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City information

Welcome to Herning where adventures in the nature can be combined with unique cultural experiences and shopping in the textile capital of Denmark.

For many years Herning was known as the capital of the Heath and as the city with the most prominent textile industry in Denmark. Today Herning’s bridge-building status has been underlined further. Situated in the centre of Jutland, the city appears as a modern and dynamic link between the west- and eastern parts of Jutland.

With a wide range of industrial enterprices, financial jobs together with craft- and servicetrades Herning leads the way in the development of the western part of the region.

Herning has great tradition and experience with cultural events.

During the last three years Herning has hosted the following sports events:

- UEFA Under-21 Championships 2011
- Womens European Handball Championships 2010
- World Wrestling Championships 2009
- European Championships Badminton 2008
- In May 2012 Herning will host the start of the Cycling race Giro d’Italia.

Plus a wide range of concerts with international stars, for example:
- Lady Gaga
- Prince
- Kylie Minogue
- Justin Bieber
- Eric Clapton

The Community of Herning has approximately 86.000 inhabitants.