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Horsens is a city in western Jutland with a population of around 55.000. Already during the Viking age it was a settlement called Horsnes. The name probably referred to the breeding of large numbers of horses in the area.
Horsens is located at the end of a beautiful fjord which can be viewed from the harbor. The fjord is the typical Danish kind with rolling hills and forests that stretches all the way down to the water.
It takes 28 mins to reach Horsens from Aarhus by DSB Intercity trains, the main train service operating in Denmark. Horsens is two stops from Aarhus towards Copenhagen on the main line running from Frederikshavn in north to Copenhagen.
The nearest airport is Billund Airport, the country's second largest airport.
There is also a smaller airport in Tirstrup, north of Aarhus. Passengers arriving at that airport and are depending on public transportation will have to catch the airport coach into Aarhus station and then a train from Aarhus to Horsens.
From Copenhagen, Horsens can be reached with trains running from Copenhagen Airport Kastrup. The journey time is approx. 2 ½ to 3 hours (most often passengers will have to change trains at the main station in Copenhagen).
A ticket purchased on a local bus is valid for one hour and costs DKK 14. A ten-trips card costs DKK 105, each trip is valid for an hour as well. A great way to discover Horsens is by bike. You can rent bikes at different locations, ask at the tourist office located in the Søndergade.
Bygholm Park, Vitus Berings Park and Søndergade (High Street).
One of the largest cultural events in Horsens is the annual European Medieval Festival on the last Friday and Saturday in August. The town centre of Horsens is transformed into the largest medieval market town in Northern Europe with activities and entertainment for families and children of all ages.
is a shoppingcentre located on the highstreet, Søndergade.
is the largest supermarket in the town of Horsens.
Bilka Horsens Høegh Guldbergsgade 10, 8700 Horsens
As with most other places in Denmark, vegetarian food is not widely available. The Danish word for vegetarian is vegetar.
The city of Aarhus can be reached by intercity trains within 30 mins while the town of Vejle is about quarter of an hour away by train in opposite direction, towards Copenhagen.