meal and some fine Dan­ish beer and wine, to the more bud­get Aarhus Street Food mar­ket where ev­ery con­ceiv­able type of meal is avail­able un­der one roof. Stands com­pete for cus­tomers – and space – as lo­cals and tourists cram onto tightly packed benches to en­joy cheap and cheer­ful grub and soak up the lively at­mos­phere.

One of Aarhus’ big­gest draws for vis­i­tors is Den Gamle By (The Old Town) which is an open-air mu­seum founded a cen­tury ago. It recre­ates three his­tor­i­cal pe­ri­ods: the 1800s, 1920s and 1970s.

En­ter the main gates and you’re trans­ported back in time, where cob­bled streets are lined with faith­ful recre­ations of more than 75 of Den- mark’s his­toric build­ings and, in some cases, the ac­tual orig­i­nals have been moved there.

Horse-drawn car­riages will give you a more per­sonal tour and there are plenty of cafés and snack bars, mean­ing you don’t have to leave the com­plex for lunch.

There is even a per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion called The Aarhus Story which chron­i­cles the city’s his­tory from its birth as a Vik­ing set­tle­ment and could func­tion as a tourist desti­na­tion in its own right.

It’s a huge com­plex and one you could eas­ily spend an en­tire day ex­plor­ing when com­bined with a leisurely lunch as there is so much to learn.

Our trip was timed per­fectly to en­joy a fes­tive at­mos­phere, com­plete with some Christ­mas street theatre. Con­tin­u­ing the Yule­tide theme was the Christ­mas Mar­ket at the Tivoli Fri­he­den theme park, it­self a year­round at­trac­tion about 1.5 miles out­side of down­town Aarhus.

Aimed squarely at fam­i­lies, the park has lakes to walk around or just

Tourists step into Den Gamle By to en­joy a flavour of the past

Tourists en­joy­ing the view from the roof-top ter­race on the Salling depart­ment store

Get a colour­ful view of the city from ‘Your Rain­bow Panorama’ art in­stal­la­tion on top of ARoS AarhusKun­st­mu­seum The Ice­berg build­ing shows an ul­tra-mod­ern side to Aarhus

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