Aalborg is a multifaceted city of contrasts and has something for every taste: From dynamic amusements to peaceful oases. From frothy draught beer to sublime gastronomy. From the Viking Era and the Middle Ages to modern art.
In recent years, Aalborg has been transformed from an industrial town into a modern city of knowledge and culture. Aalborg’s pedestrian streets and historical medieval district are only a few minutes on foot from Limfjorden and Aalborg’s centrally located waterfront, which has radically transformed in recent years. For the benefit of both residents and the city’s many visitors, the city has been opened up and the area along the inner waterfront has become an integral part of the city centre.
A waterfront boulevard and harbour promenade have been established with stairways and recessed terraces which enable public access right up to the water’s edge, and the multifaceted urban space is designed for experiences such as walks, cycling tours, ball-playing and sunbathing. In other words, opportunities and experiences abound along the roughly one-kilometre waterfront in the centre of Aalborg, which has been lauded with a number of awards, including the Nordic Green Award 2013, Civic Trust Award 2014 and, most recently, the 2014 Building Project of the Year award.