Aalborg
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On the north side of the Limfjord is Nørresundby
Nørresundby
Nørresundby, a part of Aalborg Municipality, is a northern neighbourhood in Aalborg, north of the Limfjord, in Vendsyssel, in Denmark. The urban area has a population of 21,376 ....

, which is connected to Aalborg by a road bridge Limfjordsbroen, an iron railway bridge Jernbanebroen over Limfjorden, as well as a motorway tunnel running under the Limfjord Limfjordstunnelen.
The city has one main train station Aalborg Railway Station on J. F. Kennedy-Square. Other stations in Aalborg are Skalborg Station, Aalborg Vestby Station and Lindholm Station.
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On the north side of the Limfjord is Nørresundby
Nørresundby
Nørresundby, a part of Aalborg Municipality, is a northern neighbourhood in Aalborg, north of the Limfjord, in Vendsyssel, in Denmark. The urban area has a population of 21,376 ....

, which is connected to Aalborg by a road bridge Limfjordsbroen, an iron railway bridge Jernbanebroen over Limfjorden, as well as a motorway tunnel running under the Limfjord Limfjordstunnelen.

Public transportation

The city has one main train station Aalborg Railway Station on J. F. Kennedy-Square. Other stations in Aalborg are Skalborg Station, Aalborg Vestby Station and Lindholm Station. The inner city as well as the wider urban area is served by regular busses running frequently 24/7. Aalborg Airport
Aalborg Airport
Aalborg Airport is a dual-use airport located in Nørresundby, Denmark, which is northwest of Aalborg. Aalborg Airport is the third largest airport in Denmark with approximately 1.4 million travellers per year.-Duty Free Shopping:...

 is located 6 kilometres from the city centre.

Car transportation

The European route E45
European route E45
The European route E 45 goes between Sweden and Italy, through Denmark, Germany and Austria. With a length of about , it is the longest north-south European route...

, going from Finland to Italy, passes through Aalborg, and through Limfjordstunellen under the Limfjord in Aalborg.

Air transportation

Aalborg Airport
Aalborg Airport
Aalborg Airport is a dual-use airport located in Nørresundby, Denmark, which is northwest of Aalborg. Aalborg Airport is the third largest airport in Denmark with approximately 1.4 million travellers per year.-Duty Free Shopping:...

 is the local airport with 20 routes to European destinations.

Aalborg Air Base
Aalborg Air Base
Aalborg Air Base is a military base for the Danish Air Force . It is located near Aalborg, Denmark.Aalborg Air Base shares its runway system as well as some services with Aalborg Lufthavn.Residing Royal Danish Air Force units are:...

—an important base of the Danish Air Force
Royal Danish Air Force
The Royal Danish Air Force is the air force of Denmark with the capability to undertake homeland defense and homeland security roles as well international operations.-History:...

 is located in Aalborg.

Visitor attractions

Historical attractions

The old Aalborghus Castle
Aalborghus Castle
Aalborghus Castle or Aalborghus Slot is a castle in Aalborg, Denmark. It is a half-timbered castle built by King Christian III from 1539 to around 1555 initially as a fortification...

 (Aalborghus Slot) and some picturesque houses of the 17th century remain in the center of the town. The half-timbered
Timber framing
Timber framing , or half-timbering, also called in North America "post-and-beam" construction, is the method of creating structures using heavy squared off and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs . It is commonplace in large barns...

 (bindingsværk) castle was built in 1550 by King Christian III
Christian III of Denmark
Christian III reigned as king of Denmark and Norway. He was the eldest son of King Frederick I and Anna of Brandenburg.-Childhood:...

, and was converted to government administration offices in the 1950s.
Jens Bang's House, a five story building built in 1624 by the merchant Jens Bang is an example of Renaissance architecture
Renaissance architecture
Renaissance architecture is the architecture of the period between the early 15th and early 17th centuries in different regions of Europe, demonstrating a conscious revival and development of certain elements of ancient Greek and Roman thought and material culture. Stylistically, Renaissance...

. It is located on Nytorv next to the old Town Hall.

The present Budolfi Church
Budolfi Church
St Budolfi Church is the cathedral church for the Lutheran Diocese of Aalborg in north Jutland, Denmark.- History :Aalborg was already a town in the mid 10th century, with a fine position on the east-west Lim Fjord that served as a trade route between the North Sea and the Baltic until the 12th...

 dates from the end of the 14th century, although at least two earlier churches stood on the same spot. Budolfi Church was just a parish church until it became the seat of the Lutheran bishop of Aalborg in 1554.

