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Horsens – Middle Ages and star concerts

Bob Dylan, Madonna and The Rolling Stones have all given concerts in Horsens, which is located in east Jutland.

Horsens Fjord. Photograph: Lars Østergaard Jensen, VisitDenmark  
Horsens Fjord. Photograph: Lars Østergaard Jensen, VisitDenmark  

Near Horsens, you can see Denmark's highest point, a large collection of the works of Danish painter Michael Kvium and an annual European Middle Ages Festival.

European Middle Ages Festival

Horsens, where the seafarer Vitus Bering was born, is situated on Horsens Fjord. In the Middle Ages, Horsens was a significant town with several abbeys and fortresses. Horsens hosts a European Middle Ages Festival, which is held in August. The Middle Ages Festival, which reflects everyday life in Horsens in the period 1350-1536, attracts some 100,000 spectators and 5,000 performers each year.

The highest point and star concerts

Horsens New Theatre is a cultural centre which holds over 200 events annually. Horsens New Theatre, in collaboration with Live Nation, has managed to draw major names such as Bob Dylan, Madonna and The Rolling Stones to the town. In the vicinity of Horsens, you can see Denmark's highest point of Yding Skovhøj and Ejer Baunehøj. You can also see a large collection of the works of Michael Kvium at Horsens Art Gallery, or visit Denmark's Industrial Museum. 

Did you know

That by car, Horsens is only 2½ hours away from Copenhagen Airport, 1½ hours from the German border and 1½ hours from the Ferry Port in Esbjerg.

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