What to see and do in Aalborg
Aalborg is like a box of chocolate – one sweet surprise after another comes to you. Do you love shopping, architecture, wonderful restaurants or simply just enjoying the city life – Aalborg is a perfect spot!
Sydney has its world-famous opera house on the waterfront designed by Jørn Utzon. Now Aalborg has its own waterfront masterpiece; designed by that very same Utzon. The water front is going through a huge developmental process these years and is turning into a green, beautiful and lively area just in the city centre. Take a walk along the water front; enjoy Utzon’s masterpiece and the energy of the area.
In a small side street, Nørregade, away from the water front you will find the glassblower Lene Højlund, boutiques with imaginative fashions, and in the Penny Lane wine shop on the street, Boulevarden, you will find homemade blueberry jam, lemon curd and a well-aged Samsø cheese.
In an old courtyard in the centre of town is Lange Kunsthåndværk (art and crafts). And on Aalborg’s shopping high street, you can disappear underground if you need to seek refuge. In Algade, outside the Salling department store, a glass elevator takes you down to an old monastery. Here you can put yourself into the friars’ daily life 750 years ago, far removed from the hectic street life bustling overhead. There are numerous galleries in the city; including one named Galleri Art So-To in Jernbanegade. If art stimulates the appetite, the cosy Restaurant Madkonsortiet is just in the neighbourhood. You should also take a stroll in the Hjelmerstald district, where the houses are beautiful and it’s hard to avoid a little window-peeping.
But Aalborg has so much more to offer. Find more information about what to see and do in Aalborg here.
The Weather in Denmark
The weather in Denmark is a popular subject for discussion as it often changes from day to day and even during the day. It is therefore a good idea to take a coat or an umbrella on outdoor activities. Denmark has a maritime temperate climate with generally moist and cloudy weather, but the early summer months may also be at its best with warm, sunny days. The average temperature in May is 15-20 degrees C during daytime, and somewhat cooler at night. For further details please check the website of the Danish Meteorological Institute.