Vor Frue Kirke ("Church of Our Lady") is a relatively modern church. The original Church of Our Lady from the early 12th century was pulled down after the Reformation because it was so old and unstable. The newer building in a different location was partially burned in 1894.

Underneath the main pedestrian shopping street is a newly opened museum of the excavation of a monastery from the 11th century.

Nørresundby
Nørresundby
Nørresundby, a part of Aalborg Municipality, is a northern neighbourhood in Aalborg, north of the Limfjord, in Vendsyssel, in Denmark. The urban area has a population of 21,376 ....

 is the site of the Lindholm Høje
Lindholm Høje
Lindholm Høje is a major Viking burial site and former settlement situated to the north of and overlooking the city of Aalborg in Denmark....

 settlement and burial ground from the Germanic Iron Age
Germanic Iron Age
The Germanic Iron Age is the name given to the period 400–800 in Northern Europe and it is part of the continental Age of Migrations.-Germanic Iron :...

 and Viking
Viking
The term Viking is customarily used to refer to the Norse explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates who raided, traded, explored and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to the mid-11th century.These Norsemen used their famed longships to...

 times. There is also a museum on the site.

Aalborg Historical Museum
Aalborg Historical Museum
Aalborg Historical Museum is a historical and cultural museum in the city of Aalborg in Denmark. The museum was established in 1863.-History:...

 is located in the city.

Newer attractions

Aalborgtårnet
Aalborgtårnet
Aalborg Tårnet is a 54.9 metre tall observation tower built of lattice steel in Aalborg, Denmark. The tower is built on a hill, providing a total height of 105 metre above sea level. The tower has a restaurant on the top...

 is a tripod tower erected in 1933. The tower's height, 105 m (344.49 ft) above sea level, still provides an exquisite view over the fjord and the city.

The Aalborg Zoo
Aalborg Zoo
Aalborg Zoo is one of Denmark's biggest zoos and is located near the center of Aalborg.Every year, Aalborg Zoo is visited by around 375,000 guests...

 was opened in 1935 and typically houses over 1200 animals.

Near the Aalborg Tower is KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg
KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg
KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg in Aalborg, Denmark, was built between 1968-72 after designs by Elissa and Alvar Aalto and Jean-Jacques Baruël....

. The art museum was designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware...

 and built in 1972.

In 2008, the Utzon Center
Utzon Center
The Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark, was the last building to be designed by Jørn Utzon, the architect behind the Sydney Opera House. In collaboration with his son Kim who provided the final construction drawings, he planned the centre not as a museum but as a place where students of architecture...

, dedicated to the work of the noted architect Jørn Utzon
Jørn Utzon
Jørn Oberg Utzon, , AC was a Danish architect, most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia. When it was declared a World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007, Utzon became only the second person to have received such recognition for one of his works during his lifetime...

, was built next to the Limfjord
Limfjord
The Limfjord is a shallow sound in Denmark that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of the Jutland Peninsula. It extends from Thyborøn Channel on the North Sea to Hals on the Kattegat. It is approximately 180 kilometres long and of an irregular shape with several bays, narrowings,...

 at the central harbour front in Aalborg. Born in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

, Utzon grew up in Aalborg. The center contains an exhibition on Utzon's work, which includes the Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in the Australian city of Sydney. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, finally opening in 1973 after a long gestation starting with his competition-winning design in 1957...

, as well as educational displays on architecture and design.

Nordkraft is a cultural centre in a former power plant near the harbour. It has theatres (opening in 2010), a cinema, and concert facilities. In its neighbourhood, a classical concert hall, Musikkens Hus, designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au
Coop Himmelb(l)au
Coop Himmelbau is a cooperative architectural design firm primarily located in Vienna, Austria and which now also maintains offices in Los Angeles, United States and Guadalajara, Mexico...

, is under construction.

Jomfru Ane Gade

One of the most popular and famous streets in Aalborg, possibly even in Denmark, is Jomfru Ane Gade
Jomfru Ane Gade
Jomfru Ane Gade , in Aalborg, is possibly Denmark's most famous street. It is popular with both locals and tourists for its lively atmosphere with all the restaurants and pubs on both sides of the street. It is said to be the street with the longest continuous stretch of restaurants and bars in...

