Vejle is a picturesque town known for the forested hills that rise to the north and south of the town and fjord. The windmill build on the southern hills of town has become the town symbol. The windmill can be seen from most parts of the city.
The Vejle region spreads out from the Vejle fjord via the Grejs valley to Jelling and through the Vejle Ådal river valley to Egtved.
Vejle was founded on an islet in the estuary of Vejle Ådal in the 12th century. The town was granted the privilege of being a royal borough in 1327 but led a quiet existence until industrialisation in the mid-19th century, after which the town grew to modern-day prominence as an attractive and affluent regional capital.
Today, Vejle brims with cultural events and urban living. The town has a thriving pedestrian street with boutique shopping, magnificent historic townhouses and quaint side streets. The city’s concert hall, Musikteatret, hosts a wide range of world-class entertainment within music and drama and there’s an international buzz at Casino Munkebjerg.
Vejle is also home to a number of exciting museums. Among the highlights is the newly refurbished Vejle Art Museum, which features some of the nation’s most prominent collections of Danish and European graphic art, and Okolariet, an exciting hands-on learning centre about nature, the environment and power supply. Other attractions include Vejle’s oldest building, Sct. Nicolai Church, from the mid-13th century and the city’s landmark windmill from 1847.
The forests around Vejle are places of outstanding natural beauty, such as in the rolling woodlands of Munkebjergskoven and Dyrehaven deer park with its roaming herds of fallow and sika deer. Vejle also offers an abundance of hotels and accommodations and is rich in gastronomic experiences.
The world-famous composer Jacob Gade, known for the classic tango Jealousy, was born in Vejle.
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