Planning to explore Denmark’s historic towns? There are many you can visit and one of them is Vejle Denmark situated in the East Jutland region.
Denmark is well-known for the many attractive sights for touring, nature-tripping, shopping, and a few lessons in history.
In the Syddanmark Region of the southeastern portion of the Jutland Peninsula lies the city of Vejle. In a 2010 national survey, this charming town was voted as Denmark’s coziest place.
Short History & Geography Lesson
A settlement since the early 13th century, Veldje is known for the surrounding forests and woodlands with two distinct valleys: the Vejle River Valley which is the longest tunnel valley in the country, and the largest ravine which is the Grejs Valley.
Vejle is situated on the southeast of the main peninsula of Denmark, near the cities of Horsens and Kolding. As of the 1 January 2020, the Vejle population of the city is 57,655.
The municipality of Vejle, on the other hand, has about 111,743. According to many reviews, Vejle is recognized for the scenery, giving all visitors a taste of the beauty of nature while vacationing in Denmark.
The name Vejle was derived from an old term meaning, fjord, because of its location along the Vejle River. As records have shown, the town has been around since the mid 1200’s.
What can you expect to see at Vejle Denmark
Vejle boasts of a wide range of beautiful tourist spots to include sandy beaches and protected wildlife. Here, visitors can enjoy numerous activities whether for a brief or long stay.
Vejle is home to a number of famous Danish personalities:
- composer Jacob Gade
- Swiss cycling star Tony Rominger
- poet Inger Christensen
The town itself has its share of Denmark attractions with historic townhouses, cobbled streets, a thriving economy, a cultural scene and shopping areas that consistently draw crowds of visitors every year.
The Wave in Vejle Denmark
Historic as it may be, Vejle has accommodate modern structures through the years. One eye-catching building you can find here is the apartment complex called Bolden or The Wave Vejle which is shaped like a wave and features glazed tiles.
The Spinderihallerne is another modern structure. This heritage textile mill houses businesses.
In terms of satisfying gastronomic needs, Vejle in Denmark offers lots of cool cafes situated on side-streets and great gourmet restaurants. Historic cafes you can visit are the Aagaard Inn which was established in 1777 and the Hopballe Mill.
The heart of the Vejle Denmark city
Before you come home from your Danish holiday, stop by the many souvenirs shops in Vejle. At the street named Sondergade, you can find gift shops selling local Vejle crafts.
At the heart of the city, you are sure to find the streets lined with hundreds of specialty shops, plus restaurants with delicious Scandinavian dishes and other cuisines.
A yearly event that residents and visitors of Vejle look forward to is the International Steam Festival, happening every July. This celebratory event features various styles of ships, each with its own special function.
For instance, some ships are designed for ice breaking, sailing, and for carrying passengers. During this event, there are also many shops and markets lining the Vejle harbor.
The Danmark Rundt, Denmark’s version of Tour de France, goes through a stretch in the town of Vejle. That is Danish cycling race for professional road bicycle racers.
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The Vejle Fjord Bridge
The Vejle Fjord Bridge (Danish: Vejlefjordbroen) is a bridge that spans Vejle Fjord between Mølholm and Nørremarken near Vejle Denmark. The bridge is 1712 metres long, the longest span is 110 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 40 metres.
The bridge has 16 spans. The Vejle Fjord Bridge was built to lead traffic past Vejle, where traffic congestion had become a problem in the 1970s. The building started in 1975, and the bridge was opened on July 1, 1980. It cost 350 million kroner. The bridge now has more traffic than any other motorway bridge in Denmark.
Sankt Nicolai Kirke
One of the most popular churches along Vejle is the Sankt Nicolai Kirke, or the St. Nicolai Church, which is designed in Gothic architecture. This church also has many sculptures and a masterfully crafted pulpit dating back to the 16th century.
Sankt Nikolai Kirke is its oldest building, also famous for housing the preserved body of the “Haraladskaer bog woman” from the Iron Ages.
On display in a glass case is the Iron Age Woman, who lived around 450 BC. Her remains were discovered in the Haraldskaier Bog in the mid 1800’s, and amazingly her skin is still intact until the present time.
Wel-known Museums & Art Places
If you have a curiosity for the arts, you might be surprised to find some works of one of the great masters right here in the city of Vejle. Take a trip to the Vejle Kunstmuseum, where you can find prints and a self portrait form Rembrandt.
For the art lovers, the Vejle Art Museum is perfect. It displays a collection of etchings, 50 of which are by Rembrandt.
Worth visiting as well are the museums:
- the Vejle Kunstmuseum houses a collection of Rembrandt artworks
- the Vejle Bymuseum with its display of historical artifacts
- the Okolariet which is a hands-on exhibit about the natural environment around Vejle and Denmark
Other works featured here date from the mid 1400’s to the 1800’s. Another Denmark museum you might want to see while in Vejle Denmark is the Vejle Museum on Flegborg, where you can see artifacts from Danish history on exhibit.
Vejle Denmark is Perfect for Nature Lovers
Here is a little something for the nature lovers, as Grejsdalen is a valley that serves as a scenic destination for locals and tourists alike. The greenery and the woods are also an ideal spot to locate various bird species. If you want a better view of the mountainsides of Vejle Denmark, you can take a tour of Munkebjerg, which is about 300 feet above sea level.
Nature lovers will be inspired at the Kongens Kaer wetland park just outside the town. This is where you can find the wild ducks, geese and grebes plus the white-tailed eagles. New nature trails and picnic areas are also available.
FAQs about Vejle Denmark
Vejle Denmark pronunciation – how to pronounce?
We suggest visiting forvo.com and type the word Vejle.
Where is Vejle Denmark?
Vejle is located in the East Jutland region.
How far from Copenhagen to Vejle Denmark?
If you’re planning to go from Copenhagen to Vejle with a car, get ready for 240 km long trip. If you want to fly, there is 190 km between these two cities.
Is there a train from Copenhagen to Vejle Denmark?
Yes, there is a train option. The trip is between 2 and 3 hours long. You can visit thetrainline.com or dsb.dk to get your tickets.
How far from Vejle to Kolding Denmark?
The distance between these two cities is around 50 km.
How to get from London to Vejle Denmark?
According to rome2rio.com there is 9 ways to get from Londong to Vejle. The cheapest and the fastest way is to fly. It takes around 5 hours. Also, you can take train and go with your car. These options will take between 10 and 15 hours.