Extensive archaeological excavations in the centre of Horsens in 19 revealed remains dating back to the Vikings have also provided information on the town's subsequent historical development, from the Viking era through the Middle Ages right up to the present.
In 1992 Horsens celebrated its 550-year anniversary as a market town.
Its situation at the narrowest point of the wide and scenic Horsens Fjord was a natural reason for the Vikings to gather here in their time.
Already in the stoneage people lived here, a lot of relicts proves that, e.g.
It was the site of the ditch or fortification which protected the town from outsiders.