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 Bredsten. To help you make friends with Bredsten before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Bredsten is a small village in Denmark that is a few miles west of Vejle, the capital city of the Vejle municipality. The village has a small population of just under 2000 people. It is one of the older parts of the country. The church in town dates back to the Middle Ages, although it was refurbished and renovated in the 18th century.
Hostels in Bredsten are not too common. Those that are available are cheap, clean, and owned by friendly hostel owners who are very welcoming. Eating here is part of the charm, so make sure you order meals at your hostel for a taste of good Danish cooking. There are also restaurants in the village with free beverages and all-you-can-eat buffets.
A good place to visit in Bredsten is the Engelsholm Castle, or Engelsholm Slot. It is located in one of the more scenic parts of the town. It is usually open to the public, except on the weekends. The area around the castle is just as worthy of a visit as the inside. There is a moat around it and large gardens too. The castle is very well-preserved and is one of the best sights in the region.
Another great historical building is the Bredsten Kirk, or the Bredsten Church. It is located at one of the highest points in the village. The church has a distinctly baroque architecture with a spire shaped like an onion. Built in 1100, this whitewashed old building with its lead roof and its rococo pulpit is one of the top places to see in the village.
One last place to visit is Ravningbroen, the ancient Viking bridge that is over 700 meters long. A station nearby details the history of the bridge as it stretches across the Vejle River Valley. It was built in the year 979, and still stands today.
Written by local enthusiast for Bredsten hostelsJakob Lombardi