Main Attractions and Sights in Kolding

Originally, founded in 1268, the Kolding Castle (Koldinghus) situated in downtown Kolding is one of the few original castles, which stands, today, in Denmark. King Frederik IV is believed to have resided at this castle.

This traditional castle is significant from a historical standpoint, and houses several historic and art exhibits including painting, silverware, sculptures and images explaining the history of the castle. Additionally, visitors can also have a glimpse of the weaponry, uniforms and paintings from the wars, against Schleswig.

The Trapholt Art Museum (Trapholt Kunstmuseum) contrasts with the castle and is roughly over 750 years museum, converted from a castle. This museum is dedicated to highlight the Danish Modern Furniture Design. This museum houses one of the finest and richest collections of all kinds of furniture in Denmark. Visitors are almost always impressed at the sight of novel and creative furniture designs at the museum and it stands to justify Denmark’s’ long standing global leadership in furniture design.

The grounds of Koldinghus castle has a small lake Slotssoen (Castle Lake), which serves as pleasant area for a nice stroll or walking. The lake side of the Koldinhus offers some spectacular scenery around. The Queen of Denmark is the only person permitted to row on the lake and the rowing boat on the lake is the property of the Queen of Denmark.

Byparken (Kolding City Park) is a popular local park, situated on the north-eastern side of the Slotssoen (castle Lake). This park is filled with swings, miniature golf, slides, moon cars and several types of boats. Many families choose to use the park for picnic, barbecue and family recreational purposes.

The Sankt Nikolai Kirke (Saint Nicholas Church) is the largest churn in Kolding. Located on Nicolaiplads, in the downtown city center, this church is huge and is a major landmark. It has been at the current location since the 14thcentury; however, it had to be rebuilt by Laurits Albert Winstrup, in 1885. The spectacular interior and the stained glass windows are very beautiful and are often considered, a must-see attraction.

Borchs Gard (Borchs Farm) located adjacent to Kolding City Hall is an interesting timber-framed building, dating back to 1595. It is believed to have been originally constructed to house a pharmacy to serve the entire town of Kolding.

The Radhuset (City Hall) is situated in the small, quiet city square. The hall has been in existence since the 16th century, even though the building has undergone fee renovations over the years. The same architect that rebuilt the St. Nikolas Church designed the New City Hall building with a Roman theme. It was finished by Ernst Petersen in 1924. A sculpture called Bacchusbarn occupies the front of the city hall.

Outside the city
Flensburg in Germany can be reached within an hour by road (car). Flensburg is a small border city accessible from Denmark and Germany, with a population nearly 100,000. Flensburg Museums, in particular the Shipyard Museum offers an interesting learning experience.

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