Events

Travel Information & Accommodation

Conference Hotel

The conferences Hotel and venue is one of Aalborgs most famous hotels, Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg. The hotel is located in Aalborgs largest green spot, the beautiful Kildeparken. Surrounded by the scenic park, your stay in Aalborg will be in style and comfort. The hotel has 16 floors and a stunning view of the Limfjord and the city of Aalborg.

Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg has 198 tastefully decorated rooms with modern Danish design. The hotel has a variety of meetings and conference rooms, covering your every need. If you get hungry you can enjoy a fantastic meal in the hotel's restaurant, Restaurant Vesterbro, which features an open kitchen. You can relax in Lounge V and Bar V right next to the cozy fireplace or you can socialize with fellow conference participants.

Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg is located in the centre of the city of Aalborg and is only a short walk from the charming pedestrian streets which offers a variety of shopping options, cozy cafés, delightful entertainment, historic buildings and modern architecture etc.

Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg
Vesterbro 2
DK-9000 Aalborg

Distance to the airport:    7 km
Distance to train station:    500 m

To reserve your hotel room at conference room rate (DKK 798 per night incl. breakfast) you must email hotel.aalborg@comwell.com and reference our discount code "2661808 (Hearing disorder)".

For more information on the hotel please visit: Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg

 

Travel arrangements

By plane

Beautifully situated in Northern Denmark, Aalborg is well connected in several ways. With an excellent internal air, rail and road network, getting to Aalborg has never been easier. Visitors from abroad will usually either connect through one of the two daily 85-minute flights directly from Amsterdam Schiphol operated by KLM that is very well connected to 260 destinations worldwide. Besides connecting through Amsterdam, international visitors can fly to Aalborg via Copenhagen Airport which has a virtual air bridge to Aalborg with more than 30 daily connections and a flight time of only 35 minutes; you will have arrived to Aalborg.

In 2012, Turkish Airlines also opened its route to/from Istanbul three times weekly. Moreover Aalborg Airport has scheduled airline connections with Oslo in Norway, Helsinki in Finland, London in England, Malaga in Spain and the Faroe Islands.

Furthermore as of 2015, Lufthansa opens a new direct route between Aalborg and Frankfurt with two daily flights. This means that Aalborg is now reachable from more than 200 Lufthansa destinations via Frankfurt.

For further information about flights to and from Aalborg see Aalborg Airport's website:  Aalborg Airport

KLM

SAS

Norwegian

Turkish Airlines

Lufthansa

 

Arriving by plane you will find yourself at Aalborg Airport, only 10 minutes by bus and taxi from the city centre. Bus no. 2 leaves from the airport two times per hour and takes you to the city centre.
The bus fare is DKK 20 per person, cash only. Taxis are outside the terminal and will take you directly to your hotel. Price for taxi ride is DKK 180-300 depending on hotel destination. Contact details: +45 9810 1010.

  • Transport — bus and cabs

  • To and from Aalborg Airport, bus no. 2 takes you to the city centre in 10mins

  • To and from your hotel as well as in the city, please visit Rejseplanen for bus schedules

  • or feel free to call a cab +45 98101010 (Aalborg Taxi)

By train or bus

In the city centre you will find Aalborg's main railway and bus station. From here there are direct routes to many cities across the country. Intercity trains between Copenhagen and Aalborg run on an hourly basis. For more information on the rail network within Denmark click here or visit the official carriers, www.dsb.dk

Nordjyllands Trafikselskab (NT) is the local traffic authority and runs an extensive network of local buses in Aalborg. There are also long distance bus routes that link Aalborg with Copenhagen, Odense, Esbjerg and other major cities in Denmark as well as Europe, please visit www.rejseplanen.dk to arrange your travel. The site combines train, regional and city busses to provide you with the fastest and/or most convenient travel plan.

By Ferry

Stena Line and Color Line offer several connections from Sweden and Norway to Hirtshals (70 km from Aalborg), Frederikshavn (65 km from Aalborg) or Grenå (115 km from Aalborg). Fjord Line offers a connection from Stavanger/Bergen and Kristiansand in Norway to Hirtshals (70 km from Aalborg).

By Car

Aalborg has direct highway connections to Copenhagen and Germany. Queues seldom arise and the speed limit is 130 km/hour. Several car rental companies are located in Aalborg and other main cities in Denmark, e.g. AVIS,Europcar, Hertz, and PS Biludlejning (in Danish). For route planning you could check Google Maps, Mappy or ViaMichelin.

Free city bikes

There is a tradition of cycling in Aalborg and guests can also be part of this tradition. From 1 April to 1 November there are more than 200 public bicycles available at 21 bicycle stations throughout the city. All you have to do to unlock the bicycle is to place DKK 20 in the slot. You can use the bike for as long as you like. When you return the bike to one of the bicycle stations, you get your DKK 20 back. It is easy to cycle in Aalborg. There are cycle lanes throughout the city. Bicycles are part of Archimedes, an EU-supported project for sustainable transport in Aalborg.

About Aalborg

Aalborg is a multi-faceted city - full of contrasts. A city with a lust for life and all of its pleasures. It's also grand on a manageable scale. All the major city attractions are concentrated within easy distance. From fast-paced fun to peaceful oases. From a foaming draft beer to sublime gastronomy. From the Viking era to the Middle Ages, to modern art.

The city's recently restored waterfront has much to offer for the outdoor and curious visitor. With its many open-air sports and recreations areas, the waterfront invites both active guests and those with lust for life. Near the waterfront you will find both the new Nordkraft and the architectural astonishing Utzon Center.

