Wherever you go, you get a glimpse of our unique history as a border region and strategic nerve centre, with our ancestors having left traces that lead all the way up to the present day – from the indigenous people of the Stone Age and Medieval peasants, through pirates, dukes, queens and the powerful officials representing the Church, to gendarmes, soldiers and generals. 

World War I in Sønderjylland

In Denmark as a whole, the First World War, which lasted from 1914-1918, doesn’t have a very prominent place in the national consciousness. Denmark wa...

The Northern German Defence Line 1916-18

The line stretched across what was at the time German Southern Jutland from the east coast at Hoptrup to the west coast at a position on the same lati...

War graves and memorials – First World War

At the vast majority of churchyards in Sønderjylland you’ll find memorials and graves for citizens of Sønderjylland that lost their lives in the First...

Zeppelin and Garrison Museum

When the First World War broke out in 1914, the German fleet had but one airship: the Zeppelin L 3.

Dannebrog - 800 Years Old

According to legend, King Valdemar the Victorious paraded the Danish flag, Dannebrog, in front of the Danish people for the first time at Kongehøj nea...

Spindrift, Ships and Whaling - the maritime history of Sønderjylland

Sønderjylland has a long and rich maritime history, and mariners, whalers and the roaring sea have all left their mark on the region.

Gråsten Palace: Fish farming at the royal palace

Carp are farmed close to Gråsten Palace, where – uniquely in Denmark – they are bred to be sold as food.

Night Watchmen in Aabenraa and Haderslev

In both Aabenraa and Haderslev you can participate in walks with the Night Watchmen during the summer. Go to "What's On" on top the page to find the e...