The experience center is an attraction with lots of fun for both adults and children.
Only 3 km from the center of Kolding is Denmark’s first major hydropower plant, which was built in 1918-1920.
(read more about Harteværk’s history here).
The power plant is still in use and today produces 1 per cent. of the power in Kolding. In the historic setting, you will find a modern experience center where children and adults can have fun and become wiser about water, energy and movement.
A lunch break pavilion
Everyone is free to use our A lunch break pavilion by the car park at Harteværket. It is open from May 1 from 7.30 – 21.30 up to and including the autumn holidays. After that it closes at. 17.00
In the lunch break pavilion you will find toilets, table-bench sets, cupboards and a fireplace. You are welcome to light a fire.
If you go to Værket or use our water playground, an entrance ticket must be purchased. This applies to both children and adults.
The lunch break pavilion can NOT be booked.
It is NOT allowed to grill/barbecue within the Harteværk’s area.
The water playground
Behind Harteværket is the water playground. Here the youngest children can direct the water through a maze of canals, while the older ones can challenge the laws of physics in whirling water machines.
During our opening hours, it is possible to build a boat. You buy a boat hull in our ticket sale for DKK 20. Then you can go to the tower and decorate your boat with different materials that we have lying around. This activity is a guaranteed hit with the kids!
All children will be given a logbook or a crown when admission has been paid. In the logbook there are tasks that the children have to solve by finding different things around the work – we recommend this activity for children aged +5 years.
The smaller children should of course not be cheated for an activity, therefore we have a royal crown for them. At the back of the crown, there is the opportunity to solve some tasks together with mom and dad.
The hydropower plant
Get right into the old, beautiful turbine hall. Up close you can experience how water turns into electricity. When there is enough water, the huge turbines start up under loud noise.
You can also take a tour of the work’s nooks and crannies, experience the magic in the interactive sandbox or see the exhibition with electrical appliances from great – grandfather’s time.