Aalborg is the fourth largest city in Denmark and is located to the north of the country. The city is the perfect blend of modern and traditional architecture, with some of its best attractions being located in some very unique buildings. Aalborg also has a very vibrant culture with unique street art murals scattered all across the small city.
Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.
- Emergency Services: 112
- Language: Danish
- Currency: Danish Krone
- Country Code: DNK
- Travel Visa: None required
- Population: 118,444
Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;
Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.
- There are no real crime hotspots in the city, take extra care in busy tourist areas and apply the usual safety precautions. Watch out for quiet areas after dark and stay in the well lit main streets.
- The weather can be changeable at anytime of year, make sure when you are heading out for the day that you are prepared for sunshine or rain.
Where can I keep up with local news?
Do you have any safety tips for exploring the city?
Be alert at all times and be aware of your surroundings. Take the usual safety precautions so you do not become a targets for pickpockets. Don’t put your wallet or mobile phone in your back pocket. Put any valuables items in a dark colour shopping bag when going out to avoid attention.
When withdrawing cash from ATM try to go inside the bank. Beware of withdrawing cash from cash points on pedestrian walkways. Try to withdraw small sums and don’t flash your cash around even in the bank.
Does the city have any crime issues?
Aalborg is a very safe city and tourists normally don’t experience any problems, the usual safety precautions apply, keep your belongings secure and don’t do anything to put your safety at risk.
Beware of pickpockets as they tend to operate in tourist areas, keep your belongings secure at all times and be careful if strangers try to make conversation or distract you as it could be an attempt to steal your valuables.
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Every culture has its customs and traditions, they have been handed down the generations and are always held in high regards by the local residents.
December and the start of the festive period, Christmas night is a favourite celebration by the people in Denmark and gifts are exchanged between children and adults alike.
Vikingemarked – Viking Market
June sees the Viking market, giving great insights in to the history and traditions of the country. Its a unique market in the main area of the city wit many stalls and stands selling local foods and clothing all made by traditional methods by local people, many of the skills have been passed down from generation to generation.
Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.
April and May is the start of this great music festival, it draws artists and performers from all over the world perform in various venues around the city. during the festival the city has a fantastic buzz and everyone is celebrating the better weather and the coming of the summer months. Not to be missed if you are around the area.
April sees the start of the festival featuring great street parties and performances with a fantastic atmosphere around the city. It is one of the highlights of the year for the city when many residents take time off and enjoy the party!
What other good days out are there?
Aalborg Zoo opened 1935 today is home to more than 1,200 animals which are divided into around 140 different species, the Zoo covers just under 9 acres and is beautiful in look and feel. The main purpose is the preservation of nature preservation through breeding and raising the awareness of endangered animals. A cool place well worth a visit.
At Lindholm Høje, you will be able to take a look at one of Scandinavia’s best preserved Viking sites. The exhibits include burial sites from the Germanic Iron Age and the main Viking Age, there are over 680 graves found on the site. Just north of the burial site was a village which has been expertly excavated, you can see remains of houses and other parts of a working village.
Build in a modern style the museum is built to a square plan with all the galleries organised on the ground level around the central exhibition area. With over 1500 art pieces dating from the 1900’s to present day, the museum gives a great insight in to Danish art as well as works by many international artists and designers.
Are there any particular highlights worth checking out?
The Utzon Center was the last building designed by Jørn Utzon, the guy behind the Sydney Opera House. The center organises workshops, conferences and exhibitions all around the field of architecture. The Utzon is considered a knowledge centre designed to connect with people and share the understanding of architecture in its broadest sense. You will not miss the building as its shining roof can be spotted from miles away.