Where Odense at Funen is known for the poet Hans Chr. Andersen, Aalborg is known as the birthplace of world-renowned architect Jørgen Utzon.
Utzon is world famous among many tasks for drawing the Opera House in Sydney and a visit to Utzon Center and the park is obvious.
Aalborg is the fourth largest city in Denmark with around 136000 citizens, which make the city the biggest city in North Jutland. Do you look at the history of the city, Aalborg has developed from being a modest Viking village to a vibrant trendy commercial city.
Happiest city in Europe
Within the last 10 years, Denmark has been voted the world's happiest country. As if that were not enough, out of 83 European cities, Aalborg is the city that the inhabitants are most pleased and happy to live in. The people of Aalborg are proud and happy with the development of the city – a small miracle is happening in Northern Jutland.
Aalborg offering a wide selection exciting adventures for families. Regardless you want some speed and action, tranquillity or simply are interested in ancient history or modern art, you will find inspiration to exciting activities in Aalborg on this page...
The Vikings in Aalborg
As mentioned Aalborg was a modest Viking village back in times. Take a step back the Viking memory lane by visiting the original burial site at Lindholm Høje and Lindholm Høje Museum.
Beautiful architectural pearls
In Aalborg, you will find beautiful historical renaissance architecture and beautiful new architectural pearls. On a sightseeing through the city, among other things, visit the beautiful new Aalborg Waterfront, Jørn Utzon’s last masterpiece, the Utzon Center & Park, The House of Music and the beautiful Museum of Modern Art.
Shopping in Aalborg
You will find trendy cosy shopping streets and malls, which covering all kinds of offers and interests. Take a break in one of the many cosy located cafes.
The gastronomic Aalborg & nightlife
Aalborg offers a wide selection of gourmet experiences. Along the beautiful waterfront, you will find all kinds of delightful restaurants offering dishes from the modern Danish kitchen, the Asian kitchen or the French cuisine.
Do you want to experience some exciting nightlife experience, complete your Aalborg holiday by visiting Jomfru Ane Gade. The street is famous for its many bars and clubs and is definitely the place to go if you want to party until the break of dawn.