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Augustenborg Forest

You are now on your way through, what we might call, the “Pleasure Forest”, a forest designed for recreation. It was laid out by the duke at the same time as Augustenborg Palace. The Forest is an extension of the…

The First Avenue

You are now walking along the First Avenue. The Avenue was laid out at the same time as the construction of the first Palace and is about 100 years older than the other two avenues in the forest. The First…

The Second Avenue

You are now walking along the Second Avenue, the middle one of the three lime tree avenues in Augustenborg Forest. It is 640 metres long and, together with Slotsallé the street opposite the Palace, forms a 1.3 kilometre long central…

The Third Avenue

You are now approaching the Third Avenue, which is the northernmost of the three lime tree avenues in Augustenborg forest. The avenue is about 500 meters long and ends, like the other two, at the fjord. The avenue begins when…

The King’s Jetty

At this site, where the northern path meets the First Avenue, there was originally a long jetty. It got its name when King Frederick VII visited Augustenborg in 1849, after the duke’s escape. There has always been a road to…

The Three Oath-Oaks

In 1674, a secret meeting took place under the three large oak trees that stood in this place in Augustenborg Forest. Three close friends of the town’s founder Duke Ernst Günther met to form a secret alliance to overthrow the…

The Rabbit Lake

The Rabbit Lake is located in the north-western part of Augustenborg Forest. It has survived from the original “pleasure forest”, which formed part of the Augustenborg Palace grounds. The site is described by the German garden theorist C.C.L. Hirschfeld, who…

Augustenborg Palace

The history of the House of Augustenborg began in 1651, when the founder of the town, Duke Ernst Günter, married his cousin, Princess Augusta of Glücksburg who was 24 years younger than him. In the same year he purchased a…

The White Mansion

The White Mansion was designed by the renowned Copenhagen architect Peter Meyn. However, as he never visited Augustenborg, the execution of his plans was placed in the hands of the duke’s master builder Hans Petersen Bram, nicknamed “Bleshøy” after the…

Augustiana – Art Park & Art Gallery

Augustiana is a cultural-historical and architectural gem overlooking Augustenborg Fjord.  It has a long and varied history and is destined to have an exciting future as an international art park and art gallery. Since 2009, the elegant mansions adjacent to…

The Augustenborg Project

The Augustenborg Project is a creative umbrella consisting of three different but closely related areas: Art Project, Food Project and Work Project. In the summer of 2021, this inspiring art and food project opened in the most beautiful corner of…

The Incredible Hulk

Something green and shiny is lurking in the forest. It is the sculpture “Hulk” by Ole Lorin Rasmussen. Hulk is a green cartoon character with superhuman strength – the angrier he gets, the stronger he gets. Now Hulk is hiding…

Augustenborg Palace Gardens

The Gardens are open to the public and can be accessed from the Palace and Palævej, but also from along the fjord, where the promenade connects the Gardens with the harbour and the town. The palace garden is beautifully located…

Augustenborg Harbour

Augustenborg Harbour is a natural harbour located in the innermost part of the fjord. It consists of a “longship quay”, which extends from the lock at the dam (Banegårdsgade) to the sailing club. At the sailing club you also find…

The Reunification Stone (listed)

This stone is one of a total of six reunification stones in the former Augustenborg municipality, which were erected to mark the reunification in 1920. After the victory of Prussia and Austria in 1864, Denmark had to cede the three…

Sebbe Als

You are now standing next to the biggest maritime attraction of the town – the Viking ship Sebbe Als. It is a fast-moving warship, i.e. a long slender ship with many oars and a relatively large sail. The ship was…

The Lime Tree of Hans Christian Andersen

In this place stood one of the oldest and most beautiful trees in the palace grounds. The tree, which was unfortunately felled by strong winds in 2020, had experienced a lot in its long life. It had seen emperor, king…

The Ice Cellar

Memories from my childhood – an eyewitness account by Steen Weile When I was a scout in Augustenborg, we used to get out and about a lot in the countryside. On a scout patrol, we passed the ice cellar, which…

Slotsallé 4, The Old Pharmacy

At the western end of Slotsallé, close to the Palace, stands this well-kept longhouse. According to the beautiful anchor plates on the west gable, the house was built in 1767 and is thus one of the oldest ducal houses in…