Sailing in Denmark – Part 7: Sønderborg Havn

In this week’s “Sailing in Denmark” we would like to introduce you to a wonderful and charming harbor in Jutland. Sønderborg is located in Southern Denmark, around 20 minutes drive from the German border. The town is divided on both sides of the Alssund, with Jutland the peninsula on one and the island of Als on the other. The marina is on both sides, so you can either see the historic city centre or the beautiful castle on the Als side.

Sonderborg Harbour

Sonderborg Harbour

Sønderborg Havn is a beautiful harbor in the heart of Sønderborg. It is stretched along the city centre, close to King Christian X’s Bridge, which goes up every half an hour to let the boats go into the harbor. The boats lie along both sides of the bridge, opposite of typical Danish houses with colourful facades or with a view of Sønderborg Castle. There are guest berths available as well, maybe one of them will be yours at the next sailing trip to this wonderful city? 🙂 You can pay with the Harba App after you have docked your boat in the harbour.

What to do

The city of Sønderborg offers many exciting things to do and places to discover. We have been there ourselves and we want to share with you the best activities and sightseeing spots. Let us introduce you to this pretty town today 🙂

Sonderborg Castle

Sønderborg Castle by the harbour

Sønderborg Castle
Right at Sønderborg Harbour you will find the historic castle by the water. Build in the 12th century, it had the purpose of protecting the side of Southern Jutland from outside attacks. The castle is surrounded by a castle wall and it is very close by the beach. We would recommend a visit if you would like to get an insight into the city’s history.


Alsion – what a beautiful modern architecture by the water

Right opposite the harbor you can discover Alsion, a building with an impressive architecture that houses an university, a concert hall with amazing acoustic and a lot of business offices. If you have the time, you should go visit a classical concert in Alsion. You can also go into the building during the day and enjoy a nice cup of coffee with a beautiful view, since the Alsion is located right at the waterfront, facing the city.

Borgen Shopping Center
The new modern shopping center offers many shops over 3 floors. You can find any kind of shops and boutiques in there. In case of a typical Danish rainy day, you can spend your time at the shopping center, which is just a short walk away from the harbor and the bridge.


the King Christian X’s Bridge by Sønderborg Harbor

There are many restaurants just around the harbor and in the city center. There is a big variety you can chose from! You can find Danish, or international restaurants, including Argentinian, German an Asian cuisine. If you are just looking for a small snack, you can also find little bistros and cafés close by the harbor. As you can see, your cravings for international food will be fulfilled here.


What are you waiting for? You should visit Sønderborg 🙂

Sønderborg Beach
Just a few meters from the harbor away you will find the beautiful beach with soft sand and blue water. Personally, we don’t think there is a better way to spend your day than with a walk at the beach and maybe going for a swim if the weather is nice or just enjoying the view of the sea and the boats that are passing by. Doesn’t it sound wonderful?

Pay for your guest berth with HarbaHarba logo
After you have docked, you can pay for you guest berth with the Harba App. Just download the app for free in your Google Play Store or App Store. With only a few clicks, you have paid your berth and you will get all necessary information on your device. It is easy and fast and directly from your mobile phone or tablet.
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