The Utzon center itself is located on Aalborg’s waterfront and focuses on Jorgen Utzon’s own work and other affiliated work. The centre houses a restaurant as well.
The Kunsten Museum of Modern Art feels more like a sculptural landmark protruding out of the lush green and housed in a gorgeous building, which exhibits world class art work. This fabulous building was designed by Alvar Aalto, a renowned and world-famous Finnish architect in collaboration with Jean-Jacques and Elissa Aalto. For the people who love modern and contemporary art, this place has a lot of unique collections, to be seen.
The second largest zoo in Denmark, the Aalborg zoo is a popular attraction because of its classic zoo animals’ collection, including the lion, big elephants, orang-utan, polar bears and about 1500 animals in a sprawling green area in a compound. Exotic and fascinating animals make this, a spectacular sight and the enclosed polar bear house is one of the finest in the world. The largest enclosure within the zoo is the savannah, where several African animals can be seen strolling.
Aalborg Defence and Garrison Museum is the only place in Denmark which displays the country’s entire defence collections, including planes, motorcycles, cars and tanks. Dating back to 1779, when this city has been a garrison town after World War-II and during the Cold war era, it offers excitement, to the whole family. Exhibits involving the Home Guard, Air Force, World War-II, Police and Civil Defence can be seen and felt as well.
Though built in 1902, the Royal Taxhouse tends to be a nationally recognized romantic structure, with its gorgeous architecture. It is a nice place to relax in the evening, amidst the musical water fountains and the warm evenings.
At the Lindholm Hoje Museum, you will be stunned to find several burial sites, which have been discovered through archaeological discoveries. Exhibits from the Germanic Iron Age and the Viking Age settlements that happen to be two major eras in Denmark’s history and evolution, can be seen. It is believed that these burial sites were fully covered by sand storms, during AD1000. However, the stone markings and a freshly-tilled land have been surprisingly preserved intact.
Outside the city
Outside Aalborg city, there are a few interesting attractions, the biggest being the beaches of North Sea and Baltic Sea. North Sea is located about 40 km from Aalborg, while the Baltic is about 30 km away. Buses and taxis are available to commute. North Sea being windy, most of the time, it can be a great sight for changing sand dunes. For the people who are interested in history, a few German World War-II bunkers, near Lokken can be an added attraction.