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Aarhus is the second largest city of Denmark with about 240,000 inhabitants (over 300,000 in the total urban area). It is located along the westcoast of Jutland and is the main port of the country. For more information, check the Aarhus Guide or Aarhus City Info websites.
Suburbs of Aarhus are: Beder, Brabrand, Egå, Frederiksbjerg, Gellerup, Harlev, Hasle, Hasselager, Holme, Hjortshøj, Højbjerg, Kolt, Lisbjerg, Lystrup, Malling, Mårslet, Risskov, Rosenhøj, Sabro, Slet, Skejby, Skæring, Skåde, Stavtrup, Solbjerg, Skødstrup, Studstrup, Tilst, Tranbjerg, Trige, Vejlby, Viby, Åbyhøj and Åby.
Even though Roskilde is home to the largest concert event in Denmark, Aarhus is home to the most extensive annual festival. Lasting for about 10 days from the end of August to the beginning of September, visitors can enjoy a huge range of attractions and cultural shows, including musical performances, dance, films, cultural exhibitions, and delectable cuisine. The festivities are spread out over the entire city of Aarhus, including parks, community halls, churches, and other public buildings.
Like most of Denmark, Aarhus has a mild maritime climate. Summers last from June to August when it's mostly around 20 °C during the day and between 10 and 12 °C at night. Winters are relatively cold, but not like more northern places in Scandinavia. Temperatures between December and February are usually around zero with frost at night. Though days of around 10 °C are not uncommon.
Aarhus Airport (AAR) has a few connections. Sun Air of Scandinavia has flights to/from Oslo, Gothenburg and Stockholm. Bulgarian Air Charter has summer flights between Aarhus and Varna and Burgas in Bulgaria.
Cimber Sterling flies to Copenhagen, Ryanair flies to Alicante, London and Girona and SAS to Copenhagen.
The Danish State Railways has services between Aarhus and most major Danish cities.
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While Internet cafés are present in most larger cities, they are usually not geared for tourists and hence they can be a bit tricky to find. Hotels usually provide both wireless internet and computers with internet access, but whether this service is provided for free, varies greatly. Many cafés and bars also provide free wireless internet for paying customers, even when it is not signposted, so it is always a good idea to ask. A lot of the McDonalds restaurants in Denmark have a couple of internet terminals available for their customers. The easiest way to get online is often the public library, as there is one in almost every town. Public libraries are usually centrally located, well signposted (look for Bibliotek) and always free. There can be a bit of waiting time to get a free computer though, but there will normally also be some sort of reservation system in place.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The general emergency number is 112. Denmark's international phone country code is 45. The prefix for international dialing is "00" or '+' (on a mobile phone). Bring your own unlocked GSM phone to make calls. Prepaid SIM cards are available at most shops and international calling can be reasonably priced. Any prepaid credit is generally only valid for calls made in Denmark, but can be purchased in small amounts to avoid waste when you leave. International collect calls are not allowed from phone booths, which are all ran by the TDC company. You should be able to make international call with the prepaid SIM cards anyways.
Post Danmark A/S is Denmark's national postal service, and has a good reputation regarding service, speed and reliability. Sending a standard letter or postcard (up to 50 grams) costs 5 DKK within Denmark, 8 DKK to other European countries and 9 DKK outside Europe. Parcels up to 1 kilogram start at 75 DKK within Denmark, but are mostly 200 DKK or more to all other countries. The website has details about more prices and also about the opening hours of post offices, which vary widely from region to region but are usually open from around 9:30am until 5:00pm, 5:30pm on Thursdays. Most are open on Saturdays until 1:00pm. Apart from the post offices, some kiosks and newsagents sell stamps as well, and you will find postcards in many places. National and overseas mail must be placed in the red letterboxes that you will find almost everywhere. Collection times are posted on the letterboxes. As an alternative for sending parcels internationally, you might consider companies like TNT, UPS, DHL or FedEx, as they are fast, reliable and competitively priced in general.
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