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Aalborg port information

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Aalborg is a large commercial city in North Jutland, Denmark.  Cruising here will allow you to get a taste of this unique countryside region.  Aalborg has outstanding architecture.  It was founded by Vikings in the first century, so has a long history.  In the Lindholm Høje Museum graves from the Iron and Viking age can be seen. Jomfru Ane Gade street is a good place to find a cafe or restaurant for lunch.  There are also interesting places to visit on excursions, either ship or privately arranged.

A 20-minute drive gets you to Lindholm Høje, an early viking site.  A 40-minute drive along the east coast brings you to Sæby, a quaint town with its yellow-washed houses.  This has an interesting history, being one of the oldest towns in Northern Jutland.  A trip here is often coupled with a visit to Voergaard Castle, well preserved from the renaissance, which also houses a unique collection of European art and furniture, including works by Goya, Rubens, Raphael and El Greco, together with treasures from the personal belongings of Napoleon I, Louis XIV and Marie-Antoinette.

In the town itself you could do pub to pub walking tour of the town Aalborg.  Danish beer vies with Belgian beer for those who like interesting beers.  You could also do a coach tour of all the main sites which can be a good option for a first visit.  Denmark is well known for its contended population and the European Commission concluded that the citizens of Aalborg are the most satisfied people with their city in Europe.

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maps.google.co.uk/ Aalborg
maps.google.co.uk/ Christmas Market
http://www.visitAalborg.com Tourist site & card info
www.whatsinport.com Aalborg
aalborghavn.dk/ The port of Aalborg
www.tour-smart.co.uk/ Denmark - Aalborg
www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ Things to Do in Aalborg
bugeurope.com/ Tourist Information Centre
Triposo Denmark
Triposo Aalborg
www.dailymail.co.uk/ six things you must do in Aalborg
www.fredolsencruises.com/ FOCL excursions
www.fredolsencruises.com/ PDF map with key
www.destinationtips.com/ 15 strange rules visitor to Denmark should know
www.viator.com/ Denmark - Tours & Activities

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