SDH Mini Break at Benniksgaard Hotel

3.90979954363044 of 5 Stars

Includes per person per night:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • 2-course menu (chef’s choice)

More about Benniksgaard Hotel

Benniksgaard Hotel is beautifully situated on the highest point at Flensborg Fjord, and the nearest neighbour is the golf course. The old family farm has undergone a very tasteful rustic-style renovation. The chefs cook the menu of the evening following the old traditions but adapted to the palates of the present time.

Sejrsvej 101, 6300 Gråsten
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Hotel facilities

  • Fitness Room
  • Disabled-friendly
  • Free wifi
  • Pets
  • Charging station
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Airport: 24 km
  • Train: 5 km
  • Busstop: 100 m
  • Beach: 1 km
  • Fishing: 3 km
  • Golf: 0 m
  • 71 Rooms

Other stays atBenniksgaard Hotel

Attractions nearby of SDH Mini Break

  • Photo: VisitSønderborg

    Rinkenæs Korskirke

    2.13 km

    Built 1928-32 in the style of a traditional Danish village church, whitewashed walls, red tiled roof and corbiestepped tower. A beautiful sight with the inlet landscape as a background.

    The church is open all year round, Tuesdays from 10 am - noon, except from Danish holidays.

    Read more : Rinkenæs Korskirke
  • Photo: VisitSønderborg

    Rinkenæs Gl. Kirke

    3.02 km

    One of the oldest churches in Denmark, built in 1158 in the Romanesque/Norman style. The church is found at the top of a hill, 4 kilometres outside Rinkenæs. Originally it was surroundd by a village, however this disappeared around year 1300.
     
    In several places a close examination of the bricks will reveal marks which are traces of the many wars in the region: in addition, the church yard contains several historical relics, in particular of the Schleswig battles of the 19th century.

    The church is normally closed to the public.

    Read more : Rinkenæs Gl. Kirke
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    Glücksburg Castle - Germany

    5.11 km

    In 1580, Duke Hans the Younger inherited large landed properties and the former Ryd Abbey from his uncle Hans the Older, however he is in need of a befitting accommodation on this side of the inlet Flensborg Fjord.

    Hans the Younger gets the rest of the abbey removed and during the years 1583 - 87, a summer castle is built on the site, reusing some of the precious building materials from the abbey.

    October 9 1622 Duke Hans the Younger dies during a stay at Glücksburg Castle. Another death at the castle within a noble house is Frederik the Seventh, who passes in the age of 55 on November 15 1863 - a few month later the War 1864 brakes out.

    The beautiful white castle is a 3 storeyed square building with a tower in each corner. The castle is surrounded by an artificial lake. The large halls have vaulted ceilings and the castle is fitted with some of the most modern facilities at the time - garderobes. The garderobes are small outside bays with a toilet, discarding in the moat - where they also kept their fish!

    The castle chapel is situated in one of the wings and was only used by the ducal family and their court. Later the chapel was used as a city church and today it is possible to get married in the chapel by appointment with the museum at Glücksburg Castle.

    For more information and history - visit the website of the castle museum.

    Glücksburg Castle
    Großestr. 1
    24960 Glücksburg
    Germany

    Read more : Glücksburg Castle - Germany
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    Graasten Palace

    5.95 km

    The very first palace in Graasten was a hunting and leisure palace built in the midst of the 16th century. After it burned down in 1603, a new palace was built, probably where the current palace´s south wing is now.

    Shortly before 1700 the Chancellor Frederik Ahlefeldt built an impressive Baroque palace, which itself unfortunately burned down in 1757, only leaving the palace church. The current Graasten Palace, or rather the south wing, thus originates from 1759. In 1842 the main building was added.

    In 1935 the right of use of the palace was given to the late King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. Queen Ingrid was very interested in flowers and stood for the planning of the garden at Graasten Palace until her death in 2000. The interest in flowers and the garden was continued by her daughter H.R.H. Queen Margrethe II.

    There is no public access to the buildings and rooms of the palace, except from the palace church, who has special opening hours.

    The abdication in 2024

    During the New Year's speech in 2023, HM Queen Margrethe II announced her abdication and on 14 January 2024, Denmark got a new king and queen in the form of King Frederik X and Queen Mary.

    Summer residence

    When the royal family is in residence at Graasten Palace, the area is closed to the public and there is no access to Graasten Palace Gardens and Church; However, the Palace Church is still open in connection with the summer evening song etc.

    2024

    On 9 July, there will be an official reception of HM King Frederik X and HM Queen Mary at Torvet in Gråsten by Mayor Erik Lauritzen. Further details, such as time, will follow later.

    Graasten Palace Garden & Palace Church will be closed from 1 July - in connection with preparations for the royal family's summer recidence. However, the Palace Church will be open for church services and evening community singing. We expect that the Palace Garden will be open again on Monday 19. august. 

