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A view towards Sønderskovvej from the East Side

Lystrup is one of the smaller suburbs of Aarhus (the second largest city in Denmark), and is located 10 km north of the city centre. It has a population of 10,362 (1 January 2014),[1] and is the seventh most populous suburb of Aarhus and the second most populous urban area of Aarhus Municipality.


The network of tunnels and pathways in Lystrup, makes it easy to avoid heavy traffic. Here the tunnel beneath Sønderskovvej shot from the east.

Three schools (Lystrup Skole, Elsted Skole and Elev Skole), several kindergartens, after-school centres and private daycarers makes Lystrup a suburb full of childlife, and the town has seen a substantial inflow of family residents in resent years.[citation needed]


Lystrup also provides good shopping possibilities, with several smaller, specialized boutiques along with one major, and three minor supermarkets. SuperBrugsen is one of the big co-operative supermarket chains in Denmark. Lystrup also provides a local library, for all citizens of Aarhus to loan books, free of charge.


Lystrup also has great sport facilities, and local club L.I.F offers a wide range of activities on all levels i.e. Football (soccer), water polo, tennis, handball, swimming, badminton, squash and basketball.


A huge industrial area lies on the east side of Lystrup, and one of Denmark (and Europe's) biggest defence companies / weapons developer Terma is located here.

Public transport[edit]

Public transportation in Lystrup and Aarhus is primarily by buses, but Lystrup also has a small train-station for the local train, that services the citizens of eastern Jutland from the city of Grenaa to Aarhus. Also buses 1A, 18 and 32 goes to the town several times an hour. All public transportation is provided by Midttrafik.

Recreational areas[edit]

A small forest is located just north of the railroad, and the forest (in Danish: Sønderskov) is officially a "dog forest", which means that people are allowed to walk their dogs here, without a leash. But the forest is used for a wide range of recreational activities like horseback-riding, jogging and scouting as well.


Just north of the forest you will find one of three churches in the Lystrup area, Lystrup Kirke is the new church in town, build in 1989. Other churches are Elev Kirke(build circa 1100) and Elsted Kirke(build 1210)


  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark

Coordinates: 56°14′N 10°14′E / 56.233°N 10.233°E / 56.233; 10.233