If you wish to indulge your taste buds after a long day travelling around Sønderjylland, then head to the village of Møgeltønder and, more specifically, the inn at Schackenborg Slotskro. Part of the inn houses Restaurant Schack, which is a genuine gourmet restaurant.
The food has French roots mixed with strong Nordic tones. In line with the modern Scandinavian kitchen, local ingredients and wild herbs play a key role at Restaurant Schack. Many of the herbs come from the nearby marshes and the naturally high salt content of the herbs infuses them with extra character.
Schackenborg Slotskro has 25 rooms that are all named after Danish castles and manor houses. The rooms are found in the inn itself and in three listed buildings around the inn. So in addition to enjoying the good food at Restaurant Schack, you can also stay overnight at the inn. This provides you with the best opportunity to enjoy the village of Møgeltønder, which is home to the inn.
Slotskroen’s neighbour is Schackenborg Palace, which from 1995 until 2014 was the home of Prince Joachim, the younger of the two Danish princes. The prince is still a co-owner of the inn, along with shipowner Hans Michael Jebsen. Since 2006, Schackenborg Slotskro has been run by Henning Kohl Overgaard Lauritsen.
The inn and the palace lie on Slotsgaden, which is marketed as “Denmark’s most attractive village street”. Of course, it can be difficult to substantiate such a claim, but with its bumpy cobbles and shady lime trees, it certainly has an idyllic atmosphere. The street is lined by old houses, many of which have thatched roofs, fine bay windows and hollyhocks growing along their walls.