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The Sandbjerg Estate - Southern Jutland

Sandbjerg is a former estate and manor house 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Sønderborg in the southeast of Jutland, Denmark. The estate dates from 1571, but today's house was built in 1788. Since 1959, the estate has been used by Aarhus University for teaching and research. Today it is the university's conference centre.

Sandbjerg is mentioned for the first time around 1500. In 1564, King Frederick II transferred a third of his properties, including Sandbjerg, to his brother John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. It remained in the hands of the House of Sonderburg until Christian Adolf's bankruptcy in 1667, when it was returned to the Crown. In 1668 it was sold to the statesman Conrad Reventlow, who established the fiefdom of Reventlow-Sandbjerg. In 1788, Conrad Georg Reventlow (1749–1815) commissioned Christian August Bohlsmann to build a mansion overlooking the Alssund on the east side of Mølle Sø. The park and the tenancy buildings and the mansion now form the Sandbjerg Estate. After retiring from the navy in 1795, Reventlow spent extended periods at Sandbjerg where he enjoyed good food and drink prepared by his French chef, Charles Maton. Among his guests were the poets Jens Baggesen and Adam Oehlenschläger.

In the 1850s, General Frederk Bülow who was victorious at the Battle of Fredericia in 1849, spent several summers on the estate, where he died in 1858. The last of the Reventlows died in 1929. In 1930 the estate was sold to Knud Dahl, a lawyer, and his wife Ellen, Karen Blixen's sister. After her husband died 1945, Ellen Dahl opened the residence to cultural and scientific figures and, in 1954, gave it to Aarhus University. On her death in 1959, the university took full possession of the estate.


How to reach Sandbjerg

The conference center is located in the southern part of Denmark. It is accessible by air via airports in northern Germany, or Billund, Aarhus and Copenhagen airports.

Address:
Sandbjerg Estate
Sandbjergvej 102-104
DK-6400 Sønderborg

1. From Hamburg Airport, Germany:

Please find the current timetable from Hamburg Airport to Sønderborg St. on the web site of Deutsche Bahn, the German railroad company at http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de

2. From Flensburg, Germany:

Please find the current timetable from Flensburg to Sønderborg St. on the website of Deutsche Bahn at http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de

or

Take a taxi from Flensburg (about 40 km)

3. From Billund Airport:

By bus/train:

The current time table can be found on www.rejseplanen.dk.

4. From Aarhus University, the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Transport by bus from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be arranged.

5. From Copenhagen:

By airplane:

Fly to Sønderborg Airport from Copenhagen with Cimber Air.

Please find time table below or visit the website www.cimber.dk

Please note that the current time table is valid from 30 October 2016 to 26 March 2017.

Copenhagen - Sonderborg Departures (valid from 30 October 2016 to 26 March 2017)
During holiday periods the schedule could be adjusted - see flight schedule including holidays

AirlineFlight Nr.MonTuesWedThursFriSatSun
Alsie Express 6I 102 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30 08:30    
Alsie Express 6I 116           09:00  
Alsie Express 6I 104 11:15 11:15 11:15 11:15 11:15    
Alsie Express 6I 106 15:15 15:15 15:15 15:15 15:15    
Alsie Express 6I 108 17:45 17:45 17:45 17:45 17:45    
Alsie Express 6I 124             19:30
Alsie Express 6I 110 21:45 21:45 21:45 21:45 21:45    

Sonderborg - Copenhagen Departures (valid from 30 October 2016 to 26 March 2017)
During holiday periods the schedule could be adjusted - see flight schedule including holidays

AirlineFlight Nr.MonTuesWedThursFriSatSun
Alsie Express 6I 101 07:15 07:15 07:15 07:15 07:15    
Alsie Express 6I 115           07:45  
Alsie Express 6I 103 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00    
Alsie Express 6I 105 13:30 13:30 13:30 13:30 13:30    
Alsie Express 6I 123             16:00
Alsie Express 6I 107 16:30 16:30 16:30 16:30 16:30    
Alsie Express 6I 109 19:00 19:00 19:00 19:00 19:00

By train:

Take train to Sønderborg from Copenhagen. Time table can be found on www.dsb.dk/rejseplan


From Sønderborg Station you will have to take a taxi to Sandbjerg, or we can arrange for you to be collected.

For further information on the Sandbjerg Estate please see www.sandbjerg.dk