Welcome to Kolding
Kolding is a place with many opportunities for working, studying and engaging in leisure activities. If you're an international newcomer or ar planning to move to Kolding from abroad you can follow our guide on how to register in Denmark .
Free offers for newcomers
As a newcomer in Kolding municipality, 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: https://shop.sydtrafik.dk/tilflytterkort/newcomer-card/ The offer runs as a trial for the rest of 2023.
Welcome event for newcomers
Are you new in Kolding? Then you have the opportunity to get to know your new municipality better at a welcome event for newcomers. The next welcome event in English will take place on thursday september 26th 2024.
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 programme for the event will be published on this page at a later date.
If you want to be notified when the programme is published, please write an e-mail to the newcomer guide at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take part in the international community in Kolding
The Expats Association of Kolding is a volunteer organisation that focuses on getting expats to feel welcome in Kolding. TEAK works for promoting integration and create a network in the Danish society. They also provides a platform to all Expats to exchange knowledge, experience, skills and cultures.
Amongst other things TEAK can help you with:
● Finding a social network of expats
● Getting guidance on the day-to-day challenges faced by new-comers
● Participating in events to promote integration among expats
● Counselling and support in finding a job
All expats are welcome to join TEAK. It doesn't matter if you moved to Kolding to study or to work, or whether you are new in Kolding or have lived here for several years.
Read more about TEAK and how to join here: teakdk.org
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