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Monks & Nuns Monastery

On a walking tour we were shown the Monastery it was built in 1451 for the Monks & Nuns of the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Lee S
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Glad I saw it

Places like this that tell the story of people who did the right thing even at the risk of their... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
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You will find the Monastery in the city center of Aalborg. A peaceful little spot in the vibrant down town area. During the summer period public tours are arranged where you get to see special parts of the monastery. Today, there is 28 apartments...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Klosterjordet 1, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
+45 98 12 02 05
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

On a walking tour we were shown the Monastery it was built in 1451 for the Monks & Nuns of the time, now its 28 apartments for seniors. In 1940-45 there was a group of young people called the Churchill Group who fought the Nazis...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Places like this that tell the story of people who did the right thing even at the risk of their lives are always encouraging to visit.

Thank Sharon34895
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is a former monastery built in the 1400's that is now rented to seniors & considered a plum if you live here given its central location and lovely surroundings. The tour guide gave us a bit of lore about a nun and a monk...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Interior access is only possible with a guided tour but there is much to see on the outside. The guide narrated the history of these buildings, explaining that, today, the complex is home to 28 senior citizen apartments (sitting out in their courtyard, scowling at...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Charming old building, formerly served as adjacent quarters for orders of nuns and monks. According to our guide, there was also an occasional fraternization between the two 😳

Thank SuzanneSays
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The convent Aalborg Kloster is very well kept and you can get a guided tour on certain days. A very special place in the middle of the city.

Thank Karina H
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Now these buildings host senior citizens but the monastery dates back to 1451. It is also considered the best preserved monastery of the Order of the Holy Ghost north of the Alps. The buildings housed both monks and religious nuns separately. But the story goes...More

Thank Joey P
Reviewed 2 August 2016

the Monastery is currently used as as a senior citizens home. built in the 1400's it's archiecture is very unique to this area

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Part of our Viking Ocean cruise walking tour. Not really a whole lot to it. Founded in 1451 it is the oldest social institution in Denmark and today is home to senior citizens.

Thank RSpicer
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful area and building, now used as homes for the elderly but parts are still accessible. It previously held monks and nuns living separately, except for the gruesome story of the two who did not!! If you are in Aalborg definitely put...More

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