Hornslet is a village located in East Jutland, on the southwestern part of the Djursland peninsula, Denmark. It is a commuter town of the city of Aarhus, which lies approximately 28 kilometers to the southwest, and a railway town at Grenaabanen, the railroad between the cities of Aarhus and Grenaa. Hornslet is located in Syddjurs Municipality, which in turn is part of Region Midtjylland, and has a population of 5,929 (1 January 2020).
Immediately outside the town is Rosenholm Castle, which belongs to the family Rosenkrantz. The castle has recently best known for having given facilities to DR's julekalender "Christmas at the Castle" from 1986.
In the past, Hornslet was the largest town in and municipal seat of Rosenholm Municipality. In January 2007, it was merged with the neighbouring municipality of Rønde, to form the current Syddjurs Municipality.
In 2008 a spectacular Collapse of a wind turbine took place, which was filmed.
- Iver Rosenkrantz (1674 in at Rosenholm Castle – 1745) a Danish statesman and landowner, buried at Hornslet Church
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