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South Jutland – Danish North Sea Coast

With its prominent proximity to the German border, the beautiful beaches and the somehow familiar culture, South Jutland is already a sought-after destination for many travellers from Germany and Europe. The proximity to Germany makes the journey easy and yet you can experience the small and large wonders of the North Sea in a very special way and immerse yourself a little more in the Nordic culture of Denmark. Southwest Jutland also offers just the right infrastructure for a self-sufficient holiday in a holiday home or apartment – and thus the perfect basis for a great holiday in Denmark.

Discover South Jutland – what to see here?

Of course, South Jutland, like the entire part of the Danish North Sea coast, lives from the close connection with the sea. The landscapes are characterized by dunes and flat land, by beautiful green meadows and extensive fields. It is above all the rough North Sea landscape that has shaped this part of Denmark. There are hardly any big cities to be found here, but there are many idyllic villages with their own connections to the coast and a long history in trade and agriculture, which of course has also shaped Denmark for centuries.

In addition to the sea – which is the number one attraction for most tourists – the southwest of Jutland also has a long history and one or two sights to offer. The reason why this part of Denmark in particular is so popular with German holidaymakers cannot be explained solely by the proximity to the German border. Southwest Jutland is just the place to go if you want to switch off from the stressful everyday life and get completely into nature and have a great time.

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The main attractions in Southwest Jutland and the surrounding area

Tønder, South Jutland
Tønder in South Jutland, Image: Marc Venema / shutterstock

Southwest Jutland is comparatively sparsely populated and yet has one or two historical places that have stood the test of time. One of the best examples of this is certainly Tønder. The old trading town has existed for many centuries now and has hardly changed over time. Even today, you can see through the narrow streets of the city center and marvel at houses, some of which date back to the 16th century and speak of the city’s former influence and wealth. Similar towns and small villages can be found all along the coasts and roads of southwest Jutland – after all, the region was once closely linked to the Hanseatic League and an important trading centre for Denmark.

The highlight of Southwest Jutland is certainly without question the important Wadden Sea. In 2010, it was declared a World Heritage Site and not only has an enormous influence on social and economic development in this part of the country. The Wadden Sea is also home to almost untouched nature that is in a state of permanent change. Thousands of different animal species have their home here and the natural ecosystem behind it is a fascination that you should definitely discover on a trip through southwest Jutland. There are very different ways to explore the North Sea coast with its many peculiarities and special features.

On the one hand, the famous mudflat hikes are of course a piece of culture. Together with a local guide, you not only have the opportunity to explore the Wadden Sea, but also learn something about this beautiful piece of nature. In addition, you should not underestimate the forces of nature and with a local person everything will be a little safer. In addition, of course, it is also worth taking a walk along the coast to breathe in the wonderful sea air and simply relax in a place where hustle and bustle and stress seem far away.

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Lifestyle, food and culture in Southwest Jutland

Although South Jutland is so close to the German border, the cultures of the Danes and Germans are quite different. Although one shares one or two culinary peculiarities with the North Germans on the coast, the Danes are otherwise known above all for their extravagant hospitality – unlike the typical North German, who is considered reserved and distant and polite. Of course, a look at the local restaurants can be worthwhile, especially on the coast. Fresh North Sea crabs and other specialties from the sea have been part of the menu here for centuries and are usually prepared in the traditional way. Hearty vegetable dishes and the sweet tooth of the Scandinavians round off the culinary offer.

Otherwise, the small surrounding towns also have a lot of culture to offer. Denmark is known for its ancient churches and not least for the Viking culture, which can also be found in southwest Jutland. A visit to the museums and old sites can be a great memory for the whole family and is a nice change from the walks on the beach and the peace and quiet that can be experienced here in this beautiful part of Denmark.