The Battle of Als

Address: Kær Vestermark Skydebanevej, 6400 Sønderborg Date: Saturday 30 jun 2018 - Sunday 1 Jul 2018 Show map

Address: Kær Vestermark Skydebanevej, 6400 Sønderborg

The Historical Brigade Als will reenact the the most important battles of the 1864 war wearing authentic uniforms and with weapons and equipment corresponding closely to those used by soldiers during the war of 1864.

Spectators will literally be bombarded with experiences when we reenact the Battle of Als in the weekend before the school summer holidays. The main event is the scenario when the Prussian forces cross the Alssund under cover of darkness. We will be reenacting the scene at the historically correct time, that is, 03.00 hours. The cannons will crash and the Danish ironclad, Rolf Krake, will appear in the gloom off Arnkilsøre and begin shelling the boats carrying the Prussian soldiers. Both before and after this major battle, there will be masses of other activities for the whole family, all connected with the war of 1864.

ATTENTION: As the event takes place over multiple days, the event consists of various activities with different opening hours, and we recommend checking each actvity’s specific opening hours on the day of your visit.

See the full programme at:

Show more

Book now - choose start date and product

Start date:
Activity Total price

Nearby accommodations


Scandic Sonderborg

Distance: 2.2 km
Stay in scenic surroundings 3 kilometres from the centre of Sønderborg and close to attractions such as Universe and Dybbøl Mill. We have a pool, squash court and modern gym. For you who arrive by car, we offer more than 200 free parking spaces right in front of the hotel.

Hotel Sønderborg Garni

Distance: 2.7 km
Hotel Sønderborg Garni is located in Sønderborg in walking distance to the city centre, the beach and beautiful nature in “Sønderskoven”. Each room has free WiFi and is furnished with a minibar, desk and a flat-screen TV.

Comwell Sønderborg

Distance: 2.5 km
Comwell Sønderborg is located directly at the beach and is surrounded by beautiful green areas. Furthermore, the hotel is only 250 meters from the city center, where you can experience many different historical events.