Tag Archives: What’s On

Every month we take a look at the upcoming events in the area.

What’s on in Sonderborg July 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.

Elton John by Augustenborg Castle

July 4th Sir Elton gives a concert in the scenic park by Augustenborg Castle. There are still tickets available.

Tilting at the ring

Tilting-at-the-Ring tournaments and festivals are a longstanding tradition in Southern Jutland and during the summer every town has its own tournament. Festivities last throughout the weekends, when local riders compete during the day and party in the evening in the beer tents.

We wrote about the story of the 2012 poster in our last post.

Go sailing with an old wooden sailboat

This summer the sailboat named Frem is based in Sonderborg from July 2nd to August 2nd and you can join them for these sailing expeditions (UPDATE 13/7/12: Unfortunately, the ship Frem could not make it so these trips are cancelled.):

  • Fjord Safari – Sail for 3 hours with a nature guide. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm
  • Sail like a pirate – Sail for 2 hours. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm
  • Evening voyage with dinner – Sail for 4 hours Tuesday and Wednesday 5.30pm to 9.30pm

Prices, tickets and more information from VisitSonderborg.

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides in Gråsten Forest

Every Wednesday at 4.30 pm from 4th July to 15th August – more information.

Sea kayak tour with guide

Every Wednesday from 9 am from Sønderborg – more information.

Crab fishing

Danish Society for Nature Conservation is organising two free crab fishing trips for kids and their families.

What’s on in June 2012?

In May 2012 we started what we plan to be a monthly series, where we look at the events calendar published by visitsonderborg for the following month and pin point the events that catch our eye.

There are also other events that are over a longer time period, such as the exhibitions related to WWI and the plebiscites and reunification at Sonderborg Slot, the Sonderborg Summer Revue, a well as the start of the tilting-at-the-ring season. Can’t wait for that to arrive in Sonderborg next month!

What’s on in May 2012?

Every month visitsonderborg.com publish a quite extensive calendar of events for the upcoming weeks. May seems to herald in a whole range of festivals and flea markets, and this being spring makes it the perfect time to explore the surrounding countryside. These are the events that caught our eye, but you can have a look at the complete calendar here.


During the first weekend (3-6) there is the Graasten market and music festival and the Nordborg city festival. From the 17th to the 20th of May it is the turn of Sonderborg to have its own city festival. There will also be the Rum Regatta in Sonderborg and Flensburg. Nøffelskov Festival then occurs on the 26th of May.

Flea Markets

Flea markets, known as ‘loppemarked’ in Danish, appear to be a favourite activity of Danes, with sports clubs and social associations organising them as a way raising funds for their organisation or charities. On the 14th, 21st and 28th there will be a flea market at `Den Røde Plads` (The Red Square) from 10am-5pm at Stationsvej 2, 6430 Nordborg.

Get Moving

You will probably find something to catch your eye this month, whether you are interested in long-distance running (100km Als Rundt Run on 17th of May) or shorter running distances (1864-run on the 27th of May). If you are interested in something more sedate there is Ladywalk on the 21st of May, or any number of countryside walks organised by Fodslaw as well as other organisations. You can also get a tour of Graasten palace and gardens on the 17th, 27th and 28th of May (though only in Danish or German).