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The Port of Aalborg is centrally placed - only a few minutes walk from the heart of the city and its extensive network of pedestrian streets. Supermarkets and department stores are found side by side with a wealth of fascinating speciality shops and more than 300 restaurants and bars - something for every taste.
Aalborg has Denmark's longest continuous street of cafés, restaurants and pubs. Only a few kilometres from Aalborg lie the broad, white sandy beaches of the North Sea, Denmark's largest area of woodland - the Forest of Rold - the heather covered slopes of the hills of Rebild and the very tip of North Jutland at Skagen, where the works of the famous Skagen school of painters can be seen.
The city of Aalborg was founded by the Vikings, at the point where the Lim Fjord is narrowest. At Lindholm Høje, the largest Viking burial place in Scandinavia with more than 700 graves and a new Vinking museum, a breath of history can be experienced. Over the years, the city developed into one of the busiest trading centres in the country.
There is also a Maritime Museum with indoor and outdoor displays on life at sea and in the Port of Aalborg. The Historical Museum displays the Aalborg Room from 1602 and Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, contains an extensive collection of 20th century pieces.