Møgeltønder

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Slotsgaden (The Castle Street)
Møgeltønder Church
Alley

Møgeltønder (Danish pronunciation: [ˈmøːˀl̩tˢønˀɐ]) is a small town with a population of 851 (1 January 2014),[1] located in Møgeltønder Parish and Tønder Municipality in the southwestern corner of the Danish peninsula of Jutland 5 kilometers north of the Danish-German border and 4 kilometer west of Tønder.

Møgeltønder is known for the royal residence of Schackenborg Castle the home of the Danish Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik's younger son Prince Joachim.

Møgeltønder is also known for the main street "Slotsgaden" (The Castle Street) covered with paving-stones and flanked with lime trees.

Møgeltønder Church is one of the largest village churches in the southern Jutland and has a rich interior e.g. a painting of the Golden Horns of Gallehus discovered at Gallehus just north of the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark

Coordinates: 54°56′41″N 8°48′02″E / 54.94470°N 8.80056°E / 54.94470; 8.80056