South Jutland

South Jutland is Denmark’s historic borderland and has both a rich and varied past and a unique culture. South Jutland is a gentle, open land, bordered by Little Belt to the east and the UNESCO World Heritage site the Wadden Sea National Park to the west.

History of South Jutland

The history of South Jutland closely mirrors that of Denmark as a whole. The areas in South Jutland have changed hands countless times throughout history and the region is scattered with historical sites and monuments. Today, Flensburg Fjord acts as a natural border with Germany, but in line with the Schengen Area agreement, there is no longer a physical border to cross.

Denmark's historic borderland

South Jutland has always had a strategically important location and has developed a fascinating history as a result. It's also lined with dramatic coast and full of historical and cultural sights - well worth a visit!

Map of South Jutland

An ancient destination

South Jutland is a historical treasure trove, with well-preserved ancient towns, castles, cathedrals and a multitude of exciting museums. It's also home to Denmark's oldest town and each year, you can enjoy a variety of historical festivals and markets.

Birdwatchers' paradise

The Wadden Sea National Park is a weather-beaten wildernesses and a fantastic destination for walking, watersports and birdwatching.

An ecological treasure trove, this vast marshland expanse is teeming with wildlife.

The wild South-West

The wide open expanses of South Jutland offer you a wealth of outdoor possibilities, on land, water and wheels. So brace yourself for the great outdoors and get active!

Walk, hike or ride through seemingly endless, open landscape in this atmospheric part of Denmark.

Quick facts

Main town: Kolding
Nearest airport: Sønderborg
International ferry port: 
Røme/Havneby (Germany)
Distance from Copenhagen:
Kolding (230km)
Ribe (282km)
Sønderborg (229km) 

The wide open expanses of South Jutland offer you a wealth of outdoor possibilities, on land, water and wheels.

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