Aalborg is the fourth largest city in Denmark. It is a major industrial and university town. There are plenty of attractions in and around Aalborg that you can cover by road when you rent a car in Aalborg airport. Aalborg has a good social scene, especially around Jomfru Ane Gade that houses plenty of cafes, restaurants as well as bars and discos which are highly lively in the evenings.
The Aalborg Castle built in 1550 by King Christian III, is a major tourist attraction, along with some beautiful 17th century houses in the middle of the city. Another popular spot is Jens Bang's House, a great example of Renaissance architecture in Nytory, near the old Town Hall. Budolfi Church built in the 14th century is the seat of the Lutheran church in Aalborg and attracts plenty of visitors. The Vor Frue Kirke is a relatively modern church built in place of the one that was burnt down in 1894.
There are plenty of museums in Aalborg that you can visit like the Viking Museum depicting the way of life of the Vikings and an ancient monastery dating back to the 11th century. Another interesting site is the Lindholm Høje settlement and burial ground from the Germanic Iron Age.
There are plenty of new attractions that can interest you in Aalborg, like the Aalborg Tower that offers a panoramic view of the city and the fjord. If you are on holiday with kids, then take a visit to the Aalborg zoo, which is home to more than a 1000 animal and bird species. If you are interested in art, then visit the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art near the Aalborg Tower. It houses many pieces of art by modern artists. Another place worth visiting is the Utzon Center, dedicated to the life and work of the renowned architect, Jorn Utzon. It contains replicas of his work including the Sydney Opera House and other displays on architecture and design.
If you want to shop for local crafts, then visit Nordkraft, near the harbor for authentic handicrafts. Also in the complex are theaters and a cinema for classical concerts by famous local and popular artists. You can plan a trip in the last week of May to take part in the famous Aalborg Carnival, marked by festivities and color along with a grand fireworks display.
So go ahead, car hire Aalborgand enjoy your vacation.
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