Great people and a good university.
The one semester I spend there was wonderful. I stayed there with a good friend, and we got to know a lot of nice people from all over the world, who took also part on the study program. The professors were really good and I got the experience of international group work and practical project work. One of the best things were the student parties. They really know how to celebrate!
Café Mix: A perfect mix!
Although it may not be the most obvious place to come by, Café Mix is certainly worth checking out. It was founded 1999 by to former waiters from Aalborg's John Bull Pub, one of which has won the Danish Bartender Championship. The place is quite small - room for some 50 people - and the menu is somewhat ordinary. It is the atmosphere which really makes the café worth visiting.
The café features also a seperate cigar lounge with Chesterfield inventory and the obligatory bar globe. Here, cigar feinsmeckers and connoisseaurs can find everything from Monte Christo and other rare Cuban cigars to American and European brands. Also, the collection of extremely rare cognacs - all XO and above - is a real sight, even if prices makes a "noser" the only option.
The café is attended by a mixture of students and young people and businessmen out for lunch with customers.
Café Mix can be found at the corner of Danmarksgade and Løkkegade, just 100m off pedestrian street Nørregade, some 400m from Vor Frue Cathedral and some 800m from Nytorv.
The Aalborg Tower
Placed on a hill at Skovdalen, The Aalborg Tower (Aalborgtårnet) rises a total of 100m above the sea level. The tower was build in 1933 by The Danish Engineering Forces as an exercise and has remained in place ever since. It was thoroughly renovated in 2005.
If you are not afraid of heights, go there and take the elevator to the top. At the top, there is a closed viewing platform, cealed off from the (often windy) whether which also contains a mid-priced snack and fast food outlet. On clear days, the tower offeres a fantastic view of the City of Aalborg, the island of Egholm and the Liimfiord. Conditions permitting, it is in fact possible to see as far away as the mound of the fiord at Hals, some 30 kilometers away to the East. Also, the Rebild Mountains can be viewed in the distance towards the South. There are indications along the walls showing what you can see and should look for in a certain direction. There are binocolars installed to make viewing details easier.
If the wind is strong, you will feel the movements of the tower which can be a little unpleasant or fun, depending on your personal relationship with heights…
Opening hours: April 1st – June 30th: 11:00 – 17:00. July 1st – August 9th: 10:00 – 19:00. August 10th – Spetember 23rd + Week 42: 11:00 – 17:00.
Entrence fees: Adults: DKK 25,- Children (3-14 years): DKK 15,- Group discounts available
On clear summer’s days you may face upto 15 minutes of waiting in line to access the tower.
Handcraft at the forest
This park is very close to the Aalborg University. The two woodcarvers had come from Bali to make those wooden carves for Hans Christian Andersen's 100th birthday celebrations. So they had inspired from his fairy tales. It is worth to see them and have a relaxing day in the wood too.
"A Very Decent Trip"
This Danish town is a good place for a European away fixture. It's not that exciting of a tourist place but because of its size, everything is very accessible.
I went with the wife and a few friends for a two night stay.
My visit to Aalborg was for the UEFA Champions League Group Match game.
Manchester United played Aalborg BK in the Energi Nord Arena on 30 September 2008. United won drew 3-0, with goals from Rooney and two from Berbatov.