    Guard replacement
    Once the palace is inhabited, a royal split flag goes to the top of the pole on the palace's bell tower and the Royal Life Guard sets up to guard. Every day there is a shift change of the Royal Life Guard. The guard starts from Det Gule Palæ, Ahlefeldtvej 5, where the new guard’s line up. Accompagniet by two tambours they march at 11.43 a.m. through Gråsten via Borggade, Torvet and Slotsgade to the palace, where the shift will take place at the guard house at 12.00. On Fridays, the march is accompanied by the Royal Life Guards Tambour Corps and the changing of the guard takes place in the palace courtyard.

    Fridays concerts
    As soon as information is available, the topic will be updated.

    Read more : Graasten Palace
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    Cathrinesminde Brickworks Museum

    6.75 km

    Cathrinesminde Brickworks is a well-preserved cultural environment and museum, designated as one of the most important Danish industrial monuments. The museum tells the story of the brick industry that characterised the region by Flensburg Fjord for more than 200 years.

    You will be able to experience life at the Petersen family's brickworks in 1895 through audio stories. You can also follow the production round and experience the clay's journey through a brickworks from the first part of the 20th century.

    Did you know that...

    Cathrinesminde Brickworks is one of Sønderborg’s Top Attractions? If you have a combi-ticket for Sønderborg’s Top Attractions, you’ll be able to visit each of the five attractions – Universe Science Park, History Centre Dybbøl Banke, Sønderborg Castle, the iconic windmill at Dybbøl Mølle and Cathrinesminde Brickworks  – once during the course of the season. The combi-ticket costs DKK 449,- for adults and DKK 289,- for children between the ages of 5 and 15. The ticket is valid from the day you buy it until 20 October 2024 – so you’ve got plenty of time to visit all five attractions. The combi-ticket can be bought online or at tourist office in Sønderborg.

    Read more : Cathrinesminde Brickworks Museum
  • Photo: Aabenraa Tourist

    Lyreskovstien

    12.34 km

    The Lyreskoven forest is located along the two roads Tøndervej and Omfartsvejen. Parking is possible coming from Tøndervej and there are also entrances coming from Smedeby, Omfartsvejen and Hærvejen. Take the dog for a walk, since part of the yellow route is in fact a designated dog forest. Both the Blue and Yellow route is suitable for the walking and the jogging type.

    What you will find on your way along Lyreskovstien
    On the route, you will find two fire places to be used freely and a hill commonly used for sledding during the winter or for exercise during the summer. There are also two lakes with shallow waters, which gives a clear view to study animal life in the water. In the forest Byskoven, there is a one-person bunker from the Second World War. The Historical Hærvejen makes its way through the area and is a part of Lyreskovstien.

    Project Purpose of Lyreskovstien
    The project aims to create an outdoor exercise and recreation area for all residents in the vicinity as well as Families with children, young people, elderly people, students and teachers from The Lyreskov School, Hærvej hikers and tourists. Tables, benches and exercise equipment will be built in natural materials along the Lyreskov Path.

    Lyreskovstien as a route for excercising
    The goal of Lyreskovstien as a route for exercising is to offer an outdoor gym as an alternative to the traditional gym experience. The tools must besides being fun to use, also be challenging and provide an opportunity to exercise everything from muscles to balance, rotation, coordination, agility, flexibility and endurance.
    In The Lyreskov School, an outdoor exercise area with metal fitness equipment will be built to be freely available and will provide the opportunity to exercise at any time of the day without a gym membership.

    Lyreskovstien as an excursion spot
    Lyreskovstien should be a place with nice excursions for families with children, joggers, dog walkers and everyone who loves the natural environment’s beautiful scenery.

    Read more : Lyreskovstien
  • Photo: Kim Toft Jørgensen

    Dybbøl Banke

    13.37 km

    In 1864, Dybbøl Banke and Als were the scene of the last war waged on Danish soil.

    After reunification in 1920, a canvas among the population yielded enough money to purchase the entrenchments, and these were given to the Danish state as a national park. The area does not meet the criteria in the National Parks Act of 2007, but can still use the term National Park.

    The beautiful area has also been opened to the public through the alteration of agricultural land to grassy areas and the establishment of about 10 km footpaths. On the walk around Dybbøl Banke you can see the remains of the Prussian fortifications and see memorials and tombstones for the fallen during the War in 1864.

    Read more : Dybbøl Banke
  • Photo: Sønderborg Kommune

    Dybbøl Mill - the museum

    13.63 km

    Dybbøl Mill is one of Denmark's most important national symbols. During the war of 1864, it became the symbol of the bravery of the Danish soldiers on the battlefield, and in the period 1864-1920 the symbol of the struggle of the Danish-minded southern Jutlanders under German rule. At the same time, it was a completely ordinary mill, which was run until 1990.

