Benniksgaard Country & Seaside Hotel is situated in the South-West part of Denmark in the area of South Jutland, right between the cities Aabenraa and Sønderborg, and only a 10-minute drive from the German border near Kruså. This means that the hotel is located in a lovely little haven with plenty of opportunities to experience the wonderful South Jutland.
Shopping South the border
North Germany is known for its many border shops such as Fleggaard, Poetsch, Otto Duborg and more. With the German border only a 10-minute drive away, you have plenty of opportunities for exploring this large shopping district. We recommend you to visit the North German city Flensburg, which is a charming city only a 25-minute drive away from the hotel. Flensburg is known for its many specialty shops and its large shopping district with old houses and gardens. The street Rote Strasse offers lovely restaurants, wineries, galleries and more.
Take a walk from Benniksgaard Country & Seaside Hotel to the beautiful Gråsten Palace; summer residence of the Danish Royal Family. From the palace, it is possible to enjoy the beautiful view over the palace lake towards Gråsten city. Remember to visit the beautiful palace church, where a guided tour is possible.
Natural phenomenon "Sort sol"
Sort sol (black sun) is a natural phenomenon in the marshlands of western Denmark occurring from March to the middle of April about 30 minutes before sunset. More than one million birds (starlings) gather to join in incredible formations after a day of gathering food in the meadows. The many birds almost cover the sun, which is why the phenomenon is called Black Sun.
Joust - tilting matches
The Middle Age tradition of tilting is still to this day an annual event in South Jutland with small and large tournaments around the district followed by parties in the evening. Experience one or more of these local events, and remember to try a locally produces sausage with mustard, as the tradition goes. This is a genuine local South Jutland tradition you cannot miss!
Read about the tilting tournaments closest to Benniksgaard Hotel below:
Old-timer Race on May 26, 2018
Are you fascinated by old, historical vehicles, then you cannot miss out on the Old-timer Race in Gråsten close by.