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Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg is located in northern Jutland, Denmark. It is a very historic city at the heartland of Denmark. With the additional attraction of miles of sandy beaches, the peninsula is the most popular domestic holiday area.

Aalborg offers a wide variety of attractions and activities for visitors. On the arts scene there is theatre, music, opera, galleries, carnival, museums, art and historic quarters. For children there is Waterland, Tivoliland, the Zoo and much more. Aalborg also offers great shopping in small, speciality shops and huge supermarkets. There are more than 300 restaurants and a casino.

A stroll through the pedestrian precincts of Aalborg’s old city centre will take you to Jens Bangs Stenhus, one of Europe’s largest town houses of the Renaissance period, and to Obels Plads, a square transformed in winter into the city’s ice rink. Then there are of course the galleries, shops and the legendary Jomfru Ane Street, Denmark’s longest entertainment strip, with restaurants, bars, clubs and live-music cafés.

Things to See & Do

* Aalborghus Castle
* Aalborg Historical Museum
* Jomfru Ane Gade
* Aalborgtårnet – tripod tower
* Aalborg Museum of Art

General information

Cruise Season – Feb – Dec
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Danish
Land Area – 1.114 km²
Population – 121,818 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 45

Port Location – The Port of Aalborg is centrally placed – only a few minutes walk from the heart of the city and its extensive network of pedestrian streets.

Transport Links – There are scheduled flights from Copenhagen and London by Sterling. The airport is located north of the city. Take Bus no 2 or a taxi to town.

By bus the Abilskou route 888 to Copenhagen takes 5 hours, DKK 250 (DKK430 return).

Aalborg is on the Copenhagen, Roskilde, Odense, Århus rail line. 4½ hours/DKK 326 to Copenhagen.

There are ferries from Norway/Sweden/UK coming to North Jutland (Hirtshals or Frederikshavn). From there you can take bus or train to Aalborg.

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