Indoor Guided Rours

1. Nordkraft – from power plant to cultural centre …
On this tour of Nordkraft, you will hear of its transformation from electricity generating power plant to the modern, cultural centre it is today.
Renovating old industrial buildings has become popular in many parts of the world and here in Aalborg it is no different. As you enter Nordkraft, you will be greeted by the rough walls, old carbon silos in the ceiling and quirky details of a significant, industrial workplace in the city’s heart. This walk not only takes you through the building but visits places that are not open to everyone. During the tour it will become very clear what a huge transformation Nordkraft has undergone. Today, it is a versatile building, teeming with life of all ages, taking advantage of the theatre, cinema, art & culture, music, sports & fitness, education, food & drink, etc. The many activities take advantage of the approx. 31,000 sq.m. on 14 floors – yes, it’s a centre that surprises most.

2. Aalborg Monastery
We visit one of Aalborg’s oldest and best-preserved buildings: The Monastery of the Holy Ghost. A little oasis, tucked away in the big city. This atmospheric building is the guardian of fascinating stories from the time when it was home to monks and nuns. We visit the monastery’s chapter room to look in awe at its chalk paintings, which date from the early 16-century. Following the Reformation, the monks’ quarters became the home of the Latin school for 300 years. Later, during the World War II, Denmark’s first resistance group, The Churchill Club, was founded here. Today, the monastery is a residential centre for senior citizens.

3. The Franciscan Friary in Algade
Descending 3 m. (10 ft) in an elevator we visit the underground remains of the Grey Friars’ Church and Monastery. We hear about their life, contact and relationship with the city’s residents at that time and why the king banished them just before the Reformation.

Max. 25 persons per guide; groups above this size will be split, with each having its own guide.