A place for experiments open to everyone
Harteværket is a recreational and educative center, offering lots of fun to both children and adults.
Located 3 kms away from Kolding City Harteværket happens to be the first major hydropower plant ever built in Denmark (1918-1920). The plant is still in use today and contributes to 1% of Kolding’s electrical needs. Inside the preserved and authentic frame of the place, a modern pedagogical center has been imagined, where both children and adults can have fun and get a better understanding on water, energy and electricity generation.
Come into the old and beautiful turbine powerhouse. You’ll be witnessing how water gets transformed into electricty. When water is in sufficient quantity, the enormous turbines initiate their activity under a deafeningly loud. You can also explore the place and its hidden corners, feel the magic on the interactive playground, or visit the expositions of electrical items from the past.
Water interaction spots
Just behind the hydroelectric plant, you will find some water-related activities. The youngest children will enjoy an interactive installation where they can orientatate the flows of water through a labyrinth of canals. The older kids will test out the laws of physics on dynamic water machines.
You can observe and study the circulation of water through the turbines all around the site. Everytime the sluices are getting opened, 6000 liters of water are drained through the 80 meters long red penstock. You may also indulge yourself with a walk in the beautiful nature, play, take some exercise on the hilly ground or eat your lunchbox inside the dedicated wooden pavillon.