Aalborg havnefront

Aalborg

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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 little big city 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.

Explore the Paris of Scandinavia

Nothing beats reality and maybe it is time to realise that you should visit Aalborg and all of its delightful attractions. Treat the family, your significant other or yourself with a holiday to 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; cosy streets full of street art, charming old houses, award-winning architecture and gastronomic pearls to please your taste buds. 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 here which shopping possibilities there are in Aalborg.

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 Center, Nordkraft 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 let your cultural sense loose and take a walk by the waterfront with the architectural gems and feel the wind blowing through your hair.

Cultural gems

The House of Music

With a view of the Limfjord and right by Aalborg's Waterfront you will find the architectural gem and the musical gathering point, The House of Music.

Utzon Center

At the waterfront in Aalborg you will find an amazing masterpiece, designed by Jørn Utzon. In the art- and knowledge center, named Utzon Center, you will meet architecture, design, art and communication.

Kunsten - Museum of Modern Art

Kunsten, the Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, is like a sculpture growing out of the greenery to create a beautiful frame for world-class art. Every year Kunsten welcomes countless guests to explore the collection of modern art.

Spoil your tastebuds

In the capital of North Jutland, you won't go home 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. The Lighthouse is located right by Aalborg marina, and here you can enjoy your food right by the water with some special maritime atmosphere.

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.

Taste Aalborg

Aalborg Street Food - The Lighthouse

Aalborg Street Food – The Lighthouse is the first permanent Street Food market in Aalborg. Here, local produce and gastronomic experiences are in focus. The market is located on Skudehavnen in the western part of town. Aalborg Street Food – The Lighthouse has gathered 16 different cuisine...

Restaurant Fusion

Restaurant Fusion is located in the heart of Aalborg and offers an extraordinary culinary experience and a unique view across the Limfjord and the Aalborg Waterfront.

Caféministeriet

Cafeministeriet is a modern café for people who are looking for a cosy brunch, lunch or dinner. You can choose between many dishes, for instance the Danish open sandwich 'smørrebrød' or the fish dish 'stjerneskud', but they also serve more classic café food like burgers and salads.  At Ca...

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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.

If you have children with you, then Aalborg Zoo is also worth a visit. Here 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 Carnival

Every year Northern Europe's largest carnival takes place in the streets of Aalborg. Follow the rhythm in the streets when 100,000 people walk through...

Aalborg Zoo

Explore animal species from all over the world at Aalborg Zoo. Be fascinated by the chimpanzees, see the African elephants play outside or discover yo...

Kunsten - Museum of Modern Art

Kunsten, the Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, is like a sculpture growing out of the greenery to create a beautiful frame for world-class art. Every y...

Vestre Fjordpark

Vestre Fjordpark, previously known as Friluftsbadet, re-opened in 2017 and has now transformed into a 165.000 square metre summer paradise and activit...

Bicycle routes in Aalborg

On the bicycle routes in and around Aalborg, you will have plenty of opportunities to see the beautiful nature and the city of Aalborg. If you prefer the city or the nature you are sure to find a route for you.

Mountain biking in North Jutland

North Jutland offers many different mountain biking routes in the beautiful nature. Experience the adrenalin in your body and the fresh wind in your face on one of the many routes around North Jutland.

For more information and questions about Aalborg, contact the local tourist office.