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Monastery of the Holy Ghost

Klosterjordet 1, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
+45 98 12 02 05
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Site of WWII Danish resistance

Interior access is only possible with a guided tour but there is much to see on the outside. The... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
on_the_go_98765
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Interesting to see

Charming old building, formerly served as adjacent quarters for orders of nuns and monks... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
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Newport News, Virginia
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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 for senior citizens in the building which makes the monastery the oldest residence in Aalborg. The Monastery of the Holy Ghost was located at the city's western border in 1431. Today that exact spot is now down town Aalborg which says something about the huge transformation the city has gone through during the years. The building has also been used as a latin school and hospital during its time. The Monastery of the Holy Ghost provided help Aalborg was in the 400s a city in development. The inevitable pressure a growing population brings along, also brought the need for a religious and christian institution in the area. A place where people who were less fortuned could come and seek help and comfort. With help from a generous and kind woman of Aalborg, named Maren Hemmings, the foundation for the monastery was established in 1431. The Monastery's good intentions and care for others, also helped a group of young men a night before Christmas back in 1941. The young men were from the Churchill group, Denmarks first resistance movement during World War 2, and were given shelter in the monastery. Ghosts still walk the halls The tale tells stories of ghosts walking the halls of the monasterey. Not one but two is said to still be walking the halls at night. One is a lady, who after a traumatic relationship with a wealthy man, were walled in, inside the walls of the basement. The other one is a man, who restlessly walks the halls during New Years Eve.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Klosterjordet 1, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
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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 😳

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 14 July 2015

If you have a day in Aalborg you can see the sights of the old town quite easily - and this is one certainly worth a half an hour's visit. No real artefacts inside but interesting old buildings

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Reviewed 16 November 2012

The Aalborg Monastery is the oldest social institution still active in Denmark. Originally founded in 1431 by Maren Hemmings and gained its status as Monastery of the Holy Ghost in 1451. The prior of the monestery in Aalborg gained status as acting Attorney of the...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

The monastary has the most beautiful little church, and the whole place is so historic and interesting. Today many elderly people live in the monastery, but there is still bits of it open to the public. It is situated in the centre of Aalborg, near...More

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