Sønderborg during World War I
Denmark losing the war in 1864 to the Prussian and Austrian army results in Southern Jutland and Sønderborg becoming under Prussian control, since known as the German Empire.
Sønderborg is chosen as hometown of a new marine station in 1903. The pontoon bridge leading over Als Sund is changed to make the passage of the big war ships possible and a Ship-artillery School is built in the city, this building is today known as the former Sergeant School.
In 1914-18 the German Empire participates in World War I and young men from Southern Jutland is enrolled in the German army whether they are German or Danish dispositioned.
The tour is in Danish and German.
Duration: Approx. 2 hours
Meeting place: At the fountain with the statue Als on Rådhustorvet, 6400 Sønderborg
Tickets can only be purchased online at least 24 hours before. There is a limited number of tickets on sale because of Corona virus. We reserve the right to cancel tours in case of changes in restrictions.