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Top 10: Reunification between Denmark and Sønderjylland

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Wherever you go in Sønderjylland you can find traces of the Reunification. We have chosen 10 subjects that are all related to the time prior to the Reunification, around it and after 1920.

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Genforeningsparken Aabenraa
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Genforeningsparken Aabenraa

The Reunification Park at Folkehjem in Aabenraa opened on 15 June 2016, on the 100th anniversary of South Jutland's Reunification with Denmark.

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Skomagerhus border crossing
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Skomagerhus border crossing

You will find Skomagerhus border crossing on the outskirts of Kollund forest, where Krusåen has its outlet in Flensburg Fjord. The border crossing was established after the reunification in 1920 and i...

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Grænsesten ved Wassersleben
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A border with challenges

Deciding on the path of the border between Germany and Denmark in 1920 wasn’t always easy as Sønderjylland became Danish once more. 

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Sønderborg Castle

At Sønderborg Castle you can learn about the region’s fascinating past, as well as enjoying the castle’s many attractive features.

The Border Museum (Genforenings- og Grænsemuseet) - Close to Christiansfeld
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The Border Museum (Genforenings- og Grænsemuseet) - Close to Christiansfeld

The museum focuses upon the border and the Reunification – with the old border at Frederikshøj as its starting point.

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Zeppelin and Garnison Museum - Tønder
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Zeppelin and Garnison Museum - Tønder

During the forst world war the Germans established a large and very important airship base in the north of Tønder. Today there is small museum telling the history with pictures, documents, objects and...

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Broager Church - Memorial stones WW1
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Broager Church - Memorial stones WW1

At the cemetery of Broager Church a memorial hill was raised for the fallen in World War 1 (1914-18).

164 memorial stones with names and dates of birth of the fallen from the area of Broager surround...

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Deutsches Museum Nordschleswig
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Deutsches Museum Nordschleswig

The German Museum of Nordschleswig tells about the history of the German minority after 1850.

The art and culture-historical collections illustrate identity, everyday life, participation in the World...

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