24 hours in Herning and Ikast-Brande

Photo: Peter Rosbjerg

In 24 hours you can experience many great things in Herning and Ikast-Brande.

Are you only in the city for a short while? Then we have some inspiration for your stay in this guide. There are, of course, many more options and experiences.

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An afternoon of art

The small neighbourhood of Birk is packed with art. Here you’ll find art museums such as HEART and the Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelt’s Museum. You can also find gardens, a sculpture park, the mega-sculpture ELIA, and many more exciting areas. At HEART there is also a lovely museum shop, where you might find something to take home.

The art of nature

Experience something out of the ordinary. A small drive from Herning is Skovsnogen - deep forest art land, an art exhibit without walls and with nature as an active participant.

Always open, always free.

Experience the giant sculpture HATE in the middle of a forest.

Have a great experience with your kids in Skovsnogen, where you without a doubt will have a lot to talk about.

In the city

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

New or old?

Photo: Stefan Steinn

Visit the flea market at Kirppu, and find clothes, shoes, toys, lamps etc. Herning City and the herningCentret offer shopping experiences for everyone.


When hunger strikes

Photo: Brdr. Price Herning

Sometimes a large beef with sauce béarnaise is all you fancy. Enjoy life at Brdr. Price restaurant in the square, while having a nice glass of wine and delicious food.

Recharge your batteries

Photo: DGI Huset Herning

Take advantage of the city’s opportunities for relaxation.

At the DGI Water Culture House you can enjoy anything from a massage to aroma baths, sauna therapy and much more.

You can also go for a swim or get your heartrate up at the fitness centre.

Explore the history

Museum Midtjylland consists of 5 cultural history museums, each of them telling a speciel part of the history in Herning and Ikast-Brande.

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...