As a visitor to Herning, there are all sorts of things for you to see and do.
The city offers a range of fascinating modern art experiences. The collection at HEART, the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, includes a number of major works by Piero Manzoni, while Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum presents an interesting glimpse of Cobra art. And outdoors you can climb Ingvar Cronhammar’s giant 22-metre sculpture “Elia”, or walk along Carl-Henning Pedersen’s ceramic frieze “Fantasy Play Around the Wheel of Life”, which is over 200 metres long.
The Fermaten venue and Team Theatre also offer a wide range of cultural experiences.
Finally, the city offers a diverse range of restaurants and attractive shops in both the city centre and Herning Centret, one of Denmark’s best shopping centres.
The natural environment just outside the city offers excellent opportunities for outdoor activities, including canoe trips, woodland runs, mountain biking, a hike through imposing heathland, overnighting in shelters, nature playgrounds for the children, or a fishing trip along one of the local rivers.
The surrounding area is also worth a closer look when you visit Herning. The magnificent scenery of the North Sea is less than an hour’s drive away. Fans of big cities are also only an hour’s drive away from Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus, European City of Culture 2017. And for children and the young at heart it is only 45 minutes to Legoland and 20 minutes to Jyllands Park Zoo.
For more information about Herning and the surrounding area visit www.visitherning.com