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Vejle seen from the south, 1765-69

Vejle’s history

Photo: Tegnet af Alexia De Lode. Foto: Vejle Stadsarkiv

The first mention of Vejle was in 1256, but the town is believed to be older. South of Kirketorvet, buildings have been excavated dating back to 1100 CE. In Denmark, market towns were granted status as royal boroughs in 1327.