A night at Dybbøl Banke
Darkness falls over the battlefield and it’s as quiet as the grave. In the redoubt and trenches the tired soldiers huddle together, while the officers make sure that those keeping watch don’t fall asleep. Who knows? Under the cover of darkness, the enemy may be creeping towards their positions …
War is fought round the clock, but it can be difficult to appreciate what it was like at night when standing at Dybbøl Banke in the middle of the day. During the autumn half-term holiday, History Centre Dybbøl Banke therefore welcomes you after sundown to an unusual perspective on the 1864 war. What’s it like to be on a pitch-black battlefield when you only have a tiny fire to keep you warm and you don’t know whether the sound of footsteps means friend or foe?
The guided tour takes place on Tuesday 17th October and Thursday 19th October in week 42 – and will primarily be held outside. It’s thus a good idea to wear warm clothes, practical shoes and perhaps take a torch with you.
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Meeting point: In front of the main entrance to the history centre
Duration: 1 – 1½ hrs.
Tickets: Must be purchased in advance via Booksonderjylland.dk. Prices are DKK 150 for adults and DKK 100 for children aged 5-15.