It has managed to draw major names such as Bob Dylan, Madonna and The Rolling Stones.Horsens lies at the end of Horsens Fjord in eastern Jutland.
The first Danish iron foundry outside of Copenhagen was opened as well as tobacco and textile factories.
The city is currently undergoing a positive development with new industry moving to Horsens, or expanding their activities already in Horsens.
The city is surrounded by typical moraine landscape with low hills and valleys created by glaciers during the last ice ages.
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.
In the 13th century the city got its own legal code.