Attractions in Herning and Ikast-Brande

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In Herning and Ikast-Brande you will find many interesting attractions. Visit our historic museums, where you can learn more about life in this area 50 and even 100 years ago. The whole area has been shaped by the textile industry, which exploded in the 1950es. People started small factories in their basements and rear buildings - and new conditions of life arose.  


Use 24 hours in Herning and Ikast-Brande and explore the inspiring art palet. The small neighborhood of Birk is packed with big art. The internationally recognized area combines art, architecture, landscape, education, and business in an interesting collaboration. Start at Angligården and move on to the sculpture park, the geometrical gardens, and the art museums HEART and Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum. 

Cronhammer and Elia

The Herning-based artist Ingvar Cronhammer is the man behind the giant sculpture Elia. It is Northern-Europes largest sculpture and in Herning you have the opportunity to see and climb this creature. You will find Elia in Birk - The White City, in the Eastern part of Herning. 

Photo: Allan Trolle


Elia is a big sculpture in Herning.
Cronhammars giant skulpture, ELIA is a mark of the new millenium. But the sculpturer is also a manifest of the willpower and the courage to go new ways, which has em...