While many cities have emerged somewhat randomly at old commercial and traffic centres, the founding of Christiansfeld has been carefully planned. The aim was to create a perfect city to house the Moravian Brethren in Denmark. The story behind the city is still alive and charming in the straight streets with the yellow houses that characterise the cityscape. The German building tradition mixed with the humility of religion is apparent in the rigorous and simple architecture. Here you will find a calmness and hospitality that invites you to extend your visit by a night or two.
Christiansfeld is Denmark’s only UNESCO world heritage city. When in 1771 King Christian VII allowed the Moravian Brethren to build a city in Denmark, no one could know that the city, just under 250 years later, would be so faithful to the original values and plans, that the old city would be considered unique and worthy of preservation for posterity. Time has not stood still in Christiansfeld, but the city has developed in respect of its original ideas, offering a fascinating and harmonious experience, which is most certainly worth a visit.