, or simply just Gaden ("The Street"). The name translates to "Virgin Ane's Street" in English.
Jomfru Ane Gade is a café and restaurant street during the day which, at night, turns into clubs, discos and bars. During the 1990s, the street was infamous for being a 'hang out' of two biker gangs
Outlaw motorcycle club
An outlaw motorcycle club is a type of motorcycle club that is part of a subculture with roots in the post-World War II USA, centered on cruiser motorcycles, particularly Harley-Davidsons and choppers, and a set of ideals celebrating freedom, nonconformity to mainstream culture, and loyalty to the...

 who were at war for some years all over Scandinavia, but as the bikers disappeared from the street it became even more popular among people of all ages.

During the day, tourists
Tourism in Denmark
Tourists in Denmark consist mainly of people from neighboring countries, especially Germany, followed by Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands. With 4.7 million visitor arrivals in 2007, Denmark ranked 43rd in the UNWTO's World Tourism rankings...

 and employees in the city come to Jomfru Ane Gade, especially for its restaurants. In the afternoons some of the cafés open. Around 11 pm, the mood of the street changes into more of a party street when younger people arrive.

Aalborg Carnival

The annual Aalborg Carnival
Aalborg Carnival
Aalborg Carnival is the name for the annual cultural evant carnival in the city of Aalborg – the fourth largest city in Denmark. The carnival takes place the last week in May and is the largest carnival in Scandinavia...

 takes place in the weekend of week 21 (usually the last week in May). The Carnival is actually three events, the children's carnival (Børnekarneval), the battle of carnival bands, and the carnival itself.
During the carnival, Aalborg receives about 100,000 people. This makes it the biggest carnival in Scandinavia. The children's carnival is a carnival dedicated to the children, with performances and activities for children. On Friday "The Battle of Carnival Bands" is an exciting and colourful evening with processions through the city when all the participating groups compete to be the leading carnival group.

The carnival itself is the following Saturday – on this day the city centre is full of life. The streets are filled with gaily dressed people who are in a real spring mood. In Kildeparken concerts are given from various stages all day to midnight. The Carnival ends with a grand firework display.

Aalborg BK

The city is home to the Danish sports club Aalborg BK
Aalborg Boldspilklub
Aalborg Boldspilklub is a Danish professional sports club based in the city of Aalborg. The club is also known as Aalborg BK or AaB for short. Through time the club has had branches in cricket, tennis and basketball, but currently controls teams in football, American football, ice hockey,...

, established in 1885 and known as "AaB" for short. The major division in Aalborg Boldspilklub is football division AaB Fodbold, which competes in the Danish Superliga
Danish Superliga
The Danish Superliga is the current Danish football championship tournament, and administered by the Danish Football Association. It is the highest association football league in Denmark and is currently contested by 12 teams each year, with 2 teams to be relegated, which proves to be one of the...

 championship. They play their games at Energi Nord Arena. The club has won the Danish Superliga in the 1994–95 season, the 1998–99 season and the 2007–08 season.
The team qualified for the group stages of the 1995–96 and 2008–09 UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

 seasons.

Other clubs

Aalborg is also known for the women's handball club Aalborg DH
Aalborg DH
-History:Aalborg DH was promoted to the top league in Denmark in 2002-2003. The club finished second in the top league once, and obtained third place in 2005-2006...

. They are established in 2001 and play their games in Gigantium
Gigantium
The Gigantium, in Aalborg, Denmark, is a large, rentable faire building, which hosts a large variety of concerts, markets and exhibitions, among other things...

. This City also has a Cricket club named Aalborg Cricket Club that is part of Danish Cricket League. They are established in 2000 and have players from various nations.

University of Aalborg

The major college in Aalborg is the University of Aalborg, founded in 1974. It has more than 14,000 students and more than 2,000 employees.

Other colleges

Aalborg Business College
Aalborg Business College
Aalborg Business College is a business college located in Aalborg, Northern Jutland, Denmark....

, Tech College Aalborg, Royal School of Library and Information Science
Royal School of Library and Information Science
The Royal School of Library and Information Science is an institution that provides higher education in the field of Library and information science. It is based in Copenhagen and Aalborg, Denmark...

