Good to know
Map of the city
You can find a map of Aalborg at the reception desk at your hotel. Here you will find information about:
During your stay, use the opportunity to explore the cultural vibe in Aalborg either by a stroll along the waterfront in the evening or by exploring the inner city and its art museums and galleries. Please visit our website VisitAalborg for more information about:
Aalborg’s high streets are like eldorado for anyone who loves shopping. Do not miss out on the side streets with exciting little shops that sell the work of young designers and craftspeople – you never know what you will find.
Sun: 11AM-3PM (only the 1st Sunday of the month)
Read more about shopping streets here or about Friis Shopping Center. Friis Shopping Center has longer opening hours than regular shops; Mon-Fri 10AM-7PM, Sat 10AM-4PM, and the 1st Sunday of every month 10AM-4PM.
Even when staying in the city centre there are plenty of local parks that are perfect for a great work out. A different experience awaits you, if you go for a run in Mølleparken during twilight. Here, you can follow a 2.5 km illuminated path and the route has a terrain increase of 45 meters.
Please ask your hotel for inspiration or look here
Methods of payment
Danish currency is ‘kroner’ (DKK), EUR 1 equals DKK 7.5 and USD 1 equals DKK 6.
Banks are open from Mon-Fri 10AM-4PM.
International credit cards are accepted most places.
In Denmark, tipping is not common. All service bills that you receive already include gratuity and it is therefore unnecessary (but always appreciated) to add a tip in Denmark.
Aalborg is situated in North Denmark, where the weather changes 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 changes from day to day and even from hour to hour. It is therefore a good idea to bring a coat or an umbrella for outdoor activities. To check the weather forecast before your stay in Aalborg, please visit the website of the Danish Meteorological Institute www.dmi.dk
Electrical appliances run at 220v/50Hz in Denmark. Electrical outlets 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.)
No smoking policy
According to Danish law, smoking is prohibited inside any building, venue, hotel, bus, etc. Smoking is only allowed in open-air areas or designated zones.
In general, Denmark is a very safe country. However, as with most major cities in the world, it is advisable to watch your belongings and valuables while being in public places and to keep cars locked and valuables out of sight.
Aalborg is the happiest city in EU (2016) and a city in a country that is often listed at the absolute top of rankings like: least corrupt country, most prosperous country, most peaceful country, and best country for women.
Emergency & medical care
In case of emergency please dial +45 112 to contact ambulance, police, or fire department.
Hotel staff can also direct you to hospitals or dental clinics. For non-emergency illness the medical authorities recommend consulting a doctor instead of going to the hospital. Your hotel will be able to help you.
Lost and found
Dial: +45 96 30 14 48 (local police)
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1
Drinking water from the tap
Tap water in Denmark is sufficiently clean for drinking – and well tasting. Do try it.
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 is to 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, please state that your employer/institution will cover all expenses in connection with your trip to Denmark.
Initially, you may email the statement to us followed by a hard copy sent by regular post to your host:
Congress President ESRI 2018
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Aalborg University Hospital
Phone: +45 97 66 30 64
For more detailed information on how to obtain a short-term visa for Denmark, please visit the website of the Danish Immigration Service http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm