The Latin Quarter
Latinerkvarteret, also known as the Latin Quarter, the most popular neighborhood in Aarhus and it certainly lives up to its reputation. It’s the city’s oldest quarter with a history dating back to the 14th century, which is when it started developing. Nowadays, its narrow cobblestone streets are packed with locals and tourists strolling around to either shop at the numerous fashionable boutiques or making pit stops at one of the cozy cafes.
Aarhus’ city centre, Indre By, is known for its colourful nightlife, picturesque pedestrian-friendly streets and colourful Neoclassical-style buildings. ARoS museum, art galleries, music venues and some of the city’s top hangout places are located here, attracting locals and tourists alike. Indre By comprises various small areas, including the Latin Quarter, and other scenic alleys. Walk down Møllestien, the small street with the vibrant houses that date back to the 18th century, or grab a cup of coffee at one of the hip cafes you’ll find on Mejlgade street.
Frederiksberg is known as ‘the larder of Aarhus’ probably because it’s brimming with high-end restaurants and takeaway delicatessen shops. But this isn’t the only reason to take a walk around this neighborhood – design shops, stylish cafes and local bars can be found in every corner of the district, creating a great atmosphere.
Even though Vestergade is essentially a street that stretches between the city centre and Vesterbro, it couldn’t be left out of this list because it’s the place every fashionista should explore. All along the street, and in the area around it, are shops of every kind as well cafes, restaurants, studios and working spaces such as LYNfabrikken. Every year during spring time the Vestergadefesten street festival takes place and the hip street remains packed from morning till late at night.
Aarhus Ø is the city’s up-and-coming area and is particularly known for it modern architecture. Other than the Iceberg, the 200-apartment building that made Aarhus Ø widely known, the area now has a unique observation tower that is located by the waterfront. It offers great views to those who don’t mind climbing up a few metres. During the summer, this part of the city is a favourite as the locals can take a few dives or relax with a cold beverage at The Beach Bar (Strandbaren).
Take a walk around Vesterbro and visit the Old Town museum and the Botanical Garden, two of the city’s most famed attractions. The popular neighbourhood is close to the city centre and is the ideal destination for a morning stroll. It is also home to Godsbanen, the city’s cultural space where performances, concerts and other activities often take place.
Right netx to the Riis Skov woods lies Trøjborg, an area loved by students. The neighborhood isn’t as touristy as the Latin Quarter or Frederiksberg but it has its own unique atmosphere. Those who want to get an authentic taste of the city should certainly pass by and grab a coffee in one of the dozens of cafes or watch a movie at the district’s local cinema.