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A network of pedestrian streets flanked with shops lies in the town center. On Tuesday and Friday, 7am to 1pm, there's an open-air market at Akseltorv, where traders sell flowers, fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish, and much more.

One of the largest shopping malls in Denmark, Kolding Storcenter, Skovvangen 42 (tel. 75-50-96-06; www.koldingstorcenter.dk), lies 4km (2 1/2 miles) north of Kolding's center (follow the signs to Vejle from the town center). Home to some 60 shops, it attracts an astonishing 80,000 visitors a week. In a style that evokes a megamall in California, it's especially crowded whenever it's raining, when hundreds of local residents come here just to hang out.

Another intriguing shopping possibility is the Kolding Antiques & Stall Market, held at Haderslevvej and Sdr. Ringvej on Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.

The best art galleries in town are Galleri Elise Toft, Låsbygade 58 (tel. 20-96-54-14), and Galleri Pagter, Adelgade 3 (tel. 75-54-09-30).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.