Flights to Horsens
Horsens is a city in Denmark, situated at the end of the Horsens Fjord in eastern Jutland. Horsens is an historic city that features some pretty, old architecture and with the fjord being on the doorstep there’s great scenery here too.
Flights to Horsens typically arrive at the Billund Airport (airport code: BLL) which is about 50 kilometres away from Horsens. There may not be public transportation so it’s best to plan on hiring a rental car. For a one-stop flight to Horsens from South Africa, you can either book with Lufthansa or with KLM. They connect in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, respectively. South African Airways also offers a 1-stop route, but they have their transfer in Munich. If you get a flight to Horsens with British Midland, you’ll go through Frankfurt as well as Manchester.
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The Tourist Attractions of Horsens:
The settlement of Horsens dates back hundreds of years and it is believed that the name comes from the old Danish word for horse (hors) and naes (meaning headland). Evidence has been found of a settlement in the 10th century, and by the 12th century Horsens had its own coins in use. Today some of the older houses and buildings in Horsens are a popular attraction for tourists. There are several narrow streets lined with small and pretty historical houses that definitely give Horsens an old world charm.
European Medieval Festival
Those historic times are remembered in Horsens each year with the European Medieval Festival. Taking place over the last Friday and Saturday of August every year, this large festival attracts around 100,000 visitors from all over Denmark and around the world. Each year there’s a theme to the festival, but whatever the theme is you can be guaranteed an authentic medieval experience that includes jousting championships, music, theatre, children’s activities, processions and lots more.
Horsens Industrial Museum
Known in Danish as Danmarks Industrimuseum, this is the main museum for Horsens and as the name suggests it focuses on the industrial heritage of the city. There are lots of interesting displays here and they go through the stages of technological development.
You can clearly see Horsens Fjord from the harbour in Horsens and it’s a beautiful site. Most fjords in Denmark don’t have the same dramatic banks as those of Norway, but they have their own special beauty all the same, and Horsens Fjord has low lying hills surrounding it. A good way to see the fjord is to take one of the ferries that depart from Horsens harbour, and travel over to the island of Endelave; a small quiet island with only around 175 people living there.
When Should You Visit?:
With its northerly location Horsens isn’t a particularly warm city though it doesn’t get really cold either. Summers are definitely the best time to visit for sightseeing as there’s a little less rainfall in the summer months and temperatures are mild. The average high in August (the hottest month) is around 20C. Surprisingly, January, the coolest month, still has an average high of around freezing, but the damp weather means this isn’t a great time to come.