    Today, the mill is a museum. On the ground floor of the grain magazine, there is an exhibition about the history of the mill 1744-2020. Here you can learn more about the influence of the two Schleswig Wars on the mill and about the family who lived there at the time. On the magazine loft, you will find an exhibition about Dybbøl as a symbol and about the many national celebrations - both Danish and German - that have taken place at Dybbøl Banke.

    In the mill tower, you can see the old grinders and the big spur wheel. Afterwards you can go out on to the gallery and enjoy the beautiful view of Dybbøl Banke, Sønderborg and Vemmingbund.

    Did you know that...

    Dybbøl Mill is one of Sønderborg’s Top Attractions? If you have a combi-ticket for Sønderborg’s Top Attractions, you’ll be able to visit each of the five attractions – Universe Science Park, History Centre Dybbøl Banke, Sønderborg Castle, the iconic windmill at Dybbøl Mølle and Cathrinesminde Brickworks  – once during the course of the season. The combi-ticket costs DKK 449,- for adults and DKK 289,- for children between the ages of 5 and 15. The ticket is valid from the day you buy it until 20 October 2024 – so you’ve got plenty of time to visit all five attractions. The combi-ticket can be bought online or at tourist office in Sønderborg.


    NB. Dybbøl Mill is closed for the winter in the period 1 November up to and including the Friday before Easter.

    Read more : Dybbøl Mill - the museum
  • The Gendarme Path

    14.15 km

    The path was made after Southern Jutland was returned to Denmark in 1920 and the route was used by the border gendarms on patrol.

    Read more : The Gendarme Path
  • Photo: Aabenraa Tourist

    The UN Museum at Frøslev Camp

    14.77 km

    The UN-Museum is the first one of its kind in the world and the purpose of the museum is to have a permanent memaory of the danish units and persons, who through the UN have contribute to protection or maintenance og the world peace through the military or humanitarian contribution. The museum has collections from Gaza, Congo, Cypern, Libanon, Indien/Parkistan, Quvait, Namibia, Yemen, Auganistan, Korea etc.
    Read more : The UN Museum at Frøslev Camp
  • Photo: Aabenraa Tourist

    The Home Guard Museum

    14.77 km

    The self-governing institution "Hjemmeværnsmuseet" was established in 1988 in the historic Frøslev Camp and is a nationwide cultural-historical museum that houses the historical exhibition of the Home Guard.

    The main idea behind the historical exhibition of the Home Guard is to describe the development of the Home Guard in relation to events in the surrounding world.

    The exhibition is divided into four eras as follows: the first era is the 1940s with the establishment of the Home Guard, the second era is the 1950s with prosperity and progress, the third era covers the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s with the Cold War, and the fourth era encompasses the 1990s and the future.

    Spatially, the exhibition is divided accordingly, and in a small separate room called a "time machine," visitors will be introduced to the respective period through a description of characteristic and typical events and objects, including audio-visual means.

    Since 1989, the Brigade Collection has been housed in the Hjemmeværnsmuseet and is an exhibition about the Danish Brigade DANFORCE, which was established and trained in Sweden from 1943 to 1945. The brigade, which reached about 5,000 volunteers, including 300 women, consisted mainly of Danish military personnel who were ordered or fled to Sweden, as well as resistance fighters and Jews who had to escape from Denmark. The brigade returned to Denmark on May 5, 1945, and subsequently carried out a wide range of guard duties, including at the Danish-German border.

    Ongoing special exhibitions are held, shedding light on different periods or aspects of the Home Guard's existence. Lectures and guided tours of 1-2 hours can be arranged based on the nature of the visit. The content can be tailored to the participants' age, mobility, and developmental stage, covering Danish security and defense policy with an emphasis on the voluntary defense. The tour can be combined with visits to other military-historically significant attractions in Schleswig/Southern Jutland.

    Read more : The Home Guard Museum
  • Photo: Kim Toft Jørgensen

    The Museum at Sønderborg Castle

    15.22 km

    Sønderborg Castle is the setting for many historical events. At the castle you can experience princely chambers from the 16th century, including the great knight's hall and Queen Dorothea's chapel, which is the oldest preserved Renaissance room in the Nordic region.

    The castle also has exhibitions of historical collections, especially the history of Southern Jutland after 1800, as well as the Schleswig Wars, the Reunification in 1920, World War I and cultural history, especially from Sundeved and the island of Als.

    The café in the old castle kitchen is open in July-August and during the school holidays in weeks 7 and 42. During this period, food and drinks can be enjoyed in the castle park. During the rest of the year, you can enjoy packed lunches in the castle kitchen and refreshments can be purchased at the ticket office.

    The museum shop is located in connection with the ticket office and offers a wide selection of historical literature and souvenirs.

    Read more : The Museum at Sønderborg Castle