Welcome to Aarhus V Bed & Breakfast, situated in eastern region
of Jutland in Denmark.
Aarhus V Bed & Breakfast is located in Brabrand, a quaint and
interesting town. The town of Brabrand is actually part of the
municipality of Aarhus (Århus). Aarhus is the second largest city in
From our house, the city center of Aarhus is only about 5 minutes
away by bus or car. There is a bus that goes directly from our house to
the city center. The city center is only 6 kilometers from our home and
so it is within walking distance for those that want some exercise.
We are only 1 kilometer from the astonishingly beautiful Brabrand
Lake, which is a site to see in the spring and early summer when wild
flowers are blooming.
In terms of location, we are only 2 kilometers from the Motorway E45.
The E45 is a very convenient motorway as it allows you to drive south to
Germany or to northern towns in Denmark like Alborg (Ålborg) and
Frederikshavn to name two.
The E45 also connects to the Motorway E20 which gives you easy access
to cities like Odense, Slagelse, Koge (Køge), Soro (Sorø) and
Copenhagen (Cøpenhagen). From Copenhagen, you can take the E20 into
Sweden if you want.
At Aarhus Bed & Breakfast, we provide you with a comfortable
double room or family room, warm hospitality and a real Danish cultural
We extend a warm welcome to all travellers from around the world. We
look forward to having you as a guest in this most beautiful part of
Aarhus is one of the oldest cities within Denmark. Originally, Aarhus
was a trading area during the days of the Vikings.
Aarhus was chosen as the trading area because is was located at the
mouth of a river, making it both easy to access and a good location for
fishing. In fact, it was during the middle ages that the city was known
as "Aros". This means "the mouth of the river". Over
time, the name evolved into Årehuse. From, here the city's name
transformed into its current name of Aarhus.
In its infancy, circa 800 AD, Aarhus was only about ½ square
kilometer in size. Today, Aarhus is the biggest little city in the world
and contains more than 75,000 buildings, covers an area of about 500
square kilometers and has about 285,000 people living within its
Aarhus is a green city both in terms of its natural beauty and its
emphasis on environmental concerns. In Aarhus, a priority is given to
pedestrian streets, squares, parks, cyclists and public transport.
Aarhus is pleasantly surrounded by an attractive environment, a gift
from Mother Nature.
When staying at Aarhus Bed & Breakfast, the countryside is both
your next door neighbour and friend. While staying with us, you can
enjoy the countryside in the Marselisborg, Fløjstrup or Riis Woods.
For some pleasant exercise, you can stroll or jog along the Brabrand
Path. Here you will see an abundance of various birds on and around
Take a break in one of the city's green areas at the University Park,
the Memorial Park near the delightful Marselisborg Palace – the summer
residence of the Queen of Denmark – or the captivating and exotic
Botanical Gardens next to The Old Town.
For the bold and hardy, take a refreshing dip in Århus Bay, where
brave individuals actually swim all year round. For the less brave, take
a boat ride through one of the many marinas.
Aarhus - The City of Vikings:
At the Moesgård Museum you can learn about Vikings. There is a
reconstructed wooden church which is a replica of one of the first small
wooden churches in Denmark. This dates back to the late Viking Age.
There are also reconstructed Viking houses.
You can also meet the Vikings in their everyday life at the large
Viking Moot which is held by the Moesgård Museum at the beach in Moesgård
every year during the last weekend of July. This is a get together for
"Vikings" from Denmark, Scandinavia, and the British Isles
where they demonstrate their skills with Viking weaponry, riding,
craftwork, early "convenience goods", food and much more. It
is a colourful and fascinating event where you can walk around and see,
smell, taste and purchase the various goods - making you feel that you
are back in a different era.
You can also acquire jewelry as worn by the Vikings. The shop Museums
Kopi Smykker in the street of Kannikegade, in cooperation with Danish
and foreign museums, makes exact replicas of ancient and Viking jewelry
made from bronze, silver and gold.
Sights To See:
The construction of Aarhus Cathedral began around 1200 AD. Bishop
Peder Vognsen played an instrumental role in getting the construction
of the cathedral started. Aarhus Cathedral is one of the oldest
redbrick buildings in Jutland.
Originally, the church was built in Romanesque style and was
completed circa 1300. Unfortunately, in 1330 the church burned down.
The church went unused until about 1400. By this time, the Gothic
style had reached Denmark. It was at this time, the reconstruction of
the church began but in Gothic style. The reconstruction was completed
circa 1500. The church you see today is the church as it was back in
At 93 metres long, Aarhus Cathedral is the longest church in
Denmark. The height of the church is also 93 metres. It can seat
approximately 1200 people. Aarhus Cathedral is dedicated to St.
Clement, the patron saint of sailors.
The Botanical Garden in Århus is a great place to simply walk
around and enjoy the plants and flowers. There are also tropical
houses allowing you to see plants from all around the world
Marselisborg Forest is located near the city, but it actually
stretches 7 kilometers past the city along the coast. Here you will
find large and old beech trees which are quite unique in Denmark. In
the forest, you can see trees that are 200 - 300 years old. The forest
is a very popular location for birds to breed.
Marselisborg Palace and Marselisborg Park:
Marselisborg palace is the summer residence of the Royal family.
During summer, when the Royal family is in residence at the Palace,
the Changing of the Guards by the Life Guards takes place at noon
every day. The Palace grounds, including the Queen's rose garden, are
open to the public when the royal family is not in residence. In the
park you can bring a packed lunch, and enjoy it in either the park or
in the forest.
The Old Town:
In the Old Town there are 75 historical houses from all over
Denmark, 27 living rooms, chambers and kitchens, 34 workshops, 10
merchant houses and shops, 5 gardens, a chemistry, a post office, a
custom house, and a school. The toy museum in the Old Town is the
largest toy museum in Denmark. The Old Town changes whenever the
seasons change. In the middle of June the music museum comes alive, at
the beginning of September there are street traders and people dressed
from the last century. At Christmas there are a Christmas fair and
Christmas exhibitions. The Old Town is open all year but the houses
are not open all year.
Legoland originally opened in June, 1968. At that time, Legoland
was only 38,000 square meters. Today Legoland is a world famous family
attraction with an area of 100,000 square meters. Approximately 1.4
million visitors visit every year! Almost everything in the park is
built with Lego bricks including the roller coaster, the pirate area
and the town. Lego is a Danish invention. Legoland is situated in
Billund which is about 100 kilometers from Aarhus.