Hedensted is a quite little town just east of Vejle. It’s small but has an excellent baker, Byen’s Bager, several well stocked grocery stores and a fish monger who comes Tuesdays and Thursdays. It also boasts a very good ladies and mens clothing store, and lovely church and a good pizza joint.
Julesminde is a summer town, not unlike Penticton or Sechelt, where tourists and Danes alike book time to spend at the beach. I was there pre-season and it was very quiet but still a beautiful place to visit.
A short drive away is the Palsgaard. Part of the property is taken by a company that makes food additives while the other part is an open air venue where plays and music are presented. I believe it was originally a manor house farm. The surroundings are beautiful. On evenings where there is a performance, people bring dinner, lay it out on the lawn, open a bottle of wine, and enjoy an evening of entertainment.
The day I visited, the daffodils were blooming under the beech trees, while dozens of birds sang in the trees. Pictures just don’t do the scene justice.