Aalborg Castle

Local nameAalborghus
LocationAalborg, Denmark

Aalborghus Castle is a castle in Aalborg, Denmark. It is a half-timbered castle built by King Christian III from 1539 to around 1555 initially as a fortification. Soon it became the seat of the king's provincial governors in Northern Jutland, and after the introduction of absolutism, became used by the State County of Northern Jutland for taxes.

A building had existed at the site before Christian III's castle. It stood south of the castle and is mentioned in the first documentation of Aalborghus, dating back to 1340. It was owned by Margrethe I and was the death place of King Hans in 1513 who died in a horse riding accident.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aalborghus

Email sesmail@ses.dk

Phone +45 33 92 63 00

Address Slotspladsen 1, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark

Coordinates 57°2'58.044" N 9°55'28.066" E

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