Welcome to the city of Åleborg!
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- Cities XL 2012
Åleborg is the capital of the Nørking Kingdom in the northern region of the planet. The city is the seat of the Nørking Parliament and the Royal Family and is also the nation's center for culture, media and economics.
Åleborg's trading history goes back to the 10th century. It was founded in the year 986AD by king Helmi the Great. The main part of Åleborghus, the old castle was constructed then and soon a settlement (today's old town of Åleborg) grew nex to the castle and became an important trading post of the northern realms. It is also believed that the first expedition to the new world left here at around 1085.
During the early 15th century trading became more and more important for the city. The old town grow too small, so a new town was created across the Åleborgsvik (Åleborg Bay), called Nyby. And another major era of growth set in around 1800, when Åleborg was finally made capital of the nation by King Søren III. Lots of industry started to establish and several new districts were founded in the style of other imperial cities...
Åleborghus, the old castle of the city..
View of the castle and the old town in the background
The gothic Åleborg Domkirke:
Gamle Rådhus (old City Hall):
Amalienslot, the Royal Palace of Nyby:
Åleborgsvik divides the old town from Nyby:
Ny Markedsplass, the central square of Nyby.
Fish market near the old port:
Top view of central Åleborg:
Frederiksmarket, one of the five big markets of the city with Lyderhorn Hill:
Cable car to Lyderhorn Hill:
The new Royal Palace, built in 1842...
Ericsvik Bay, one of the best living areas in the city:
One of the many tree lined streets:
The Ericskanal connects Ericsvik to the sea:
The National Library (left) and the National Museum are located at the canal:
The "Nasjonalforsamling", Nørking 's government:
Kongsgate, a world-famous shopping street with one of the five big markets:
View of the "imperial" part of the city:
I hope you like this little nordic city To be continued...