What’s On: August 2012

Once a month we take a look at what’s on in Sonderborg and surround area. These are our recommendations – to get a complete, updated list go to Visit Sonderborg’s upcoming list or use Kultunaut.

Leading on from a very busy July, August seems just as full of events! This is particularly so for the first half, when events planned for the school summer holidays in Denmark (that is July to mid-August for you non-Danes out there) are still on.

Guided Tours

First off, if you want to learn about the history and culture of the place, there are various tours to whet your appetite. There are guided tours about the war in 1864, tours of Grasten palace garden and church, Augustenborg castle, and the kayak tours we mentioned in the July update. More information from visitsonderborg.dk. Check the languages, as not all are held in English.

Historic Day at Nordborg Lake

On the 4th of August, from 10-4pm, there are various events going on around Nordborg lake, with events covering from the Iron Age to the present day. Unfortunately, the events are mainly in Danish and German, but you can still see Sebbe Als‘ sister, Ottar!

Maritime Events

This month there are both Flensburg Nautics for tall ships, gaff ships and yachts in the 3rd weekend of August, and the Kongelig Classic Regatta in the last weekend. Both are centred around Flensburg, with events going on in Sonderborg as well.

Culture Night Sonderborg

This falls on the 24th of August, with a variety of events around Sonderborg in the evening. The decision on whether Sonderborg or Aarhus will host the European Capital of Culture in 2017 will also be taken today, so keep your fingers crossed for Sonderborg! And come into the city in the evening to celebrate or grieve the verdict.

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About Ann

I am a Maltese girl, who fell in love with a Dane in Prague. I just started a job close to Sonderborg, so we have both moved there (via London, where we lived for a while). I am excited about this new country and city, and look forward to learning and experiencing more in the area. Read more...

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