An anachronism among all the waterfront development, the mid-16th-century, half-timbered Aalborghus Slot is more an administrative office than a castle, but there’s a small dungeon (fangehul) you can visit.
Nearby Aalborg attractions
1. Utzon Center
This impressive 700-sq-metre design and architecture space, with its distinctive silver roofscape, sits pretty on the waterfront. It's the last building…
2. Jørgen Olufsens House
Jørgen Olufsen’s house was built by a wealthy mayor in 1616 and now operates as a cosy Irish pub.
3. Jens Bangs Stenhus
This five-storey Renaissance edifice was built by a well-heeled merchant in 1624. Today there's a jewellery store at ground level.
The Aalborg waterfront promenade, extending east from Limfjordsbroen, is a great example of urban regeneration, taking what was a scruffy dockside area…
5. Old Town Hall
The baroque-style old town hall (c 1762) sits at the corner of Østerågade and Gammel Torv.
6. Gråbrødrekloster Museet
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…
7. Vor Frue Kirke
This church is a landmark in the old part of town, anchoring a neighbourhood worth a wander.
8. Langes Gård
The neighbourhood around Vor Frue Kirke is worth a wander, particularly the cobbled L-shaped street of Hjelmerstald. Halfway down the street is Langes…