Hotel KoldingfjordFjordvej 154
AEM2018 will take place in one of the most beautiful parts of Denmark, at the spectacular Hotel Koldingfjord a place steeped in history.
Although it looks like a castle, Koldingfjord did not start out as either a castle or a hotel. In 1911 it opened as a sanitarium for children suffering from tuberculosis, and the enterprise was financed from the sale of Christmas stamps.
Since 1904 these stamps have been sold each year in December and the proceeds are still used to run the Christmas Stamp Homes. Tuberculosis is not a health problem in Denmark anymore, and focus has shifted from children suffering from tuberculosis and malnourishment to children suffering from obesity and mobbing.
Every year has its own stamp and many famous Danish artists have designed Christmas stamps – among those our queen, Queen Margrethe II.
Koldingfjord is now totally renovated and serves as a hotel, a popular place for celebrating weddings and, of course, as a fully modern conference venue with state of the art equipment
and a gourmet restaurant.
The city of Kolding
Like Koldingfjord, the city of Kolding has a long, interesting, and dramatic history.
The city was first mentioned in writing in 1231 and Koldinghus, the old castle, was built in 1268 by the king to defend the country’s southern borders.
The castle is now a museum and known internationally for its many excellent exhibitions of art, silverware, interiors, and jewelry.
Kolding itself is a modern center for commerce and industry.
Read more about the city’s history and its many attractions at Visit Kolding
How to get there:
- Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Kastrup
- Billund Airport (BLL), Billund
- Hamburg Airport (HAM), Hamburg, Germany
From Copenhagen Airport you can either go by domestic flight to Billund (45 min) or you can take the direct train to Kolding (2,5 hours).
From Billund Airport you can take the airport bus to Kolding and a taxi from the station to Hotel Koldingfjord.
From Hamburg Airport in Germany where you can rent a car and drive the 240 km to Kolding. See the route here and put the address: Fjordvejen 154, 6000 Kolding in your GPS. You can also go by train from Hamburg to Kolding (4 hours) and take a taxi from the station.