On this site journalists can find information and pictorial material from Herning and Ikast-Brande.
Facts about the destination
In 2019, Ikast-Brande Municipality was awarded as Denmark´s Best Business Municipality – this happened for the ninth time in a row.
The business climate is also dominant when it comes to tourism. Many tourists are business tourists which visit the area for meetings, fairs, championships and conferences. The area around Herning and Ikast-Brande also offers many more experiences. Big events and concerts and as well as culture, outdoor, hiking, angling and shopping.
Measured by area, Herning is the 3rd largest municipality in Denmark and by population the 12th largest. January 1st, 2019 Herning had 88.917 citizens – and growing in number.
In a little more than 100 years Herning has developed into a centre for dynamic businesses, varied culture and sports facilities.
Herning is a young city - it was founded as a market city in 1913. It has strong influences and expanded rapidly due to the textile industry. Nowadays, these traditions are still present with some textile companies left and with the design educations based at VIA Design in Birk.
The industries and companies have broadened a lot since then. Herning has a very varied business environment with strong and innovative players within metal, production, IT services, energy, hospitality and service industries.
On January 1st, 2019 the population of Ikast-Brande Municipality was 41.282.
Around Ikast-Brande, you will find a strong and enterprising business life, where large high-tech companies are founded. Throughout the years, entrepreneurs especially within the textile and energy industry have initiated new ideas and brought them to life. The spirit of entrepreneurship is characteristic for our area which tourists will experience when they visit many of the attractions of the destination.
MCH is the largest entertainment centre in Scandinavia and, since it opened in 1954, it has hosted a world of experiences. MCH is made of four sites: Jyske Bank Boxen (multi-arena), MCH Messecenter Herning (exhibition centre), MCH Arena (stadium) and MCH Herning Kongrescenter (congress and cultural centre).
Are you attending one of the many events being held at MCH? Then you can find information about the four sites here.