Christiansfeld has been recognized as a World Culture Heritage site by UNESCO
UNESCO has recognized Christiansfeld as a World Culture Heritage site. This is a great privilege for the town, who has already experienced an increased interest from the rest of the world.
In 1773 the town was founded by German Moravian Brethren from Herrnhut by order of King Christian VII – thus the name Christiansfeld. The Moravians planned the town in great detail before commencing on building it. The town plan was based on Moravian principles and separated men and women, not just in everyday life, but also in the churchyard were brethren were buried to the left and sisters to the right. The town was planned around the town center and the church. The Moravians were skilled craftsmen and the many decorations on the houses are still visible to this day. The Brethren had particular success with gingerbread, tiled stoves and lace, and to this day Christiansfeld is still well known for its gingerbread. In the old part of Christiansfeld you will see that the houses are built in yellow brick and have red roofs. Most of the buildings from 1773 are still being used today, and most still stand like they did when they were first built.
If you plan to visit Denmark, both Christiansfeld and Aller Aqua are definitely worth a visit.
On the 29th August 2015 Christiansfeld will celebrate its new position as a World Culture Heritage site, and HRH Queen Margrethe has announced her participation.
The Moravian Church in Christiansfeld - Picture Copyright: Kolding Kommune