Marselisborg Skov, 3km south of the centre, is the city’s largest park, and home to the summer residence of the Danish royals: its landscaped grounds can be visited when the monarch isn’t staying (usually at all times outside Easter, Christmas and late June to early Aug; bus #19).

Ten kilometres south of Århus, the striking, just-refurbished Moesgård Museum (Tues & Fri–Sun 10am–5pm, Wed & Thurs 10am–9pm; 130kr; bus #6) details Danish civilizations from the Stone Age onwards. Its most notable exhibit is the “Grauballe Man”, a startlingly well-preserved sacrificial victim dating from around 100 BC discovered in a peat bog west of town in 1952. Also remarkable is the Illerup Ådal collection of Iron Age weapons and the scenic “prehistoric trail” which runs 3km to the sea.

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