Himmelbjerget, The Mountain of Heaven, is located in Ry, a town of central Jylland. It is the highest peak in this Scandinavian country at 147 meters, with 25 meters added on by a tower commemorating the place, in honor of King Frederik VII. The tower is surrounded by a stunning natural landscape and typical Danish wet-lands. The best way to access the tower is by taking a boat and then walking up to the top of the tower. It is a great way to immerse yourself in Danish culture, since they are especially proud of this place. And it´s no wonder with all the nature that surrounds it.
Built upon a small archaeological site, this colorful museum offers a tour of the most ancient and mysterious Danish customs from prehistoric amazing discoveries. They have a special display of items from the Iron Age and Viking times, which extends nearly to the present. Here, you can enjoy archaeological remains, permanent exhibitions regarding nature and way of life, and the famous Viking runes, and the star of the museum, the Grauballe man, a mummy dating from 290 BC.
But there are also temporary exhibitions on various subjects at the museum. There are guided tours and cultural activities for children and adults. It has a small thematic library, shop, café and convenient parking area. It can be reached by public transport from Aarhus. Hours of operation vary by season, so its better to confirm that it is open before venturing out.
The Den Gamle By (The Old Town) is a national museum that is outdoors and focuses on the urban culture and history of Aarhus, Denmark. It invites you to travel back in time, to breathe what it was like to live and work in a Danish market town, as it was in the old days.
It was the oldest part of the city and has now been turned into a unique museum. The museum includes houses, the pharmacy, bakery, the tailor shop, toys, school , workshops, patios, lodgings, stables, squares, canals gardens...The people who work at the museum depict the Danish fashio. You can have a pint in the beer cellar or enjoy a coffee and cake in the tea garden. During the summer, special events are planned out to recreate the Danish customs. You can also walk, bike (there are bike rentals in almost all accommodations), or take the bus lines 3, 14, 25 or 55. Open every day: Winter: 06/09/2010 - 19/11/2010: From 10:00 to 17:00 Summer: 20/11/2010 - 02/01/2011: From 10:00 to 19:00
I was living in Aarhus for a few months and when I visited the cathedral, I was shocked because it was much nicer than I expected. I especially liked the fact that it was not as ostentatious as some of the Spanish churches and cathedrals (we assume that they are Protestants, of course) . The surrounding area is also worth visiting and getting to know, especially the pedestrian streets and a Klostertorvet Plaza are the most beautiful in the city.
Last September 2010, I made a trip to the beautiful city of Aarhus, Denmark. We were in a group when we made the trip to the city, when a friend of mine broke her shoe. We got completely lost in that city and no one understood our English. It was the best thing that could have happened. I would not change anything.
Mindeparken Aarhus is a corner that is worth getting to know (it is very important to go during daylight hours). Here, there are large tracks of forest with lots of animals, especially deer, from which even reveals the Baltic Sea. It is a special place there are rarely people here and it is easy to get lost among the trees or playing with deer. Its almost essential to bring some carrots to feed the bugs, and a warm coat if you go from November on.