Aalborg city life
As a visitor in Aalborg, you will love the atmosphere of this university city. Packed with young people, an eclectic architecture combining old style houses with ultra-modern buildings and great nightlife venues, you will love spending your free time in Aalborg.
Popular places you can visit in Aalborg:
- Budolfi Church – built at the end of the 14th century
- Aalborghus Castle – a royal residence
- Aalborg Historical Museum
- The Aalborg Museum of Modern Art
- Aalborg's old City Hall
- Nytorv Square and John F. Kennedy Square
- Aalborgtårnet – a tripod tower with a restaurant on the top
Walk around one of the many parks in the city, like the Østre Anlæg park, Kildeparken, Mølleparken. The Aalborg Zoo is also a fun place to see and you should also check out the Karolinelund amusement park.
Enjoy a play or dance performance the opera company, Aalborg Teater and other performance and events venues in the city. Attend the Aalborg Carnival, held annually in May, one of the largest and amusing festivals in Scandinavia. Check out Jomfru Ane Gade (Virgin Anne's Street), one of the most famous streets in the whole of Denmark, popular for numerous cafés, restaurants, clubs, and bars.
Visit the Hjallerup Market in Hjallerup, truly a fantastic and unique attraction, just twenty kilometers out of Aalborg; held in June, this is one of the oldest and largest markets in Denmark and the largest horse market in Europe.
International atmosphere in Aalborg
The vast multicultural environment is sustained by the thousands of international students coming from all over the world. Aalborg is also home to several minorities, such as: Hungarians, Bulgarians, Estonians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Italians and Polish people.
Having a vibrant business community, easy access to Scandinavia and EU countries, the whole Denmark (Aalborg included) is one of Europe's easiest places to do business, according to the World Bank. For this reason, many international business people are interested in this area and you will see branches of numerous multinationals in Aalborg.
Weather in Aalborg is cool most of the year, with average temperatures of -3 to 2 °C (27 to 36 °F) during the coldest months of January and February, sometimes dropping below -10 °C (14 °F). The warmest months are July and August, with an average temperature of 16 °C (61 °F). In the fall the average temperature is 9 °C (48 °F).