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Life guards stand watch, when the royal family is staying at Gråsten Castleg-området
View of area in Sønderborg Kommune situated on the mainland

The Historic Borderland

Photo:Kim Toft Jørgensen&SDFE

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.

Find inspiration for your holiday

1864-the Battle of Als
1864 - a fateful year in Danish history
Denmark´s national symbol - Dybbøl Mill and King Christian IX´s motto
National symbol of Danish bravery
The Gendarme Path LQT hiking route of 84 km
The Gendarme Path - 84 km LQT hike
Great crested grebe on the island Als in the Sønderborg-area
Bird watching
Green frog sitting on rush in the Sønderborg-area
The tree frog and other amphibian
Solæg - eggs pickled in brine
Food and drink
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)

Guidet tour of Gråsten Palace Garden
Guidet tour of Gråsten Palace Garden
In the Footsteps of the Gendarmes
In the Footsteps of the Gendarmes

What to see and experience in the area

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