The city of Aalborg

Distance to Copenhagen: 411 km
Population: 163 228 people at the end of 2005
Town fact file: Aalborg is the largest city in northern Jutland and the fourth largest in Denmark. It is the largest seaport and the center of commerce. It is founded over 1,000 years ago and is a good destination for lovers of attractions with its many hotels, more than 300 restaurants and varied nightlife.

Location on the map: Jutland Peninsula, west of Copenhagen: 

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Main city sights: Jørgen Olufsens Gård (built 1616)

Jørgen Olufsens Gård  
Jens Bang house (a beautiful Renaissance palace)

Jens Bang house

Aalborg house castle:

Aalborg house castle

Cathedral of St. Budolfi

Cathedral of St. Budolfi

Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Behind the monastery begins the "longest bar in Denmark" -  Jomfru Ane street, consisting of bars and restaurants. In the 90s of the last century the street was known for its two biker gangs, who fought and lived here for several years.

Monastery of the Holy Spirit

On the next street Kattesundet 20, there is a museum of crafts, located in a building of the XVII century. Here you can witness the work of carpenters, joiners, smiths, turners, and so on.

Town Hall

Town Hall

Church of Our Lady

Church of Our Lady

Besides city attractions, you can visit the huge zoo, located in the suburbs of Aalborg, and the largest forest in Denmark - Rold. This forest is known for its various legends, stories and tales about medieval knights and robbers. Not so far from Aalborg in northern part of Jutland coast you can find several finest beaches.

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