This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Åbenrå. To help you make friends with Åbenrå before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The city of Åbenrå (Aabenraa), Denmark, is located at the head of the Aabenraa Fjord, around twenty-five kilometers to the north of the German border. Due to the important seaport Aabenraa Havn, the city has a long tradition and history in seafaring and maritime affairs. The port was firstly mentioned in in the mid-thirteenth century, but had economic ups and downs, and trade started flourishing again in the late eighteenth century. Nowadays, the harbor and its industrial companies employ around one thousand three hundred people.
The biggest attraction for most tourists is the lovely nature. The region offers more than three hundred kilometers of coast with dramatic cliffs, unspoilt forests, and sandy beaches. It is an excellent area for active tourists. There are plenty of options to explore the nature on foot and to forget the hustle and bustle of a big city. You can also try out golf, mini golf, biking, and climbing here.
As a tourist in Aabenraa, you can find any sort of accommodation, from hotels and holiday homes to Åbenrå (Aabenraa), Denmark hostels and campsites. Your Åbenrå (Aabenraa), Denmark hostel is in a short distance to the town centre, situated in the southern part of Aabenraa. It is more like a combined accommodation of hotel-like rooms, cottage, cabins, and a campsite. Your Åbenrå (Aabenraa), Denmark hostel focuses on families with kids and is open from April to October. Keep in mind that during the summer holiday period, mainly in July and August, a Åbenrå (Aabenraa), Denmark hostel can be booked out quickly.
Culture and history lovers can check out the worth-seeing museums in the region. Around twenty-seven kilometres to the south of Aabenraa is the Frøslev Camp Museum. The camp was built as a German internment camp during World War II. Today, it serves as one of Europe’s best-preserved German prisoner-of-war camps. The museum is closed through December and January. The art museum “Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot” focuses on local pieces of art from the Southern Jutland Region, from the eighteenth century to the present. It houses temporary as well as permanent exhibitions and it is open all year round. If you look for a more thrilling experience, try out Highpark Sønderjylland. The climbing park at Geener Hoel Camping offers four lanes surrounded by beautiful nature and is open from April to October.
Written by local enthusiast for Åbenrå hostelsFlo