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 Sønderborg. To help you make friends with Sønderborg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Sonderborg is a city in Denmark that is known for its many winter-themed activities. There is a science theme park nearby as well. An old Danish castle called the Sonderberg Castle is open to public viewing nearby. It is one of the oldest castles in the region and is still standing today. You can learn about the history of the castle and the surrounding area by asking one of the locals.
If you happen to stay in a hostel in Sonderborg, you will find the landlord more than happy to tell you about the best sights to see and things to do in the city. If you want to feel like a local, enjoy fish straight off a fishing boat near the shore. Alternatively, you can visit the city in Christmas to enjoy the wine and punch at Flensburg’s Christmas Market.
Another great place to visit before you go back to your hostel is the Dybboel Banke History Center. This is a museum with a twist: there are actors dressed relevant to the period who do small performances and skits. You can also watch a short movie that tells you about the war in ages past, as well as the firing of an authentic cannon from the 19th century.
Walking back to your hostel is the best way to travel, as you can take the Gendarmstien walking path. This is one of the most scenic walking routes in the region. It starts from the marina nearby and winds along the sandy, pebbly shore. At times, you are taken through a light forest and, at others, you are walking by the water.
One last place you should make a point of visiting is the Graasten Slotskirke. It is a part of the Danish Royal Family’s summer residential palace in Sondersborg. The church and surrounding gardens are a great place to relax and enjoy the fascinating architecture.
Written by local enthusiast for Sønderborg hostelsJakob Lombardi