Hotel Sønderborg Strand - SDH Partner Hotel

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  • Jutland
  • Southern Jutland
  • City Break
  • Beach hotel

Hotel Facilities

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  • Free wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Non smoking
  • Airport: 9 km
  • Train: 2.5 km
  • Beach: 0.1 km
  • 95 Rooms

Enjoy a delicious drink at the bar

The hotel is part of the alliance with Best Western Hotels & Resorts.

Beautiful hotel directly next to the beach in beautiful and historic surroundings. Conferences, parties and pleasant weekend trips can be held here. Take a walk along the seafront. Jump into the water from the bathing bridge or eat breakfast with a view of the Flensburg fjord. At Hotel Sønderborg Strand, guests get the best of city and country. The hotel is located directly next to the beach in scenic surroundings, to which there is a view from most rooms. At the same time, the center of Sønderborg is only a few hundred meters away.

Rooms with a view
The hotel has 95 well-furnished rooms divided into several categories. The style is modern and Scandinavian and several of them have a magnificent view of the fjord.

Take a dip
Many guests enjoy the location with walks along the seafront at Sønderborg Strand. Fresh guests can also take a dip and jump into the water from the bathing bridge, which is located right outside the hotel.

Seasonal delicacies
From the hotel's restaurant there is a unique view of Flensburg Fjord and Als Sund. When the weather permits, the food can be eaten outdoors on the large terrace with a park-like setup. The kitchen has a clear strategy of using only the best ingredients in their seasonal delicacies.

Discreet bar
If you want a drink, the hotel has a charming bar, which is more private and invites you to have a good time. Here is a wide selection of everything good for the palate.

Holidays, parties and conferences
The unique location and the hotel's size make it attractive for holding holidays, meetings, conferences and larger parties. The premises are flexible and can accommodate up to 498 people for a party, while the hotel has room for 230 overnight guests. The center of Sønderborg is only 250 meters from the hotel. Here there is a pleasant pedestrian street with many specialist shops and a shopping center with 50 shops


Strandvej 1
6400 Sønderborg

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Attractions nearby of Hotel Sønderborg Strand - SDH Partner Hotel

  • Photo: Kim Toft Jørgensen


    0.08 km

    The mill was built in 1875 and is placed with a beautiful view over the harbour.

    The brick-build mill is whitewashed.

    The top of the mill is form as a boat, and covered with millboards.

    The mill was use until 1926 as a wind mill, and a couple of years more with
    wind wheels.

    The mill is own by Sønderborg Municipality and can only be seen from outside.

    Read more : Slotsmøllen
  • Photo: ©Vibeke Fonnesberg Foto:Kim Toft Jørgensen

    Inge Adriansens Bænk - Forundringsparat

    0.11 km

    Awe-inspiring is a very apt term for Inge Adriansen (1944-2017) and Vibeke Fonnesberg has created a telling sculpture in bronze that embraces the culture and history of the border country.

    In the 45 years that Inge Adriansen was employed at the Museum at Sønderborg Castle, she has researched and given lectures on everything from duchies to the Southern Jutland coffee table and has been the author and co-author of many books on local and cultural history.

    Here sits the sculpture of this graceful lady on the bench - Inge Adriansen, Ph.d. in folklore science, museum inspector, knighted of the order of Dannebrog in 2006 and appointed adjunct professor at the university Syddansk Universitet in 2007, popular researcher and lecturer.

    This great long-term effort was celebrated in 2022, when on 4 December the sculpture, which she herself approved, could be unveiled on the bench by the seafront in Sønderborg.

    "With thanks and in respect for a lifelong research into the culture and history of the border country"

    Read more : Inge Adriansens Bænk - Forundringsparat
  • Photo: Helen Dalvig

    Helen´s Gallery and Picture Workshop

    0.19 km

    Helens Galleri og Billedværksted, Voldgade 2B (in courtyard), Sønderborg

    Over 200 pieces of water-colours, acryl paintings and Artmoney

    Open by telephone appointment


    Read more : Helen´s Gallery and Picture Workshop
  • Photo: Karen Willesen

    Karen Willesen's Showroom

    0.25 km

    Within a stone´s throw from Rådhustorvet and the city hall you´ll find the bight rooms of Karen Willesen Atelier & Galleri. Here she works with brushes and it is always open when she is in and visits by appointment are very welcome.

