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Aalborg short guide
Aalborg, which has 123,432 inhabitants (2010), located by Limfjorden – and is the administrative center of Region North Jutland in Denmark .. Throughout large municipality Aalborg, which occurred after a municipal merger in 2007, is home to nearly 200,000 people. Aalborg center is located at the south bank of the Lim Fjord, while the smaller town Nørresundby (which today is part of Aalborg) located at the north shore.
Aalborg got township in 1342, but then had in fact existed since 1000s.
A memory from the earliest history are still at Lindholm Hoje (north of Limfjorden), where one can find graves from both Iron Age and Viking times. Otherwise it is a number of historical sights in downtown Aalborg. The most famous is Aalborghus Slot (listed in the 1500s), Aalborg Kloster / Helligaandsklosteret (from the 1400s) and Budolfi Church / Aalborg Cathedral (mainly built in the 1400s, but where the oldest parts are from the 1100s). Mention must also be the magnificent Jens Bangs Stenhus (listed in 1624), half-timbered house Jens Olufsen Gaard (also from the 1600s) and the preserved 1700s environment in the small street Hjelmerstald.
Tourist attractions of recent date is 55 meters high Aalborg Tower (where from the top you have a fantastic view of the city) and the Utzon Center (a modern culture and science with an emphasis on the relationship between architecture, art and design). Art experiences can also get in the North Jutland Art Museum. For families with children can stop by Karolinelund Tivoli or Aalborg Zoo is recommended.
Otherwise, Aalborg is a city with an active nightlife, where the Virgin Ane Gade historically occupies a special position.
Aalborg Airport is located on the north side of the Limfjord – 6 km northwest of downtown.