Step aside, Copenhagen. You’re not the only Danish city boasting cool-cat neighbourhoods, head-turning architecture and culinary wizardry. Aarhus is fast gaining fans – and accolades, too. In 2017 its titles include European Capital of Culture and European Region of Gastronomy – visit now to stay ahead of the curve. Aarhus’ harbourfront is showing off fabulous new public spaces like Dokk1(home to Scandinavia’s largest library), as well as show-stopping developments such as the photogenic Iceberg. Big-name museums ARoSand the newly re-housed Moesgaard captivate with daring design, plus quirks like a rainbow-hued rooftop walkway and a millennia-old ‘bog body’. Calendar-worthy events range from Viking moots to music festivals, and local produce is getting everyone excited. Book a table at the restaurants awarded Michelin stars in 2015, when the food-lovers’ bible finally began scouting beyond the Scandi capitals. It’s a trend well worth following.

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