Place: Aalborg, Denmark
Famous For: Spring Celebration Carnival
Attractions: Grand Parade, Battle of Carnival Bands and Children’s Carnival.
Aalborg Carnival holds recognition as the largest carnival in Scandinavia and is advertised as the biggest carnival in northern Europe. It’s an annual event observed during the month of May in the city of Aalborg, Denmark. The Aalborg Carnival is a week long event having 3 main carnival events, i.e The Grand Parade, Battle of Carnival Bands and Children’s Carnival. During the week long celebrations, everyone including professional carnival groups, children and others dress up in the costumes of their liking and participate in this extravaganza.
The Aalborg Carnival traces its origin back in the year 1983 when Kirsti Thorvaldsen, Ebbe Lauridsen, Kaj Steensgard and Bramwell Flyckt founded organized the first carnival in Aalborg. They later went on to establish the association and termed it as Aalborg Carnival. The founders wished to celebrate fantasy and the coming of spring through carnival traditions. For this purpose they started the carnival, where – the city was transformed into a gigantic theater with the citizens as actors, the street as the stage and the body as a dancing sculpture. After the 1987 edition, the Aalborg Carnival went through a dramatic crisis. The organizing committee lacked worked force and started to develop a new model for the carnival. NFU decided to offer their support and to contribute with considerable manpower to the board’s work. Thus, the Carnival Association rose again. The location of carnival was shifted to nearby park Kildeparken in place of Aalborg due to the lack of safety in the center and a substantial decrease in revenues.
The “Must See’s” in Denmark
Denmark vacations are for anyone wanting a sweet escape. Just as sweet as their Danish pastries, Danes are known for their friendly, welcoming nature. Spend your Denmark holiday visiting Amalienborg Palace or Kronborg Castle. It may be tiny but Denmark’s coastline extends 4,500 miles and is not only full of beautiful beaches and forests but it’s also comparatively economical among Scandinavian destinations. From Jazz in Arhus to Rock in Roskilde, a trip to Denmark sounds pretty good!
Castles and Palaces
- Kronborg Castle
- Koldinghus Castle
- Grand Copenhagen and Canal
- Christiansburg Palace
- Fredensborg Palace
- Frederiksberg Gardens
- The little Mermaid
Wild-Life in Denmark
Wild-life experiences involving getting really close to exotic animals has always been a favorite activity for kids of all ages. The chance to feed an elephant or watch an eagle fly right over your head is breath-taking.The Wild-Life animal parks are scattered all over the country and most of them will give you and your kids the opportunity to get really close to animals from all over the world.
You can read about some of the most spectacular Wild-Life parks here:
What is the ocean-life really like for all the species living there? That is something most of us find very interesting. All aspects of the ocean-life is covered at these aquariums. Want to know how the fish you like to eat really lives or watch some real live piranhas get fed? Do yourself a favor and visit some of the Danish Aquariums!
- Denmarks Aquarium
- The North Sea Museum
- The Kattegat Center
- The Fisheries & Maritime Museum
- The Aquarium of Øresund