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WELCOME TO HERNING


INHABITANTS Herning Municipality has 87.593 inhabitants, and has grown 4.7 per cent since 2006

WELCOME TO HERNING

NEWCOMERS Every year close to 4.000 new citizens move to the municipality

REAL ESTATE PRICES The average cost of a house is 11.081 DKK per square meter, which is less than half of the prices in Aarhus

GREEN AREAS 17.6 million square meters of forest, nature playgrounds, running trails, riding trails, parks, swimming lakes, rivers and streams, and mountain bike tracks

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

In Herning every opportunity is open for you and your family. We believe in a unified community, in activeness and in courage. In fact, these values have made Herning Municipality what we are today. The unified community means that both resources and aid are close by in your everyday life. Activeness and courage ensure that we constantly create new jobs – and great things to do in your spare time. Safety and good conditions for families are key priorities in Herning Municipality. We have guaranteed day care, we invest in schools and institutions, and we maintain our focus on the well-being of our children. When our citizens, our businesses and the municipality all unite and pull in

the same direction, great things happen. Activeness and decisiveness characterise our municipality, and it has established Herning as an area with sports and cultural events on an international level – as well as smaller events that make everyday life great fun. All of this has created a foundation of unity and close co-operation with engaged community associations. In Herning Municipality, you have great options for living a good life, and developing and living your dreams. Therefore, we say: Every opportunity is open.

Herning is a hub for public bus and train transport in the region. Direct connections to the major cities in the region. Approx. 3 hours direct train connection to Copenhagen

Moving to a new place and settling in, there are many things to investigate and work out.

SHOPPING Specialty stores, chain stores and supermarkets. Around Bredgade and Østergade in the city, or under one roof in the mall herningCentret

NEWCOMER SERVICE

Contact our newcomer service to get an overview of the possibilities in Herning Municipality – for example regarding housing, day care, schools, leisure activities and networks. Send an email to newcomer@herning.dk or read more at international.herning.dk


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The decision to move to a new place mainly happens because of a job or family. In Herning, we have a low unemployment rate and a high number of jobs.

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Herning is the cradle of the Danish textile industry, and we still have many jobs in the fashion and lifestyle industry in the area. Creativity and productivity go hand in hand in many different industries. For example, we have a number of highly specialised metal companies, and we have many businesses within the green energy, construction, IT and experience industries.

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HUB Herning is a hub for public transportation in the mid-Jutland region

The new regional hospital in Gødstrup northwest of Herning city will open from 2019, and will have approx. 2000 hospital jobs added, to 4000 jobs in total. The area around the new hospital is expected to be developed as a new area for housing and businesses. At the same time, the area of the old hospital in the city will be converted into a new residential district, most likely with creative and craft businesses as well.

NUMBER OF WORKPLACES

43.870

UNEMPLOYMENT At 3,7%, Herning is below the country average

With the many workplaces in the area of Herning, there are good options for getting a job and for changing jobs. If the job of your dreams is outside the municipality, Herning has an extended infrastructure and is a good point of departure for commuting. On the map to the left, you can see how far you get within an hour from Herning.


FAMILY IN FOCUS A happy life and a happy family are vital, and in Herning Municipality, we strive to create the best conditions for family life. DAYCARE GUARANTEE From when your child is 24 weeks until school age (6 years), day care is guaranteed in your local district

SCHOOLS We have 33 public schools and 7 private schools in Herning Municipality

ASSOCIATIONS Join others with common interests in one of the more than 400 associations/clubs

SPORT FACILITIES There are many options – sport centres, multipurpose pitches, swimming pools. Herning is the municipality in Denmark that has the most soccer fields per citizen

All children and young people are entitled to grow up in a safe environment. We aim for the highest quality in our offerings to children and young people. We value responsibility, engagement, good social settings and modern learning environments. We believe that is the best way to develop the competencies and potential of the individual child. Whether your children are into sports or creative activities, there are a wealth of opportunities – not only in Herning city, but also in the smaller and larger towns of the municipality. In general, we have a very active local community, and one of the highest rates of engagement in clubs and associations among municipalities in the country. In Herning, we praise both the community and the talents. If your child has a special sports or musical talent, talent classes are available in secondary school and upper secondary school. .

DID YOU KNOW THAT...

Since 2007, brand new schools have been built in Vildbjerg, Tjørring and Snejbjerg – and a new school is being built in Hammerum-Gjellerup.

School of singing

Ice hockey

School of arts

Dance

School of music

Ballet

KulturFabrikken – skateboard, scooter, climbing, parkour

Photo art

Streetbasket Soccer experimentarium Children’s theatre festival Musical festival for children Beach handball Children’s theatre Concerts Story time café Reading dog Skovsnogen – art in the woods Soccer Handball Swimming

kultur.herning.dk

Glass art Sewing Cooking American football Archery Cheerleading CrossFit Martial arts Ultimate Frisbee Floorball Boxing Wrestling …and a lot more

ACTIVE LIFE


FROM CITYLIFE TO COUNTRYSIDE With close to 50.000 inhabitants, Herning is the second largest city in the Mid-Jutland region, after Aarhus.

