This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Brande. To help you make friends with Brande before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The western-Danish town of Brande, Denmark, is located in Region Midtjylland, in the central area of the Jutland peninsula. It is roughly a hundred kilometres west of Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark and the hub for trade and industry in Jutland. The town has a population of approximately seven thousand. Siemens Wind Power has an important subsidiary in Brande.
Getting there is easy. The motorway A18 passes by the town, connecting Herning with Vejle. Brande also has a railway station. If you want to take a train from Aarhus, it takes roughly an hour and fifty minutes. Regular train services are available during the week and at the weekends. The history of the town dates back to the ninth century. Back then, it was a small settlement with some farms and a vicarage. The focus only was on cultivating the land, however, the name Brande has lasted ever since. One of the architectural highlights is Brande Church, a Roman church, which was built in the late twelfth century. The whitewashed church has undergone several rebuildings throughout its history. After its construction in the late twelfth century, the tower and the porch were added in the fourteenth century. The last bigger restoration was carried out in the mid-twentieth century when transepts, the christening-chapel, and a vestry were added.
Art and culture play an important role in the Ikast-Brande region and are visible in the city and in the landscape because the concept focuses on pieces of art in the open space. In particular, the inspiring street art is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Brande and completely for free. It all started in the mid-twentieth century, when the doctor Ole Bendix and the lawyer Jørgen Mansfeld-Giese started to create the very first mural painting. Nowadays, wall paintings and art in the open space can be seen all over the town of Brande. The supply of museums, galleries, and music clubs in the region complete the reputation of a town with a great significance in art and culture in Midtjylland.
If you like outdoor activities, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are very popular with locals as well as tourists.
If you want to stay in Brande, you can choose from hotels and guesthouses; there are limited options for a hostel in Brande, Denmark. Your Brande, Denmark hostel is located in the centre and is easy to reach; it's a hostel of good quality with reasonable prices and you'll have TV and Wi-Fi in all rooms.
Written by local enthusiast for Brande hostelsFlo