Denmark’s second largest city was named among the best European destinations to visit in 2016 by influential travel guide Lonely Planet.Lonely Planet, the global travel publisher, has ranked Aarhus number two in its list of the ten best destinations in Europe for 2016. Aarhus, with its population of just 330,000 people, stood out due to its “cool-cat neighbourhoods, head-turning architecture and culinary wizardry.
Although Copenhagen is traditionally the better-known city in Denmark, Lonely Planet said Aarhus is quickly gaining on the Danish capital. And its international profile is only expected to rise. In 2017, Aarhus will receive the titles of European Capital of Culture and the European Region of Gastronomy, which are expected to increase tourism and give it some much-deserved attention.
The European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Award aim to contribute to better quality of life in European regions, by highlighting distinctive food cultures, educating for better health and sustainability and stimulating gastronomic innovation. IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism) organises the award with the support of European institutions.