The town is also home to Randers rugby union club and Jutland RLFC, a rugby league team, as well as Randers Cimbria, a Basketligaen team that took 2nd place in the 2013-2014 season.The oldest forms of the town's name appear on coins minted from the times of King George (1080–86) until those of Svend Grathe (1146–57).Today, however, the only sign of defensive walls is their existence in street names.
The modern form Randers was first came into use at the end of the 17th century.
Randers was formally established around the 12th century, but traces of activity date back to Viking times. 1043–1086), also known as Canute the Saint and Canute the Holy, and as patron saint of Denmark, minted coins in the town.
Vi nyder selvfølgelig at være forelsket i hinanden, men for os er der et meget større perspektiv.
Selvom der ikke er gået lang tid siden vi begyndte at skrive sammen, og ikke mindst mødte hinanden, har vi begge et brændende ønske om, at vi skal bruge vores liv sammen.
By road it is 38.5 kilometres (23.9 mi) north of Aarhus, 43.8 kilometres (27.2 mi) east of Viborg, and 224 kilometres (139 mi) northwest of Copenhagen.
Randers became a thriving market town in medieval times, and many of its 15th-century half-timbered houses remain today, as does St Martin's Church, also from that period.
A statue to Ebbesen stands in front of Randers' Town Hall today.
When King Valdemar IV of Denmark (Valdemar Atterdag) tried to assemble a government in 1350 after the mortgaging to the Holsteiners, the town was further reinforced with protection, and was often named as Randershus ("Randers Fortress").
During the second half of the 17th century, the town suffered not only from the Swedish wars but experienced the plague and extensive fires.
From the mid-17th century, the economy began to thrive once more, the harbour was extended bringing an increase in shipping.
Trade by sea was facilitated through the Gudenå River, entering Randers Fjord.