Aalborg is a multi-faceted city - full of contrasts. A city with a lust for life and all of its pleasures. It’s also grand on a manageable scale. All the major city attractions are concentrated within easy distance. From fast-paced fun to peaceful oases. From a foaming draft beer to sublime gastronomy. From the Viking era to the Middle Ages, to modern art.
The city’s recently restored waterfront has much to offer for the outdoor and curious visitor. With its many open-air sports and recreations areas, the waterfront invites both active guests and those with lust for life. Near the waterfront you will find both the new Nordkraft and the architectural astonishing Utzon Center.
Until recently, Nordkraft supplied the people of Aalborg with electricity. But now the old, coal-fired power station in the centre of Aalborg generates a completely different kind of power – Culture Power. Nordkraft, the new eagerly awaited cultural powerhouse of Aalborg, opened its doors in 2009. Nordkraft brings together culture, sports, and recreation, combining sports facilities, a cinema, theatres, and restaurants under one roof – all in a fusion of contemporary architecture and authentic industrial styles that create a very special atmosphere. With its unique, raw and industrial yet still stimulating look, Nordkraft truly reviles the identity of Aalborg.
Right next to Nordkraft is the Utzon Center, both situated at Aalborg waterfront. The Utzon Center was the last work of the architect Jørn Utzon who also designed the well-known Opera House in Sydney. He described it as “a place where good thoughts could come together and a centre of excellence for architecture and humanity in the future.”
The newest addition to Aalborg Waterfront is the beautiful House of Music. The new concert hall opened in 2014 and has become one of the city of Aalborg’s architectonical landmarks. The beautiful building is definitely worth a visit when strolling down the incredible waterfront.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the city of Aalborg!
Please feel at home when you arrive.
From the left: Nordkraft, Utzon Center and House of Music.