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Top ChoiceMuseum in Kolding


Design buffs should get out of town to the Trapholt modern art and design museum, housed in an architectural wonder in Kolding's residential northeastern outskirts. There are a couple of classic artworks from the...

Top ChoiceCastle in Kolding


Koldinghus is Kolding’s extravagant showpiece, with the requisite turbulent history. A fortress occupied the land in 1268, while parts of the castle you see today can be traced to the mid-15th century. After a...

Italian in Kolding

Nicolai Biograf & Café

Inside a renovated old school, the Nicolai cultural centre houses an art-house cinema alongside a relaxed cafe serving gourmet pizza. The weekend brunch buffet (168kr) is a hit with in-the-know locals – kids can...

European in Kolding


The name (which means 'The Hygge Factory') may be the first thing that catches your eye here, but the set menu deserves attention: four courses including a welcome drink for 299kr. Begin with soup, followed by a...

Pub in Kolding

You’ll Never Walk Alone Pub

Known in town simply as ‘the English pub’, this traditional boozer lies in a passage between Jernbanegade and Klostergade. Outdoor seating, meals, weekend live music and big-screen football matches give it an...

Library in Kolding

Kolding Bibliotek

Another example of how good Denmark's public spaces are. This modern library is home to inviting chill-out spaces, events, information desks and installations from Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (the man...

French in Kolding

Den Blå Bistro

The Blue Cafe has a decided French accent and a large alfresco area for people-watching. The menu draws from easy-pleasing bistro favourites (caesar salad, croque-monsieur, moules-frites etc). You can also drop...

Historic Building in Kolding

Helligkorsgade 18

Kolding’s oldest house sits photogenically on the unassuming shopping strip of Helligkorsgade. It’s a wonky, orange-coloured, half-timbered affair built in 1589.

Italian in Kolding


A buzzing, beloved local pizza joint, with pasta and risotto dishes too. Rustic interior and plenty of alfresco tables (or takeaway available).

Historic Building in Kolding

Borchs Gård

The red-and-green half-timbered house on Akseltorv is Borchs Gård, a decorative Renaissance building dating from 1595.