Short post today, just a quick comparison between two of Denmark’s major cities, Aalborg and Aarhus.


I had heard good things about Aalborg and looked forward to hang out and spend a night there. Arriving at about 5.30 p.m., the town seemed fairly empty. 4 – 5 hours later, it was practically deserted. Also, the town centre wasn’t that appealing, even with imaginary people talking and laughing. All in all, I’m eeeh on Aalborg. But I know opinions are divided, some call it a pearl and a culture city, so I’ll at least provide a Wiki-link about Denmark’s fourth largest city.

Interesting fact: Aalborg is where Jørn Utzon, architect of Sydney Opera House, grew up.


Aarhus on the other hand, was way better. It seemed much more energetic. A definite city feel, with cosy canalside cafés full of people. Good shops, nice restaurants and leafy parks. We enjoyed Aarhus and stayed longer than planned. Should have spent the night here instead. Perhaps next time.

Aalborg and Aarhus



Aalborg and Aarhus – of the two we preferred cosy Aarhus, with its city feel, lively canalside cafés, good shops, nice restaurants and parks.