Animals & Nature

If you love animals and nature, Aalborg is the city for you. In Aalborg you will find plenty of activities for children families where you can enjoy the fresh air together while watching the animals or taking a walk in one of the parks.

At the animals' place…

If you love animals, Aalborg Zoo is worth a visit. Aalborg Zoo is lovely green park, where you will get close to around 1,300 exciting and endangered animals from all over the world.. 

As an example, you can see the beautiful polar bears, both above and below water - or you can visit the great African Savannah with the tall and impressive giraffes. Please remember to say hallo to the monkeys, the elephants, the hippopotamus, surikats, the European lynx and all the other animals in Aalborg Zoo. Near the playground and the African village, you can find goats that you may pet. 

See the racing horses in action

At Aalborg Væddeløbsbane, you can see the impressive racing horses in action and experience the intense atmosphere among the audience, when it is determined if your horse crosses the finish line first. During the season, you can also find pony trotting races for children. At the race track, you can also find the youth horse sports union Ikaros. This union is for young people between the ages of 7 and 16 years and works with racehorses. You will also find a playground at Aalborg Væddeløbsbane.

Go fishing in the middle of Aalborg

Do you like to fish? Then throw your line in and see what the season and luck brings you. Fishing is permitted from Aalborg’s quays. Here, you can catch garfish, herring, eel, cod, trout and flatfish. Close to Aalborg you will also find both put and take lakes and free fishing areas. If you bring mom and dad, then remember that they need to bring a fishing license.

Take a swim in Aalborg

If you want to swim directly in the Limfjord, visit the large outdoor area Vestre Fjordpark or the harbor bath near near Jomfru Ane Parken. At the harbor bath, you can swim in the Limfjord and dive from the diving towers. You will also find a children's pool.

Enjoy nature in Aalborg

Close to Aalborg you will find the cosy island of Egholm. By following the yellow path around Egholm, you will pass many of the island's beautiful spots.  

Beside the rich wild life and flora, you will be able to see Egholm from above from certain vantage points. On the island you will moreover find a child friendly beach perfect for fishing crabs and finding mussels, starfish and many other exciting things.

Østerådalen is a perfect place for a walk. The area has a rich bird life by the shallow lakes and winding stream. Visit the bird tower, go for a walk or a run on the marked routes, or bring your dog to the dog walking area, where you can let him run without a leash and play with other dogs.

Take a walk in Aalborg's parks

Take you family for a walk in Mølleparken, just behind Aalborg Zoo, where you can enjoy the beautiful view over Aalborg, The Limfjord, Egholm and Gjøl. 

You can also take a walk in the park Østre Anlæg where you can walk around the lake and feed the ducks. So remember to bring a bag of old bread as the ducks love to be fed. In Østre Anlæg you will also find a playground and you can bring a picnic, play catch or just relax on the grass.

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