Anything is possible in Horsens
The story of Horsens
Horsens has seen a remarkable development in the last decade and is now a dynamic city with astonishing growth rates. For several years, Horsens has been the fastest growing municipality in Denmark by population while at the same time becoming one of the country’s fastest growing education towns with thousands of Danish and foreign students at VIA University College and other educational institutions.
Horsens has been through a remarkable transformation from ’ugly duckling’ to ’beautiful swan’ – a transformation that took off in the year 2000, when Horsens presented the first of a unique string of concerts featuring names like Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Elton John, Paul McCartney, and R.E.M, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, AC/DC, U2, Bon Jovi, and Deep Purple.
Adding to the concerts are numerous annual festivals like the European Medieval Festival, the Children’s Theatre Festival, the Blues Festival, the classical music festival Holmboe in Horsens, and a festival for crime fiction. The City of Horsens enjoys an exceptional reputation for its committed and professional approach to large-scale events. Our motto: In Horsens we pull together!
2012 – The year the stars meet in Horsens
In April, May, and June of 2012, Horsens will be host to Denmark’s EU presidency.
On May 7, Horsens is the starting location for the 2012 Giro d’Italia, the World’s toughest cycling stage race.
Horsens gains a unique tourist attraction in the spring of 2012 when the “Alcatraz of Europe” – The PRISON - in the former State Prison opens it doors.
Add to this a number of intimate as well as large-scale concerts, festivals, and events, which will bolster Horsens’ reputation as the leading concert city in Denmark.