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Flag of Denmark
State: Midtjylland
Population: 240,000
Licence plate: -
Major roads: M 60 M 70  15   501  E 45
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Aarhus (until 2010: Århus) is the second-largest city of Denmark.

You can get very good maps of Aarhus for free at the tourist information, located on the left side next to the central train station.

Hitchhiking out

North towards Aalborg, Frederikshavn

Good spot for cars going north on the E45 motorway, accessible by bus from Århus city center. Take the 25 bus to Tilst Vestervej and get off at Tilst Vestervej/Frømosevej (or later, but you'll have to walk back). Walk back to the roundabout and turn right to walk along the Viborgvej for 5 minutes. You'll come to a sliproad for cars going north on the E45 road. Walk along it and the road straightens out, so cars can see you from a long way off and have time to stop - or try at the beginning of the sliproad where cars are still slow.

North West towards Viborg, Thisted and North West Jutland

Take the same bus as above, walk to the roundabout and stand by right turn (Viborgvej). It's visible and there's a handy parking space just after for cars to pull into!

South towards South Jutland and Germany

The best spot to go is definitely located near Viby Torv. Take bus #5, #15, #25, #26, #52 or #55 towards Viby Torv. Get out there, walk some meters back to the big traffic light and go to the left into the Viby Ringvej. You'll also recognize signs announcing the motorway. Walk along this street for around 1 km, then the on-ramp for the motorway appears. There's enough space for you to stand on, easy to catch cars in all directions.

NB! The on-ramp is right now undergoing construction. This makes it more difficult to catch a ride from this place. However, if you bring a sign and position yourself in a distance from the construction mess at one of the roads leading to the freeway from north, south and east, it should still be possible. The construction should be finished during 2013.

Another good spot is on the corner of Marselis Boulevard and Skanderborgvej: http://goo.gl/maps/eixOE. It's only a 2 km walk from the central station, but you can also get here by busses 1A, 2A, 4A and 200. Since most cars are headed to the motorway and going slow because of the traffic light, you'll have good chances of getting a ride.

East towards Copenhagen

There are two ways to go to Copenhagen.

  • Go to the harbour of Aarhus (see map) and have a look for the ferry towards Sj. Odde. Wait in front of the terminals with a sign for Copenhagen, nearly everybody is going there. The drivers pay per car and not per person so it is free for them to bring you. You can find timetables for the ferry here: Mols Linien
  • If you don't like ferries you can also hitchhike via the motorway. In this case use the hitchhiking spot mentioned above.