Aarhus informationAarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and its main port. The town is the seat of the Council of Aarhus Municipality. Aarhus is a cosmopolitan city and at the same time it has all the small town charm offering warm atmosphere in its numerous pubs, good restaurants and romantic places. As it is a University town, many students give an impression that its inhabitants are among the youngest in Europe.
Aarhus locationAarhus lies on the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula. It is located at 56°09' Latitude North and 10°13' Longitude East. The Aarhus municipality covers a total area of 468 sq. km. It has a population of 661,013 and its urban area is home to 295,513 of its inhabitants.
Aarhus weatherThe climate of Aarhus is moderate and marine, the kind of weather typical for Denmark. Temperatures fluctuate throughout the year. Winter months are the coldest months of the year in Aarhus with frequent overnight frosts. However, the summer months are very pleasant, with daytime temperatures of up to 25°C / 77°F or 27°C / 81°F, or even higher during sunny weather.
Aarhus historyThe town was founded around 770 AD and is the oldest big city in Scandinavia. The bishopric of Aarhus was founded in the year 951 while the archaeological finds date back to the Viking times around 1300.
Fortifications still exist south of the city as a reminder of the German imperial campaigns between 1627 and 1629. In the 17th century the town was occupied by Swedish troops on several occasions. The city gained independence from Copenhagen and Hamburg in the 19th century. The population of the town increased and in the 20th century it became the largest city in Jutland and the second largest in Denmark.