Aalborg Zoo


Teeming with feathered, furry and four-legged friends, it’s no surprise this zoo is one of Denmark’s most popular. Some 1200 animals call it home, including tigers, zebras, elephants, giraffes, chimpanzees, penguins, and brown and polar bears. It’s southwest of the city and can be reached by bus 11; closing times vary, so check the website.

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Nearby Aalborg attractions

1. Kunsten

0.37 MILES

Housed in a stunning white-marble building designed by the great Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, Kunsten is Aalborg's high-quality museum of modern art…

2. Aalborg Historiske Museum

0.96 MILES

Just west of Budolfi Domkirke is the town's history museum, with artefacts from prehistory to the present, and furnishings and interiors that hint at the…

3. Budolfi Domkirke

0.99 MILES

This 12th-century cathedral marks the centre of the old town and its elegant carillon can be heard every hour, on the hour. Its whitewashed interior…

4. Gråbrødrekloster Museet

1.02 MILES

This underground museum allows you to step off one of Aalborg’s busiest shopping streets to explore the life of a Franciscan friary in medieval times…

5. Helligåndsklostret

1.03 MILES

An alley off CW Obels Plads leads to the rambling Monastery of the Holy Ghost, which dates from 1431 and is home to some fascinating frescoes. The…

6. Langes Gård

1.03 MILES

The neighbourhood around Vor Frue Kirke is worth a wander, particularly the cobbled L-shaped street of Hjelmerstald. Halfway down the street is Langes…

7. Old Town Hall

1.05 MILES

The baroque-style old town hall (c 1762) sits at the corner of Østerågade and Gammel Torv.

8. Vor Frue Kirke

1.06 MILES

This church is a landmark in the old part of town, anchoring a neighbourhood worth a wander.