Wednesday, May 10—Viking Homeland Cruise, Day 5, Aalborg, Denmark

Bicycles everywhere

Arriving in Aalborg, Denmark, just after lunch, our included excursion was a 2 1/2 hour walking tour.  Aalborg was founded in the late 900s by Vikings.  The city has the best-preserved Renaissance architecture in Denmark, laying the foundation of Scandinavian design—clean lines, proportion, and symmetry we see in today’s Danish furniture sold in contemporary furniture stores.

Half-timbered Aalborghus Castle, Circa 1540
Jens Bang’s House, 1624

Aalborg is the city where aquavit, a strong liquor infused with herbs and/or spices; we did not sample any!

Weather:  Rain, 42°

Very old wooden building

Church Organ

Built in 1306

Relatively busy, despite the rain

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