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Colors of Kolding - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Local residents are very friendly people with a great sense of humor. They are not used to being in a hurry, performing all routine affairs very responsibly, as well as devoting enough time to rest. All citizens are very respectful to the history of their city and its historical traditions. They are also distinguished by being fond of art in all its manifestations. Some interesting reminders about the history of the city are found here literally everywhere. Even ordinary manholes here are decorated with interesting memorable inscriptions and drawings. Searching for such antique hatches has already become popular entertainment for some tourists.
1. The best way to explore the city attractions is by foot. Kolding is a very small town so interesting architectural objects and historical monuments are located literally at every step. … Open
It must be said that inhabitants of Kolding are quite good at foreign languages, many of them speak English, Spanish and Italian. However, they are very reluctant to communicate in foreign languages. Travelers who want to make a good impression on the locals should definitely learn a few simple phrases in Danish - they will certainly appreciate this gesture.
Local people have a special idea of "homeland". For most of them, the homeland is nothing but their own family home, in the improvement of which they always invest a lot of effort and money. Even small courtyards of old houses are always well-groomed and clean. Such a great love for the home makes Kolding an incredibly comfortable and well-kept city. Copyright
Kolding is a small provincial town that is located not far away from the border with Germany. Start your observation of this place from its central street. Here you will find several large … Open
Since the city lies on the coast, fishing remains one of the favorite types of recreation for locals. Once fishing was one of the principal livelihoods for citizens. Even today it is a very important part of the local economy. Now many locals have their own yacht or boat moored in the harbor so they can go fishing at any time. Often townspeople rent out their yachts and boats for tourists for whom fishing is also a favorite form of entertainment.
Most interesting holidays and festivals in Kolding are held in the pre-Christmas period. In the first half of December, the city hosts the annual Light Festival, the program of which lasts as long as three days. As part of this festival, all the iconic city attractions and landmarks are artistically illuminated. Typically, on these festive days, about forty art installations change the city's appearance beyond recognition.
In Kolding, tourists with children will be able to organize an exciting cognitive holiday. The city has many excellent family attractions and beautiful parks. If children have a fondness for … Open
The facades of historic houses and other buildings are adorned with colorful murals. They look so realistic that at first glance it is difficult to believe in their light nature. Musical concerts and special programs devoted to various fields of contemporary art are always held in Kolding within the framework of the festival.
Saxildhus When the Light Festival ends, the city begins preparations for Christmas and the New Year. Its central streets and squares are decorated with garlands of hundreds of shining light bulbs, a traditional fair with a rich selection of souvenirs, sweets, and New Year decorations opens in the city. On these days, life in Kolding does not freeze until late at night when many locals are in search of gifts for loved ones.
Classical Danish restaurants predominate in Kolding, here you can taste traditional regional specialties. Fish and seafood, potatoes and pork dishes are available on the menu all year round. … Open
Throughout the year, the city hosts many interesting events and themed festivals. Thanks to one of them, the city is well known to racing fans. Every year in the summer, sports competitions are organized in the area of Kolding. Those who like to while away evenings watching interesting films would probably be interested in visiting the city during the Film Festival. During this period, in local cinemas, one can watch film novelties, as well as participate in interesting themed activities.
Trapholt Art Museum Music festivals are usually organized in the summer. Open-air stages on which musicians perform are usually set up directly in city parks and on city squares. Entrance to most concerts is absolutely free of charge. The townspeople's respectful attitude to traditions is reflected in their love for historical holidays. Most of them take place in the summer, interesting historical reenactments are organized on the grounds of local castles and museums. Participants of such spectacular events will have a chance to observe military constructions and solemn processions, knights’ tournaments, and costumed performances.
Kolding's main historical symbol is the ancient castle Koldinghus, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Denmark. The very first defensive fortress was built on its site in the … Open
In other words, locals have a variety of ways to relax and have fun together. Their friendly nature allows travelers to feel a part of this unique culture, get into a cheerful mood, and find a lot of new impressions. All local holidays are truly traditional, there are very few tourist-oriented festivals here.
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Survived castles around Kolding
♥   Castle 'Koldinghus Castle' , 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hindsgavl Castle' , 14.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Engelsholm Castle' , 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tirsbæk Palace' , 27.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gram Castle' , 33.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Harridslevgaard Castle' , 40.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hagenskov Castle' , 43.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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