Aalborg is the city where dreams come true. For several years, Denmark has held the title of being the happiest country in the world, and as if that is not enough, the people of Aalborg is the people that are most satisfied with the town they live in, out of 83 other European cities. The people of Aalborg are proud and happy with the development of the city – a small miracle is happening in Northern Jutland. The fertile soil is present, and no matter what your dream is, let Aalborg be your starting point, reference point and focal point.
5 unique experiences
AALBORG is experiencing rapid development – from industrial town to exciting culture city. Here you’ll find all facets of city life in a manageable size.
UTZON CENTRE: designed by the world-famous architect Jørn Utzon
LINDHOLM HØJE: the biggest Vikings burial ground and museum of the North – with a beautiful view of the city and the Limfjord
AALBORG DEFENCE AND GARRISON MUSEUM: experiences for the entire family
AALBORG ZOO: a wealth of exciting, rare and exotic animals
SPRINGEREN: experience a submarine at the maritime experience centre
5 tips for shopping
AALBORG holds a great amount of specialty stores side by side with the big stores. Here you’ll find large pedestrian streets – Bispensgade and Algade – and small, cosy side streets.
FRIIS: Aalborg’s newest shopping centre with 50 different stores
AALBORG STORCENTER: 75 specialty stores and the greatest Bilka store in Denmark
SALLING: department store with fashion, interior, life style and groceries
FRU RONNE: freshly ground coffee, lovely smelling kinds of tea and all kinds of delicacies
LENE HØJLUND GLAS: glassworks and store from which you can follow the creation of beautiful vases, candle holders and dishes
5 flavourful experiences
Aalborg offers you a palette of grand culinary experiences. From draught beer, loved by the people, to gastronomical jewels. Here we’ve collected 5 places that are all worth a visit – and you’ll find something for everybody’s taste!
SØGAARDS BRYGHUS: interesting combination of micro brewery, restaurant, pub and café
FUSION: fusions the Nordic and Asian kitchen into unique combinations
MORTENS KRO: trendy gourmet restaurant that serves delicious dishes with local ingredients
BEHAG DIN SMAG: coffee bar, tearoom and chocolate house which gives quality and craft pride of place
AALBORG BEERWALK: visit up to 6 of Aalborg’s coziest pubs and get a taste of 6 special beers.
5 adventurous events
Aalborg is a delightful city, which ooze activity day and night, summer and winter. Each year, many new events emerge, just like many events traditionally returns year after year.
AALBORG OPERA FESTIVAL: fantastic concerts and events spread over two weeks
THE BLUE FESTIVAL: a jazz and blues festival, which takes place every year in August
CARNIVAL: the greatest carnival of Northern Europe with 25,000 happy, partying and dressed up participants in the carnival parade
AALBORG IN RED: a culture, sport and fashion festival, which offers you hundreds of different experiences around the city
THE CHRISTMAS MARKET: a guarantee for Christmas spirit with cosy, little stands, lights, Christmas trees, ferris wheel and Danish Christmas goodies
5 tips for children
AALBORG is an obvious base for family fun. Here, you can let yourself be entertained, challenged while you learn and, naturally, have lots fun.
SPRINGEREN: steer a ship through Aalborg harbour and pretend to be a captain in the impressive submarine, Springeren
KUNSTEN: explore the grand collection with an art suitcase for children
AALBORGTÅRNET: enjoy an amazing panorama view 105 metres above sea level
AALBORG ZOO: get close to lots of the interesting animals in the city jungle
LEO’S LEGELAND: huge, indoor, play-paradise with a labyrinth, slides, trampolines and much more
5 North Jutland temptations
Northern Jutland is a popular holiday destination, and in the centre of the multiple North Jutland experiences and attractions, you’ll find Aalborg. For that reason, you will never have to drive far to reach a number of different attractions which appeal to the entire family.
AALBORG COAST (30 km.): here you’ll find some the Denmark’s best and most child-friendly beaches
LILLE VILDMOSE (25 km.): amazing animal and nature experiences await in Lille Vildmose
ROLD FORREST (25 km.): Denmark’s biggest forrest – here you’ll also find the famous Rebild Bakker (hills)
FÅRUP SOMMERLAND (35 km.): five-star amusement park for the entire family
SKAGEN (100 km.): experience the very special light in Skagen and watch as the two oceans meet at Grenen
5 extra good tips
AALBORG is filled with exciting excursion spots – from staggering amusements to peaceful parks. Here, we have collected five ideas for a different day in the city.
NORDKRAFT: fantastic culture house with a music venue, a theatre, an art cinema and the highest climbing wall in Denmark
QUICK TRIP TO EGHOLM: pack a picnic basket and go on a little ferry trip to the peaceful Limfjord island, Egholm
JENS BANG’S STONE HOUSE: the house from 1624 hold many exciting stories
FRANCISCAN FRIARY MUSEUM: beneath the busy pedestrian street you’ll find the atmospherically, underground Franciscan Friary Museum
DE SYNGENDE TRÆER: unique artists park with ‘singing trees’ planted by world-famous artists
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