Sønderborg Castle

This castle at the mouth of the fjord was probably built by Valdemar the Great in the 12C and has been frequently modified. Its history museum includes a section on the 1864 war against Prussia, as a result of which the Danes lost South Jutland. The collections are on three floors. Queen Dorothy's Renaissance chapel (ground floor) houses a fine triptych and marble and alabaster baptismal fonts. The great ballroom on the second floor of the North Wing boasts a parapet and medieval machicolations.

Useful information

Address : 

Sønderbro 1, 6400 Sønderborg


+45 74 42 25 39


60 dkk (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

May-Sep: 10am-5pm; Oct and Apr: 10am-4pm; rest of year: daily except Mon 1pm-4pm