The Trapholt museum of modern art, applied art and furniture design is housed in an architectural wonder in Kolding’s residential northeastern outskirts. There are a couple of classics from the Skagen artists, vibrant modern pieces and a sculpture garden. Downstairs, the furniture collection has examples of covetable Danish chairs, with many fine examples by the likes of iconic designers Hans Wegner, Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen.

One of Trapholt’s more intriguing exhibits is Jacobsen’s prototype summerhouse, Kubeflex (the only one of its kind). It was designed by Jacobsen in 1969-70 and involves cubic modules designed to be added to as the need arose. The house is open at 1pm and 3pm daily (also at 11am weekends).

All in all, Trapholt is one of the most impressive museums in Jutland – and the view-enriched cafe and giftshop are also top-notch. Take bus 4 to get here.


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