>>We are extremely proud to host the IHF 2019 World Championship – and we look forward to seeing you all. Whether you are a handball fan, spectator, player, official or volunteer we will do whatever possible to make your visit to Herning a fun, festive and exciting experience. We, the citizens of Herning Municipality, will strive to give you a warm welcome in January 2019. << Lars Krarup, mayor of Herning.
Herning has formed a tradition of hosting large-scaled sport events. In 2012 two stages of the Giro d’Italia took place here, and the city has been host to i.e. the World Championship in Ice Hockey, the European Under-21 Football Championship, World Women's Handball Championship and European Championships in cycling, men’s handball, table tennis, swimming, triathlon, volleyball and badminton.
Jyske Bank BOXEN where the games will be played, has an audience capacity of 11,000 - 15,000. It was inaugurated on October 20th, 2010 with a spectacular concert by Lady Gaga.
Jyske Bank Boxen has since then welcomed artists such as Prince, Linkin Park, Paul McCartney, Adele, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Rihanna, George Michael, Britney Spears, Depeche Mode, etc.
>>These events have attracted tens of thousands of spectators – and we look forward to welcoming thousands of cheerful handball fans to our area. I hope that you will seize the opportunity to experience the many sights and attractions of the area – from interesting museums and captivating nature to top of the line shops, cafes and restaurants. I know that they are all looking forward to service you, our handball visitors, during the championships.<< Lars Krarup, mayor of Herning.
Whether you are a shopaholic, foodie, culture seeking or into breathtaking nature experiences Herning is full of fun!
The many specialized stores in Herning induce customers with fashionable Danish design and international brands. Both the city and the mall are filled with boundless shops, where the staffs are eager to make sure that you return with just the right items.
When you are done with a day of shopping and the hunger starts to set in, why not head to the downtown area where you will find an abundance of restaurants offering both local Danish treats like “Smørrebrød” and high-end international cuisine.
Go to www.visitherning.com and download the app where you will find all the tips and tricks for a great stay in Herning.
Arena Name: Jyske Bank Boxen
Arena capacity: 11,000 - 15,000
Games in Jyske Bank Boxen: Group C, Group II in the main round and the Final Weekend.
Famous players from Herning: Jesper Nøddesbo (pivot) who played 223 games for Denmark where he won both the European Championship (2008) and the Olympic Games (2016).