City Information

City Information

Map of the city

You will find a map of Aalborg that should provide you with an overview of where everything is situated in proportion to each other.

Map over the city of Aalborg, please visit Map of Aalborg city to see:

  • Hotels      
  • Restaurants and cafés
  • Shopping streets

Tourist information – enjoy, drink and dine

During your stay, take the opportunity to explore the cultural vibe in Aalborg either by strolling down the newly established waterfront in the evening or exploring the inner city visiting its art museums and galleries. Please visit the official Tourist Bureau’s website VisitAalborg to get more information on

  • Attractions
  • Activities
  • Restaurants
  • Events etc.

Shopping

With its abundance of shops Aalborg’s high streets are an eldorado for anyone who loves to shop. But, whatever you do, don’t miss the side streets. They are packed with exciting little shops selling the work of young designers and craftspeople. You never know what you’ll find.

Opening hours

Mon-Thurs: 10AM-5.30PM
Fri: 10AM-7PM
Sat: 10AM-4PM
Sun: 11AM-3PM (only the 1st Sunday of the month)

Read more about shopping streets here or about Friis Shopping Centre. Friis Shopping Center has longer opening hours than regular shops. Monday-Friday 10AM-7PM, Saturday 10Am-4PM, and 1st Sunday of the month 10AM-4PM.

Running

Even when staying in the city, beautiful oases of nature – perfect for a great work out – are never far away. A different experience awaits you, if you go for a run in Mølleparken during twilight. Here, you can follow a 2.5 km route lit up by lanterns.

Please ask your hotel or look here for inspiration

Methods of payment

Danish currency is ‘kroner’ (DKK). One krone is divided into 100 ører. Coins: 50 øre, 1 krone, 2, 5, 10 and 20 kroner. Notes: 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kroner.

  • EUR 1 is equivalent to DKK 7.5
  • USD 1 is equivalent to DKK 6.

Banks are open from 10.00AM-04.00PM Monday to Friday. Though, in most hotels, restaurants, cafés and shops international credit cards are widely accepted.

Tipping

Tipping: In Denmark, tipping isn't common - all service bills that you receive already include gratuity, and it is unnecessary (but always appreciated) to add a tip in Denmark

Weather

Aalborg is situated in the Northern Denmark. Weather in Denmark varies with the seasons. Denmark has a temperate climate and can be humid and overcast. The winters are usually mild and windy, and the summers can be cool or sunny. The weather in Denmark is a popular subject for discussion as it often changes from day to day and even during the day. It is therefore a good idea to bring a coat or an umbrella on outdoor activities. To check the weather forecast when you visit Aalborg, please visit the website of the Danish Meteorological Institute www.dmi.dk for the latest forecast

Electrical appliances

Electrical appliances run at 220v/50Hz in Denmark. Electrical outlets in Denmark use a two-prong plug typical for continental Europe. Most laptops will automatically work with 220-230 volts (check the back of your laptop for power input markings.)

Smoking

The conference is a non-smoking event. Smoking is prohibited inside the venue, but you may enjoy a cigarette outside the conference venue at the designated smoking signs.

Safe country

Generally speaking, Denmark is a very safe country and Aalborg is a particularly safe city. Like in most major cities in the world, however, it is advisable to watch ones belongings and valuables while being in public places and to keep cars locked.

Moreover, Aalborg is the happiest city in EU (2016) and a city in a country listed in the absolute top of rankings like; least corrupt country; most prosperous country; most peaceful country; and best country for women.

Emergency & medical care

In case of emergency please dial +45 112 to contact ambulance, police, or fire department. In case of serious illness or injury dial +45 112.

Hotel staff can also direct you to hospitals or dental clinics. For non-emergency sickness the medical authorities recommend consulting a doctor instead of going to the hospital. Your hotel will be able to recommend you one.

24 hour pharmacy

Aalborg Budolfi Apotek
Algade 60
9000 Aalborg

Lost and found

Dial: +45 96 30 14 48 (local police)

Time zone

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1

Drinking water from the tap

The water from the tap is sufficiently clean for drinking – and well tasting. You should try it out.

Visa

If you need a visa to enter Denmark please contact the conference secretary as soon as possible to get an invitation letter to present to your local Danish Embassy. A processing time of up to 3 months should be expected! In order to get the invitation letter we need an official statement (stamped) from your employer/institution confirming that you are employed/enrolled accordingly. In the statement it must be stated that your employer/institution will cover all expenses in connection with your trip to Denmark.

Language in Denmark

The primary language is Danish. In Denmark most people understand and speak English. German is the second foreign language and many people will understand and speak a little. Some people in Denmark understand Spanish or French.

Phrase Book:
Thank you: Tak  [ˈtɑg]
Thank you very much: Mange tak [ˈmɑŋə ˈtɑg]
Please: There is no word/phrase used in spoken language. “Please” is understandable for most Danes though.
Excuse me / Sorry: Undskyld [ˈɔnˌsgylˀ]
Yes: Ja [ˈja]
No: Nej [ˈnɑjˀ]
Hey / Hi / Hello: Hej [ˈhɑj]
Good day : Goddag [goˈdε ˀ]
Good morning: [goˈmɒːɒn]
Goodbye: Farvel [fɑˈvεl]
Help: Hjælp [ˈjεlˀb]
Airport: Lufthavn [ˈlɔfdˌhɑwˀn]
Station: Station [sdaˈɕoˀn]
Train: Tog  [ˈtɔw]
Bus: Bus [ˈbus]
Restaurant: Restaurant[ʁεsdoˈʁɑŋ]
Doctor: Læge [ˈlεːjə]
Hospital: Hospital [hɔsbiˈtεˀl]
Invoice / bill: Regning [ˈʁɑjneŋ]

Venue

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Get updated weatherforecasts at dmi.dk