Marina Minde view from the top

Sailing in Denmark – TOP 5 Things To Do In Marina Minde

Marina Minde is a perfect starting point for sailing trips to the South Funen Archipelago, the Great and Little Belt as well as the Baltic Sea. Here is the TOP 5 things to do in Marina Minde to inspire you to visit this beautiful sailing destination.

#1. Enjoy a beautiful walk at “The Gendarme Path”

For hikers we can recommend “The gendarme path”, a 84-km-hiking path along the german-danish border. The path crosses Marina Minde directly and it offers certified quality hiking through some of the most beautiful nature in Denmark. While you walk, it’s easy to imagine the gendarmes keeping their eyes and ears open as they patrolled on foot moving across the steep cliffs and deep forests as well as flat beaches. Their job was to catch dangerous smugglers illegally moving goods in and out of the country. The smugglers wanted to avoid paying mandatory customs, which for centuries were one of the main sources of income in Denmark. In case you are curious to find out more about this, ask for a free brochure at the harbor office.

#2. Taste fantastic food and enjoy the sea view at the “VÆRFTET” restaurant

Got hungry after coming back from a beautiful sailing trip or a hiking adventure? VÆRFTET restaurant is the best place to be and enjoy the fantastic sea view while Thomas is serving you with a delicious flavorful fresh fish and a well-deserved glass of wine. Just remember, you need to reserve a table in advance.

Restaurant Vaerftet

Photo source: https://www.visitdenmark.fr/danemark/planifiez-votre-voyage/vaerftet-restaurant-bar-gdk1087224

#3. Do it like the Danes do – take a refreshing bath in the sea!

Jump directly into the deep refreshing waters from the bridge F so you don’t have to go through mussels and stones. Try it on a warm summer day, it’s refreshing! Or do it like the “Vikings”, winter-bathing danish people, and take a bath in the cold sea – they say it’s very healthy and also refreshing.

#4. Taste a freshly baked danish bread rolls

Order the fantastic danish bread rolls at the harbor office and pick them up the next morning – maybe after your energizing morning run? Enjoy the silence of the early morning while having your bread rolls with a good cup of coffee. Sitting calmly in the sun and enjoying the great sea view at Flensborg Fjord. Sounds like a perfect start of the day, right?

#5. Discover the “brickworks” history of the region

At Marina Minde you are at the heart of the brick industry that once operated in the area – so what about learning something about it? You can visit the brickwork museum Cathrinesminde in Broager and discover the life and the work of the people working at the brickwork. Until the middle of the 20th century, tiles and bricks were still mainly made by hand. Both women and
children helped in doing them, and frequently, the whole families used to work at the brickworks. Come close to Cathrinesminde’s old ringoven from the year 1892 and take a look into the worker’s homes from that time. You also can visit Egernsund church, which is made from the local stone. The foreign names on many of the gravestones show how many different nationalities worked in the brickworks. You may also try to find some bricks at the beach. There are bricks in various shapes and colours there. They came from the 76 brickworks that once operated in the area. Sometimes you can even see which factory the brick came from because the name is imprinted in the brick.

Cathrinesminde Brickworks museum

Photo source: https://msj.dk/en/cathrinesminde-brickworks/

You can book and pay for your berth or mooring at Marina Minde via this page or by downloading a free mobile app for boaters – HarbaApp.

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