Horsens also has the only Industrial Museum in Denmark. In recent years, much effort has been made to expand and improve cultural events.
Excavations have shown that the city was expanded around 1300, with a moat going around the city and its harbour.
Industrialization started from the middle of the 19th century.
The city is currently undergoing a positive development with new industry moving to Horsens, or expanding their activities already in Horsens.
A lot of electronics and graphical companies are based there.
Horsens is also home to professional basketball team Horsens IC who play in Basketligaen.
The team plays at Forum Horsens which has a capacity of 3,300.
Every year, many well-known crime writers visit Horsens.
The city is home to Horsens Industrimuseum, a museum showing the history of the industrial society.
Horsens is 50 km (31 mi) south of Aarhus and 30 km (19 mi) north of Vejle, and approximately 200 km (120 mi) from Copenhagen.
It is believed the name Horsens derives from the old Danish words hors (horse) and næs (naze, headland). The earliest traces of a city are remains of a pagan burial site and houses dating back to the 10th century.
The largest educational institution in Horsens is VIA University College offering a wide range of mostly technical educations.