Kom til Kolding

New in Kolding

Welcome to Kolding Municipality! Kolding is a place with many opportunities for working, studying and engaging in leisure activities. We hope you will be happy here.

Free offers for newcomers

As a newcomer, we want to give you an opportunity to experience the many cultural and leisure activites in the municipality. In our welcome brochure we offer you free tickets to an assortment of activities such as museums, cinemas and sports events. You can pickup the welcome brochure at the municipal Citizen Service or at the libraries in Kolding, Vamdrup, Christiansfeld and Lunderskov . You must bring the welcome letter that you received either digitally in your E-boks or physically by post.

Free public transportation for newcomers

As a newcomer, you can get a Rejsekort and travel for free on public transport with Sydtrafik for two months. This gives you plenty of opportunity to see your new municipality and the experiences and sights it has to offer. The Rejsekort is an electronic ticketing card that can be used across the different public transport operators. The free Rejsekort for newcomers is valid throughout Sydtrafik's operational area, which stretches from the Danish/German border in the south to Varde, Billund and Vejle in the north. The card is valid for travel on all Sydtrafik buses and Arriva trains in the municipalities of Tønder, Esbjerg and Varde. The card can be used by all members of the household, but only gives free travel to a single adult, who additionally can bring two children under the age of 12 for free. Please note that the card must be activated within two months of moving to Kolding municipality. Read more about the requirements and how to get the card on this page: The offer runs as a trial for the rest of 2023.

Welcome events

Are you new in Kolding? Then you have the opportunity to get to know your new municipality better at Intro Kolding – the welcome event for newcomers.

Here you will be introduced to some of the cultural and leisure activities that Kolding has to offer and get a chance to meet other newcomers in Kolding.

The event will take place september 21st 2023 from 16.30 – 19.00 at SDU, Syddansk Universitet, Universitetsparken 1, 6000 Kolding.

From 16.30 to 17.00 there will be presentations about Kolding in the auditorium at SDU. Afterwards there will be coffee and cake and an opportunity to chat with other newcomers in Kolding. The presentations at this meeting will be in English, but Danish newcomers are also very welcome.

From 17.00 to 19.00 you can meet some of the local sports, cultural, social, creative and sustainability associations at a fair in the lobby of SDU. Each association will have a stand and you will have the opportunity to learn more about their activities and how you can be a part of the community.

It is free to attend the event but registration is required. Sign up by filling out the form at this link: