The city, which is located on the fjord of the same name, which gives the city’s port a protected location, has become more and more the center of an attractive holiday region around the fjord between the cities of Vejle in the south and Aarhus in the north in recent years.
The attractions of the city are the 5000-year-old passage tomb “Riesenstube” and the remains of a castle of the early Danish king Erik Menved. In addition to the monastery church in Horsens from the 13th century, other churches in and around Horsens are also interesting excursion destinations.
Horsens also has a few unique museums to offer, such as the Motorcycle Museum, the Industrial Museum and the Horsens Museum, which documents the life of the explorer Vitus Bering, who is considered the greatest son of the city.
What country is Horsens?
Even the core of the present-day port city of Horsens was once founded as a settlement by the Vikings. The favorable location on the Au “Bygholm Å” allowed a rapid growth of the settlement and already in the 12th century Horsens had become a lucrative place for sea traders and merchants, because especially the relations with the rest of Scandinavia and northern Germany flourished.
In the 14th century, the street network of the old town was already so well structured and planned that the course has not been changed to this day. However, the main reason for this project at that time was that Horsens was turned into a fortress. At that time, there was a lot of discontent among the rural population, famines and wars swept through the country, causing anger at the upper class to explode. Finally, this resentment was discharged in the “Jewish peasant uprising”, which almost cost the then reigning king Erik Menved his head. As a result, the king had Bygholm Castle built as a residence in 1313 and employed mainly farmers in order to have better control.
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