Out of the 52 destinations that the reputed media outlet, The New York Times, has been considering and ranking, Aalborg has claimed a spot at number eight, placing ahead of cities such as Las Vegas and New York City.
Aalborg’s development from an industrial city to a knowledge hub has not gone unnoticed, and in this lively city it is possible to find something for everyone.
In may 2019 Sebastian Modak, journalist from New York Times, visited Aalborg. Read his article here: Skal! A Danish City Makes You Feel Like a Member of the Club
Below, we have gathered all the attractions that the article recommends paying a visit, should your travel destination be Aalborg.
Located close to Aalborg you will find one of Denmark’s unique antique monuments: Lindholm Høje. Here both burial and living grounds have been found from the Germanic Iron Age and the Viking Age. This includes 682 graves and 150 stone ships. The village associated with this burial ground can be found north of the ground, and here archaeologists have found houses, fences, wells and cooking pits.
The famous architect who is also behind the Sydney Opera House, Jørn Utzon, designed the beautiful Utzon Center located on the waterfront in Aalborg, the very city that he was from. The Utzon Center is an experimental culture- and knowledge centre where architecture, art and expression come together.
Located on the waterfront, with a beautiful view of the Limfjord, you will find Musikkens Hus (The House of Music) – the musical gathering point and an architectural pearl, which also ranks as one of the best concert halls in Europe.
Aalborg Street Food – The Lighthouse is Aalborg’s first permanent street food market. Here, gastronomic experiences and local produce is at the forefront. The market is located at Skudehavnen in the western part of Aalborg, and entails no less than 16 international and exciting kitchens.
From a coal-fuelled power plant to a cultural force. Nordkraft once supplied all of Aalborg with electricity. Today it is a completely different kind of power that the old plant pumps out: it is a cultural force. Nordkraft has been rebuilt into one of Europe’s largest and most impressive culture and activity houses. Here, it is possible to go to the theatre and to concerts, visit art exhibits or go watch a movie in Nordkraft’s very own cinema.
The new culture bridge in Aalborg, which crosses the Limfjord, is intended for pedestrians and cyclists. The purpose of this bridge has been to offer a place where it is possible to travel safely without having to be concerned with traffic. There is even space on the bridge to take a break and enjoy the view while crossing.
Vestre Fjordpark is a 165.000 m2 summer paradise and gathering place, which has something to offer everyone who loves nature and water sports. Vestre Fjordpark is located close to the lively city centre, and it is possible to swim, sail in canoes and kayaks, windsurf, winter bathe, or just enjoy the sun and the great nature by the Limfjord.
Finding the world’s largest glass artwork at the historic Aalborg Akvavit Distillery will become a reality in 2023. Aalborg Akvavit has put Aalborg on the map and made the city known. Now the world’s largest artwork will consume the cadastre, and yet again Aalborg marks itself.