Spinderihallerne - a unique history

Spinderihallerne is at the root of some of Vejle's most important history and one of the best preserved examples of Vejles industrial legacy, still maintaining the factory buildings' original structure from their inception in 1896. It is the story of how the city evolved from being a small provincial town to a thriving industrial city.

Originally a cotton mill founded in 1896, Spinderihallerne was the beating heart of Vejle's historic working class neighbourhood, Vestbyen (Western area), for over a 100 years. The cotton industry was a vivifying source of life for the city and employed 25% of the city's industrial work force as well as making Vejle a nationwide front runner within the cotton industry, earning the nickname "Denmark's Manchester."

Refurbished and reopened in 2010 as a hub for creative and innovative start-ups, Spinderihallerne continues to tell the story about Vejle's development moving from an industrial economy to a knowledge- and experience economy, in which machines are now replaced by creativity and mind power.