Vejle Travel Guide, Denmark
Vejle Travel Guide – The City of the Fjord
Vejle is a delightful town in Denmark which lies at the head of Vejle Fjord 22 miles from Billund and 50 miles from Odense.. It is also the capital city of Region Syddanmark in south-east of Jutland Peninsula. The city of Vejle has around 50,210 inhabitants.
Its actual name comes from the old word ’wæthelæ’, which means ’fjord’, probably because of its location at a main crossroads at the fjord over Vejle River.
Vejle is supposed to have been founded in 1256, the year when the town was first mentioned as being established, but it is believed to be probably older. Throughout its history, the town has contributed to the economical development of the area as being an important merchant town at a busy crossroads. At present, it is still playing a significant role as an important junction for road and rail transport.
Vejle Travel Guide – The City of Legos
Vejle is mainly known for its picturesque landscape of fjord, river valley and woods on the hills in the north and south of the city. On the south hills, everyone visiting Vejle can see a windmill which is considered to be the symbol of the city and it is rather visible from everywhere in town no matter where you might stand. It offers a lovely urban atmosphere and its interesting art and culture can be discovered while walking down its streets or visiting impressive sights such as Vejle Art Museum, St. Nicolai Church, the grave of the Egtved girl, the Engelsholm Castle and Legoland.
The most astonishing place to visit recommended by Vejle travel guide is the site of the Legoland Theme Park. It houses enormous Lego exhibits such as Lego Dutch cityscape, Lego Statue of Liberty, Lego Mount Rushmore and many others, all constructed with millions Lego pieces. Anyone passionate for Legos remains amazed by the brilliance of the construction and design of the Lego exhibits. The entry fee is $25.
Vejle houses the Vejle Boldklub, which was the leader of Danish football championship for a few times in the past. The club plays in red shirts and white shorts. Its home ground, Vejle Stadion, is located in Nørreskoven, the northern part of the city, beautifully surrounded by forest. Great football players like Allan Simonsen and Thomas Gravesen belonged to Vejle Boldklub.
Vejle Travel Guide – Accommodation and Public Transport
Vejle always welcomes its visitors and offers good accommodation in its modern 3-star and 4-star hotels, motels, bed & breakfast inns, all located so as to provide awesome panoramic views of Vejle harbor and city.
The bus public transport network provides good connections between the main parts of the city as well as to the Billund Airport and the entire Vejle region. Wherever you want to go, a bus stop or a train station is always nearby to serve you. Distances between main sites are quite short and easy to reach.
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