It's been more than 150 years since the dramatic events in 1864 in the Sønderborg area. It did not only have serious consequences for South Jutland, but for Denmark as well. The area has a range of offers contributing to the communication of this dramatic period and its history. So be ready to dive into the history and learn more about the war in 1864.
Experience the 1864-Day and the Battle of Als
It rumbles and roars and smells of 1864 history in Sønderborg in the weekend from June 29th to July 1st.
Friday afternoon from 15:00 to 18:30 in Sønderborg city you can experience a parade with beautiful uniforms and historical costumes, play with toys anno 1864 and enjoy a delicious 1864 dish at one of the cafés in the city center.
You can also meet the barber, the photographer, the shoemaker and many other historical personalities on this day, where we rewind time 154 years…
Saturday the soldiers’ camp is open with a host of activities for the whole family, all connected with the war in 1864. The soldiers’ camp is placed on the Kær peninsula north of Sønderborg.
The main event is the scenario when the Prussian forces cross the Als Sund under cover of darkness. We will re-enact the scene at the historically correct time, that is, 02.00 hours. The cannons will crash and the Danish ironclad, Rolf Krake, will appear in the gloom off Arnkilsøre and begin shelling the boats carrying the Prussian soldiers.
If you would like to experience the whole story of the battle, you must begin south of the border at Danevirke. This is where the Danish army was ready to fight the Prussian soldiers when the war broke out on January 31st, 1864.
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