Guided city walks – Vejle’s World of Water: Heritage, Architecture, Floods and Hydropower

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Take part in an exciting city walk in Vejle and learn about the importance of water to the town. A tour that reaches back into time when Vejle was a ford – the name of the town derives from ‘vadested’ [ford] – and on unto the present day where the surrounding sea inspires Vejle’s magnificent architecture, while also presenting challenges in the form of floods.
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Banegårdspladsen 6

7100 Vejle

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Starting at the railway station in front of the VisitVejle office, this city walk will explore how water in many ways has shaped and continues to shape Vejle. The past, present and future – nature, industry and architecture – are all interlinked in the story of Vejle, which rose by the mouth of Vejle River: a tale of how local industry was built on waterpower, and about Vejle’s maritime heritage. Water is the theme of Vejle’s most eye-catching architecture – Bølgen and Fjordenhus. Water also guides the town’s resilience planning in response to its exposure to the rising seas.

On the city walk, the great and diverse story of Vejle’s relationship with water is told while you walk along the locks, the river, the low-lying areas, the old textile mills (Spinderihallerne) and the waterfront. The guided tour ends at Økolariet (Ecolarium), which features a fine illustration of the various floods Vejle has been exposed to. There is free admission to Økolariet during opening hours after the city walk.

Tickets for this guided tour are available online. Some tours are conducted in Danish, others in English – the flag indicates which language. If you would like to choose the date of your guided walk yourself, this is always an option. Hourly rates are available under the individual tour guides.

Address

Banegårdspladsen 6

7100 Vejle

Opening hours

16 Jul 20 / 16 Jul 20

Thu

10:00 -

23 Jul 20 / 23 Jul 20

Thu

10:00 -

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