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The next hot-grown-up-scruffy place to be

Maybe Aarhus is not on your radar – yet. Our city is the rising star in the North and there has indeed never been so much moving and shaking here as right now. Here we share some tips to help plan your trip, whether you are coming for the first time or are returning back for more!

Aarhus, Capital of Culture 2017

Aarhus is European Capital of Culture 2017 and all sails in the region are set for a blast of a year. It’s really all too much to get into here, so head over to the website for the 400+ pages programme of events for the whole year!

Do stay an extra day or two for a taste of other fabulous events while you’re here!

Region of Gastronomy

In 2017, Aarhus and Central Denmark Region are is also Region of Gastronomy, and this is no coincidence. The place is a blooming gastronomy hotspot. The first Michelin stars have landed and new restaurants, food markets, food concepts and local products are launched on a weekly basis. Look to the right for some of the best the city has to offer.

Look no further for a rich taste of the local flavour!

Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurial environment is having its heyday in Aarhus. If startups and entrepreneurial environments are your thing, check out Godsbanen, a true klondike of workshops, festivals and street sports. It’s a very special environment, more Berlin than Berlin, as they say.

Sydhavnen with its harbour area and old meatpacking district is still a diamond in the rough with lots of young energy moving in – from Filmbyen and the Kaospilots, sound studios, artists, entrepreneurs and Kulbroen (the Coal Bridge).

Aarhus University is the big, pulsating knowledge-heart and has grown to become a Top 100 university in the world. Together with other schools like VIA, the School of Architecture, Kaospilots, the International School of Journalism and more, the city breeds new entrepreneurs each year.

See for yourself by visiting cool creative workspaces like Lynfabrikken and Culture Workspace.

Keep up-to-date with the entrepreneurial book series ‘Startup Guide’, who created their second book release focusing on Aarhus just after their Berlin edition. ‘The Startup Guide Aarhus’ is an awesome pocket guide to the vast and diverse start-up scene, get it here Startup Guide Aarhus.

We will make sure to guide you to these hidden gems!

Music city

Aarhus was known as Denmark’s music city in the 80’es and now a new and potent scene is rising to surpass what once was. To name a few, Aarhus is home to Northside Festival, SPOT and Grimfest (which means “the ugliest festival” in Danish) and a rising music culture that is based at Lydhavnen (the sound harbor), Godsbanen and Venues like Tape, Voxhall and Radar.

We will show you some of the best that Denmark and Aarhus has to offer at the CWF2017 final party!

City of Architecture

Aarhus is changing like never before and one of the most visible proofs is the crane landscape that constantly reminds you about the rapid city development.

Next to the old marina, Aarhus Ø, a brand new part of the city, rises with architecture from BIG and Gehl, and with the sea on one side and the old city on the other. On top of that, put the majestic new museum MoMu, or the already world famous ARoS museum or the successful new “library” DOKK1.

New city quarters like Ceres Byen (named after the old brewery), Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark’s biggest and most modern of its kind, Godsbanen with it’s scruffy, cultural and entrepreneurial environment. This city is growing and roaring!

The School of Architecture has been the birthplace for many of Denmark’s well known architects and the city itself is of course home to great architect firms like CF. Møller, AART, SLETH, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Transform.

Our city architect likes to introduce himself as “Johnny Cash” which kinds of sums it up…

We are excited to be partnering with many of these “amazings”. CWF delegates are in for a treat!

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