Spend some quality time in a holiday home in Horuphav
Holiday cottages in Horuphav, SE Jutland, Denmark!
The holiday home area Høruphav is scenically situated on the Danish peninsular Als - close to the bird and nature area Trillen
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Spend your holiday in the former fishing village Høruphav, a cosy holiday home area, which is surrounded by sea, marina and scenic nature. In the centre of the town you will find narrow and winding streets with small and charming houses. By the shore you will find the bathing beach and the large beautiful marina. In the south-eastern part of the area, the sea Hørup Hav meets with Flensborg Fjord and the isthmus Drejet. Your holiday home in Høruphav is situated close to Trillen - a preserved nature area with the bird lake Vælddam. The area is an EC bird sanctuary and game reserve, but it is still open to the public. Because of the scenic nature of this area, the path Gendarmstien leads through Hørupshav. You can buy groceries in the area, and just 7 km from here, the town Sønderborg offers many shops and restaurants.
You can follow the path Gendarmstien from the marina to the beach Høruphav Strand, which is a lovely bathing beach with child-friendly water. The beach is situated to the east of the marina. To the west of the marina you will find the salt marsh Trillen, and the first 500 metres of the area represents a fine sandy beach, which is 1-2 metres wide. In the holiday home area Høruphav you can make use of more bathing jetties. And you can swim out to a float, which is placed on the water, as well.
The holiday area Høruphav is surrounded by the sea Hørup Hav, the forest Lambjerg Indtægt and the bird sanctuary Trillen. Trillen is a long sandy tongue with more small islands, which surrounds the lake Vælddam. The largest island, Store Trille, is almost like primeval forest and offers an observation tower and view of the lake Vælddam. The area is an EC bird sanctuary and is preserved as a game refuge. The vigorous beech forest Lambjerg Indtægt is a scenic and popular excursion spot with bbq areas, shelters and a dog walking forest.
When you spend your holiday in a holiday home in Høruphav, you can walk on the path Gendarmstien, which leads right through the area. The 10.2 km long stretch - Høruphav-Skovby - is expected to be certified as European Quality Hiking Road in 2018. The sea of Høruphav is not just suitable for swimming, but also for windsurfing and sailing. Anglers can fish directly from the shore, in the Put & Take fishponds as well as on the sea. You can rent small boats in the area. Around Als you can dive and search for shipwrecks. If you do not wish to dive yourselves, you can watch the divers of Als Dykkerklub on a big screen, as they dive. You can hike and cycle in the forests and the nature area Trillen. Golfers can test the courses of Nordborg Golfklub and Sønderborg Golfklub, which are both situated on Als.
Worth a visit
In Høruphav you can visit a glassworks, which only uses sand, soda, limestone and authorised colourants. The watermill Vibæk Vandmølle from 1756 is beautifully restored and is the only remaining among the 10 original watermills on Als. During the summer you can take part in different activities here (4 km). Visit the town Sønderborg (7 km), which offers a beautiful waterfront, historic buildings, good shopping and not least the castle Sønderborg Slot, where you can see collections from mediaeval times among other things. Als offers more interesting castles. Visit for example Augustenborg Slot (8 km) and Nordborg Slot from the year 1150 (23 km).
Experience the history centre Historiecenter Dybbøl Banke and the famous mill Dybbøl Mølle, which are both situated on the former battlefield from 1864. Here you can gain new knowledge about one of the most important battles in Danish history (14 km). The brickworks museum Cathrinesminde Teglværksmuseum in Broager originates from 1732. Here you can take part in a guided tour and learn more about the production of bricks in former times (18 km). The largest attraction on Als is Universe - Southern Jutland''''''''s largest and most entertaining experience parks, which is situated in Nordborg. Here you can challenge yourselves and each other with fun activities (25 km).
Author: Ann Winter
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