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European Cultural Capital Aarhus 2017 says 'Hello' to Prague

10.05.2017  15:29
Arhus 2017 - The Official Opening (Photo: Jan Kejser)

 New Czech Airlines destination to Denmark:

Prague-Aarhus route opens on 11 May. The move is well-timed as the cultural season in Aarhus moves into top gear with a feast of highlights on offer every day over the summer. “There is so much to see with spectacular events, unique experiences and magical moments,” said Aarhus 2017 CEO Rebecca Matthews. “We’re delighted that Czech citizens now have the opportunity to fly direct to the city.”

fgRebecca Matthews (Photo: Michael Grøn, Billedmageren)

Aarhus is truly a cultural metropolis and famed in Denmark for its creative environment, fascinating museums and popular festivals. The ARoS art museum is one of the largest and finest art museums in Scandinavia, and the roof of the building offers an unmissable circular walkway above the city and harbour called Your Rainbow Panorama by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.

The award winning Old Town, a stone's throw away, offers an amazing journey through the evolution of our welfare society. The nearby Botanical Garden is an oasis with its rich diversity of tropical plants from around the world.

Aarhus is one of the oldest cities in Scandinavia, founded by Vikings more than 1,200 years ago. The Moesgaard Museum, noted for its impressive architecture, provides visitors with a wonderful insight into this story.

vikingsVikings (Photo: Bo Amstrup)

The city has Denmark's youngest population and the highest concentration of students in Denmark. This is reflected in the special atmosphere, vibrancy and energy that is everywhere in the city and in the many cafes.

bandRock The Region (Photo: Marika Hyldmar)

With four Michelin restaurants, Aarhus is a world-class gastronomic centre where you can enjoy freshly caught fish and lobster from Aarhus Bay, potatoes from the island of Samsø, as well as sorrel, wild garlic and other tasty ingredients from local producers. Prior to 2017, Aarhus was also simultaneously named as European Gastronomic Region.

With the new Czech Airlines route, Aarhus and the 2017 European Capital of Culture is just a couple of hours away from Prague. Initially, Czech Airlines will fly to Aarhus four times a week from Václav Havel Airport Prague.

Facts:

The European Capital of Culture is an international, cultural project that ranks among Europe's most ambitious. The idea is to show the richness and diversity of European culture, and to contribute to a greater mutual understanding between the citizens of Europe.
Patronage: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark as Royal Patron of the Capital of Culture.
Website: http://www.aarhus2017.dk/en/

AroS art museum

artsInside Musikhuset (Photo: Julian Rosefeld)

For more information:

Bent Sørensen
Head of Communication
Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture
Tel: + 45 31478803
Email: bent.sorensen@aarhus2017.dk

Jan Kadeřábek
Bison & Rose
Tel: +420 603 444 144
Email: jan.kaderabek@bisonrose.cz

starsInside Musikhuset (Photo: Mikkel Berg Pedersen)