    Karen Willesen has an education as designer from TEKO in Herning, Århus Art Academy. Since 2007, creating art has been her fulltime job.

    To create modern abstract and expressive paintings and giving them a daring touch has always been the crux of my work. My aim with art is to create spellbinding, sensual works that makes an impression. Modern paintings to be remembered - long-time throughout the experience in the exhibition room.

    I work with oil on canvas in expressive colour combinations, where small elements, histories and emotions appear. The making of the paintings is spontaneously, emotional, intuitive, imaginative - and at a very high level of energy, leaving an obvious expression on the canvas of my drive.

    My inspiration is the trend at the time, new vibrations and tendencies in the upcoming. My eighteen years within the world of fashion provides me with a good sense of change within trends. Nature is, with its changing seasons and movement of light exciting my urge to capture the uncontrollable, an everlasting inspiration.

    Art Herning, Galleri Knud Grothe Charlottenlund, Galleri Dencker + Schneider ART GALLERY Berlin, Galleri X Rungsted, Galleri Hohmann Hannover DE, Nordisk Ministerråd København, Oticon A/S Ballerup, Aarhus Universitets Hospital, Sydbank Aabenrå.

    Broager Sparekasse Sønderborg, Domhuset Sønderborg, PWC Vejle, Aarhus, Bech-Bruun advokaterne København.

    Read more : Karen Willesen's Showroom
  • Photo: VisitSønderborg

    Queen Dorotheas Chapel

    0.27 km

    Queen Dorothea sat in a widow's seat at Sønderborg Castle after King Christian III's death in 1559 at Koldinghus. In the years 1568-70, Queen Dorothea arranged a renaissance church room in the north wing of Sønderborg Castle.

    The wing altarpiece was made around 1550-60 by Frans Floris, Antwerp. The baptismal font is made of black limestone, flamed marble and figures of alabaster, it was ordered by Christian III in 1557 at Cornelius Floris, Antwerp.

    After the death of Queen Dorothea in 1571, Duke Hans took over the Younger Sønderborg Castle and from his time the pulpit, the thrones and the three figures on the organ originate, these parts were made by a local sculptor, Niels Tagesen.

    From Duke Hans' time also comes the incredibly beautiful portal epitaph, which surrounds the locked door to the crypt with the ducal family.

    The epitaph made of black marble and alabaster shows Duke Hans the Younger, kneeling with his 8 sons on one side of a resurrection relief and on the other side kneeling his first wife Elisabeth of Braunschweig-Grubenhagen and their 6 daughters.

    The church has only served the nobles and after the ducal family leaves the castle in 1667 the regular church services end and the last known act is the funeral of Louise Augusta in 1843.

    For opening hours, see the Museum at Sønderborg Castle.

    Read more : Queen Dorotheas Chapel
  • Photo: VisitSønderborg

    Sønderborg Slotspark

    0.27 km

    Open park at Sønderborg Castle, beside the water. Direct to the beach promenade leading to yacht harbour and forest.
    Read more : Sønderborg Slotspark
  • Photo: VisitSønderborg

    Sønderborg Castle

    0.27 km

    The castle was founded before 1200 and was from 1550-70 rebuilt into a four wing Renaissance castle.
    The museum tells about the history of North Slesvig from the Middle Ages to the present with the main focus on the wars of 1848-50, 1864, 1914-18, the plebiscite and the reunification of North Slesvig with Denmark in 1920.
    Large culture-historical collections with furniture, textiles, crafts and art from North Slesvig.

    Openinghours: See "The Museum on Sønderborg Castle"

    Read more : Sønderborg Castle
  • Photo: VisitSønderborg

    Memorial Stone WW1

    0.72 km

    The memorial stone on Kirketorvet was sketched by the architect Thomas Havning (1891-1976) and erected in 1923.

    There are 192 names, German as well as Danish, all fallen in 1. WW (1914-18). Notice the top of stone which is similar to a sarcophagus.

