Sønderjysk kaffebord at Gram Castle
The tradition of the Sønderjysk kaffebord started in the 1870s and became a "badge of nobility" for this part of Denmark until the 1920s. During this period, Sønderjylland was a German territory, and there were limited opportunities to gather and be "Danish." It was prohibited for Southern Jutlanders to gather where alcohol was served because, according to the Prussians, it loosened the Southern Jutlanders' Danish-speaking tongues. However, Southern Jutlanders were allowed to gather for coffee and cake, and that's how the Sønderjysk Kaffebord tradition began. It quickly evolved into a lavish cake extravaganza as the country women tried to outdo each other in baking.
We have revived the tradition and created a large cake buffet with various homemade cakes, cookies, and other delicacies. Organic coffee and tea are available ad libitum.
The Sønderjysk Kaffebord is located in the building next to Gram Castle's café and farm shop on Slotsvej 56.