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Welcome to the cultural little big city of Aalborg - a multifaceted hub for beautiful architecture, gastronomic surprises and attractive shopping opportunities.

Right by the Limfjord, you will find Aalborg, the capital of North Jutland which has been recognized by the New York Times. Back in the days, Aalborg was mostly known as an industrial town by the Limfjord, and for the iconic Aalborg Tower erected in 1933. Today you will find the city completely changed from its past, into a flourishing cultural and information hub.

The House of Music
by night

Photo: Thomas Vilhelmsen & Daniel B. Andersen

Explore the Paris of Denmark

Treat the family, your significant other, or your friends with a holiday in the spectacular city of Aalborg. Experience the amazing culture and shopping districts, spoil your tastebuds with a visit to an award-winning restaurant, or enjoy the amazing architecture of the city. Aalborg city displays all of the characteristics of a cultural buffet; cozy streets full of street art, charming old houses, award-winning architecture, and gastronomic pearls. If you enjoy the spell-binding theatre or wonderful concerts, then Aalborg is the ideal place for you to explore. Or if you want to go shopping then you can explore which shopping options you got available in Aalborg.

Kvinder i Aalborgs gader

Photo:Mette Johnsen

The Cultural Hub of North Jutland

Aalborg city displays all of the characteristics of a cultural buffet; cosy streets full of street art, charming old houses, award-winning architecture, and gastronomic gems to spoil your taste buds. Walk along the Aalborg waterfront and take in the architectural wonders of the Utzon CenterNordkraft and The House of Music. Aalborg is the perfect place to experience big city vibes in a smaller city, where there are short distances between each new experience. In the thriving city, you will encounter a welcoming atmosphere, so loosen your cultural sense and take a walk by the waterfront, follow the architectural gems and take in the local vibe of the city.

Spoil your tastebuds

In the capital of North Jutland, you won't go to bed with an empty stomach. Aalborg offers spectacular treats for your tastebuds. Explore the C.W. Obel's square, which offers an amazing café environment, cafés such as Café Vi2 and Søgaards Brewery welcomes you to a relaxing lunch, at the latter you can try their home-brewed beer. If you have a hard time deciding what type of food you want, Asian, American, Italian etc. go visit the Lighthouse - Aalborg Streetfood, where even the pickiest eater can find something delicious. The Lighthouse is located by the Aalborg marina, and here you can enjoy your food right by the water with a special maritime atmosphere. During the summer this area is packed with people.

In Aalborg, you will find some of North Jutland's best restaurants according to the White Guide. Aalborg has 8 restaurants on the list, such as Restaurant Fusion right by the water, Restaurant Tabu, Textur and Mortens Kro (Inn), these are among the best in Aalborg. Find all restaurants in Aalborg.

Events in Aalborg

Aalborg is the capital of culture in North Jutland, and the city has plenty of events all year round. One of the many recurring events in the city is Aalborg Carnival; Europe's largest folk carnival parade. For an entire week, Aalborg is in party mode and celebrates the Star Parade, the Battle of Carnival Bands and the Children's Carnival, before it all culminates Saturday, where everyone can join the Main Parade. The streets are filled with happy, dressed up people, and it is definitely an event you cannot afford to miss.

Bring your children and visit Aalborg Zoo. You can experience wonderful animals in natural and cozy surroundings. If you are interested in art you may not miss Kunsten, North Jutlands biggest artmuseum, which reopened in 2016 after extensive renovations. Close to the city centre of Aalborg you find Vestre Fjordpark where you have the possibility for swimming, canoeing and kayaking, surfing, winterbathing or simply enjoying the sun and the beautiful nature at the fjord.

Aalborg Karneval

Explore the events in Aalborg

Photo: Aalborg Karneval

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9000 Aalborg


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