What to do and see in Horsens, Denmark: The Best Places and Tips

March 31, 2018 Augustus Redeker

The charming village of Horsens is surrounded by tiny isles that are just begging to be explored. Whether you prefer to commune with nature by windsurfing, sailing or just splashing your toes in the shallow water, you'll be enchanted by the blue-gray sea. Kids will go crazy for the annual European Medieval Festival, where young knight and little maidens will be thrilled to get a taste of ye olde Denmark.
Restaurants in Horsens

Fussingsvej 8, Horsens 8700, Denmark +45 76 10 00 11
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4.5 based on 258 reviews

Faengslet

FAENGSLET i Horsens er en Kulturinstitution med mange facetter. I centrum star de gamle bygninger, som siden 1853 har vaeret hjemsteddet for nogle af de mest hardkogte kriminelle hjerner. Horsens Statsfaengsel satte frem til 2006 sit praeg pa stedet. I den store hovedbygning finder man i dag Faengselsmuseet, hvor Nordeuropas storste og mest unikke faengselsamling er udstillet over 4 etager. Turistinformationen i Horsens er ligeledes at finde herpa Faengslet. Leder I efter et sted at holde jeres naeste store firmafest, konference eller helt specielle teambuildingoplevelser, kan Faengslet ogsa levere. De unikke lokaler, som den gamle Arrestafdeling, Snedkeriet eller Gl. Celle, hvor fire abne celleetager abner sig op, er ideelle til at skabe en anderledes modeoplevelse. Faengslet danner rammen om mange store koncerter. Bl.A. Kan Faengselsgarden bryste sig af at have lagt hus til Rasmus Seebach, Runrig, Tom Petty m.Fl., Og sommeren 2014 byder ogsa pa L.O.C. Pa det store faengselsareal vest for bygningerne har Metallica optradt, og denne plads kan ligeledes i 2014 byde pa store navne som Aerosmith og Volbeat samt "revisit" af Metallica. Faengslet er ogsa udlejer for mange af Horsens' interessenter. Horsens and Friends holder til i Forbygningen, og flere kunstnergrupper har ogsa vaerksted i bygningerne. Vi ser frem til at tage godt imod jer som gaester pa Faengslet.

Reviewed By littleexplorer2017 - London, United Kingdom

The idea is great. First time we ever enter a prison building and it felt at times rather sad looking at the exhibits of prison life. There are videos and photographs re-telling the stories of its famous prisoners and staff.Dear guest, Thank you very much for this review. It means a lot to us. Take care and we hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Michael

2. Danmarks Industrimuseum

Gasvej 17/19, Horsens 8700, Denmark +45 75 62 07 88
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Danmarks Industrimuseum

Reviewed By Sonjee - Horsens, Denmark

It is in the center of the city, and the exhibits are spread out across 5 or more buildings. The permanent exhibit houses all sorts of engines, and there are volunteers (retired machinists, teachers, etc.) who eagerly share their knowledge and even would start some of the engines for you. I am admittedly a mechanical moron, but the guides' enthusiasm is infectious.
The exhibits are well laid out. There are lathe machines, old farming equipment, a carriage house, motorcycle display, and even a house which showed how early apartments in different decades looked. We came on a weekend where they even prepared a typical danish meal for tasting (on that day, it was fried pork). The few DKK of investment was money well spent because you appreciated how much of this part of Denmark was developed around small industries and cooperatives.

3. Den Genfundne Bro

8740 Braedstrup Vestbirkvej 2, Braedstrup, Horsens 8740, Denmark
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

Den Genfundne Bro

Reviewed By AnnaGrethe2013 - Horsens, Danmark

With the red train to Horsens from Braedstrup in my childhood and youth.
No bridge... Just rails on a dam... Still our rail to the city...
Now: - Excellent walking and Bike Tours on the old railway between Horsens and Braedstrup :-) In the Gudenaa-valley... The longest river/waterfloat in DK through a magnificant moreana landscape in the middle of Jutland, with beautiful landscapes-
The forgotten Bridge was covered with earh for many years because of the railway...
Now all the earth is removed, and the beautiful bridge is visible again... Also do the Gudenaa float free underneath with the tall trees in the beautifull wood above. :-
Anna Grethe

4. Horsens Klosterkirke

Borgergade 30, Horsens 8700, Denmark
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Horsens Klosterkirke

Reviewed By Charlotte L

The church was built in the late 1200s as church of the Franciscan monestary. The interior of the church is mainly original with beautiful ornation. The old friars' chairs still exist, and the church is commonly used for weddings, christenings etc.
Church Concerts are also part of the repertoire, and the congregation has a Medieval Monk's Choir.

5. Horsens Kunstmuseum

Carolinelundsvej 2, Horsens 8700, Denmark +45 76 29 23 70
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4 based on 34 reviews

Horsens Kunstmuseum

Reviewed By NewcastlePaula - Horsens, Denmark

We visited Horsens Art Gallery last week and it was a lovely experience. The art is very interesting and thought provoking, some of the exhibits have explanations in English as well as Danish. The building itself is really integrated well into the landscape, with large areas of glazing which connect you with the scenery outside. It was especially interesting in the snow with the white outside reflecting the white walls inside the building. Plenty to keep you entertained for an afternoon (but not too big to be intimidating) and we also had nice lunch in the cafe after visiting the exhibits. Well worth the 30DK entry price, I will definitely be going back again.

6. Double Blind Sculpture - Michael Kvium

Sondergade, Horsens 8700, Denmark
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Double Blind Sculpture - Michael Kvium

Reviewed By Sonjee - Horsens, Denmark

Walking down the pedestrian street of Horsens, you will,dicover a series of seriously good sculptures. Unfortunately not all of them are tagged with the artists',names. Thisone is worth a close look.

7. Boller Slot

Boller Slotsvej 20, Horsens 8700, Denmark
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Boller Slot

Reviewed By rconces - Omaha, Nebraska

I have not been inside Boller Slot, but only have seen the outside of it as I run past it during the early morning hours. The slot is located on one of my running routes in Horsens. It is a fine building from the outside and I can only imagine that seeing the inside would be a worthy experience. The Gardens are in themselves worth seeing.

8. Naturstien Horsens Silkeborg

Skanderborgvej 2, Horsens 8700, Denmark
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Naturstien Horsens Silkeborg

9. Norrestrand

Ronnevej 27, Horsens 8700, Denmark
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Norrestrand

Reviewed By Diheor - Haderslev, Denmark

For mange horsensianere er Nørrestrand et begreb og er man opvokset i den nordlige ende af byen kender man fra barnsben til denne naturperle, som er tilgængelig via en sti over en ganske lang strækning, der fører en forbi mange forskellige typer natur og byder på masser af fugle, vildt og andre naturoplevelser.

10. Den Kreative Have

Overmarken 44, Horsens 8700, Denmark
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5 based on 8 reviews

Den Kreative Have

Reviewed By grandmasb0y - Aalborg, Denmark

Amazing garden with the most beautiful collection of fish in the pond. And I don't even like fish.
The best part: it is not crowded with tourists.
If you like, the gardener can tell you how he managed the whole garden by himself 7 days a week, very impressive!

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