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Løjtland Peninsula, with its large hills, north of Aabenraa has many charming old villages and captain's farms, sunken roads, forests and fences. The built-up area Løjt Kirkeby–Barsmark is especially interesting and stretches for six kilometres. Løjtland was …

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Time / Periode 1500 2009
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In the 18th century, the people from Løjtland set sail. The farmers' sons became skippers or captains on the ships from the seafaring town of Aabenraa. Rich farm owners also became co-shipowners. The heyday was the era of the sailing ship in 1750-1880. The handsome captains' farms from this time can be seen at Stollig, Skovby and Barsmark. But shipping still plays an important role in Løjtland. The sole surviving Aabenraa shipping company, Jebsen, has now bought and restored many properties and inns. The living fences still exist in Løjtland. They were once cared for and felled every nine years. To make them close-knit, the trees were snapped to make them grow horizontally. In Schleswig-Holstein, these fences are called Knicks". Today, though, most preserved living fences are found in Broagerland near Gråsten and Angel south of Flensborg Fiord. "

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All at sea

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