Sønderborg, Dybbøl Mill and Germany Shopping
There are 25 km to Sønderborg, where you can visit Sønderborg Castle. There is tilting each Tuesday. 17:00 in the summer months on the slot area. And not forgetting the annual Ring Knight Fest, which is Europe's largest - it takes place the second week in July. The port area and Alsion South Jutland concert and cultural center. Sønderborg also has several good beaches and a beautiful promenade. There is a nice pedestrian street with many interesting shops. Furthermore, there are also several large centers with some of the big stores, including Grocery store and supermarket.
Dybbøl Mill and redoubts are also worth a visit, there are also a museum about the war in 1864, and it is possible to get in and see the mill. The town consists of mixed old and new buildings. Sonderborg was badly damaged by Prussian artillery bombardment during the siege of Dybbøl-redoubts in 1864. Large parts of the city and harbor area burned. The largest part of the city lies on Als-side, while a small portion is on Sundeved side of Als Sound. From the mid 1800's and 1930 to the two neighborhoods associated with the pontoon bridge Frederik VII's Bridge. Should we over paid the tolls except on Sundays, when there was church attendance. Migrations every Sunday meant that Sundeved page popularly named "The sacred side".
And then there are only 55 km. to Germany, where you can buy many items cheaply. Advantageously available: beer, wine, cigarettes, sweets, and of course food.
Facts about Als
Als (German: Alsen) is an island located east of Jutland with an area of 321 square km, 165 km in circumference. The island bounded by the Als Sund, Als Fjord, Little Belt and Flensburg Fjord. The island is divided in Als Nørre Herred consisting of the parishes Car, Havnbjerg, Nordborg, Oksbøl and Svenstrup. Als Sønderherred with Augustenborg and Sydals with Kegnæs peninsula. In addition Sønderborg which is municipality city. Sønderborg Located in Southern Denmark. Als has natural area mapping on the Jutland side to Sundeved, Broagerland and Gråsten.Øen associated with Jutland by King Christian X's Bridge in Sønderborg (1930) and Alssundbroen (1981). There are ferry from Ballebro to Hardeshøj, from Søby on Aero to Fynshav and from Bojden to Fynshav.
Als is a fertile island in the days of intensive pig farming. The island was formerly known for its orchards, of which there are still few in operation. The west coast of Als have many notches, Hørup Sea Augustenborg Fjord (with island Katholm) and Dyvig. On the east coast lies along the Little Belt, the 700-hectare Nørreskov. Nørreskoven located close to the village Elstrup which until 1940 was an important city since the city possessed one of the big mills where peasants had painted their flour. The mill has since been furnished to a café and museum.
The island is densely populated: 51,892 inhabitants (per. 1 January 2009), corresponding to 161 inh. Per. km². Former Nordborg with about 14,000 inhabitants is the seat of a number of large companies with Denmark's largest industrial company Danfoss in the lead. Danfoss about 5,500 employees, Sauer-Danfoss about 1,300 employees, Linak almost 1,000 employees and Siemens Flow ca. 400th
Als seen through historical spectacles
Few places in Denmark have done so many settlement finds and found so many dolmens in so small an area as Als. The many discoveries testify that the island has been inhabited from the Early Stone Age. Many dolmens are found in forests and more can still be seen in Nørreskoven, including by Blommeskobbel where two landdysser and a round barrow standing in one place. Of finds from the Bronze and Iron Ages is best known Hjortspringbåden, which today is at the National Museum. A full copy of the boat is of local been made with original methods of that time. It has also been, among other things Nordals found remains of a corpse in an oak coffin from the bronze age, as well as some bronze bowls, which even today can be found in the National Museum. From the Viking Age has among other things Ketting found a man buried with his war horse and sword. By Augustenborg found fortifications, called the Swedish redoubt, it's ramparts, which in its structure reminiscent of the facility at Hedeby. It has in the violence found various utensils from the time.
In the Middle Ages the island was marked by several men men who controlled their own region from local castles. 3. Christian's son, Duke Hans, received the island as part Schleswig-duchy, and he bought the nobility out. Later, the island was divided into several smaller sub-duchies, although not in length were viable and therefore went bankrupt. In the 1700s, the Duke of Augustenburg island's dominant person. The Duchy was seized by the crown after August treason citizen in 1848. Under the nationality struggle from 1848 to 1920 was the island's population decidedly Danish, and it also made themselves known by referendum in 1920, where Als voted back home to Denmark by a large majority. However, the cities more German influenced.
After 1920 the island has been characterized by growing industry. Especially after 1945, when Danfoss grew into an international corporation. Today is the big adventure park, Danfoss Universe on the island.