Jens Bang's impressive stone house on Nytorv in Aalborg has stood for 400 years this year. The remarkable building, which was almost Aalborg’s first 400 jubilumskyscraper at its inception, has been bustling with life and activity throughout the years.

Christian IV’s Guild was established in a dark time, in 1942 during World War II. The guild was housed in Duus Wine Cellar and aimed to create a sanctuary for true Danes and to help and support families in Aalborg during the war. Due to the Germans and a sabotage attack on the wine cellar, access to the guild was granted only to true Danes via “The Secret Passage,” which only members had the key to. To this day, the golden C4 key is the visible proof of membership in the guild and still works for the aforementioned “Secret Passage.”

After World War II, the guild believed it had fulfilled its mission, but Aalborg City Council encouraged the guild to continue its work, both in terms of charitable activities and as a DISTINCTIVE Aalborg event. Since then, the guild has annually inducted new members from both home and abroad.

Each year, the guild also distributes many donations to social, humanitarian, and cultural purposes to associations and individuals whose work the guild wishes to support, as well as to special events such as the birth of triplets or quadruplets and significant life-saving events.

All these activities are made possible through members’ fees for joining the guild.In celebration of Jens Bang’s Stone House’s 400th anniversary and having resided in the house for 82 years, Christian IV’s Guild offers inductions to all:

**Jubilee Inductions in Christian IV’s Guild**

- Saturday, August 10, 2024, at 09:30 AM or

- Saturday, August 17, 2024, at 09:30 AM

The inductions will take place as usual in Duus Wine Cellar, Østerå 9, 9000 Aalborg.

An induction typically lasts about 2 hours - the jubilee price per participant is DKK 400.00, which includes the induction itself with the presentation of the golden key, refreshments including 1 beer/water and 1 schnapps, and a golden C4 pin to wear on clothing.

Come and participate - but be aware that there are limited spaces, as only 30 people can be inducted at a time - a total of 60 people. Therefore, we operate on a first-come, first-served basis for registration.

If you would like to be a member of Christian IV’s Guild and thereby support the guild and its charitable activities - THEN REGISTER NOW AND NO LATER THAN August 2, 2024, with your name, phone number, and/or email to our Guild Cellar Master Ole Bech Kristensen at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.