When you come to Christiansfeld, plan a guided tour.
Christiansfeld is not a grown town, but was built following an elaborate plan. The main principle in this plan was the smooth functioning of the commune and the wellbeing of its members. When you walk through the streets and look at the houses, you immediately see that it was constructed within a relatively short time, and not grown over a long time. But all the details, how it was founded, how it developed, and what role it played since then, is something a tourguide can explain to you best.
Tyrstrup Vestervej 6, Christiansfeld, , Jutland, 6070, Denmark
Good for: Families
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Don't forget to buy some gingerbread!
Christiansfeld is also famous for its gingerbread (actually: honey bread) bakery.
The gingerbread is produced after an old recipe which the Herrnhuter settlers brought with them.
Most important for a religious settlement is the church of course.
It is quite large and without any decoration, kept in simple white, which gives it a very light and open atmosphere. The church room can actually hold about one thousand people! It is said to be the largest church hall without supporting columns in Denmark.
It still has a functioning congregaton, has connections to Herrnhuter (Moravian) Churches worldwide, and is also co-operating with the Danish Church. So that at major events it even today is filled with many people.