Museum Sønderjylland - Cultural History Aabenraa
The museum reflects the proud maritime tradition that characterized Aabenraa during the sailing ship era. The museums opens on March 22nd 2024.
Get close to the market town and port city of Aabenraa – also called "Åffenrå" by locals. When you visit Aabenraa, you will discover countless remnants from a bygone era – from museums and memorials to historical sites and buildings.
Aabenraa is home to Sønderjylland's largest harbour, and the city's status as a harbour town has been of great importance to the area. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Aabenraa, the Løjtland peninsula and the island of Kalvø had its heyday, as the city's shipping industry ensured growth and wealth for the area. Dive into history and learn more about the old Aabenraa - the adventures await.
Walk in the footsteps of the past and visit Aabenraa's memorials and places of special historical significance that highlight the dramatic and landmark events of recent times.
The Great Wars meant that Aabenraa was alternately under Danish and German rule until the Reunification in 1920, when Aabenraa and Sønderjylland finally became Danish. Visit the Reunification Park and see Folkehjem, where H.P. Hanssen gave his famous speech to the people of Sønderjylland. The World War II internment and punishment camp Frøslevlejren is also an absolute must-see on your trip.
In and around Aabenraa you'll find small and large museums where stories are just waiting to be told. Here you can delve into everything from family history to art history. Don't miss a visit to Rundemølle Museum in Løjtland, where you can see unique clothing collections, captain's rooms and an old grocery store from the 1940s. On selected weekends, you can also visit the old castle mill at Brundlund Castle, which was the official residence of the sheriff and county governor for over 500 years. Take the kids to the Customs and Border Museum, where they'll help the customs officer stop bad smugglers.