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Summer at the Museum Kolding

Experience the unique history of the UNESCO town of Christiansfeld on guided tours. We also offer dramatic city walks in Kolding, free historical tours, nature experiences at Skamlingsbanken, and children's activities. Book your spot now!



Welcome to the UNESCO city of Christiansfeld – a city with a unique history that is sure to fascinate you!

Join us on a historical city walk through the beautiful streets of Christiansfeld. Our knowledgeable guide will tell you stories about the city's rich past and about the Moravian Church's unique contribution from Christiansfeld's founding, to today, when the city has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On the guided tour, you will learn about the very special town plan and architecture that makes Christiansfeld a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Our city walk is primarily aimed at adults who want to immerse themselves in the city's history, but we also warmly welcome children.

So why wait? Join us on a journey through Christiansfeld's past.

Book your spot on our tour today!

Wednesdays at 13:30Saturdays at 13:30Sundays at 13:30

German toursThe tours are offered in German on Thursdays:
 4 July, 11 July, 18 July, 25 July, 1 August and 8 August

Duration: 11/2 hoursPrice: 80 DKK per person. Children between 3-17 years 40 kr. Language: DanishRemember to dress according to the weather – the tour takes place outdoors



The Battle of Kolding 23 April 1849

"There is hardly any Danish city that in the present, unhappy war has felt the burdens and horrors of war more than Kolding." – A Koldingian refugee, 1849

This year marks 175 years since the Battle of Kolding in 1849 left parts of the city as smoldering ruins. Both inside and outside Kolding, the Danish army had fought against the Schleswig-Holstein rebels to retake the border town.

The characters Widow Karen Jensen and Major Victor Knabstrup take you through the streets of Kolding, while they remember the fierce street battles, the brave soldiers and the pressured Koldingers. The city walk takes you up close to the wars, the human drama and the traces of the battles that can still be seen in the city today.

It is a story about the horrors, courage, helpfulness, suffering and cruel revenge of the enemy, just as the Danish army had driven the last Schleswig-Holstein soldier from the city.

Sunday 16 June at 14.00 – 15.30Tuesday 2 July at 19.00 – 20.30

Place: Staldgården 1, 6000 Kolding
Price: Adults 100 kr. Children under 18 years: 50 kr.
Duration: 1.5 hours

The tour takes place outdoors.



Join a free city walk in Kolding's history and learn more about your city. On this tour, you will get an insight into what Kolding looked like in the Middle Ages and developed into the city that you know today.

Are you aware that the street system in the center of Kolding is, apart from Jernbanegade, the same streets as in the Middle Ages? And did you know that in Kolding there was once a Grey Friars monastery, and that central Kolding is built in Koldinghus castle garden.

Our guide can show you traces of the bloody civil war on April 23, 1849 in the streets we use today to shop, and tell you about the time when the southern part of Kolding city was a factory area, and the western part was a cemetery and a fortification.

Meet at Akseltorv on Tuesdays in July at 13:00 and our guide can tell you about this and much more.

Time: 9 July, 16 July, 23 July and 30 July at 13.00Duration: 1 hourMeeting place: AkseltorvPrice: FreeOrganiser: Museum Kolding



Skamlingsbanken is a large natural area with a cultural history that you will not find in many other places in Denmark.

Museum Kolding invites you on a storytelling tour at the top of South and South Jutland. You will hear about a landscape shaped by the Ice Age and about how the place played a central role in the duchies and the Schleswig wars as early as the 1800s. And not only that; Throughout the 1900s, Skamlingsbanken was a place where great personalities spoke for Danishness, language, democracy and women's struggle. Well-known figures such as Gyrithe Lemche, Grundtvig, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Orla Lehmann and Kaj Munk have all given speeches from the historic rostrum, which you can also stand on.

The tour lasts about an hour and takes you to the most significant historical sites and the most beautiful views. You should expect to walk about 1 kilometer in a (lightly) hilly terrain.

The visitor center café is open; Here you can enjoy a light lunch before the tour or a cup of coffee and a piece of cake when the tour is over. After the tour, it is obvious to look inside the visitor center's exhibition and on your own immerse yourself in the history or hear the speeches given on site.

Meeting place: The split bottom stone of the car parkEnd point: The Visitor CentreTime: 13-14Date: 11/7, 18/7, 25/7, 1/8 and 8/8.Price: FreeLength: approx. 1 km. in hilly terrain



Together with nature guide Line, we set off on a pleasant family hike in nature at Skamlingsbanken. Along the way, Line talks about the very special nature of Skamlingsbanken. We examine the flowers and insects on site. And we feel the hills and hear about how the landscape has been shaped. Line has told us that there are drama queens in nature and that flowers, ants, butterflies cheat each other – she tells much more about that out in nature. Date: 23 July, 4 August and 9 AugustPrice: DKK 30 per child. Payment online or in the Visitor Centre.Duration: 1-1.5 hours. Target group: Children between 4 years and 12 years accompanied by an adultLimited number of seats: Show up well in advance or buy a ticket in advance.



What is it that is so special about Christiansfeld? You can find the answer to this when our guide Greta takes the whole family on a storytelling tour of the city's streets. Greta talks about what it was like to be a child in the Moravian church in Christiansfeld in the old days. Meet Greta at the well in the middle of Kirkepladsen – this is where the adventure begins.
The tour is aimed at 6-12 year olds, and their adultsDates: 8 July, 16 July and 25 July. Time: 11 am. Duration approx. 30 min. Price: DKK 30 per child. Tickets can be purchased on Museum Kolding's website or in the Sisters' House's museum shop. Note: limited number of seats (approx. 15 children per tour), please arrive well in advance or get to the front of the queue with an online ticket.

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