The Tønder Marsh

This astonishing natural area is part of the World Heritage Wadden Sea and offers a wealth of possibilities.

An amazing bird life, a closeness to local culture, and excellent infrastructure to get around the 'wilderness' - without disturbing the wildlife.

Visit Højer and Møgeltønder - home of Schackenborg Castle - and get a taste of local culture and life.

The Vidå Sluise offers a wonderful view of the marshland and the Wadden Sea, and is located centrally in the World Heritage.

Højer Mill

Højer Mill, built in 1857, is both a museum and a well-preserved cultural environment located on the edge of the marsh - a fantastic cultural landscape where the battle against water has influenced and shaped people and buildings over the centuries.

From summer 2019 we will be able to present completely new exhibitions and facilities. The two old grain magazines will contain stories about the history of the march and a climate laboratory for families with children, where you can play with the influence of water on the area through an interactive exhibition.

Northern Europe's highest Dutch mill with magazines, miller's flat and the atmospheric mill garden offers stories about the history and technology of the mill. Enjoy the impressive view over the Tønder Marsh and the Wadden Sea, take a walk in the mill garden and enjoy refreshments in the café.

The Vidå sluice

The Vidå sluice is a good starting point for a stroll along the advance dike or along the Vidå. The Vidå sluice is a drainage sluice. The purpose of the lock is to allow water to flow in one direction and to prevent water from moving in the other direction.

The Vidå sluice drains the Vidå. This means that water from the Vidå can flow into the Wadden Sea, while preventing water from the Wadden Sea from flowing into the Vidå. This is done by means of lock gates that open and close automatically when the water level in the Wadden Sea is higher than the water level in the Vidå. This takes place both during the daily tide and in connection with strong winds.

On windy days it can be almost impossible to stand upright on the dike at the Vidå sluice, while on clear days there is a fantastic view. At the Vidå sluice you are close to nature as a visitor. Here you can see both birds and sheep grazing the dikes.

 

The Marsh Trail

The Marsh Trail is a 54 km long hiking trail, on which you can cross Denmark's largest marsh area, the Tønder marsh.

Here you will find a very special landscape, shaped by the life of people with and against the water. This lively cultural landscape also includes a unique bird life with areas of special international value.

Parts of the area are a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage. On the edge of the march you will find a number of special places. Tønder, Møgeltønder and Højer are situated on the Geest beach.

This is a slightly higher piece of land where people could live safe from the water. Rudbøl and Nørremølle are the only towns in Denmark that have been built on dikes. On the way you will experience a very special march - a low-lying stretch of land that was originally flooded by the sea. As a result, the clay particles of the sea water were precipitated and formed the fertile clay soil of the marsh. Today the sea and river water are kept away by dikes.