Møgeltønder

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Slotsgaden (The Castle Street)
Møgeltønder Church
Alley

Møgeltønder (Danish pronunciation: [ˈmøːˀl̩tˢønˀɐ]) is a small town in Denmark, 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.

It has a population of 851 (1 January 2014),[1]

Møgeltønder is known for the royal residence of Schackenborg Castle which was the home of the Danish Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik's younger son Prince Joachim until 2014. Prince Joachim and his second wife Princess Marie married at Møgeltønder church on May 24th 2008.[2]

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.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "HRH PRINCE JOACHIM & HRH PRINCESS MARIE". Royal Family of Denmark. 

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