24 hours in Herning and Ikast-Brande

Photo: Peter Rosbjerg

You can fit so many great experiences into your 24 hours here in Herning and Ikast-Brande.

Are you just here for a short stay? Then we have gathered some inspiration for your stay in this guide. Of course, we can also offer many other opportunities and experiences.

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An afternoon of art

The small neighborhood of Birk is filled with art. Here you’ll find the town’s art museums HEART and the Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum. You will also find gardens, a sculpture park, the mega sculpture ELIA and many other exciting things. And they have a nice museum shop in HEART, if you want to bring a little something home.

Art in nature

Experience something very unique. Just a short drive from Herning you will find the forest of Skovsnogen - deep forest art land, an art exhibition with no walls and with nature as an active participant. Always open, always free.

Experience the huge HATE sculpture in the middle of the woods.

Bring the children to the forest of Skovsnogen for a different kind of cultural experience, which will no doubt give you lots to talk about.

In the city

Hungry, want to shop or just relax in a pool.. 

New or old?

Photo: Stefan Steinn

Visit the centre of herningcentret, where 80 shops await you, or go to the flea market in Kirrpu. Herning City, herningCentret, Ikast and Brande city offer shopping experiences for everyone.


When hunger strikes

Photo: Brdr. Price Herning

Sometimes a big juicy burger is the only thing that will do. In Herning, you’ll find many cafes that specialise in burgers. You could, for instance, try The Burger Shack, which focuses on sustainability, the environment and animal welfare.

Enjoy life at Brdr. Price restaurant in the square of Herning, while sipping a good wine and enjoying the delicious food.

If you are looking to re-energise

Photo: DGI Huset Herning

Explore the city’s leisure activities. At DGI Vandkulturhuset in Herning, you can enjoy anything from massages to aroma baths, sauna therapy and much more. You can also go for a swim or get your heartrate up at the gym.

If you brought your running shoes, then why not have a look at the Endomondo app to find some great running routes.

Explore the history

Museum Midtjylland consists of 5 smaller museums, which each tells a part of Central Jutland’s history.

Tekstilmuseet (The Textile Museum)

The textile industry has shaped Central Jutland like no other, and it continues to do so to this day. At Tekstilmuseet, people of all ages can experience and get insights into an industry that has dressed people all over the world and shaped the identity and development of Central Jutland.

Klosterlund Museum

Beautiful surroundings, big machinery and archaeological findings – Klosterlund Museum has it all. Visit our exhibitions on the animals of the forest....

Herningsholm Museum

Herningsholm Museum is located within the oldest building in Herning, dating back to 1579. Here, you can hear about life on the heath – and about the ...

Frilandsmuseet (Open-Air Museum)

Just a few minutes within walking distance from the main street of Herning, you can step 200 years back in history. Frilandsmuseet Herning offers an a...

Vester Palsgaard Forest Museum

Vester Palsgaard Skovmuseum is located inside the Palsgaard Forest and near Hærvejen and Mainroad A13. The Jutland Ridge Museum of Local History has n...