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.

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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.

In 2006 the prison was closed and the newly built State Prison of East Jutland was opened.

The new prison, which is placed near Horsens, held the mass murderer Peter Lundin for a period.

Several internationally known artists, such as Madonna, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Joe Cocker, Elton John, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, David Bowie, José Carreras, Helmut Lotti, Westlife, R. M., Paul Mc Cartney, Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, AC/DC, U2, Rammstein and Snow Patrol have performed, or have performances planned in Horsens. Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band Pretty Maids is from Horsens.

One of the largest cultural events in Denmark is the annual European Medieval Festival on the last Friday and Saturday in August.

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.

Their home ground is the 10,400 capacity CASA Arena Horsens.