WHERE: Horsens, Denmark
WHEN: 25 and 26 August 2023
Every year in August, the Jutland peninsula hosts one of Denmark’s most important historical events: the Horsens Medieval Festival.
The protagonist is the Danish town of Horsens which, with its centuries-old history, will take you back in time, including extras and costumed figures, knights, musicians, pilgrims and monks.
With 24 years of life and a sensational location, the Festival has become a national reference point, hosted in a large former prison. Here, an incredible entertainment program for adults and children, rides and lots of gastronomy awaits you. The medieval market is certainly one of the most appreciated aspects of the festival. Among the numerous stands, you can enjoy the delights of the country, and the traditional products. Alternatively, always at the large market, you will be able to buy handmade items and products.
Easily accessible, the Horsens Medieval Festival is the best opportunity to discover the beauties of the peninsula, and the nearby Aarhus and Odense. Also ideal for a trip out of town Copenhagen, less than 3 hours away from here.
In our opinion, it is an appreciable event for the authentic atmosphere and the welcome.
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Located a short distance from the Billund international airport, the town of Horsens can easily be reached by plane. The airport, the second largest in Denmark for passenger traffic, is well connected with direct flights to the main European destinations.
From here, renting a car, in about 50 minutes you get to Horsens. Alternatively, by public transport, you need to use the bus to Vejle and from the latter, with the IC train, you arrive at your destination.
Horsens Central Station is an important hub for IC, ICL and RE trains throughout the country, connected to numerous cities such as Aarhus.
Location of the Medieval Festival of Horsens is the area located near FÆNGSLET, a prison used today as a museum. In Fussingsvej 8, you will find a large space, with the former prison in the background. The area is about 1500 meters from the central station, it can also be reached on foot in about twenty minutes. Alternatively, you can use the 9 bus, or the special lines active in the two days of the event.
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The Festival takes place over two days, in August, on Friday, from 16: 00 to 22: 00, and Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00.
There will be plenty of activities, and entertainment, during all hours of the day. Dance shows. Jugglers, magicians and acrobats. The excellent Italian flag-wavers. Costume parades and historical clothes. Shows and performances of medieval music, with groups from all over Europe.
There will be the Medieval Market, for the duration of the festival. You can sit in one of the tables and enjoy authentic medieval dishes.
There will also be space for the little ones, at the Medieval Festival of Horsens. Right at the entrance, a large area is set up, called “Buen”, Dedicated to children. Here, they will find rides and activities in a medieval theme.
Located a short distance from FÆNGSLET, Opus Horsens is a modern hotel boasting an atrium-style lobby with 12-meter high ceilings designed by renowned architect Kim Utzon. It offers bright rooms with a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
For your moments of relaxation, the Hotel Opus Horsens offers a sauna and a steam bath. Massages and reflexology sessions can be booked. If you love fitness, you can then take advantage of the on-site gym.
The Opus restaurant at the 4 floor offers a panoramic view of the Nørrestrand Nature Reserve, to be enjoyed while enjoying internationally inspired dishes with Danish influences prepared with seasonal ingredients, most of which are locally sourced.
At the reception it is also possible to book green fees for numerous golf courses in the area. Info and reservations from here.
Scandic Bygholm Park is an excellent 4 star hotel, ideal for families. Yes trova in Bygholm Park, not far from Horsens Station. It offers free Wi-Fi, a gym, a sauna and private parking.
Scandic Bygholm Park is housed in a renovated manor house. All rooms have a seating area and TV.
The on-site restaurant features original 18th-century décor. Guests can enjoy their meals on the terrace overlooking the park. Other facilities include a shop, a solarium and a garden.
The little ones can enjoy a play area with toys, drawing materials and video games. Scandic Bygholm Park also offers in-room children’s TV channels. Book your room from here.
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