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Hertugbyens Camping

Hertugbyens Camping is a large and well-organised campsite on the outskirts of town. You can always find a pitch here with a view of Augustenborg Fjord. You can stay in your own caravan, tent or motorhome, or you can rent…

The Laundry Building

The long yellow building at the entrance to the Palace originally served as a laundry building to the Palace. It was built in 1764 and is thus contemporaneous with the northern wing of the stable yard and the kitchen building.…

The Rowing Club

The most beautiful way to arrive in Augustenborg is by water. When you sail up the fjord, you cannot help but notice the distinctive red wooden building with white windows, doors and gates. This building with its enviable location right…

The Orangery

North of the kitchen building is this small romantic building, built as an orangery to the palace. Apart from a newer extension to the north, the house appears largely original with large granite dimension stones forming the foundation with façades…

Nydam

You are now standing on the dam overlooking Nydam. The dam was built in 1632. Nydam is one of two wetlands that were originally part of the old inner fjord, called Stavnsbøl Fjord. Eventually these wetlands were drained, but in…

The Mammoth Tree

The Mammoth Tree, also known as giant sequoia or giant redwood, stands on the slope south of the Palace. This majestic tree can grow to be 85 meters tall and can live for more than 3,000 years. As far as…

The Kitchen Building

Although the duke had his coat of arms above the entrance to the yellow kitchen building north of the Palace, inside, however, it was the head chef who ruled. Under him he had various chefs and cooks, fryers, bakers, and…

KunstVærket

In the former town hall is the art centre KunstVærket. It consists of 61 art workshops and studios. The building forms an “art axis” through the town together with KunstPunkt in the old Post Office and Augustiana Art Park &…

Krumom Inn

You now stand on the old country road between Sønderborg and Nordborg – on the border of the four parishes Augustenborg, Hørup, Ketting and Ulkebøl. It was a traffic hub and an ideal location for an inn. The inn was…

The Spring

When the state hospital laid out the beautiful beach promenade between the gardens and the harbour, they found this small spring, which goes by the name the Spring of the Princess – named after the duke’s daughter, Princess Caroline Amalie.…

House of the Court Officials

The House of the Court Officials is located in the northern part of the palace complex. It was built in 1807, when the former gardener’s house on the site was no longer big enough. The gardener’s house had been a…

The Ferry Place

The ferry dock stood on the shore, south of the Palace. From here you could be sailed across the fjord when the “ship bridge” at the current dam was unsafe. The ferry place probably existed ever since the founding of…

DIVE

“Dive” is a wood sculpture from the international WoodSculpture week, which is held every year in June on the quay in front of Sønderborg Castle. The participants have one week to transform an oak trunk into a work of art,…

The Red Mansion

The Red Mansion, also known as the House of the Prince, is beautifully situated at the end of Palævej. The fact that the house can be seen from a long distance away tells you that this is an old and…

The Bleaching Place

On the slope south of the horse stable is a spot known as “the Bleach” (Blegen). It was a large bleaching place on the south-facing slope, where the laundry girls laid linen out for bleaching in the sun so it…

The Bathing Huts

On the island of Als, you can always find your own private little beach. You are now standing by one of them – the historic bathing establishment of Augustenborg. There is a small sandy beach, a sun deck with bathing…

Brovold

Welcome to Brovold – a protected ancient monument from the early Middle Ages. The site is open to the public, but it is fenced due to grazing cattle that keep the vegetation down from May 1st to October 30th. The…