Alsen Island (Als) – Holidays on the child-friendly island

Holiday homes on the island of Als

Alsen - Hafen mit Leuchtturm

The island of Als at a glance

The Danish island of Alsen is located southeast of the Danish mainland. The island of Alsen, which is also just called Als by the locals, is the eighth largest Baltic Sea island in the Scandinavian country with a size of around 320 km². The island of Alsen is inhabited by more than 50,000 inhabitants, which corresponds to around 160 inhabitants per km². The largest town is the small town of Sønderborg with around 27,000 inhabitants. The landscape is very varied and offers a lot of untouched nature. Nature lovers will enjoy the peace and quiet, because recreation and relaxation are ideally possible on Als, for example on the beach. In many small communities you will always find small fishing villages scattered around the coast. The economy depends on fishing. But the ports are only designed for fishing boats and small ferries. The big tourist tower is therefore not so much given. Anyone who got lost on holiday on the island of Alsen will soon find out that it has a lot to offer. Alsen can possibly be compared with another Danish island, with Borhnholm. Danish history can be seen here in really every community.

Location of the island of Als and how to get to Als

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Stately castles, which are still very well preserved, or monuments shape the image of the whole island. The bridge connection to the mainland is also very attractive for tourism, as it also makes traveling to and from the island much easier. Alsen looks much more like a kind of offshore mainland, the gateway to Denmark. The locals are extremely hospitable and open to all tourists. Another special highlight of the island is the combination of cities and municipalities with the many nearby forests. In addition to the forests and unspoiled nature, Alsen also has numerous beaches. The Baltic Sea is actually present everywhere on the island. The Baltic Sea beaches are a real tourist magnet, especially in summer. But not only bathing fun is offered on Als, surfers and sailing enthusiasts will also get their money’s worth on the beaches. This is ensured by the sharp Scandinavian wind from the northeastern mainland or on the west side directly from the Baltic Sea. Many historical buildings, such as the many castles or the lighthouses of the small harbors, are even available to tourists for sightseeing and one is quickly caught by the charm that the buildings exude, typical for Northern Europe. The small island even has its own airport, which mostly ensures the connection to the Danish capital Copenhagen. The entire infrastructure is well developed. Alsen doesn’t actually look like an island if you couldn’t see the Baltic Sea from almost everywhere.

Great restaurants invite you to enjoy.

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