Facts about Herning

In a little more than 100 years Herning has developed into a center for dynamic businesses, varied culture and sports facilities. And also a great place to live.

Herning is a young city - it was founded as a market city in 1913. It has strong influences and expanded rapidly due to the textile industry. Nowadays, these traditions are still present with some textile companies left and with the design educations based at VIA Design in Birk.

The industries and companies have broadened a lot since then. Herning has a very varied business environment with strong and innovative players within metal, production, IT services, energy, hospitality and service industries.

With 86.864 citizens, Herning Municipality is 14th largest municipality in Denmark measured by population. By area, Herning is the 3rd largest municipality.

Within 1 hour from Herning you can:

  • Reach more than 500.000 jobs.
  • Be in Denmark's 2nd largest city of Århus on the east coast of Jutland.
  • Visit the beautiful and rough beaches on the west coast of Jutland.
  • Reach the nearest domestic airport Karup (25 min.), and Denmark's 2nd largest international airport Billund (45 min.).
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VisitHerning guides you to attractions, experiences and accommodation in the Herning area.

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International Society

International Society hosts events and connects expats and internationally minded people in the Herning & Ikast-Brande areas.

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