    Each year at the time of conclusion of peace – the 11. November at 11 am – wreaths are placed at the memorial stone.

    Read more : Memorial Stone WW1
  • Photo: Kim Toft Jørgensen/Sønderborg Kommune

    Dybbøl Mill - Denmark's national symbol

    1.88 km

    Twice shot into Gravel

    Thunderstorm, wars and short circuit has cost the “life” of today´s mill´s predecessors, and so the mill standing on Dybbøl Banke today is actually the fifth mill on this site.

    1744 - 1800
    The first mill stands here for 56 years before it is struck by lightning during a thunderstorm and burns down. 

    1800 - 1849
    The next mill burns down after being hit under bombardments during the First Schleswig War (1848-50) also known as the Three Year´s War. 

    1853 - 1864
    Due to the war, the rebuilt of the third mill is postponed and after approx. 11 years, the battles are raging around the mill yet again. The Second Schleswig War or the War in 1864 transforms Dybbøl Banke into a battlefield; the mill is bombarded again and burns down. 

    1864 - 1935
    Denmark loses the war in 1864 and Southern Jutland and the Sønderborg-area is occupied by the Prussians and the next mill is built under German rule. During the time of the industrial revolution electricity is introduced and unfortunately a short-circuit leads to a fire, burning the mill down to the ground. 

    1935 -
    The mill as you see it today is an almost faithful copy of the one built in 1864. The current mill was in operation until 1990, after which it was converted into a museum. In the grain magazine there are exhibitions about Dybbøl Mølle's history in the period 1744-2020 and about Dybbøl Mølle as a symbol. In the mill itself you can see the old grinders and the beautiful view from the gallery.

    The poem on the granite tablet
    On the current mill sits a granite tablet with a poem by Thordur Tomasson, referring to the wars at Dybbøl Banke. The board's many cracks are due to the heat from the fire in 1935.

    The poem sounds more or less like this and only rhymes in Danish

    Twice shot into Gravel
    Raised again as Mill house
    Guardian of a Memorial
    A megalith in itself, Danish and faithful.

    Scout as far as your Eye reaches
    Grave by Grave in the Field stands.
    Danish men gave their lives
    Loyalty still holds the Trenches.

    Tear dewed Wreath of Honour
    Surround the Dybbøl Name in Glory.
    Generations die, but Language binds.
    Future grows of expensive Memories.

    What makes a mill a national symbol of Danish bravery?

    Without the war in 1864 and the battles that took place right outside the city gate, Dybbøl Mill would have been just another windmill - read more about Dybbøl Mill as national symbol

    Read more : Dybbøl Mill - Denmark's national symbol
  • Photo: Kim Toft Jørgensen

    Dybbøl Banke

    2.12 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: VisitSønderborg

    Augustenborg Palace

    6.65 km

    For more than 75 years, parts of the palace have functioned as a psychiatric hospital, the psychiatry has subsequently been gathered in Aabenraa and the palace now houses the Danish Agency for Agriculture, which is why there is no public access.

    The beautiful palace church is located in a separate wing and can be seen during its special opening hours, if there are no church acts.

    Augustenborg Palace Mini Museum is a small room by the bell tower, where you get an insight into the history of the ducal family.

    In the park you can see the remains of the same linden tree, which provided shade for H.C. Andersen when he visited the palace in his time. Maybe this is where he got inspired for the fairy tale about "The Little Match Girl".

    Read more : Augustenborg Palace
  • Photo: James Cripps

    Graasten Palace

    12.49 km

    Graasten Palace is best known as the summer resident of the royal family.
    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.

    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.

    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 approx. at 11.30 pm. From here, they march through Gråsten via Borggade, Torvet and Slotsgade to the palace, where the shift will take place at 12.00. 

    Fridays concerts
    When HRH Queen Margrethe II is in residence at the palace, the Royal Life Guards Music corps participates in the change of guard on Fridays, after which a small concert is given in the palace courtyard.

    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. The specific plans for summer stays at Graasten Palace have not been announced at this time. As for Queen Margrethe II's plans for the summer holidays, we await the official announcement.

    Read more : Graasten Palace