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Sightseeing tour Tønder

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As a tourist in Tønder, there are some things that you just have to see and experience. In this guide you will find 7 attractions in Tønder city center, which will definitely enrich your visit to Tønder.
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A route in Tønder

PLACES TO SEE / VISIT TØNDER

On the map you will find a small route in Tønder inner city. On the route you will pass 8 Attractions which is well visited by tourists from near and far.

The tour is by walking and will take around 2-4 hours depending on how long you spend at each destination. The walking distance is only 900 meters in total, so everyone – both young and old – can join.

The route can be downloadet to your mobile, so you can easily follow it on your phone through Google maps. 

Further down the guide you will find a systematic review of stories and tales about all the different destinations.

1

Tønder Christ Church

Tønder Christ Church is built on top of the predecessor St. Nikolai's Church from the 14th century, which was demolished in 1591. 

Although a new church was built, they chose to keep the church tower and the west gable, which was built in 1520. Therefore, the tower is older than the church itself.

TØNDER KRISTKIRKES INVENTORY

Kristkirken in Tønder is one of the churches in Denmark that is richest in old furniture. This is due to the enormous wealth that was in the area from the 1500-1700s. The wealth came from the trade in grain, bulls and the large lace industry. The inventory tells a powerful and clear story about the area that then demarcated Tønder. 

Availability: Yes. (Inside the front door of the church there is an electric platform)
There is a disabled parking space right next to the church.

2

The Old Pharmacy

At Det Gamle Apotek you can find different art and gift ideas of the best quality on the shelves. In the store in Tønder, in addition to the large assortment of applied art, with a touch of coziness, nostalgia and romance, there is also always a Christmas atmosphere in the basement. So come in and see the many beautiful and new items. 

Availability: No

  • Monday – Friday: at 10-17:30
  • Saturday – Sunday: at 10-16.00
3

DRØHSES HUS

Drøhses Hus is one of the most beautifully preserved old houses in Tønder. The house is located in the middle of the pedestrian street, and tells a story about the Baroque period as well as the lace craftsmanship of the time, for which Tønder is known.

The lace dates back to the 16th century, and around the 18th century it was a large industry in Tønder, where it is believed that there were up to 1200 lace girls who lived in the area around Tønder.

Drøhses Hus is today a museum with an interesting shop where, among other things, can buy lace and equipment for lace. 

The baroque house is a beautiful and atmospheric house with many details and construction craftsmanship of the highest quality. It is therefore an important part of the business history of the Tønder area, as well as a must-see when visiting the city's pedestrian street. 

Availability: No

See opening hours here..

4

Norlyk Distillery (Brennerei)

Norlyk Distillery is located in the heart of Tønder. The building itself has been Gustav Rothes Bogtrykkeri, which stopped production in 1980. The skylights and the fine details in the building create an atmospheric setting for tours, changing art exhibitions and tastings of our products.

Availability: Partial

The distillery's opening hours follow the shops in the pedestrian street.

5

Uldgade

CHARACTERISTIC HOUSES AND A PRESERVED BROSTENSVEJ

There are two theories about the name Uldgade. The first theory is based on the fact that in ancient times woolen goods were transported to Vidåen, through this street and hence the name. The second theory is based on the fact that the street name is based on the German word wolf and translated to Danish wolf.

Uldgade was once a street where the city's craftsmen lived. The houses are not very large and have a rather special construction style – often with a gable facing the street, a bay window to improve the light conditions and beautiful ornate doors, each of which is unique.

Accessibility: (Cobblestone)

6

Sculpture garden

A GARDEN FOR TOURISTS AND RESIDENTS

In 2008, Tønder Handelsstandsforening established an Art Committee, which, with the profits from the association's 100-year anniversary in 2006, was to work for an artistic decoration of the public urban space in Tønder.

The starting capital of DKK 75,000 has since grown into art in the million range.

In the Sculpture Garden you will find 17 sculptures which have been donated to decorate the city. A trip around the Sculpture Garden unites nature, culture and art, and definitely worth a visit.

 

Availability: Yes 

7

The cirkel bridge in Tønder

In March 2020, the first sod was cut by the bank of Mølledammen in Skulpturhaven. This was the start of the establishment of a new wooden promenade and circular bridge - the first of several projects in the work with new urban spaces and climate adaptation in Tønder Midtby.

The footbridge is located on the bank of Vidåen by the Sculpture Garden. The bridge has a wonderful view of the city's beautiful park and wildlife.

 

Availability: Yes

8

The Art Museum and the Water Tower

Tønder Art Museum shows the area's art history as well as Nordic art from the 20th and 21st centuries with changing exhibitions.

WEGNER EXHIBITIONS

Today, the water tower is set up as a museum for the famous furniture architect Hans J. Wegner's chairs, a gift in 1995. The gift consists of the 37 chairs as well as construction drawings of the chairs, which he thought would represent his design in the best way in his hometown of Tønder.

From the Water Tower there is a view over the entire Tønder region.

Availability: Yes

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Handicap accessibility

Full accesseslightly

Level-free access, lift etc., which enable wheelchairs to get around.

Partially available

There are rooms/areas where wheelchair users cannot enter, but it is still possible to have a good experience.

Available with a helper or some walking function.

There is a step or other that means you need help in order to participate/enter.

Not available.

There is no lift, ramps or anything else that prevents wheelchairs from entering.

The accessibility assessment is based on a normal-sized wheelchair. If you use an extra-wide electric wheelchair or electric crosser, please contact the desired place of visit yourself. Likewise, there may be circumstances which mean that the availability for a period is not as described by us. A good idea is to always search for information on the website of the desired place to visit.