Kolding - where new and old meets with a private guide
A beautiful, medieval castle welcomes travellers to the Kingdom of Denmark. Kolding was the gateway to Denmark for many centuries. In 1808 Napoleon's hired Spanish soldiers burned down the castle by accidence. The renovation of the castle is unique, where the ruin is kept within a new architectonical structure.
Kolding is a town focussing on design, which can be seen eg. in the Campus Area with the University designed by Henning Larsen, who also designed the beautiful Opera House in Copenhagen. It has therefore just received the honour of becoming a Unesco Creative City.
The old town of Kolding can tell other stories, e. g. about the war in 1849 between 50, 000 Prussian soldiers and 40, 000 Danish soldiers.
Recent stories like that of the renowned baker, Bertram Knudsen ("it is all about the butter"), and Chresten Berg, who started the liberal newspapers in Denmark, are also told on this walk in central Kolding
A guided, internal tour at Koldinghus Castle, including a tour to the top of the tower, if you want, from where the town with the beautiful situation by the fjord can be seen.
A guided walk in the historic part of Kolding; including the church and the bridge over the river; previously the southern border of Denmark.
A guided walk in the Design Area of Kolding, including the Campus Area as well as Design City Kolding itself, telling about the outcome of focussing on Design.
The tour can be arranged from your cruise ship coming to Fredericia if this is how you arrive. This adds on the time. Please inquire.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Square in front of railway station.
End location: Same place or other place agreed with my guests.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
My services as a guide in Kolding is paid for by the specified amount.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
90 DKK - Entrance fee to Koldinghus.
Entrance fee to the castle; 90 DKK/person (about 18 $)
- Due to licence and insurance issues I cannot act as driver/guide. I arrange transport and use public transport or taxis for tours.
- My northernmost servicing point in Jutland is Aalborg, I do not take tours to Skagen.