Flights to Vejle
Vejle is an attractive town in the south east of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. For tourists, Vejle has an appealing assortment of attractions, from its historic windmill, to the harbour and fjord.
Thirty kilometres from the middle of the city is the Billund Airport (airport code: CLL) where all international flights to Vejle arrive. Public buses are convenient for transit back and forth. Travelling from Johannesburg, South African Airways has a flight to Vejle that connects in Munich, and Lufthansa stops in Frankfurt. If you fly with either British Airways or Virgin Atlantic, you’ll be connecting in both London and Amsterdam. On average, a flight to Vejle will take 14 to 18 hours, including lay-over times.
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The Tourist Attractions of Vejle:
Vejle is an historic city that was first mentioned in 1256 and was granted a municipal charter in 1327, but archaeological digs have revealed the area was inhabited even before this. Vejle grew because of its location on the Vejle Fjord, which today is one of the attractions of the town.
Historical Architecture in Vejle
There are a number of historical buildings remaining in Vejle including the oldest, St Nicolai Church, which dates back to the 13th century. When first built, the church was in the Romanesque style but during renovations in the 15th century it took on the more gothic look this it still has today. The church is one of the major landmarks in Vejle and has an interesting tourist attraction inside: the remains of the Haraldskaer Woman, an Iron Age woman who was preserved in a bog.
The Old Gunsmithy (Den Gamle Guldsmedie) is another historical landmark, situated in the centre of Vejle. It has a combination of brick and wood, giving this a very Tudor style of architecture. And there’s Vejle Old City Hall that dates from 1878.
The best known historical landmark in Vejle is the Windmill. Situated on a hill overlooking the town, this windmill was constructed in 1890 following the destruction through fire of the original, built in 1847. It served as a mill right up until 1960 and still has some of the original machinery inside as well as an exhibition with furniture from the 1930s that tells the story of the mill. Vejle Windmill is a great place to come and enjoy the views over the town and the river valley.
About 10 kilometres from Vejle is the town of Jelling, famous for its rich collection of Viking age monuments. There is a stone ship and two burial mounds as well as the Jelling Rune Stones, and the site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Vejle is also only 25 kilometres from one of the top tourist attractions in Denmark, Legoland. This makes visiting Legoland easy while you’re staying in Vejle and it’s highly recommended especially if you’re here with children. The Lego themed theme park features rides, amusements and hundreds of models and buildings made out of Lego.
When Should You Visit?:
Vejle is a fairly wet town with rainfall occurring throughout the year at quite high levels so you can’t avoid the rain. To come at the warmest time though, visit in July and August for average highs around 20C. The rest of the year it’s mild to cold.