Aalborg is among the largest cities in Denmark. The city’s history can be
traced back to the 7th century. Due to its location at the
narrowest point of Limfjord, it was an industrial hub and important harbour
during the Middle Ages. Aalborg is also an important cultural hub. It is
home to several theatres, performance venues and museums like the Aalborg
Museum of Modern Art and Aalborg History Museum. The Aalborg Carnival, held
in May, is one of the most popular festivals in all of Scandinavia.
The Aalborg Zoo is located near the center of the city and houses over 100
distinct exotic species of animals. Giraffes, polar bears, zebras, rare
oryx, African elephants, orangutans, and Asian lions are few of the top
attractions here. Visitors will find multiple areas to unwind and an
on-site restaurant as well. The zoo also runs educational programs during
the year for the young visitors.
The Franciscan Monastery Museum
The Franciscan Monastery was established around 1250 AD in Aalborg. The
Franciscan Monastery Museum is located three meters below the ground.
Visitors can access it via an elevator and see the walled cellar as well as
the foundations of the old chapel. The collection includes well preserved
remains of the medieval era Franciscan Monastery. Visitors will also find
exhibitions on the excavation of the site as well as lie during the
Situated on the Aalborg waterfront, the Utzon Center is a buzzing cultural
center. Designed by Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, it hosts exhibits and is
a venue displaying multiple forms of art throughout the year. Several
designs and sketches by Jorn Utzon are featured here. It is a place where
design, architecture and art come together for the visitors to enjoy. There
is also an on-site library and restaurant which offers beautiful views.
Best Time to Fly to Aalborg
Aalborg experiences cool temperature throughout the year. The best time to
take flights to Aalborg is during summer season, from April to September
when the temperature is mild. The Aalborg Carnival takes place during this
period. July and August are the warmest months here. Spring usually offers
bright sunlight and clear skies.
Airports in Aalborg
The city is served by Aalborg Airport which is operates as a military base
as well. The international airport is located in Norresundby which is 4
miles from Aalborg city. Major airlines like British Airways, KLM, Ryanair,
Scandinavian Airlines, Vueling and Norwegian Air operate AAL flights from
destinations such as Barcelona, Oslo, Amsterdam, Athens, Copenhagen, London