Discover what's behind the city's street names
In every city in the world you will always find strange or funny street names. Do you ever stop to think, "Why is it called that? What is the history behind it?"
This walking tour will take you through the street of the city where, even though there are Danish names you may think, as a foreigner, mean absolutely nothing, their story can sometimes surprise you. As we walk, the street names will also introduce you to the history of this wonderful city. Or perhaps sometimes, we may just stop and have a good laugh at the name or perhaps just wonder why.
You will discover that in the 16 century, Aalborg was formerly a city with a 'witch school', that many prominent ladies attended, something today, the city is very proud of. Some of the streets have stories, which connect to the witches and some of their husbands. Over time the mayors and wealthy merchants struggled for power and street names were often changed, in order to keep the peace
Starting at J. F. Kennedy Square, we discover the link between Aalborg and the USA. Close to Aalborg is the largest celebration of the 4 July outside America, something we hold dear to our hearts.
From here, we walk along Boulevard to Jens Bangs House in the city centre. Then onto the home of our first witch, Maren Turis and the street named after her. She was also the wife of the mayor at that time.
Next we visit Virgin Ane Street, Aalborg's entertainment centre, popular at all times, which many say was named after a nun. Now we make our way along Bishop Street and Ditch Street, in Medieval times the western edge of the city, where we find ourselves in Railway Road. From where we enter Spring Park, home to the world's only 'Singing Trees'.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In front of Aalborg Railway station or at your hotel.
End location: In front of Aalborg Railway station or at your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours
This is a walking tour of Aalborg
The walk through Aalborg and a map with names of the streets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 Danish Kroner - If you need anything to drink or eat, you can usually pay with your credit card, Visa or MasterCard. Otherwise consider 200 DKR for a small drink and snack.
Snacks and Drinks