Planning to explore Denmark’s historic towns? There are many you can visit and one of them is Vejle situated in the East Jutland region.
Vejle boasts of a wide range of beautiful tourist spots to include sandy beaches and protected wildlife. Here, visitors can enjoy numerous activities whether during a brief or long stay.
The town of Vejle is located at the center of the so-called Trekanten which is Danish for The Triangle. It’s historic because this place dates back to 1100. The name Vejle was actually taken from an old Danish word for ford being situated at a river crossing. In a 2010 national survey, this charming town was voted as Denmark’s coziest place.
Important landmarks you will find here are a windmill at a hilltop as well as a grand merchant’s house. The town’s shopping area spans 900 meters and features big name shops as well as the independent ones.
In terms of satisfying gastronomic needs, Vejle offers lots of cool cafes situated on side-streets and great gourmet restaurants. Historic cafes you can visit are the Aagaard Inn which was established in 1777 and the Hopballe Mill.
Historic as it may be, Vejle has accommodate modern structures through the years. One eye-catching building you can find here is the apartment complex called Bolden or The Wave which is shaped like a wave and features glazed tiles.
The Spinderihallerne is another modern structure. This heritage textile mill houses businesses.
For the art lovers, the Vejle Art Museum is perfect. It displays a collection of etchings, 50 of which are by renowned artist Rembrandt.
Nature lovers, on the other hand, will be inspired at the Kongens Kaer wetland park just outside the town. This is where you can find the wild ducks, geese and grebes plus the white-tailed eagles. New nature trails and picnic areas are also available.