The establishment of the Birgittiner convent in approx. 1446 resulted in the rapid sprouting of trade and craft industries. Mariager is called the “City of Roses” and is an idyllic town with cobblestone streets and old timber-framed houses. The town abounds with shops, fine restaurants and lodging establishments. The town’s history is also recounted at Mariager Museum and is evident in the impressive Abbey Church.
In downtown Hobro, you will find a wonderful pedestrian street, with lots of shops and various kinds of entertainment. There is Hobro Museum, which exhibits the Fyrkat findings, and in the old brewery yard is Bies Gaard, where a new microbrewery is in the process of moving in, and which is still the home of the town’s art museum named Kunstetagerne.
It was not until 1854 Hadsund became a merchant town, with the market concentrated around the old ferry yard. The ferry yard was rebuilt 1855, and in the following years merchant’s houses mushroomed along the Aalborg main road.