Flensburger Förde rates as one of the most beautiful stretches of water on the Baltic Sea, serving at the same time as the border between Germany and Denmark. At its northern exit, on the island of Als, lies the lively holiday and university town of Sønderborg. The area vibrates with cultural highlights, of which the unique acoustic sounds of the Alsion Concert Hall, the historic castle and the largest ring riding festival in Scandinavia, are just some to the attractions. The harbour cafés offer real “hygge"" and the quaint fishing boats promise a real maritime flair. Nestling snugly in beautiful surroundings of 250 kilometres coastline, peaceful woodlands with hiking and riding trails, Sønderborg brings body and soul in tune with one another.