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Panorama of Herning
Panorama of Herning
Coat of arms of Herning
Coordinates: 56°08′19″N 8°59′23″E / 56.13861°N 8.98972°E / 56.13861; 8.98972
RegionMid Jutland (Midtjylland)
 • MayorDorte West
 • Urban
32.8 km2 (12.7 sq mi)
 • Municipality1,323.5 km2 (511.0 sq mi)
58 m (190 ft)
 • Urban
 • Urban density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
 • Gender [1]
25,128 males and 25,437 females
 • Municipality
DemonymHerningbo Herningenser
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central Europe Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2
Postal code
DK-7400 Herning
Area code(+45) 9

Herning is a town in Denmark. It is in the Central Denmark Region on the Jutland peninsula. It is the main town and the administrative center of Herning Municipality. The town has a population of 50,565 people, including the surrounding areas Tjørring, Snejbjerg, Lind, Birk, Hammerum, and Gjellerup. It is the 11th most populous urban area in Denmark.[2]

Industry[change | change source]

There are many small furniture and textile businesses in and around Herning.[3]

Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning.

Attractions[change | change source]

The town is home to Messecenter Herning, the largest exhibition center in Scandinavia. It hosts various trade fairs. Herning also has several notable attractions, including the Carl-Henning Pedersen and Else Alfelt's Museum of Art and three buildings designed by architect Jørn Utzon.

Carl-Henning Pedersen and Else Alfelt's Museum of Art (also known as Herning Art Museum) is located in the city.

Three buildings in the city were designed by the architect Jørn Utzon. One is owned by the public, and two are privately owned.

There is a monumental artwork called Elia by sculptor Ingvar Cronhammar. The sculpture is located near the Herning Art Museum.

The old Herningsholm Estate in Herning is open to the public for tours. The Classensborg Estate, now called Skarrildhus, is situated 25 km south of the town. It is closed to the public because it is a private hotel and educational facility. However, the grounds can be visited and are known for their beautiful displays of flowering plants rhododendrons during the spring season.

The Herning Museum displays a history of Herning, as well as the development of moorland agriculture and ancient textile production.[4][5] The museum also operates educational exhibits that travel to different locations.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. BY1: Population 1. January by urban areas, age and sex The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. "The Mobile Statbank - Population 1. January by urban and rural areas, population, area and population density and time". m.statbank.dk. Retrieved 2023-06-12.
  3. Pyke, Frank (1992). Industrial Development Through Small-firm Cooperation: Theory and Practice. International Labour Organization. ISBN 978-92-2-108256-9.
  4. "Herning Museum" Archived 2 February 2017 at the Wayback Machine, Sol Og Strand,
  5. "Denmark – Herning Museum" Archived 2017-02-02 at the Wayback Machine. European Tourist Guide.
  6. Danish Journal. Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1971. pp. 24–25.