During the Prayer Day holiday, the History Centre opens the doors to an experience for both children and adults, when we focus on the fate of the ordinary soldier and the human costs of war.
Come and have a look at the soldiers’ town which is constructed like a barracks camp from 1864. Here, you can trade with the sutler, bake pancakes according to Madam Mangor’s recipe book, chat with the blacksmith, cast a bullet, telegraph and write a traditional folded letter with ink to your family and get it stamped.
Meet a soldier in the blockhouse with massive roof beams and see what he has in his haversack. If you are lucky, he might shoot with his old rifle. Lie down in the big straw beds in the troops’ barracks and listen to a soldier’s eyewitness report about the war.
Inside the History Centre, we have a short introduction movie about the political background as well as two films about the two decisive battles at Sønderborg: Stormdagen (Assault Day) and Angrebet på Als (The Attack on Als).
We recommend finishing your visit with a walk around the redoubt route outside of the History Centre.
10 am to 5 pm.
Remember: Comfortable and good shoes as well as maybe rainproof clothing since a part of the tour takes place outside.
You can bring your lunch and eat in our yard.
Dogs are also welcome.