Horsens: Culture Capital of the Kyslandet Region in Denmark

Horsens: Culture Capital of the Kyslandet Region in Denmark, Horsens, Denmark (B)

Horsens has emerged as a bright and colourful centre of excellence for art and culture after throwing off its cloak of industrialisation.

Central to this transition is the Horsens’ pedestrianised main street, Søndergade. Pods of tables and chairs are scattered outside alluring cafés and bars. The majestic buildings of hotels and apartments blocks mingles with historic buildings occupied by independent shops. Horsens also features several art galleries including Art’M, the largest art gallery in the Kystlandet region. In this gallery visitors can admire the work of established artists as well as young, up and coming artists displayed in two large showrooms. There is also a frame factory and a small gift shop. Enhancing the furniture of modern living is an open air exhibition of sculptures, transforming this city street into a sculpture boulevard.

Søndergade provides the perfect streetscape for an ever growing collection of art pieces by renowned artists including Christian Lemmerz, Maria Rubinke and Michael Kvium who was born in Horsens. This array of sculptures flows in a natural line from the railway station towards the centre of town and then onwards to Horsens Harbour on the Horsens Fjord. It is appropriate that a massive, marble polar bear created by Maria Rubinke, graces the new harbour promenade. It is entitled Remember today… For it is the beginning of always – an inspirational quote by Albert Einstein. One of Horsens most popular restaurants, Dolly’s, is very close to this amazing work of art. Turning back into the town visitors will notice splashes of colour on the walls and gables of the buildings around them. An exciting Street Art trail meanders through many areas of the town. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Horsens: Culture Capital of the Kyslandet Region in Denmark
Guide Location: Denmark » Horsens
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valery Collins
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Søndergade
  • Art’M
  • Dolly’s
  • marble polar bear
  • Caroline Amalie Lund Park
  • Horsens Art Museum
  • Café Bella
  • Horsens Museum
  • Industrial Museum
  • Fængslet
  • The New Theatre
  • Langelinie