, University College of Northern Denmark
University College of Northern Denmark
University College of Northern Denmark is one of seven new regional organizations of different study sites in Denmark offering bachelor courses of professional relevance, normally at bachelor level....

 and Trænregimentet
Trænregimentet
TrænregimentTrænregiment is the Danish regiment for army supply and emergency medical personnel. It is located in Aalborg....

.

One of the two colleges of Profession School University College North Jutland (Danish: Professionshøjskolen University College Nordjylland
University College of Northern Denmark
University College of Northern Denmark is one of seven new regional organizations of different study sites in Denmark offering bachelor courses of professional relevance, normally at bachelor level....

) can also be found in Aalborg.

Industry

Aalborg is still an industrial and commercial centre in North Jutland, exporting grain
Cereal
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, cement
Cement
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 and fish
Fish
Fish are a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic vertebrate animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish, as well as various extinct related groups...

. Many of the traditional industries in the city have been closed in recent years and new knowledge based industries have arisen. Especially mobile and wireless communications industries has been dominant in Aalborg since the 1990s.

Traditional industries

Aalborg is home to De Danske Spritfabrikker's ("Danish Distillers") akvavit
Akvavit
Akvavit or aquavit is a traditional flavoured spirit that is principally produced in Scandinavia, where it has been produced since the 15th century....

 snaps
Snaps
Snaps is a Danish and Swedish word for a small shot of a strong alcoholic beverage taken during the course of a meal. A ritual that is associated with drinking snaps is a tradition in Scandinavia, especially in Denmark and Sweden, where it is very common to drink snaps at holidays such as...

, production facility for the distillation of the Aalborg family of akvavits consisting of 17 different brands. Danish Distillers is Scandinavia's largest producer and supplier of spirits for consumption, and is the world's largest producer and exporter of akvavit, supplying over 140 geographic markets. It also produces Frïs Vodka
Frïs Vodka
FRÏS is a Danish vodka brand owned by The Absolut Company , part of Pernod Ricard group.-History:FRÏS vodka was launched in the US in 1989 by Danish Distillers and is distilled in Aalborg, Denmark, at the country’s oldest distillery – renowned for its aquavit tradition...

.

Aalborg Industries, the world's largest manufacturer of marine boilers, is headquartered here.

Modern industries

It is the centre of the telecommunications industry originating from the University of Aalborg.

Religion

Aalborg is the seat of a bishop
Bishop
A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. Within the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox Churches, in the Assyrian Church of the East, in the Independent Catholic Churches, and in the...

 within the Lutheran State Church of Denmark.

Environmentalism

The First European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns took place in Aalborg, in 1994. The Conference adopted the Aalborg Charter, which provides a framework for the delivery of local sustainable development
Sustainable development
Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use, that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come...

, and calls on local authorities to engage in Local Agenda 21
Agenda 21
Agenda 21 is an action plan of the United Nations related to sustainable development and was an outcome of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992...

 processes.

The 4th European Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference (Aalborg +10), held in Aalborg in 2004, adopted the Aalborg +10 Commitments. These commitments are an important step forward in turning sustainable urban development from words into real actions.

Twin towns — sister cities

Aalborg maintains cultural, economic and educational ties with 29 cities around the globe. Thus, Aalborg has the most twin cities in Denmark. Every four years Aalborg gathers youth from the majority of its twin cities for a week of sports games, known as Ungdomslegene (The Youth Games).
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Born in Aalborg

  • John of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
  • Søren Lodberg Hvas, former bishop of Aalborg diocese
  • Preben Kaas
    Preben Kaas
    Preben Kaas was a Danish film actor. He appeared in 55 films between 1943 and 1980.He was born in Aalborg, Denmark and died in Denmark.Preben Kaas was married to Anne Marie Lie and Lisbet Dahl...

    , actor and comedian
  • Henning Munk Jensen
    Henning Munk Jensen
    Henning Munk Jensen is a Danish former association football player in the defender position. He most prominently played professionally for Dutch team PSV Eindhoven, as well as 392 games for AaB in Denmark during the 1960s...

    , footballer
  • Henning Jensen
    Henning Jensen
    Henning Jensen is a Danish former football player, who played professionally for German club Borussia Mönchengladbach, Spanish club Real Madrid and Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam where he won the domestic league championship in each country...

