Historical attractions in Horsens

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From exciting museums and churches to ancient buildings, monuments and memorials. If you are interested in history – whether contemporary history, the Middle Ages or Horsens in the old days – Horsens offers ample opportunity to rediscover it.

Find historical attractions in Horsens

Horsens is one of the oldest cities in Danmark, as the oldest archaeological finds date back to 800 AD.
Keep an eye on Horsens Museum which occasionally arranges city walks around Horsens enabling you to experience the historical sites and art, sculptures and wall art in the cityscape.
 

Historical buildings, attractions and events

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Visit local churches

In Denmark, the churches are some of the oldest preserved buildings. Church of Our Saviour is, for example, the oldest building in Horsens. The churches testify to different architectural eras and often contain exciting, and sometimes bizarre, art or decorations that have helped in convincing churchgoers of their faith.

Symbolism played a major role in church art and it is an exciting exercise to go exploring and see how symbols are used in the various churches.

You may tour the churches of Horsens yourself and walk or cycle to several of the local churches and make a day trip out of it.
 

Churches in Horsens

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