Aalborg is a charming town with renaissance buildings, several good museums, a gothic cathedral and the half-timbered 16th century Aalborghus castle. And perhaps its most peculiar attraction is Jomfru Ane Gade Street, which consists entirely of restaurants and bars with large halls and small terraces overlooking the pedestrian zone.
How to get there
According to clothesbliss, Aalborg International Airport is located 6.5 km northwest of the city centre. It receives daily flights from Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki and about 10 flights per week from Sterling’s London Gatwick Airport. You can get to the airport by buses 2A and 2B (from stop “E” at JF Kennedys Plads), which leave every half hour. The fare is 20 DKK.
From Aalborg train station, trains leave every hour north to Frederikshavn (89.5 DKK, 1 hour 10 min) and south to Aarhus (171 DKK, 1.5 hours) and Copenhagen (393 DKK, 4.5 hours).
Intercity buses stop at the station at JF Kennedys Plads (near the new mall), south of the train. station. From here you can get to almost all the cities of North Jutland by X-bus. In summer, the NT Travel Pass is valid for 24/72 hours at a cost of DKK 150 / DKK 250, allowing you to travel on all buses and trains in the region.
Nearly all buses within the city stop at JF Kennedys Plads at some point or later along the route and pass through the city center, stopping at Osteragade and Nytorv near Burger King. The fare is from 22 DKK, depending on the zone of travel. Timetables and ticket details can be found at the Nordjyllands Trafikselskab information office at the bus station (JF Kennedys Plads) or call 981-111-11.
Taxi can be called by phone 981-010-10 or 981-248-00, as well as taken at the parking lot near the railway station. Another popular form of transport in the summer – bicycles – can be rented at Munk’s Eftf (Lokkegade 25) for 90 DKK per day or 450 DKK per week, the Aalborg card is usually issued for them free of charge. Or you can use free city bikes – they are taken at bike stands with the Bycyklen logo by dropping a 20 DKK coin into the slot.
Entertainment and attractions of Aalborg
Most of the sights of the fourth largest city in Denmark are concentrated in the Old Town.
Прежде всего, в этой части туристическое внимание приковывают два места — это дом купца Йенса Банга и Кафедральный собор Святого Будольфи 14 века. Йенс Банг считался одним из богатейших людей Ольборга и в 1624 году подтвердил свою репутацию, построив из кирпича огромный особняк в стиле ренессанс, самый большой в Северной Европе в подобном архитектурном стиле. Сейчас там находится старейшая в городе аптека. Неподалеку находится другое архитектурное чудо в том же самом стиле. Дом Джордена Олуфсенса не так примечателен, но сам факт того, что его бывший владелец приходился родственником Бангу, уже вызывает желание сравнить здания.
A funny “chip” that clearly demonstrates Jens Bang’s wonderful sense of humor is a face carved out of stone with its tongue hanging out. The wall with the image is located exactly opposite another attraction – the town hall. According to legend, the merchant, despite all his wealth, did not want to be elected to the city council. In retaliation, he placed such a physiognomy on the pediment.
The Cathedral of St. Budolfi is located almost in the heart of the Old Town. It was built in honor of the patron saint of sailors and was rebuilt several times. A mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles is a distinctive feature. In addition, it is worth seeing the Church of Our Lady, built in the 12th century, but later destroyed and restored. So the building of the end of the 19th century has reached our time. The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is one of the oldest in Denmark and is also located in the historical part of the city.
A special attraction of the city is Yomfru Ane Street, which consists entirely of restaurants and bars.
From civil architecture, Aalborghus Castle of the 16th century is of undoubted interest. The building was erected by King Christian III, first for defensive purposes, and later changed its function and began to serve as a government residence. The entrance to the castle itself is closed, but you can walk around the nearby territories – all year round from 8:00 to 21:00. The entrance to the donjon and casemates is strictly from May to October. Donjon working hours: from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00, casemates – every day from 8:00 to 21:00.
AalborgCard operates in Aalborg, which, when purchased, gives bonuses such as free admission to the territory of 13 attractions, including museums, free travel by public transport, including buses and trains, big discounts in cafes, restaurants, shops and car rentals, free parking in the center Aalborg. The duration of the card in two versions – 24 and 72 hours.
Museums in Olburg
Of the museums in the Old Town, you can find the Aalborg Historical Museum, which tells the history of the city’s development over the past thousand years in a visual form. On Tuesdays admission is free.
The ranking of the best sights of Aulburg, not located in the Old Town, will include the Art Museum of North Jutland, the main expositions of which date back to the late 19th and 20th centuries. Working hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays. In autumn, February, March and April, on Tuesdays, the opening hours are extended until 21:00. Entrance fee: 100 DKK. Children under 18 are free.
The Navy Museum is also in the top ten. Opening hours: from January to April 30 from 10:00 to 16:00, from May to September from 10:00 to 17:00, from October to December from 10:00 to 16:00. Entrance fee – 90 DKK, children from 6 to 14 years old – 50 DKK, under 6 – free of charge.