Bespoke walking and running
Is the freedom to incorporate nature into your daily exercise high on your list of priorities? Then join us on a walking/running route and explore the hotel’s nature surroundings. We’ve created three different digital running routes and added them to the RunGo app, which uses turn-by-turn navigation to show you which route to run, the remaining distance and which roads or paths you should take. Just like a car’s GPS system.
The shorter three-kilometre route is also recommended as a walk-and-talk route for a healthy break during a meeting or seminar. RunGo is free and available for iOS and Android – for both smartphone and Apple Watch.
Free loan of bicycles
The best way to experience Aalborg is by stepping into the pedals. Not only can you experience the city centre and the many shopping opportunities, you can also cycle down to the open-air swimming pool or to Aalborg’s cultural offerings. You can borrow a free bicycle by contacting reception.
Board games are more popular than ever nowadays and everyone can take part. We have a varied selection of board games that you are more than welcome to borrow. Just ask at reception.
The Utzon Center is an architectural gem located on the waterfront in Aalborg. The building was designed by the famous architect Jørn Utzon (and his son Kim Utzon), who was also behind the world-famous Sydney Opera House. The museum exhibits design, architecture and art, and was designed by Jørn Utzon and his son Kim Utzon. It offers both children and adults the chance to feel, sense and touch architecture.
KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg is among Denmark’s largest museums with a large collection of modern and contemporary art and several special exhibitions each year. The museum has an impressive collection of Danish and international art and a special focus on experimental art. KUNSTEN also hosts concerts and events aimed at children and young people.
No two days are the same at Aalborg Zoo. Our green oasis in the middle of Aalborg is open all year round and offers priceless experiences regardless of the season. Animals have a magical attraction, and you can get up close to more than 100 exotic animal species at Aalborg Zoo.
Aalborg Tower is a 55-metre-high tower built in 1933 for the Nordjysk Udstilling trade fair. The tower was designed by local architect Carlo Odgård and constructed at Aalborg Shipyard by Svend Rønnow, a civil engineer. The tower stands on a 50-metre high hill, so the top is 105 metres above the Limfjord. From April to September, you can access the tower and enjoy the view over most of the city, as well as over the Limfjord to Nørresundby. At the top of the tower is a restaurant that seats 50 people.
Fårup Sommerland (Fårup Summer Park)
Fårup Sommerland is an amusement park located in the middle of the forest in Fårup between Blokhus and Løkken in North Jutland. The amusement park has been voted one of the world's best amusement parks on multiple occasions and offers fun rides for all ages, as well as eateries and picnic areas where you can also grill your food.
Musikkens Hus is a venue in Aalborg that includes a concert hall and practice rooms for the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music, in addition to classrooms for the Academy and Aalborg University's courses in musicology and music therapy. Musikkens Hus is located on Musikkens Plads (Music Square) by the Limfjord in the old port area near Nordkraft.
Vikingemuseet Lindholm Høje
The burial site at Lindholm Høje is one of Denmark's most beautiful ancient monuments from the Late Iron Age and Viking Age. It was in use during the period from around 400 to 1000 AD, and the many stone formations on the mound mark almost 700 cremation graves. At Lindholm Høje Museum, you can experience two major exhibitions – one about the life of the Vikings at Lindholm Høje and another about ancient times in the Limfjord area. The museum also has a well-stocked gift shop selling an array of products including copies of original Viking jewellery found at Lindholm Høje as well as woollen items, books and mead.
Nordsøen Oceanarium (The Northsea Oceanarium)
The North Sea Oceanarium in Hirtshals is one of Denmark's major tourist attractions and is Northern Europe's biggest aquarium. Go below the surface and enter into a world of wonderful and educational experiences. Meet the peculiar sunfish, see playful seals and discover an abundance of sea creatures – both indoors and outdoors.
Foto: Kim Mikael Jensen
Enjoy a refreshing dip at Vestre Fjordpark, an open-air swimming pool close to Aalborg’s vibrant urban scene, and only 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Vestre Fjordpark is a wonderful recreational haven with a swimming park and an array of activities including beach volleyball, parkour, frisbee, running and walking routes and much more. If you would prefer to feel the sand between your toes, we can recommend Blokhus beach, approx. 40 minutes’ drive from the hotel – one of Northern Europe’s very best bathing beaches with the finest white sand and characteristic high dunes. It is pure Danish summer nostalgia.
NEAREST ICE CREAM BAR
Is there anything better than ice cream on a hot summer’s day? The best ice cream can be found in the middle of the Boulevard at Pico Bello Geleteria, just 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Enjoy homemade Italian ice cream, choose from countless toppings or design your own ice lolly. We can also recommend a visit to Guf og Kugler on Slotsgade, 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel. You can sink your teeth into ice creams from a selection of Denmark’s best ice cream makers – with tons of toppings, naturally!
NEAREST HIGH STREET
You’ll have plenty of opportunity to discover charming speciality shops in Aalborg city centre, which includes major department stores such as Salling and Magasin. If you enjoy exploring the high street, we recommend a stroll down Gravensgade, a cosy little pedestrian street packed with speciality shops with a focus on quality and beautiful design. Gravensgade is located just 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
NEAREST GREEN AREA AND PICNIC
Just outside the door is Kildeparken, one of Aalborg's oldest parks. You can enjoy a walk or run here with a view of classic works by famous sculptors as well as an elegant fountain. If you’re looking for more of a true nature experience, we suggest heading to Mølleparken, approx. 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Mølleparken is a large park where you can enjoy beautiful views of Aalborg, Egholm, Limfjorden and Gjøl as you make your way along the marked trails.
Aalborg and the surrounding area offer a wide range of cultural attractions. Among the most famous are Aalborg Zoo, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, the Singing Trees, the Utzon Center, Budolfi Church and of course the Aalborg Tower, but the area offers many other attractions worth visiting. We recommend a visit to Hjelmerstald and the district around the well-preserved street from old Aalborg, which exudes nostalgia and charm.
NEAREST PICNIC SPOT
Our beautiful neighbour, Kildeparken, is an ideal setting for a picnic and we highly recommend that you savour a relaxing moment or two among the park’s old and abundant trees. Borrow a blanket and lie down on the grass, relax and enjoy the sounds and smells of summer. You can also enjoy Kildeparken from our large terrace that overlooks the park.
NEAREST GOLF COURSE
Aalborg Golf Club was founded in 1908, making it the country's
second oldest golf club. The course is located in beautiful, slightly hilly
terrain close to the Limfjord. The club has hosted a number of championships
over the years.
Foto: Patrick Bo Elkjær og Sofie Steensen Nielsen