Denmark's oldest market town
The trip starts in Tønder. Which is said to be Denmark's oldest market town, as on paper you can date the city back to the 12th century.
The city offers a beautifull city center, where you, among other things, go in and see the Christ Church, The old pharmacy, Uldgade and The Art Museum. If you want to take the whole trip around Tønder, we have also made one guide to it here.
The city is located on the border with Germany, and also borders the nature area Tøndermarsken.
Lægan pumping station and the marsh
Lægan pumping station is located a little outside Tønder, where the border to Marsken begins. The pumping station is one of the several stations that constantly drain the Tønder marsh and the area around Tønder.
Even though the pumping station is still active to this day, you can still come inside to experience an exhibition around the Marsh.
After the visit to the pumping station, we recommend driving further out into the Marsh area to the west, to experience the beautiful landscape.
Limited wheelchair accessibility.
The floodgates in Højer
After a trip in Marsken, you arrive at Sluserne in Højer. The 2 locks are the greatest protection against the ruthless tide, which without the locks would flood large parts of the Marsh. The locks are under constant surveillance by the lock master, who ensures that the lock functions daily. At the top of the lock you will find the new lookout point, where you can see all the way to Rømø and Sylt with binoculars. The viewing platform itself is not wheelchair accessible.
Trøjborg Castle ruin
Trøjborg Castle ruin is one of the few ruins in the area, which is still well preserved.
The castle was built in the 1300s on a 30 × 30 m bank. In 1347, Trøjborg is mentioned in a letter from Duke Valdemar of Southern Jutland as Duke Valdemar Atterdag's castle. In 1407 it came into the possession of Queen Margaret, but later it was mortgaged to Ribe diocese.
There is free admission all year round, and is always beatifull sight to see.
Partly wheelchair accessible.
An absolute 'must-see' when visiting the Island. Lakolk Beach is a beautiful beach and there is sand, water and sky as far as the eye can see. The sea is great to swim in, and since the beach is without rocks, it's just running out in the wave blue. The beach is located furthest to the west on the island of Rømø. Especially for the beach is that you can drive on the hard sand with your car, so you do not have to walk several km. over the beach to reach the water.
Wheelchair accessible as you can drive all the way to the water's edge.
The latest shot at the tribe of sights in our area is Marsk Tower in Skærbæk. The tower is 25 meters high and will reward you with a view of the entire Marsken and Rømø.
As part of the Marsk Tower you will also find the Marsk Camp, where you can spend the night by motorhome or in Glamping tents.
Marsh Tower is currently not wheelchair accessible, but there is a lift on the way.
Vongshøj is one of the highest points on the southwestern sign of Southern Jutland, located just outside Løgumkloster. Up in the tower, which is 67 meters above sea level, there is an unobstructed view of the landscape. To the west are the dunes on Rømø and Sild, and to the south are Tønder and Tinglev,
Background story: During the First World War, the German armed forces built a signal station at the top, which was rebuilt in 1923, after the Reunification, into the lookout tower that still stands today.
It is not possible to get up to the tower with a wheelchair, but you can get up to the tower by car.
Løgumkloster Church is an old monastery dating back to 1173. At that time, it was the monks of the Cistercian order who had their daily walk in the monastery. Parts of the old monastery can still be seen, for example the dormitory which was then a dormitory, but today is used for exhibitions and lectures.
The church underwent a major restoration in 2015, and today stands as one of the Cistercian order's best-preserved medieval brick buildings in the Baltic and North Sea area.
The monastery church has since 1739 functioned as an Evangelical Lutheran parish church.
The church is open to tourists Mon-Sat from kl. 9.00-17.00 and Sunday at 12.00-17.00 - however, it is closed at church services.
The church is partly accessible with ramps at the tourist entrance, and there is level free access through the church, however, this requires that there are staff during the time you visit the church. There are public disabled toilets outside the church.