    , footballer
  • Ebbe Sand
    Ebbe Sand
    Ebbe Sand is a Danish former professional footballer who most notably played as a striker for FC Schalke 04 in Germany. He was the German Bundesliga top scorer in 2001, and he won the German Cup in 2001 and 2002 with Schalke...

    , footballer
  • Britta Thomsen
    Britta Thomsen
    Britta Thomsen is a Danish politician and Member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the Social Democrats, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and is vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.She is also a member of the Committee...

    , Danish politician and Member of the EU Parliament
  • Hanne Dahl
    Hanne Dahl
    Hanne Dahl is a Danish priest and politician from Aalborg. She is a member of the European Parliament, representing the June Movement .-References:...

    , Danish politician and Member of the EU Parliament
  • Helle Michaelsen, Playboy playmate
  • Benny Nielsen
    Benny Nielsen
    Benny Leo Nielsen is a former butterfly swimmer from Denmark, who won the silver medal in the 200 m butterfly at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.-External links:* *...

    , butterfly swimmer
  • Jens Larsen
    Jens Larsen
    Jens Larsen is a Danish former professional volleyball and beach volleyball player, and now the coach of the German club Wuppertal....

    , volleyballer
  • Joachim Olsen (31 May 1977), shot putter
  • Peter Gade
    Peter Gade
    Peter Høeg Gade is a Danish professional badminton player. He currently resides in Holte in Copenhagen...

    , badminton player
  • Anne Van Olst
    Anne van Olst
    Anne Jensen-Van Olst is a Danish dressage rider. She was part of the Bronze winning Danish team at the Olympic games in Beijing 2008.-References:* *...

    , dressage rider
  • Camilla Dallerup
    Camilla Dallerup
    Camilla Dallerup is a British-based Danish ballroom dancer, dance teacher and model.-Dance career:Dallerup started dancing at the age of two and a half when her mother took her to her first class in Aalborg. She won the Danish Junior Championships at the age of 12...

    , ballroom dancer
  • Lone Drøscher Nielsen, wildlife conservationist
  • Malene Espensen, glamour model

Longer residence in Aalborg

  • Jens Munk
    Jens Munk
    Jens Munk was a Danish navigator and explorer who was born in Norway where his father, Erik Munk, had received several fiefs for his achievements in the Northern Seven Years' War. He returned to Denmark at the age of eight...

     (1579–1628), navigator and explorer
  • Frederik Ferdinand Tillisch (1801–1889), Danish statesman
  • Jørn Utzon
    Jørn Utzon
    Jørn Oberg Utzon, , AC was a Danish architect, most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia. When it was declared a World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007, Utzon became only the second person to have received such recognition for one of his works during his lifetime...

    , architect grew up in Aalborg
  • Bjørn Lomborg
    Bjørn Lomborg
    Bjørn Lomborg is a Danish author, academic, and environmental writer. He is an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre and a former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen...

    , statistician and author grew up in Aalborg
  • Bent Flyvbjerg
    Bent Flyvbjerg
    Bent Flyvbjerg is the first Chair and BT Professor of Major Programme Management at Oxford University's Saïd Business School and is Founding Director of the University's BT Centre for Major Programme Management. He was previously Professor of Planning at Aalborg University, Denmark and Chair of...

    , researcher at Oxford University longer engagement at Aalborg University
  • Frank Jensen
    Frank Jensen
    Frank Jensen is a Danish politician, member of the Danish Social Democrats, and has been Lord Mayor of Copenhagen since 1 January 2010...

    , politician and former Danish Minister grew up in Aalborg
  • Ole Stavad
    Ole Stavad
    Ole Stavad is a Danish politician representing the Social Democrats.Stavad was a member of the Danish Parliament from 1980 to 2007....

    , politician and former Danish Minister educated in Aalborg
  • Daniel Kandi
    Daniel Kandi
    Daniel Kandi is a Danish trance producer and DJ currently living in Aalborg. Kandi entered the trance scene with the release of "Breathe" in 2006, on the successful Anjunabeats label. In 2010 he was ranked #77 in DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJ Poll.-Musical career:Daniel Kandi began producing trance...

    , Trance producer and DJ currently living in Aalborg

See also

Category Aalborg
Category Neighbourhoods in Aalborg
Category Towns and settlements in Aalborg Municipality
Category Aalborg Municipality

External links


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