A charming city located in the region of Midtjylland in the east coast of Jutland, Horsens combines the rustic beauty of a countryside landscape with the modern conveniences of an urban area. It is part of the East Jutland metropolitan area and also home to the council of Horsens municipality. It has a population of about 54,000 and has an economy based on electronic and graphical companies. Horsens is also increasingly gaining an international reputation as a music event and cultural venue – a number of internationally-acclaimed artists such as Madonna, David Bowie, U2 and Jose Carreras have staged performances in the city. As well, it hosts big crowd-drawing festivals such as the annual European Medieval Festival held in August. During this two-day celebration, the streets of Horsens are transformed into a medieval market scene where performers in costumes engage in lively activities such as jousting, falconry and street theater.
The city offers a number of interesting attractions such as the unique Industrial Museum with its different workshops and a display of carriages, motor vehicles and textiles. There is also the Kunstmuseum which houses a collection of Danish art from the 19th to the 21st centuries and the Nimbus Motor Cycle Museum with its display of the history of Danish touring motorbikes. There is also notable architecture to see such as the modernist Sonderbro Church, the Romanesque Tyrsted Church and the medieval Horsens Klosterkirke which dates back to the 13th century. And situated in the Carloline Amalie Lund Park (also a favorite leisure site for locals) is the charming Town Museum and the municipal art gallery.