Visit beautiful Tønder

Visit the old romantic town

Visit the old romantic town Tønder and the wonderfull nature in the area.

seal in the unesco wadden sea

The Waddensea

Oyster safaris in the Wadden Sea only 13 km from Tønder. Join rangers from the Wadden Sea National Park Visitors’ Centre on oyster safaris in the Wadden Sea. The local oysters are Pacific oysters and can be up to 20 cm in diameter. Højer  is the gate to the Unesco World Heritage " The Waddensea- National Park" The rigde birdlife here will enthuse anyone. The area is home to numerous plant and animal species. Seals frequently visit Højer floodgates, so if you are lucky you will see them. Read more about the area here


 

Tønder Festival

Denmark is home to a multitude of music festivals. Tønder Festival is in a league of its own. For over 40 years, Tønder Festival has been Denmark’s leading platform for international folk music. Strong position. It all began in 1974. Over the following decades, Tønder Festival earned its status as one of the most respected folk and roots music festivals in Northern Europe. Whant to get married at the Tønder Festival? Contact Yes I Do for more informations

tønder festival 2017

 

Visit Tønder and uldgade

Tønder

The old, romantic former harbour city, with old and narrow cobblestone streets and wonderful old buildings will remind you that Tønder is the oldest borough in Denmark. Tønder is also the birth town of legendary Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner, Tønder is known for its contemporary modern interior design stores and its Frisian-style townhouses

 

Christmas in Toender

christmas_in_toender The Christmas market in the historical midtown of Toender  opens on 5th November until 23th December 2016. In the inner part of the town and in the town square (Torvet), you will find many different activities for children and adults in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

 

Toender

toender_uldgade_cobblestonesThe old, romantic former harbour city, with old and narrow cobblestone streets and wonderful old buildings will remind you that Toender is the oldest borough in Denmark.
Toender is also the birth town of legendary Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner, Toender is known for its contemporary modern interior design stores and its Frisian-style townhouses

 

 

Moegeltoender

moegeltoender_slotsgade_cobblestoneA royal treat and a picture-postcard village with thatched Frisian-style cottages, Moegeltoender is home to Schackenborg Castle, a manor once belonging to the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Joachim. From 5th September 2016, the village in Schakenborg Slotskro, co-owned by the Prince, serves winter gourmet experiences combined with a trip to see the natural phenomenon "Black Sun".

 

 

 The Danish meaning of "hygge"

"Hygge" is as Danish as pork roast and it goes far in illuminating the Danish soul. In essence, "hygge" means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is "hygge". Friends and family – that’s "hygge" too. There's nothing more cozy and "hygge" than sitting round a table, discussing the big and small things in life. Perhaps "hygge" explains why the Danes are the happiest people in the world?

hygge_danishThe high season of "hygge" is Christmas, when Danes pull out all the "hygge" stops. Danish winters are long and dark, and so the Danes fight the darkness with their best weapon: "hygge", and the millions of candles that go with it. Visit the Christmas market and the shopping streets of Tønder. Then you know what Danes can do with lighting and mulled wine. "Gløgg"

 

Summer "hygge"
If you plan on visiting Denmark during the summer months, you can still experience "hygge". Picnics in the park, barbeques with friends, outdoor concerts, street festivals and bike rides can all be associated with "hygge", especially when it is done in the Danish way. If you visit Toender in the late August you can attend Tønder Festival. All the locals participate in this folk festival.

How you can "hygge" at home
"Hygge" is more than a cosy room full of candles, company and good food. "Hygge" is a philosophy; a way of life that has helped Danes understand the importance of simplicity, time to unwind and slowing down the pace of life. So "hygge" may have started here, but you can definitely start practising it at home! Create space and time to do nothing but enjoy the little things with family and friends and you're on your way to a "hyggelig"/cozy home! See the pictures of danes doing home-hygge