Free attractions to visit near Tønder

6 Free attractions near Tønder that you can always visit. Read more about the places in this guide.

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An old castle

Trøjborg Castle ruin

  • Always open
  • Trøjborgvej, 6261 Tønder

Take the kids to the Trojborg ruin, where they can be allowed to run around the ruin and play knights and princesses, while also getting the story of Trojborg.

Trøjborg is located by Visby and was owned by Peter Rantzau for a long period. In 1851 the castle was bought by farmer Knud Lausten Knudsen, who was planning to set up a teacher's seminar at the castle. When the plans were not realized, the castle was partially demolished in 1854, parts of the south wall and basement are preserved. It is fun for the kids to be able to run around and see where the kitchen has been and you can see the room layout in the basement.

There are also "secrets" that are the toilet openings in the wall, where you could carry your distillery out of the hole in the wall, so it all slipped into the moat. It is said that some of the bricks from Trøjborg were used to build houses in Visby and the surrounding area.

The place where the goldhorns where found

Goldhorns in Gallehus

  • Always open
  • Guldhornsvej 11, 6270

If you want to feel the wings of history, go to Gallehus and see where the Golden Hornets were found. The first Gold Horn was found in 1639, when the young lizard Kirsten Svendsdatter fell on the field, over what she thought was a tree root, it turned out to be the first Gold Horn.

The second gold horn was found in 1734 by Erik Lassen. Both gold horns were handed in to the King and as a fine salary Kirsten Svendsdatter got a skirt and Erik Lassen got 200 dollars.

Later, the horns were stolen by a poor goldsmith who melted the horns and made jewelry and shoe buckles from them. The year after the crime, Heidenreich was taken by police and spent 37 years in the prison for his crime.

Bronze and Iron Age burial mounds

Attractions in Lindet Forest

  • Public forrest
  • Linden Forest 6510 Gram

In Lindet forest there are some burial mounds from the Bronze and Iron Age. In many places there are no trees around them, so they stand out clearly. In the eastern part of the forest there is a group of large stone tombs, which consists of two long nozzles and a giant room, which is also the Røverk Ball, a giant room where one cover stone is removed so that the burial chamber is open. The story tells that a robber named Pibemanden lived with his wife and 12 sons.

At Rødeledsvej you can still see examples of groom couplers.

The story behind the groom coupler is that the forests in the 1600s were in very poor condition, so the Duke introduced a law on tree planting as a condition for a young woman to marry. In Schleswig and Holstein, the peasant men had to plant 10 oaks or 15 beeches before they got married.

The trees had to put down leaves three times before having to get married. It's probably been a long time for most.

Angling in Southwest Jutland

If you are planning a holiday with angling, or if you need more knowledge on how to get off with the fishing pole in southwest Jutland then read here.


Security position north

  • Public
  • The picture from Gammelskov Batteri / Agerskov

You can see the remains of the Security Deposit North from World War I. It extends across southern Jutland and is the world's best-preserved security line. It is approx. 50 km long and goes from Hoptrup in the east to Romo in the west. At that time, that part of Denmark belonged to Germany and was established to prevent an attack from the north against Germany. After the reunion, some of the facilities were blown up, others partially preserved.

Millions of starlings

Black Sun

  • September - November & February - April
  • West Coast and Borderland

Black sun is a fantastic natural phenomenon that can be seen spring and autumn when the starlings gather in drag in large flocks to spend the night before flying further south. They fly up and gather in large flocks, darkening the sun, hence the name, before settling in for example the barrels of marshes.

1. World war

The prisoners of war graves monastery

  • Public
  • War Prison Road 0, Løgumkloster, Tønder 6240, Denmark

The prisoners' war graves in Løgumkloster are the burial ground for 68 French, Belgian and Russian prisoners of war from the nearby Løgumkloster camp. They never reached home. The camp was set up in 1915 and could hold 2,000 prisoners, but in March, the camp was plettyfus and 71 prisoners died and the German doctor died. The doctor was buried in the cemetery in Løgumkloster, but the prisoners were buried in a piece of wood west of the camp. The monument is largely made as the original and designed by Arne Finsen. East of the square is a small brick building that should have served as a prison. Nearby is a single burial site. It must be a Jew, so he was not buried with the others.

Angling in Southwest Jutland

If you are planning a holiday with angling, or if you need more knowledge on how to get off with the fishing pole in southwest Jutland then read here.


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