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Nibe

Nibe - ægte købstadsidyl

Photo: Palle Westergreen

Nyd charmen i den smukke, gamle by ved Limfjorden; med hyggelige huse, snoede gader, brostensbelagt torv og maritim stemning på havnen. Nibes historie går helt tilbage til 1300-tallet, men sin egentlige betydning fik byen først i 1500-tallet takket være det omfattende sildefiskeri.

Enjoy the charm of this lovely old town on the banks of the Limfjord, with its crooked houses, cobbled square and maritime atmosphere in the harbour. Nibe’s history goes right back to the 1300s, but it was not until the 1500s when it first came to prominence, thanks to herring fishing. 
How important herring were to this little community can be seen in the town’s coat of arms, consisting of three shiny herrings, and in the annual herring festival that attracts people from near and far.

Set in nature

Nibe nestles between Nibe Bredning and the low hills stretching from Skal wood to the north, and Lundbæk wood in the south. There are lots of opportunities here for rambling and relaxation, unless you are here for the annual Nibe Festival. When the festival is on, Skal wood is transformed into Denmark’s fourth biggest and (according to those in the know) most intimate music arena.

Timber-frame houses and relaxed shopping

Originally, Nibe consisted of tightly-packed timber-frame houses with thatched roofs, but that all changed due to two large fires in 1765 and 1806. There are still many old houses, but they now have red tiled roofs, and the classic elegant windows. There is no shortage of shops in the crooked streets, along with places to eat and cafés. All around the town is the art of Nibe’s favourite son, Thorvald Odgaard, whose sculptures not only grace the local streets, but can also be found in Aalborg Zoo and at the entrance to Marselisborg Castle. Odgaard debuted as a jewellery designer in 1997, and his work is still sold locally in Nibe.

Det skal du se i Nibe

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Nibe Festival
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Nibe Festival

Nibe Festival equals four days of music, people and a great atmosphere. More than 15.000 people attend the festival each year. It is now one of the six biggest festivals in Denmark.

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Vokslev Limestone Quarry and Huul Mill

The limestone quarry at Vokslev is a national geological monument. You can search for geological findings, if you’re lucky you might even find some wildlife, or enjoy an outdoor meal, so pack a lunch!...

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Sebbersund Vikingeby
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Sebbersund Vikingeby

Experience the Viking Settlement in Sebbersund and a fascinating insight into the Viking Age. By Sebbersund, you will find what used to be one of the largest trading centers during the Viking Age.

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Halkær Mill Nature Center
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Halkær Mill Nature Center

Halkær Mill Nature Centre functions partly as a school for children from day cares. The Centre also has exhibitions about the history of the mill, countryside living and the surrounding nature.

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The Neolithic Stone - Troldkirken

One of the most beautiful long dolmens in Denmark, Troldkirken (the Troll Church), is situated on a small hill by the fjord. Troldkirken is from the Neolithic Stone Age and located 12 km west of Aalbo...

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