Vitus Bering, the famous Russian Navy captain was born here.The largest educational institution in Horsens is VIA University College offering a wide range of mostly technical educations.
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Industrialization started from the middle of the 19th century.The population rose dramatically when people from the countryside moved to the city to work in the factories.A lot of electronics and graphical companies are based there.Horsens also has the only Industrial Museum in Denmark. In recent years, much effort has been made to expand and improve cultural events.The Crime Festival is organized by Horsens Public Library.
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.
The museum shows technological development and developments in living conditions for workers. Peter Sørensen from the Social Democrats is mayor of Horsens.
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.