Every year, many well-known crime writers visit Horsens.The city is home to Horsens Industrimuseum, a museum showing the history of the industrial society.
The old run-down buildings were not fit for a modern prison.Excavations have shown that the city was expanded around 1300, with a moat going around the city and its harbour.Industrialization started from the middle of the 19th century.The museum shows technological development and developments in living conditions for workers. Peter Sørensen from the Social Democrats is mayor of Horsens.Vitus Bering, the famous Russian Navy captain was born here.
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The largest educational institution in Horsens is VIA University College offering a wide range of mostly technical educations.Horsens is the home to professional football club AC Horsens who play in the Danish Superliga.The team has won the league 6 times most recently in 2014--16 as well as winning the Danish Basketball Cup 3 times most recently in the 2014-15 season. From 1853 to 2006 the city housed the Horsens Statsfængsel prison, which held prisoners serving longer sentences.Horsens is also home to professional basketball team Horsens IC who play in Basketligaen.