Transition in Aalborg
Aalborg is the fourth biggest city in Denmark. It has a population of almost 140 thousand people. Now the city is a big industrial center manufacturing cement, machinery, ships, textiles, spirits, and chemicals. However, now it is experiencing a shift towards a knowledge-based economy. Telenor Denmark (telecommunications), Siemens Wind Power (rotor-blade manufacturing), Aalborg Portland(cement) and Aalborg Industries (marine boilers, world`s leading producer) are the biggest employers here. Interestingly, the citizens have the highest level of satisfaction with their little homeland compared to other Europeans (according to European Commission). It means only one thing: it is a wonderful place to live, do business and rent office space. The commercial real estate industry is also changing here as more tenants prefer flexible workspaces and all-inclusive rent in business centers.
Vikings in Aalborg
The city is getting more and more popular as a tourist destination. It is convenient to come here by plane as there is an increased number of flights at the local airport. People who are fascinated with Vikings must definitely go to the town of Norresundby, a few kilometers away from Aalborg, where they can see many artifacts from this epoch. The Lindholm Hoje Museum is particularly interesting due to its collection gathered from different parts of Scandinavia. Also, great places to go are the Zoo and Seafaring and Maritime Museum. Nature-lovers can opt for the Fjord Park, which is just a few minutes by ferry to Egholm island with its farms and scenic nature. Another option is to have a good time in Virgin Anne`s Street with its countless bars, restaurants, and clubs.
Carnival in Aalborg
The Carnival, which traditionally starts at the end of May, attracts the whopping 100 thousand people every year. Unsurprisingly, it is the biggest event of this kind in Scandinavia. It lasts for a week and includes many fun activities. Firstly, dancing in a fancy costume during Grand Parade. Secondly, watching the battle of Carnival Bands. And finally, marching with children of all ages, who have their own day.