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Nordborg Castle, with its white walls and red roof, has an ideal location on an islet in Nordborg Lake. The castle is surrounded by the small ducal town of Nordborg, which after 1945 was home to many Danfoss employees. There is now no trace of the first castle from the…

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German folk high school invades South Jutland castle

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Time / Periode 1100 1909
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At the end of the 19th century, more and more Danish-minded youths left South Jutland to attend folk high school and boarding colleges north of the former Kongeåen border. As a counter move, the Germans founded three Volkshochschulen" in South Jutland: Tinglev in 1905, Mohrkirch-Osterholz south of Flensborg in 1907 and Nordborg in 1909. The ruins of Nordborg Castle were therefore rebuilt and converted to house the high school. The castle gained towers and spires in a combination of Art Nouveau and a more local style complete with winding staircases and a bridge over the moat. The architect was Eugen Fink, who also designed the naval base at Sønderborg. In 1920, Nordborg Castle became a Danish folk high school. Today, it contains a thriving boarding college. "

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German folk high school invades South Jutland castle

At the end of the 19th century, more and more Danish-minded youths left South Jutland to attend…

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