Mårslet Church
Mårslet Church
Mårslet is located in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Mårslet is located in Denmark Central Denmark Region
Mårslet (Denmark Central Denmark Region)
Coordinates: 56°04′05″N 10°09′40″E / 56.06806°N 10.16111°E / 56.06806; 10.16111Coordinates: 56°04′05″N 10°09′40″E / 56.06806°N 10.16111°E / 56.06806; 10.16111
Foundationpre-history (unknown)
Railway town1884
Part of Aarhus Municipality1970
 • Urban
2.31 km2 (0.89 sq mi)
 (1. January 2022)
 • Urban
 • Urban density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
 • Gender [1]
2,426 males and 2,578 females
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(+45) 86

Mårslet is a railway town in Denmark, located about 11 km (6.8 mi) south of Aarhus. It has a population of 5,004 (1 January 2022).[2] Mårslet is located in Aarhus Municipality and therefore is part of the Central Denmark Region.

Mårslet is situated on the historical Odderbanen, the railway line between Odder and Aarhus, and the resulting short journey time to these urban centres has been an important factor in the town's development since the opening of the line in 1884. Mårslet has seen especially rapid housing development and population growth in recent years.


Motor Mill in Mårslet as seen from Mårslet Station.

Mårslet is one of the areas in East Jutland with the highest average household income.[3] In recent times, Mårslet has experienced a strong growth of new houses, especially due to an increased relocation of affluent people from Aarhus. Among the reasons for the large population growth are the surrounding nature and easy options of transportation to the central Aarhus C, but the growth has also caused traffic problems with heavy traffic through the city center during rush hour.[4] Most forms of housing are represented in Mårslet.

Travelling to inner city Aarhus by Bus 16 from Busselskabet Aarhus Sporveje takes 30 minutes, and the trip with Aarhus Letbane (light rail) around 25 m.


In the earliest sources, the place is referred to as "Mordslet".[5]

As a village, it experienced its first period of rapid growth after the construction of the Hads-Ning Herreders Line (Odderbanen) between Aarhus and Odder in 1884.

Until the 1970 Danish Municipal Reform, Mårslet was an independent parish.

Culture and sports

Mårslet Fællesråd ("Mårslet Joint Council") is an umbrella organisation for all associations in the city. The joint council works to maintain, promote and coordinate the interests of the local area, both internally in the town and externally in relation to public authorities, especially Aarhus Municipality.[6] The joint council is also maintaining the town's website, maarslet.net.

Mårslet's sports club is called TMG, which stands for Testrup Mårslet Gymnastikforening. The club has departments for association football, handball, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, darts, pétanque and general exercise (gym, running school, cycling exercise).[7] In 2007 and 2016, the club's senior football team achieved its greatest successes ever since its founding in 1868. In 2007, the club's first team (located in the lowest-tier Series 6) won the JBU Cup as the lowest ranked team in the history of the tournament.[8] In 2016, after two promotions in a row, the first team reached the Series 2, the seventh-tier of Danish football.[9]

Mårslet-Bladet is a local magazine that is published every month, except in August and February, for residents of Mårslet. The local magazine, which is produced on a voluntary basis, contains material from Mårslet Fællesråd, Mårslet Skole (the local school), the sports club TMG and the local church.

Noted residents

Notable current and former residents of Mårslet include:



  • Frandsen, Karl-Erik (1983). Vang og tægt : studier over dyrkningssystemer og agrarstrukturer i Danmarks landsbyer 1682-83. Esbjerg: BYGD. ISBN 87-87293-25-0.
  • Pedersen, Henrik (1975). De danske Landbrug : Fremstillet paa Grundlag af Forarbejderne til Christian V's Matrikel 1688 (Reprotryk ed.). Kbh.: Landbohistorisk Selskab. ISBN 87-7526-056-5.


  1. ^ BY1: Population 1. January by urban areas, age and sex The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ BY3: Population 1. January by urban areas, area and population density The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  3. ^ Juul, Jonas Schytz (19 February 2017). "De rigeste områder slår rekord, mens de fattiges indkomst falder" (PDF). Arbejderbevægelsens Erhvervsråd. p. 9. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  4. ^ Rysgaard, Kåre Kildall (13 May 2017). "Nordhavn, Mårslet og Aarhus er de områder, som nye indbyggere strømmer til". DR. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  5. ^ Landsbyerne og landskabet. Mårslet gis.aarhus.dk
  6. ^ "Om Mårslet Fællesråd". maarslet.nu (in Danish). Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  7. ^ "TMG". tmgsport.dk. Testrup Mårslet Gymnastikforening. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Pokalmestre". dbujylland.dk (in Danish). DBU Jutland. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Vi fejrer oprykning til serie 2 på lørdag!". TMG (in Danish). 26 October 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
Preceding station Aarhus Letbane Following station
towards Odder
Line 2 Mølleparken
towards Lisbjergskolen or Lystrup

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