Haderslev is a 700 year old market town, which is marked by its long history. Fierce fires in 1627 and 1759 destroyed large parts of the town, but despite the devastation, it remains well preserved. After the fires, rococo gabled houses were built and many of them still remain, dating back to the 16th century - it is especially southeast of the cathedral that the old gabled houses can be found.
There are several guided tours around the city, and if you are interested in architectural history, we highly recommend a guided tour of the old town and the interesting stories hidden in the walls of the historic buildings.
The cathedral is part of the city centre and also Haderslev's landmark. The Gothic cathedral, also called the Church of Our Lady, can be seen from all sides as it is built on the highest point of the city. Most Fridays of the year, the Slevigske Musikkorps (Slevigian Music Corps) holds a guard parade from the barracks to the cathedral, where they turn over a page in the regiment's Book of Remembrance, honouring all the fallen from the regiment, from the battles against the Prussians and Austrians in 1864 to the last wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. So Haderslev is always worth considering when planning a holiday in Denmark or just going away for a relaxing weekend break.
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