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Sønderjylland’s highlights

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When on holiday in Sønderjylland, there’s no chance of getting bored! We have activities for both young and old alike, and when you need to relax, the beaches on both the east and west coasts provide ample opportunity to take it easy.

On this list we’ve put together some of the activities and attractions that you and your family really shouldn’t miss out on when visiting the region.

Children playing in the test lab at Universe Science Park
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Universe Science Park

It really is difficult not to be in a good mood as you experience Universe, which is located outside the town of Nordborg on the island of Als.

Historiecenter Dybbøl Banke - engelsk
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History Centre Dybbøl Banke

At History Centre Dybbøl Banke you’ll be swept into one of the most exciting chapters in Danish history at the exact place at which it played out.

Klassisk Sønderjysk Kaffebord serveret på gammelt service
Photo: Inge Adriansen

Southern Jutlandic Coffee Table

The region's famous Coffee Table - Sønderjysk Kaffebord - is an institution that can be traced back to the Danish struggle for sovereignty.

Rider at tilting-at-the-ring competition in Sønderborg
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Tilting at the Ring

A tradition that dates all the way back to the Middle Ages and which is still popular in parts of Sønderjylland.

The Frøslev Camp and the white busses

The last stop before the concentration camps.

Marsk Camp · Marsk Tower · Restaurant Marsk

Marsk Camp offers unique culinary and nature experiences near the Wadden Sea National Park, which is one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Look out in all directions as far as the eye can see from the 25-m-high Marsk Tower that winds its way up into the sky.

World Heritage in the Wadden Sea

In 2014 the Danish section of the Wadden Sea was admitted onto UNESCO’s world heritage list, which has generated even greater interest in this fantastic area of natural beauty.

Hans Wegner chair in Vandtårnet art museum in Tønder
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Museum Sønderjylland

Museum Sønderjylland’s exhibition venues, museums and cultural environments provide great experiences and a wealth of knowledge within archaeology, art, history and natural history. 

Årø - the small island with lots of birds

Årø lies in the Little Belt near the mouth of Haderslev Fjord and makes a lovely destination for a daytrip.

Sort Sol i Tøndermarsken
Photo: Ulrik Pedersen

Black Sun in the Wadden Sea

Just before settling down for the night, large flocks of starlings create fascinating patterns in the sky that almost eclipse the sun; hence the Danish name, Sort Sol (Black Sun).

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