Lystrup is a town in Aarhus Municipality, Denmark. It is located 10 km north of Aarhus city centre, west of Egå and the Bay of Aarhus. It had a population of 10,362 (1 January 2014), and it is the second most populous urban area of Aarhus Municipality.
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 recent years.
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, including 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 Terma has its headquarters here.
Public transportation in Lystrup and Aarhus is primarily by buses, but Lystrup also has a small train-station for the local train, that serves the citizens of eastern Jutland from the city of Grenaa to Aarhus. Also buses 1A, 18 and 32 go to the town several times an hour. All public transportation is provided by Midttrafik.
Lystrup has a forest and four parks. Centrally in the town, north of the railroad, lies Southern Forest (Danish: Sønderskov), officially rated as a dog forest where visitors may let their dogs roam freely. Southern forest is used for a wide range of recreational activities such as horseback-riding, jogging and scouting. The four parks are Hovmarken, Indelukket, Æblehaven and Hedeskovparken. Egå Engsø lies south of the city and from it the river New Egå (Danish: Ny Egå) runs to the coast and bay.
Just north of the forest you will find one of three churches in the Lystrup area, Lystrup Kirke is the new church in town, built in 1989. Other churches are Elev Kirke(built circa 1100) and Elsted Kirke(built 1210)
- Erik Bue Pedersen (born 1952 in Lystrup) a former Danish handball player, competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics
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