Walk around the narrow streets will have more than one day – the sights of Aalborg attract travelers from all over the world. Every corner has a special atmosphere: the city stopped between the Middle Ages, through which science, new technologies, and European freedom are increasingly making their way.
Due to its proximity to the sea and warm currents, the weather in Aalborg is stable and mild all year round. The city is located in a temperate maritime climate zone. Visitors are advised to take a windbreaker or a tight twist, as well as comfortable demi-seasonal shoes.
During the winter months, the coldest air temperature is 5 degrees below zero. It may get up to +20 in the summer, but no more. In June and August, travelers may be disturbed by the rains.
The best part is going to Aalborg in late spring and early fall. You can take a quiet walk around the city and take a detailed look at all the beautiful places – the temperature is +15, no wind and dry streets are waiting for visitors.
Popular sights and places of Aalborg
In addition to walks and dining in cozy restaurants, Aalborg has many must-see places. Each attraction promises to please children, adults, and active youth alike.
St. Budolfi Cathedral
The Romanesque Cathedral of St. Budolfi is the first place to see. It is located in the Old Town and has a rich history: in the 10th century it was erected in honor of the patron saint of sailors – St. Budolfi, later destroyed and built again. In the late 18th century, the Himmerig family provided the money for a special baroque spire.
However, once inside, the average person will be surprised. The cathedral is decorated with 16th-century Gothic frescoes, an altar, a font, and Renaissance portraits. At one time merchants paid for all the decorations and decorations.
It is because of the unusual combination of different styles that the cathedral attracts Danes and visitors to the city.
The Monastery of the Holy Spirit and the Church of Our Lady
These attractions of Aalborg are also in the Old Town and within walking distance of each other.
The monastery of the Holy Spirit was built in the 15th century as a hospital for the poor and sick. Later a chapel appeared, and the monastery itself was founded. On the inside, the building is decorated with ancient frescoes dating back to the 16th century.
In 1952 it was made a nursing home, open to the public. Everyone can touch the medieval culture here.
Nearby stands the Church of Our Lady, first erected in the 11th century. It was reconstructed at the end of the 19th century, but its appearance remained as close to the original as possible. The church has a font, pulpit, and crucifix in the Gothic style.
Singing Tree Park
You should definitely take a walk in the unique singing park. It was founded in 1987 when Cliff Richard personally planted a tree and invited other musicians visiting Aalborg to do the same.
Since then, more than 76 trees, planted by the hands of stars, adorn the new green corner of the city. There is a machine next to each of them – you just have to press the button, the music pours out, a medley of songs from the performer.
Elton John, Sting, Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, Take That, Beyonce, Bryan Adams and others have already participated.
On Christmas Eve, appropriate tunes are playing – the best time to get a dose of holiday cheer.
In the mid-16th century, this castle was built by order of King Christian III. It was built as the residence of the ruler, for the purpose of collecting taxes and storing not only money, but also the products produced.
The main feature of Aalborghus is that the area is surrounded by green boulders. After viewing the structure itself, it is worth a walk around its square and enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility.
Spring Festival – Aalborg Carnival
In mid-May Aalborg hosts a pompous and colorful event – the Spring Festival or Aalborg Karneval. Guests will be able to plunge headlong into the music and dance cycle, which is annually visited by more than 100 thousand people.
You need to dress up in a bright suit, take a great mood and wear comfortable shoes.
The procession takes place over several days:
- The first day is a parade in the form of a column of people and boats sailing through the canals. At the end of the day, the Carnival King is elected.
- The second day is the Children’s Carnival. Everyone from small to large is plunged into the fabulous world of magic.
- The third day is a festival and competition of Carnival groups.
- Day four is the announcement of the winners, prizes, bars, costume parties, and a grand finale to the festivities.
Many Europeans visit Aalborg every year to take part in this carnival.
How to get to Aalborg
Getting to Aalborg is quite easy: there is a train station, an international airport and a bus station.
There are daily flights from Danish, Norwegian and Finnish capitals. London ships also sail to Aalborg – up to 10 trips a week. The airport is not far from the city – 7 kilometers away. The buses 2A and 2B can be taken there and back for about 20 Danish kroner.
Trains leave every hour from Frederikshavn, Arhus, and Copenhagen. From neighboring cities you can get there in an hour and a half, and from the capital in 4.5.
If you go through other cities in Denmark, intercity buses are a good idea. The logistics are well established throughout North Jutland. Arrivals and departures take place at the station nearest JF Kennedy’s Plads.
In the summer months you can buy a single bus ticket – unlimited for a day or 72 hours.
Video tour of Aalborg
Aalborg is a small town in northern Denmark, It is widely known for its industry: seagoing vessels, cement, alcohol, vegetable oils and textiles are produced in large quantities. The population does not exceed 150 thousand people, but the old city is considered one of the largest in the country.
In Aalborg combine and coexist beautifully monuments of antiquity and modernity. There is a sense of peace and tranquility here. The city, though considered a bit provincial, has something that attracts tourists and history buffs from all over the world.