Life guards stand watch, when the royal family is staying at Gråsten Castleg-området

The Historic Borderland

View of area in Sønderborg Kommune situated on the mainland

Welcome to the Historic Borderland in Southern Jutland!

The designation Historic Borderland covers the area of Sønderborg Municipality, situated in the mainland Jutland and separated from our neighbour country Germany, by the border water inlet Flensborg Fjord.

The infra stucture of this area is good and getting here by car is easy by using the motorway E45 and route 8. The common transportation in form of bus or train to the local station of Gråsten is also an option. A trip to the northern part of island Als is easy and comfortable by the small car ferry Bitten, sailing from Ballebro on the mainland to Hardeshøj and if you are cycling, the bike transit on board is free. 

Shopping of daily groceries is possible in Nybøl, Dybbøl and Broager, for a larger selection of stores visit the city Gråsten.

Terrain model of mainland-area in Sønderborg Kommune

Facts and figures

Accommodation

Find inspiration for your holiday

1864 - a fateful year in Danish history
1864-the Battle of Als
National symbol of Danish bravery
Denmark´s national symbol - Dybbøl Mill and King Christian IX´s motto
The Gendarme Path - 84 km LQT hike
The Gendarme Path LQT hiking route of 84 km
Bird watching
Great crested grebe on the island Als in the Sønderborg-area
The tree frog and other amphibian
Green frog sitting on rush in the Sønderborg-area
Food and drink
Solæg - eggs pickled in brine
Gråsten Palace
Gråsten Palace
Gråsten Palace Church
Gråsten Palace Church
Gråsten Palace Garden
Gråsten Palace Garden
The Royal Kitchen Garden at Gråsten
The Royal Kitchen Garden at Gråsten
Cathrinesminde Brickworks Museum
Cathrinesminde Brickworks Museum
Skelde Burial Mound
Skelde Burial Mound
Nydam Tveir
Nydam Tveir
The Nydamboat
The Nydamboat

Guided tours in the area (Danish/German)

Guided tour through Gråsten Palace Church and Garden
Guided tour through Gråsten Palace Church and Garden
In the Footsteps of the Gendarmes
In the Footsteps of the Gendarmes

What to see and experience in the area