Explore Hoeger

Higher town is a small town with approx. 1300 inhabitants. The town has a church west of town and the square which has some narrow streets and several listed buildings.

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Number 1

High windmill

The Hoyer Mill is a Dutch Mill, dating from 1857.

The mill is seven storeys, the height is 22 m and so is Northern Europe's tallest wooden mill. 

The mill was in operation in 1972, then it was restored in 1976-77 .. which was then furnished as a Museum and Nature Center. From the turn of the mill there is an impressive view in all directions. 

South-west of the mill lies the Mill Garden, which has free access. The garden is landscaped as a typical West Swedish garden from the early 1900's, with stone fences, benches, caves, and pavilion, it contains exclusively plants that were known in Denmark at that time. There are information signs at both entrances to the garden if you want to know more.

When going from the mill to the south along Møllegade, where there are small old houses, the farmhouse of the so-called cooking inspector farm is on the right side with the gable all the way to the street.

The farm was rebuilt in 1758 after the great fire in 1756. 

 

The foreigners were demolished in 1947.

Number 2

The church

Perhaps Højer Church is the first and oldest church, the oldest part of the church dates from the time around 1100, originally the church consisted of a nave, chancel and apse, but later it was removed. where probably the cross arms, tower and porch were added during the 15th century.

Number 3

High Water Tower

The Hojer Water Tower was built in 1934, the water tower is 20 meters high and is located at one of the highest points in the city. 

Today you can via 34 m long spiral staircase from the bottom up to the former water tank, where you can get up and get a beautiful view of the landscape, the Wadden Sea, with the islands Herring and Rømø, there are also views of, among other things, 8 church towers. It is also possible to walk all the way around the tower.

Number 4

The city behind the Digers

The dike is officially the Danish-German dike, which is the latest sea dike in Denmark, and was built in 1979-1981. The dike runs from Emmerlev Klev in the north to the Hindenburg dam to herring in the south.

The dike protects Tøndermarsken's 12,000 soils and 15,000 residents from floods in connection with storm surges in the Wadden Sea…

Number 5

Arts and Crafts in Hojer

Höjer is especially known for his arts and crafts, which are:

  • Textile / Drawing / Watercolor
  • Painting
  • Textile / Painting
  • Painting / Mixed Media
  • Painting and sculpture
  • Sculpture and drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Wadden Sea Paintings and Image Cutting
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pottery
  • Wood sculpture and art
  • Painting and Graphics
  • Watercolor / Crafts / Drawing / Song
  • Movies - Video Installation / Graphics / Drawing / Watercolor

Number 6

marsh trail

The hiking trail preferably follows dikes of field roads and which are marked by many directions piles. The entire length of the trail is 54 kilometers long, but you can also take less distance.

Number 7

High Slugs

The Hojer Sluse west of Tønder, was built at the same time as the Hojer Siltoft - the dike from the year 1861.

Previously, ships could sail into the Højer Canal, with an open lock, ships with masts could sail to Højer Harbor, which was built within the dike.

 

The vidåslus is a drainage sluice. The purpose of the lock is to allow the flow of water in one direction and prevent water movement in the opposite direction.

It is Vidåslus that wipes out Vidåen. That is, the sluice ensures that water from the Vidåen can flow into the Wadden Sea, while it prevents water from the Wadden Sea from entering the Vidåen if the water level in the Wadden Sea becomes higher than within the dike. This is done with the help of lock doors that open and close automatically.

 

Number 8

Emmerlev Klev

4 kilometers northwest of meadows on the Wadden Sea lies Emmerlev Klev, which is a beautiful place to go, the light changes all the time and you quickly discover some beautiful birds, because they are everywhere because they use the sea where they eat, at the same time they provide background music. 

On the beach you can find fantastic stones from Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea area. And if you go a little further north, you will see in the dune a black layer, which contains branches that were gnawed by beavers over 100,000 years ago.

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