Gable painting Brande

Free public art experiences

Photo: Jannie Nyegaard

Herning and Ikast-Brande offer something very special; free art and culture in public spaces. On this page, you will find information about the many sculptures, monuments and artworks in the area.


Art and culture are an important part of Herning’s identity. The city continuously invests in art, and you’ll find many old and new works from both world-known and local artists.

Birk - The White City by Herning

A trip around the internationally-renowned area of Birk takes you to a fantastic world of beautiful buildings, artworks and landscapes. The area is a must-see for all art-lovers.

Lenin in Lund

Outside Herning, in a private garden in Lund, there is a statue of the Soviet Bolshevik leader Vladimir Iljitj Lenin.


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Antony Gormley’s monumental work “Allotment” was made in conjunction with the Peace Sculpture project on the West coast in 1995 that marked the 50th anniversary of Denmark’s liberation.


Photo: Cristina Reuter

Cronhammer’s giant sculpture, Elia, was created to mark the new millennium. But the sculpture is also a manifestation of willpower and the courage to explore new roads that have characterised Herning over many centuries.


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“Uldjyderne” is a bronze statue of 3 people. It was erected by Ejgil Vedel Schmidt in 1956-58 and can be found at the entrance to Vestre Anlæg in Vestergade.


Brande has put itself on the map by hosting the International Street Art Festival, which offers many beautiful works of street art and murals every year.



Mural Paintings in Brande

In 1968, despite only having about 5,000 inhabitants at the time, Brande became world-renowned as the first city to colour its gables, as the city invited a number of recognised artists to decorate the city gables.

Street Art in Brande

The International Street Art Festival in Brande is a very unique experience, with many renowned artists taking over the city and decorating the streets with impressive works of art.


There are very few cities in Denmark that offer as many sculptures in public space as Ikast does.


Frisenborg Sculpture Park

The sculpture park of Frisenborg Skulpturpark is located in the centre of Ikast and was established in the 1990s. In the park, you can find sculptures such as "Monument to Ikast" and "My Jewish Cemetery”.


Højrisparken is located in the centre of Ikast and was established in the 1990s. In the park, you can find sculptures such as “The Last Cigarette” and “The Great Dane”.

Get an overview of all the monuments in Herning and Ikast-Brande here.

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Skovsnogen - Deep Forest Artland

Skovsnogen is an enchanting place. In the forest of Døvling Meldgaard Skov, you can experience small, large, distorted, crazy and beautiful works of art, all in the great outdoors.

Skovsnogen is always open, always free, and you are always welcome, whether on your own, with family, friends or neighbours. Drop by and have a unique art experience.

Photo: Stefan Steinn