Who would know better what to look for as a new student in town – than someone who has tried it?
We’ve asked Makaila Stierlin, student at VIA Design and editor of FOCUS Student Magazine for a few tips.
The days may be getting shorter, but Herning is bustling with a new energy as yet another school year starts. Whether you’ve lived here for awhile, you’ve moved recently, or you’re just passing through, the city has something special to offer you.
Herning is passionate about culture. As is well known, this area has deep roots in art and fashion, but many other cultural aspects can be appreciated as well. Design, architecture, music, food, literature, theatre – numerous creative spheres of influence are placed on center stage in Herning. To begin your journey, take a look at some of the other pages on this website (Herningerkultur.dk)
Here you can find a wealth of information on local places of interest, such as Jyske Bank Boxen, which is home to some of the biggest and best concerts in Denmark; HEART Museum of Contemporary Art, where the exhibitions are always inspiring; Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum, offering a taste of the 70s artistic style that has helped turn Herning into the design city it is today; Kulturfabrikken, providing an awesome excuse to fall in love with skateboarding and rock-climbing; Fermaten, a popular venue where about 120 concerts and shows are played per year; the congressional center MCH, a dynamic cultural house with lots of exciting conferences and shows; the library (Bibliotekerne), every student’s best friend and a wonderfully modern place to study or just relax; and KONTRAST, if you are looking for alternative events, in a place where diversity is in focus.
In a new place, finding good food (and drinks!) is almost as important as finding good friends. For a list of places to eat, hang out, or party the night away, check out visitherning.com or herningcity.dk. It’s difficult to choose our favorites, and everyone’s preferences are different, so we recommend asking your friends, acquaintances, and people you meet in town about their favorite places to spend their time – or just be adventurous and dive right in!
Although there are nice shops and cafes in Herning Centret, we recommend that you go to Herning city as much as you can. The atmosphere there is so nice, especially on the walking street. A good tip: remember to bring your student ID card with you! Many restaurants, cafes, and bars in Herning offer student discounts.
Lastly, you can create beautiful moments of your very own by stepping out your front door and into Herning’s nature. Take a trip out to Fuglsang Søen or Knudmosebjerget and traverse the winding trails in those areas, or rent a canoe and paddle the afternoon away. Or find a secluded spot and have a picnic with a friend.