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Aalborg is the fourth largest city in Denmark. It is a very beautiful city and also a very old city.
If you want to go out to bars and discos Aalborg is the perfect place. Aalborg is known as one of the best places in Denmark to go out in and the most important risen for that is the street Jomfru Ane gade. This street is filled up with bars and discos with free entries to all the places.
There are a lot of museums and activities in Aalborg, some of the great things to do are visiting Aalborg Zoo or visiting the Utzon Center (Utzon is a very famous Danish architect and one of his famous buildings is the Opera in Sydney).
Aalborg has a mild maritime climate and not as cold as much of Scandinavia. Summers last from June to August when average daytime temperatures are around 20 °C and nights average mostly around 15 °C. Winters are from December to February when daytime temperatures are around zero and nights about -3 °C on average. Average annual precipitation is around 700mm, with spring (March to May) being the driest time of the year and autumn (September to November) the wettest. Snow is possible during the wintermonths but usually not in huge amounts.
Danish State Railways has trains running about hourly north to Frederikshavn (1¼ hours) and south to Aarhus (1½ hours) or to Copenhagen (five hours).
Aalborg is 117 kilometres north of Aarhus and 65 kilometres southwest of Frederikshavn. The E45 bypasses the city centre, tunnelling under the Limfjord, while Route 180 (which links up with the E45 both north and south of the city) leads into the city centre.
While Internet cafés are present in most larger cities, they are usually not geared for tourists and hence they can be a bit tricky to find. Hotels usually provide both wireless internet and computers with internet access, but whether this service is provided for free, varies greatly. Many cafés and bars also provide free wireless internet for paying customers, even when it is not signposted, so it is always a good idea to ask. A lot of the McDonalds restaurants in Denmark have a couple of internet terminals available for their customers. The easiest way to get online is often the public library, as there is one in almost every town. Public libraries are usually centrally located, well signposted (look for Bibliotek) and always free. There can be a bit of waiting time to get a free computer though, but there will normally also be some sort of reservation system in place.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The general emergency number is 112. Denmark's international phone country code is 45. The prefix for international dialing is "00" or '+' (on a mobile phone). Bring your own unlocked GSM phone to make calls. Prepaid SIM cards are available at most shops and international calling can be reasonably priced. Any prepaid credit is generally only valid for calls made in Denmark, but can be purchased in small amounts to avoid waste when you leave. International collect calls are not allowed from phone booths, which are all ran by the TDC company. You should be able to make international call with the prepaid SIM cards anyways.
Post Danmark A/S is Denmark's national postal service, and has a good reputation regarding service, speed and reliability. Sending a standard letter or postcard (up to 50 grams) costs 5 DKK within Denmark, 8 DKK to other European countries and 9 DKK outside Europe. Parcels up to 1 kilogram start at 75 DKK within Denmark, but are mostly 200 DKK or more to all other countries. The website has details about more prices and also about the opening hours of post offices, which vary widely from region to region but are usually open from around 9:30am until 5:00pm, 5:30pm on Thursdays. Most are open on Saturdays until 1:00pm. Apart from the post offices, some kiosks and newsagents sell stamps as well, and you will find postcards in many places. National and overseas mail must be placed in the red letterboxes that you will find almost everywhere. Collection times are posted on the letterboxes. As an alternative for sending parcels internationally, you might consider companies like TNT, UPS, DHL or FedEx, as they are fast, reliable and competitively priced in general.
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