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Kolding

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Kolding is a city in Jutland, Denmark.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Kolding does not have a very big train yard (2 tracks), but trains between Aarhus and Copenhagen normally stop in Kolding. If not, the 2nd-largest train station of the country in Fredericia has a train departing for Kolding every 10- or 20 minutes.

By car[edit]

When following the E45 motorway (mid-Juttish motorway), follow motorway exit 62, which should take you directly in to the city at ease.

By plane[edit]

The nearest big commercial airport near Kolding is Billund (2nd-largest of Denmark). From Billund, either take the train or a bus to Kolding (both easily found. If you can't find one, take a bus to Fredericia and then take the train to Kolding (the personnel will happily help you on your way).

By bus[edit]

Due to the Bosnian war in the 1990s there are several bus companies, mainly serving the Bosnian diaspora, which provide a cheap and clean way of getting to the other side of the European continent.

Get around[edit]

Kolding isn't very big, so getting around in the city center is quite easy. If you wish to go to more remote locations, e.g. the botanical garden of Geografisk Have, buses are cheap and drive all over town. It should also be possible to get a taxi cheaply (by Danish standards. Taxi-driving is mostly very expensive in Denmark.)

As Kolding is not very big, you should somewhat easily be able to get around by foot.

See[edit]

Koldinghus
  • 1 Koldinghus, Markdanersgade 11, 6000 Kolding, +45 76 33 81 00, . 10am - 5pm. DKK 80. for adults, free for children (under 18). Koldinghus (Q3347392) on Wikidata Koldinghus on Wikipedia
  • 2 Geografisk Have, Christian IVs Vej 23, 6000 Kolding, +45 75 50 38 80, . 10am - 6pm. A botanical garden (in Danish) 60 dkkr. for adults, 20 dkkr. for children (under 18). Geographical Garden (Q12313655) on Wikidata
  • 3 Trapholt. Art museum. 4 km east (Bus number 4 from the station) Trapholt (Q1816263) on Wikidata
  • 4 Sankt Nicolai Church, Nicolaiplads 2-4. free. one of the oldest churches in Denmark. Sankt Nikolai Kirke (Q12334604) on Wikidata
  • Vejle-Kolding Football Club. plays in the Danish First Division (next best division), but is still worth a trip.


Denmark Skamlingsbanken 2008-03
  • 5 Skamlingsbanken, Skamlingvejen 123, Sjølund, . Historic viewpoint 8 km south of Kolding. It is the highest point in southern Jutland and has a great view over Kolding, Lillebælt and Funen. Skamlingsbanken was the location for talks and festivals around the 1850-ies and there are many monuments for important Danes. free.

Do[edit]

Because most of Kolding's sites are very centralized to the center of the city (Church of St. Nicholas, Koldinghus, Geografisk Have), most travellers will not have to do much travelling once the city has been reached.

Koldinghus is only a few hundred meters from the city center and the church (they form a sort of triangle between them). The botanical garden of Geografisk Have does require either a short bus ride or walk (appx. 5km or 3 miles).

Kolding also has quite a big swimming facility, Slotssøbadet, which is located only a few hundred meters from Koldinghus Castle.


Buy[edit]

  • H&M (Kolding center). 10:00-17:00.

Eat[edit]

Many restaurants can be found in the city center of Kolding with various themes: Asian food, pizza, traditional Danish food, American buffets and steak houses can all easily be found in the city center and near the train station.

  • 1 Marcello's, Søndergade 11 (By the river), +45 75518855. Su-Th 10:00-22:00; Fr-Sa:10:00-23:00. Serves pasta, burgers, and steaks. Good atmosphere with friendly service, white tablecloths and candles on the tables. DKK 150.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 You'll never walk alone (English Pub). the most popular pub in Kolding. You can also dinner there (burgers and Indian chili). On Tuesdays you can participate on Quiz Nite. On Saturdays you will have live music. On Sundays, Spanish Tapas.

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

The youthhostel on a hill overlooking the center

Mid-range[edit]

Apartments in striking architecture, placed i pavilions on a green overlooking the lake. Price per apartment per night from 750 d.kr. (min. 3 nights)

Splurge[edit]

Go next[edit]

Brødremenighedskirken (Brotherhood church), Christiansfeld
  • The town of 6 Christiansfeld, about 15km south of Kolding. Founded in the 18th century as a planned settlement of the Moravian church, today it's inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Billund with the theme park Legoland.
  • Odense
  • Flensburg in Germany, about one hour by car.
  • Egeskov Slot one hour by car.Beautiful Castle with big gardens and museum.
  • Vejle, The regional capital of south Jutland
Routes through Kolding
Esbjerg ← Vejen ←  W Tabliczka E20.svg E  FredericiaCopenhagen
AalborgVejle  N Tabliczka E45.svg S  ÅbenråHamburg


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