IDC07
6th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
June 6-8, 2007, Aalborg, Denmark

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The city of Aalborg
Conference Venue
Social Events Venues
Accommodation
Getting There
 


Map of Aalborg City Centre

The City of Aalborg  

With more than 160.000 inhabitants, Aalborg is the fourth largest City in Denmark and further the regional capital of Northern Jutland. It is situated at the picturesque Limfjord and you reach some of the most beautiful beaches within half and hour.

The history of Aalborg can be traced back more than 1,000 years. Settled by Vikings, who because of their trading activities desired a location on Limfjorden, the straight dividing Jutland into two parts. Aalborg's name is first mentioned in the 11th century, and in 1342 the town received a municipal charter. Over the years, the city has developed into one of the busiest trading centers of Denmark. Activity and prosperity left their marks on the city's architecture, and many of the old buildings still function as natural elements in the townscape.

Links to Aalborg sites:
www.visitaalborg.com
www.aalborgcity.com
 

Conference Venue  
The conference is going to be held at the old customs building in the city centre. Today, the building is partly inhabited by Aalborg University and in particular the Department of Architecture and Design. The building features old and beautiful rooms and has recently been refurbished. Entrance to the conference will be at the harbour side of the building. See location of conference venue on map.

More links on Aalborg University:
Aalborg University
Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University
Architecture and Design, Aalborg University

Social Events  
Welcome Drinks – Duus Vinkælder
The welcome drinks will take place on Wednesday 6th June. They will be held at Duus Vinkælder, which is located at Østerågade 9, in Aalborg city, just a few blocks from the conference venue. Duus Vinkælder is located on the ground floor of the largest private Renaissance home in Scandinavia (built in 1624). It has a medieval wine cellar atmosphere located under the historic vaulted ceilings of this famous house.

Conference Dinner – Ristorante San Giovanni
The conference dinner will take place on Thursday 7th June. It will be held at Ristorante San Giovanni, which is located at Vesterbro 46, also in the city, and within 10 minutes walking distance of the conference venue. Ristorante SanGiovanni has been owned and managed by the Volpi family for almost 20 years. Ristorante SanGiovanni is reknown for its authentic Italian kitchen. This venue is located on the corner of Vesterbro and Vingårdsgade, just along from the Park Inn Chagall hotel. For an interesting tour of the city, walk through the pedestrian paths of Jomfru Ane Gade and Gravensgade to get there from the conference venue. More information: http://www.sangiovanni.dk/

 

Accommodation  
Information on hotels can be found on the accommodation page.
 
 
Getting There  
Aalborg is located in the northern part of the mainland, Jutland. It is easy and fast to get to Aalborg by air, by bus or by train. There are frequent daily airline services via Copenhagen, and direct flights from London, Bergen, and Oslo. Aalborg Airport is served directly by several airlines: SAS, Sterling, Cimber and others. More information on Aalborg Airport.

Aalborg Airport is located app. 8 km from the city centre and the trip from the airport to the city centre takes less than 15 minutes. From the airport the most convenient way to travel to the city and to the hotels, is by taxi. The taxi fare is about 15 Euros.

Regular trains bring you smoothly to Aalborg. Services run approximately every hour. In general, transport connections within Denmark are of an excellent standard. Main roads are good, and public transport is punctual, efficient and comfortable. Check here for train timetables, tickets and rates.