• What if women ruled the world?

    We are two and a half minutes to Doomsday. The clock is ticking...

  • Aarhus 2017 Finale

    A Shared Moment in Hvide Sande.

  • Aarhus 2017 Finale

    Celebrate the year at Aarhus Harbor.

  • Aarhus 2017 Finale

    A night of free music in Aarhus City.

  • Ulla von Brandenburg

    IT HAS A GOLDEN SUN AND AN ELDERLY GREY MOON, PART I & II.

  • BERLINDE DE BRUYCKERE: Embalmed

    Acclaimed artist Berlinde De Bruyckere makes works that update our idea of Metamorphosis.

  • ANGELICA MESITI - MOTHER TONGUE

    Internationally acclaimed artist, Angelica Mesiti, makes a new commission for our cultural year.

  • Plant a Light

    A glowing tribute to the diversity of nature

   

Aarhus 2017

Aarhus and the 18 other municipalities in Central Denmark Region celebrate our year as European Capital of Culture in 2017.

The title European Capital of Culture (ECOC) represents one of the most prestigious and prominent cultural events in Europe.

Every year, two EU countries are appointed as host countries for the European Capital of Culture. In 2017 Pafos in Cyprus has also been nominated as ECOC. Copenhagen was the first Danish city to host the European Capital of Culture in 1996, and it will be many years before a Danish city can boast the title again.

European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 is deeply rooted in strong regional cooperation across the entire region.