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KoldingDenmark

A warm welcome awaits visitors to the medieval castle, glorious parks, art galleries and museums of this town in eastern Jutland. 

Botanical gardens, a restored 750-year-old castle and art museums are among the attractions in friendly Kolding, at the mouth of the Kolding Fjord. The town grew to prominence in the 13th century with the building of a royal castle, Koldinghus. Visit the castle to watch reenactments of medieval events and see displays of antique armory, ceramics, furniture and silverware.

Find many attractions within a short walk from the castle. Enjoy a stroll around Slotsø lake and look for a small boat reserved solely for Denmark’s queen. Relax on the grassy lawns of Slotshaven and Sct. Jørgens Have or go boating on the lake at Legeparken.

Kolding’s town center is a meandering collection of pedestrian-only streets and cobblestone alleys lined with bars, cafés, handicraft shops and retail outlets. Admire the half-timbered houses on Helligkorsgade, which date to the 16th and 17th centuries. Visit notable landmarks such as the Rådhus (City Hall) and Sankt Nikolai Kirke. Learn about local history at Kolding Stadsarkiv and see exhibits of historic toys at the Legetøjsmuseet.

Catch a bus or walk along the northern shores of Kolding Fjord to the Trapholt Museum to see Danish furniture design, sculptures, textiles and visual arts. Nearby is the Dansk Sygeplejehistorisk Museum, which chronicles Denmark’s nursing history.

Make use of the excellent local bus network to reach other attractions away from the town center. Spot exotic plants at Geografisk Have botanical garden and explore a miniature version of Kolding as it looked around the 1860s at Kolding Miniby.

Play a round of golf at Birkemose Golf Club or Kolding Golf Club. Try kayaking and rowing on Kolding Fjord. Bike or hike along the forest trails of Marielundskoven.

Kolding is on the eastern shores of the Jutland peninsula. Billund Airport is just a 40-minute drive away and receives regular flights from major European cities. It’s also easy to get to Kolding via train from Aarhus, Copenhagen and Flensburg, Germany. Extend your stay to visit other towns in Jutland’s Vejle region, including the architecturally impressive Christiansfeld.

Top hotels in Kolding

Zleep Hotel Kolding
Zleep Hotel Kolding
3 out of 5
Gronningen 2, Kolding
The price is £67 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov

Located in the heart of Kolding, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Legeparken, Koldinghus and Queen Dorothea's Bathhouse. Marielundssoen and Det Gamle ...

3.8/5Good! (900 reviews)

"Average hotel that is close to the center. However, it wasn’t the cleaning."…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2020

Zleep Hotel Kolding
Kolding Hotel Apartments
Kolding Hotel Apartments
4 out of 5
Kedelsmedgangen 2, Kolding
The price is £99 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov

This family-friendly Kolding aparthotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Koldinghus, Geografisk Have and Trapholt Museum. Brodremenighedens ...

4.3/5Excellent! (416 reviews)
Recommended

"Great location , apartment was clean and they promote recycling . Have used the apartments before and will again"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2020

Kolding Hotel Apartments
Hotel Kolding
Hotel Kolding
3.5 out of 5
Banegårdspladsen 7, Kolding
The price is £99 per night from 12 Nov to 13 Nov

Located in the heart of Kolding, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Koldinghus and Nicolai for Children. Geografisk Have and Trapholt Museum are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (47 reviews)

"Imødekommende service i receptionen og god morgenmad med stort udvalg. Rengøring på værelset var også meget tilfredsstillende."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

Hotel Kolding
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Kolding

Kolding Hotel Apartments
Kolding Hotel Apartments
4 out of 5
Kedelsmedgangen 2, Kolding
The price is £99 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov

This family-friendly Kolding aparthotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Koldinghus, Geografisk Have and Trapholt Museum. Brodremenighedens ...

4.3/5Excellent! (416 reviews)
Recommended

"Great location , apartment was clean and they promote recycling . Have used the apartments before and will again"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2020

Kolding Hotel Apartments
Dancamps Kolding
Dancamps Kolding
3 out of 5
Vonsildvej 19, Kolding
The price is £179 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

Situated in the business district, this campsite is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kolding Miniby and within 3 miles (5 km) of Geografisk Have and Sct Nikolai Kirke. Det ...

3.4/5Good! (16 reviews)
Iskold hytte

"kom til en iskold hytte, hvor soverummet lugtede af gammelt alkohol. Larm fra hovedvejen og rystelser kunne mærkes inde i hytten"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2019

Dancamps Kolding
Rural Idyll Close to Town
Rural Idyll Close to Town
Langholtgårdsvej 2, Kolding, Syddanmark

Located in a rural location, this family-friendly villa is within 6 mi (10 km) of Geografisk Have, Nicolai for Children, and Marielundssoen. Rebæk Strand and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
relax in mezzo alla campagna danese

"La casa di Pia è perfetta per gli amanti della pace e della tranquillità. Immersa nella campagna è comoda per raggiungere l'autostrada e il supermercato è vicino. La casa è equipaggiata di tutto, e i bambini troveranno molti giochi in ottime condizioni da usare."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

Rural Idyll Close to Town
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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