Birk - The white city in Herning

Photo: Peter Rosbjerg

Taking a trip around Birk reveals a fantastic world of beautiful buildings, works of art and landscapes.

Back in the day, Birk was simply a handful of farms, but today it is a unique, internationally known area, where art, architecture, landscape, education and business is connected in exciting collaborations.

Birk is green
Between all the interesting buildings, you will find green areas and parks with beautiful plants and flowers, paths and water fountains.

The sculpture park is one large circular museum, where the art can make its mark on you, in the fresh air.

The park is located right next to the Geometrical Gardens, where a labyrinth with new rooms and shapes lies waiting behind every hedge.

From central points you can enjoy the view of the open landscape north and south of Birk.

3 top attractions in Birk

These 3 attractions are a must-see when you visit Herning and The White City. 

HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art

HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art  has come as a borderland between art and profession and is driven forward by the country known shirt manufacturer Aage Damgaard, who has made the foundation for the museum's collection.  With Steven Holls unique architecture as scenery, you as a...

Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum

Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum was opened in September 1976 and it was extended with an extension in 1993. With its 4000 works made by the married artist couple, it makes an extensive impression of the two great Danish painters with an association to the international Cobra gr...


Elia is a big sculpture in Herning Cronhammers 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 embossed Herning through decades.

Art and sculptures

If you have got the time to dig deep, then you have to see all these attractions as well. You will meet them on your tour around Birk. 


"Obelisken" is measuring 12 meter high, and is located in the middle of the roundabout in Birk.


Antony Gormley's monumental work "Allotment" was made in connection with the 1995 West Coast Peace Sculpture Project, marking the 50th anniversary of ...

The Sculpture Park

The Sculpture Park was planned by the landscape gardener C. Th. Sørensen, which is one of the leading landscape gardeners in Denmark. There is a bust ...

The Geometrical Gardens

The Geometrical Gardens  planned by the garden architect professor C. Th. Sørensen, as the rest of the museum area in Birk Centerpark.


"Abyss" is constructed by Ingvar Cronhammar.

Jorden er flad (The Earth is Flat)

Bjørn Nørgaard calls his sculpture, "Le Monde est plat", "The Earth is Flat". The sculpture is created specifically for the art museum in Herning in c...

The Utzon Building

The Utzon building in Birk With its curvey roof shapes and large glazed surfaces, the Utzon building was a prototype for a planned export and desig...


Angligården was drawn out of an idea sketch of C. Th. Sørensen.

Education and business side by side

At first, a folk high school was build in Birk, followed by design and business schools, as well as a part of Aarhus University. By having education and business side by side, the students are in touch with the real world. The different educations attract many Danish and international students to the inspirational, international study environment in Birk. Many visitors and students use Birk Centerpark as a starting point, that quickly and easily connects the area with Herning and the rest of the world.

Textile companies, design companies, a private hospital, agricultural council and IT- and revision companies are examples of some of the different businesses and trades you can find in Birk. The big office building Innovatorium can be seen as an expression for the support and understanding of the local entrepreneur spirit. Here all companies, big or small, can get advice and counseling for starting and running a company.