Battle of Als

Will the fortune of war turn? Experience the battle on the last weekend in June.

It rumbles and roars of 1864 history in Sønderborg on the weekend from 29 June to 1 July.

On Friday afternoon from 15:00 to 18:30 you can visit Sønderborg city center, watch the parade, see the beautiful uniforms and historical costumes, try the child’s games from 1864 and enjoy a delicious 1864 dish at one of the city’s cafés.

Meet also the barber, photographer, shoe polisher and many other historical personalities on this day, as we turn the clock 154 years back.

On Saturday, the soldier camp opens at the peninsula Kær Halvø north of Sønderborg with fighting demonstrations, camp life, fashion shows, tales and lots of activities for the whole family.

The main event will be Sunday early in the morning; which is the scene where the Prussian soldiers in pitch darkness crossed the sound Alssund. We execute this at the historically correct time, at 2 o’clock in the night. The guns will be shooting and the Danish ironclad vessel Rolf Krake will appear and try to stop the attack by shelling the boats with the Prussian soldiers.

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