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Aabenraa is a port city in Denmark, located at the head of Aabenraa Fjord, and approx 61 km (38 ml) north of Schleswig (northeastern Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). The town has population around 16,000 and as cruise port features a 7,5 m (25 ft) deep natural harbour.
Aabenraa was first mentioned in the 12th century when the town was attacked by the Wends (West Slavs). The settlement started growing around the bishop's castle Opnor Hus and received its merchant status in 1240. During the Middle Ages, the town was popular for its fishing industry and hops production (flowers aka seed cones or strobiles).
Town's glory days were in the period 1750s-1864 when shipping traffic was at a growth rate serving the trade to Mediterranean, South America, Australia and China. Aabenraa had a good harbor, affording shelter for large ships. The port had Danish monarchy's 3rd-largest trade fleet, following Copenhagen and Flensborg (Flensburg). The town also had several renowned shipbuilding yards.
Among the most popular tourist attractions are St Nikolai Church and Brundlund Castle (today housing Brundlund Slot Art Museum). Aabenraa is also a popular bathing resort destination.
Port Aabenraa cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Aabenraa, Denmark. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|2 July, 2019|