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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Dybbøl Mill was a place that was highly involved in the Danish-Prussian war of 1864. The story about 1864 deals with an armed conflict between European Great Powers and a smaller state. The conflict originated in a disagreement about finding a solution for the national belonging but it was also concerned with the constitutional, social and human costs of the war.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Dronningens sommerresidens med en flot slotshave. For vandrelystne ligger Gråsten skov i forlængelse af slotshaven. Dejlig skov med princessesøerne.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“Castle of Sønderborg, now museum, the history of the castle and of Southern Jutland from the middle age to current days”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Wanna shop danish design & clothings - inside .... go here on a rainy day. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
“Gå en tur på Dybbøl Banke og se mindesmærker efter de faldne soldater fra slaget i 1864. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“Get to know more about how Danish soldiers back in 1864 fought and got badly beaten by the German army and how this battlefield changed the danish history. My own grand-granddad fought here and survived by fleeing and hiding. It was a terrible experience and he apparently suffered the rest of his life from what we today would call pstd. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
“Go for a walk, enjoy your lunch or go inside to explore the museum at Sønderborg Castle. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very good Italian restaurant with good pizzas and possibly some of Sonderborgs best steaks. Meget god italiensk restaurant med gode pizzaer og muligvis nogle af Sonderborgs bedste steaks.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Der er Kunst Punkt på Storegade KunstVærker på Louise Augustes Plads Skulptur park og Galleri Augustiana”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“The restaurant is by the sea, Alssund, and during summer you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view and life along Alssund. Colosseum serves lunch and dinner, and is known for its Kong Fiddes livret (DKR 160), said to be the Danish king Frederik IX favorite food when in the summer he spent time with the royal family at the castle in Gråsten. I find that "King Frederiks favorite dinner" is a huge portion and I almost guarantee you that you won't need more food that day!”
  • 4 locals recommend
University
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Sønderjylland is famous for the regions "Sønderjysk Kaffebord" (cakes and coffee). At Den gamle Kro in Gråsten, 10 km fra Brunsnæs, you can taste as many as 29 different cakes, many of them local, such as Brødtort, Striftort og Stopkach. Sønderjysk Kagebord is VERY popular so you will have to make a reservation at the Kro home page. Sønderjysk Kaffebord is served each month on the second Sunday and in July also every Monday. You really should try! Probably you will also enjoy the traditional building.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“A really comfortable and nice movie theatre/cinema with good prices and showing both danish and English movies with danish subtitles for all ages. It is very close by - in walking distance :-)”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Café
“Our new café/restaurant with sea view. Great pizzas & steaks .. Fancy decorated! ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Very good Italian restaurant with good pizzas and possibly some of Sonderborgs best steaks. Meget god italiensk restaurant med gode pizzaer og muligvis nogle af Sonderborgs bedste steaks.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“The restaurant is by the sea, Alssund, and during summer you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view and life along Alssund. Colosseum serves lunch and dinner, and is known for its Kong Fiddes livret (DKR 160), said to be the Danish king Frederik IX favorite food when in the summer he spent time with the royal family at the castle in Gråsten. I find that "King Frederiks favorite dinner" is a huge portion and I almost guarantee you that you won't need more food that day!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Our new café/restaurant with sea view. Great pizzas & steaks .. Fancy decorated! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super hyggelig restaurant, med god mad, fantastisk udsigt og skøn stemning. Lige ned til lystbådshavnen Marina Minde.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
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