 

Until recently, Nordkraft supplied the people of Aalborg with electricity. But now the old, coal-fired power station in the centre of Aalborg generates a completely different kind of power — Culture Power. Nordkraft, the new eagerly awaited cultural powerhouse of Aalborg, opened its doors in 2009. Nordkraft brings together culture, sports, and recreation, combining sports facilities, a cinema, theatres, and restaurants under one roof -- all in a fusion of contemporary architecture and authentic industrial styles that create a very special atmosphere. With its unique, raw and industrial yet still stimulating look, Nordkraft truly reviles the identity of Aalborg.

 

Right next to Nordkraft is the Utzon Center, both situated at Aalborg waterfront. The Utzon Center was the last work of the architect Jørn Utzon who also designed the well-known Opera House in Sydney. He described it as "a place where good thoughts could come together and a centre of excellence for architecture and humanity in the future."

 

The newest addition to Aalborg Waterfront is the beautiful House of Music. The new concert hall opened in 2014 and has become one of the city of Aalborg's architectonical landmarks. The beautiful building is definitely worth a visit when strolling down the incredible waterfront.

 

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the city of Aalborg! Please feel at home when you arrive.

Good to know

For the one who wants to see the big picture

You will find a map of Aalborg that should provide you with an overview of where everything is situated in proportion to each other. Map over the city of Aalborg, please visit Map of Aalborg city to see:

  • Hotels      

  • Restaurants and cafés

  • Shopping streets

     

For the cultural

During your stay you should explore the cultural vibe in Aalborg either by strolling down the newly established Waterfront in the evening or exploring the inner city visiting its art museums and galleries. Please visit the official Tourist Bureau's website VisitAalborg to get more information on

  • Attractions

  • Activities

  • Events etc.

For the shopaholic

With its abundance of shops Aalborg's high streets are an Eldorado for anyone who loves to shop. But, whatever you do, don't miss the side streets. They are packed with exciting little shops selling the work of young designers and craftspeople. You never know what you'll find.

  • Opening hours

    Mon-Thurs: 10AM-5.30PM
    Fri: 10AM-7PM
    Sat: 10AM-4PM
    Sun: 11AM-3PM (only the 1st Sunday of the month)
  • Read more about shopping streets here or about Friis Shopping Centre. Friis Shopping Centre has longer opening hours than regular shops. Monday-Friday 10AM-7PM, Saturday 10Am-4PM, and 1st Sunday of the month 10AM-4PM.

For the thirsty

In need of a beer after a day with lots of impressions? An Aalborg Beerwalk makes a delightful finish to a busy day and a perfect start to a fun afternoon or evening in Aalborg. Treat yourself to an Aalborg Beerwalk and taste 6 well-poured, special beers in as many as 6 great pubs in the centre of Aalborg. The Aalborg Beerwalk consists of: an Aalborg Beerwalk tasting glass, vouchers for 6 samples of excellent beer, a guide to 6 charming handpicked pubs in Aalborg, and a lot of fun. At each pub simply present a voucher and they will pour you a sample in your very own Aalborg Beerwalk tasting glass

  • Aalborg Beerwalk, please visit Aalborg Beerwalk to read more about the concept

For the nature loving visitor

Even when staying in the city, beautiful oases of nature — perfect for a great work out -- are never far away. A different experience awaits you, if you go for a run in Mølleparken during twilight. Here, you can follow a 2.5 km route lit up by lanterns.

  • Please ask your hotel for inspiration or look here for inspiration

For the one in need of currency

Danish Kroner (DKK) is the currency in Denmark. Banks are open from 10.00AM-04.00PM Monday to Friday. Though, in most hotels, restaurants, cafés and shops international credit cards are widely accepted.

For the generous

Tipping: In Denmark, tipping isn't common - all service bills that you receive already include gratuity, and it is unnecessary (but always appreciated) to add a tip in Denmark

For the meteorologist

Aalborg is situated in the Northern Denmark. Weather in Denmark varies with the seasons. Denmark has a temperate climate and can be humid and overcast. The winters are usually mild and windy, and the summers can be cool or sunny. The weather in Denmark is a popular subject for discussion as it often changes from day to day and even during the day. It is therefore a good idea to bring a coat or an umbrella on outdoor activities. To check the weather forecast when you visit Aalborg, please visit the website of the Danish Meteorological Institute www.dmi.dk for the latest forecast

For the electronics

Electrical appliances run at 220v in Denmark. Electrical outlets in Denmark use a two-prong plug typical for continental Europe. Most laptops will automatically work with 220-230 volts (check the back of your laptop for power input markings.)

For the one concern of safety

Generally speaking, Denmark is a very safe country and Aalborg is a particularly safe city. Like in most major cities in the world, however, it is advisable to watch ones belongings and valuables while being in public places and to keep cars locked.

For the one who needs visa

If you need a visa to enter Denmark please contact the conference secretary as soon as possible to get an invitation letter to present to your local Danish Embassy. A processing time of up to 3 months should be expected! In order to get the invitation letter we need an official statement (stamped) from your employer/institution confirming that you are employed/enrolled accordingly. In the statement it must be stated that your employer/institution will cover all expenses in connection with your trip to Denmark.

For more detailed information on obtaining short term visa for Denmark, please visit the website of the Danish Immigration Service http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm

In case of emergency and medical care

In case of emergency please dial +45 112 to contact ambulance, police, or fire department. In case of serious illness or injury dial +45 112. Hotel staff can also direct you to hospitals or dental clinics. For non-emergency sickness the medical authorities recommend consulting a doctor instead of going to the hospital. Your hotel will be able to recommend you one.

 

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