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Holstebro coat of arms
Holstebro (Denmark)
Basic data
State : DenmarkDenmark Denmark
Region : Midtjylland
(since 2007) :
Coordinates : 56 ° 21 ′  N , 8 ° 37 ′  E Coordinates: 56 ° 21 ′  N , 8 ° 37 ′  E
Founded: 1274
Population :
Postal code : 7500
Sister cities : NorwayNorway Karmøy

RomaniaRomania Brașov

Website: www.holstebro.dk
Torvet in Holstebro
Torvet in Holstebro
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The town of Holstebro [ hɔlsdəˈbʀoːʔ ] is the administrative seat of the municipality of Holstebro in the Danish region of Midtjylland . It is located on the Storå river.

The city is the center of the cattle trade .

In Holstebro, on August 10, 1975, the highest daily maximum temperature in Denmark since weather records began in 1874: 36.4 ° C.

Population development

year 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005
Residents 36,777 37,606 38,529 39.179 40,448 41.210


Since 1966 the city has been the seat of Odin Teatret , which offers and organizes various kinds of cultural activities both on its homestead just outside the village and in Holstebro itself and the surrounding area.


The handball club TTH (Team Tvis Holstebro) is based in Holstebro, and their men's and women's teams play in the highest Danish league. The games will be played in the Gråkjær Arena (3250 seats). Organized by the TTH, the Holstebro Cup takes place in Holstebro every year , which is Denmark's largest handball tournament with around 300 teams and 4,000 participants.

The football club Holstebro Boldklub currently plays in the 4th Danish league, the Danmarksserien . The home games are played in Holstebro Idrætspark, a 15,000-seat stadium. This stadium is also a training and competition venue for the local athletics club AK-Holstebro. Another football club is the fifth division Måbjerg IF from the suburb of Måbjerg .

In the indoor swimming pool Holstebro Badeland there is a competitive swimming pool with a 50 m lane , which is used by the Holstebro Svømmeclub swimming club .


  • The city is particularly characterized by an extensive collection of modern sculptures and sculptures in the street scene; Last but not least, the magic rock on Færchtorvet in the middle of the city, where walking is not only possible but also expressly encouraged.
  • The Holstebro Church dates from 1907. It was built in place of the medieval church that was demolished in 1906. Many furnishings from the old church have been reused in the new church.

Twin cities

Holstebro has been a member of Douzelage since it was founded in 1991. One city from one European Union state is represented in this twin city partnership .

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Holstebro  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics banks -> Befolkning og valg -> BY1: Folketal January 1st efter byområde, alder og køn (Danish)
  2. Alletiders varmerekord Danmarks Radio, August 10 2012th
  3. Jens Ramskov: Verdens vejrrekorder Ingeniøren, July 6, 2015.