HOUSING STOCK 42.196 homes in January 2016

NEW HOMES 359 in 2015

INHABITANTS More than 95 per cent of our inhabitants are either “Happy” or “Very happy” to live in Herning Municipality

In Herning Municipality, there were 87.593 inhabitants in January 2016. By area, Herning is the third largest municipality in Denmark. In Herning Municipality, there are many different housing options. You can live in an apartment in the city, a townhouse or a detached house. Apartment block or attached house. A house in a quiet village or a farmhouse in the countryside. Enjoy city life or residential areas with safe foot and bicycle paths. The smaller towns and villages are especially known for being active and close communities. The city of Herning is situated centrally in the municipality and is practically merged with the suburbs Gjellerup, Hammerum, Birk, Lind, Snejbjerg, Tjørring and Gullestrup, which are located around the city. Towns in the municipality include Sunds, Vildbjerg, Aulum, Kibæk and Sdr. Felding – in addition to a number of smaller villages around the municipality.

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BUILD A HOUSE

Do you have a dream of building your own house? There are great opportunities in Herning Municipality. At Herning.dk, you can see which plots are for sale currently as well as plans for future parcelling.

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CULTURE AND EVENTS Every year Herning welcomes millions of guests. We have a varied selection of cafés, restaurants and shopping opportunities. The pedestrian street of Herning is centred around the city square (Torvet), and stretches from Østergade in the east to Bredgade in the west of the city centre. In the pedestrian street and small streets around it, you find specialty stores, chain stores, cafés and restaurants. The biggest mall of mid-Jutland, herningCentret, is located east of the city centre. Herning is a cultural centre, not only with the events in BOXEN, which has hosted more than 100 large concerts and sports events since 2010. Herning also offers a broad selection of cultural events of small or large size. In Birk you find two art museums; HEART, and the Carl-Henning Pedersen and Else Alfelt’s museum, which both have exhibitions on an international level. Also in Birk, you will find Ingvar Cronhammers’ enormous sculpture Elia, which has become a landmark of Herning. On top of this we have a number of music venues and theatres, like Fermaten and Team Teatret. The new library in the city centre has become a popular meeting point and study place - also many events take place here all year.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

The association International Society hosts social events or internationals and internationally minded people in the Herning area. Find more information and other tips for expats in the area on expat-in.dk


BEAUTIFUL NATURE Herning Municipality is known for its beautiful heath land. However, did you know that we have 1766 hectares of forest? By area, Herning is the third largest municipality in the country, and there are many beautiful nature spots around the municipality and also close to Herning city. For example, the nature centres Løvbakke forest and Præstkær, and the lignite fields in Haunstrup and Søby. In the bog area, Knudmosen, you are out in nature right next to the city, and at Skovsnogen Artspace in the southern part of the municipality, art and nature are merged. Even though we are placed in the middle of Jutland, there are plenty of options for enjoying water activities. We have swimming and fishing lakes, and rivers for a canoe trip for example. For even more action, we have a cable track for water skiing and wakeboarding at Knudmose Lake.

OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES & NATURE SPOTS Mountain bike trail · Cable track for water skiing and wakeboarding · Swimming lakes ·Sailing, canoeing, kayaking · Nature playgrounds · Walking, running and riding paths · Read more at visitherning.dk Løvbakke forest · Præstbjerg Nature Center · Knudmosen · Skjern River · Storåen (River) · Read more at natur.herning.dk


STUDENT CITY

With more than 9.000 students, including many internationals, Herning has the most students in Mid-Jutland. In the region, only Aarhus and Herning offer university programmes. The study environment of Herning is intimate; the education institutions are placed close to each other, and you can get cheap and attractive student apartments, for example in the city centre and in the campus area in Birk. Student associations and network groups offer different kinds of events and activities. The education programmes have a close co-operation with the local businesses, and good ideas are highly valued. Students can test and work with their business and innovation ideas in student incubator environments at AU Herning and VIA Design. With many students and more than 1 million event guests in the area every year, there are many opportunities to go out to cafés, bars and restaurants, considering the size of the city.

EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN HERNING MUNICIPALITY Aarhus University Herning · VIA Design (TEKO) · Erhvervsakademi MidtVest · Herningsholm Erhvervsskole · Agroskolen · Sosu-skolen · TUC DEKRA Transport education · On top of this, there are a number of business-oriented part-time training courses


international.herning.dk ¡ newcomer@herning.dk

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