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Cover picture credits ©:taranchic

Aalborg- Cultural Capital of Denmark

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Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth largest city, with a vibrant atmosphere, numerous attractions and excellent shopping facilities- especially for those intrigued by the Danish design and fashion. 

Aalborg has recently -and over the last few years- transformed from a working town to a rather culturally rich city, with an amazing waterfront, which adds more wholeness and cosiness to the entire city. 

Aalborg's City center
Aalborg's City center
Aalborg Centrum, 9000 Aalborg, Δανία

The sea front is a popular gathering spot during the warmer months, but also a unique site for fishing along the quay in Aalborg, as well as along the Limfjord coast- where once upon a time long Viking ships sailed through. Depending on the season, you can fish for sea trout, garfish, herring and eel in the Limfjord. However, you do need a valid Danish fishing licence! 

Picture © Credits to istock/ rene hoffmann
Picture © Credits to istock/ rene hoffmann

Aalborg is the cultural capital of the Northern Jutland (northern region of Denmark). It is popular for its vast offer of theatre performances, vibrant music and amazing concerts. If this is your type of gateway, then Aalborg is definitely worth visiting.     

What to see in Aalborg:

As you walk along the Aalborg waterfront you will come across the Musikkens Hus (music house) concert hall, which does not only aim to gather musicians and those interested in creating music, but it is also an architectonic lighthouse. Musikkens Hus is the hub for acoustic experimentation and a concert venue for the Northern Jutland. The building is constructed with eight floors and four different sized concert halls. 

Musikkens Hus
Musikkens Hus
Musikkens Pl., 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
Picture © Credits to istock/ taranchic
Picture © Credits to istock/ taranchic

The Utzon Center lies by the Aalborg shore, and was constructed by Jørn Utzon, the same architect who designed the famous Sydney opera house. As a young fellow, Utzon started building ships in Aalborg with his father Aage Utzon, which lead him to create numerous other projects inspired by his work in the early years. It is by no surprise that the Utzon center was built by the harbour in Aalborg. The center today is used for numerous activities, such as art, design and architecture, and gives young people the opportunity to engage with each other. 

Picture © Credits to visitdenmark
Picture © Credits to visitdenmark
Utzon Center
Utzon Center
Slotspladsen, Aalborg, Denmark

Another interesting sight to check out as you walk around Aalborg’s waterfront, is the Kulturbro, which is a 'culture bridge' for pedestrians and cyclists. It spreads over Limfjord, with the aim to connect the outskirts of Aalborg with the centre.  

Vestre Fjordpark became a popular outing in the summer of 2017, not far away from the center of Aalborg. It is an open-air swimming pool in the nature, which also leads to the sea. Hence many visitors will choose to sail or row the Limfjord in a canoe or kayak, as well as windsurf. Although, you don’t need to wait for summer to arrive; the swimming pool is open also for a winter bathe

Vestre Fjordpark
Vestre Fjordpark
Skydebanevej, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
Picture © Credits to visitaalborg
Picture © Credits to visitaalborg

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Masa Mesic

Masa Mesic

My name is Maša, born in Croatia but grew up in Prague. I have a great passion for gastronomy, yoga and languages. Follow my journey, as we travel through Denmark and Czechia.

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