Trøjborg is the former farmhouse belonging to Trøjborg Castle. Trøjborg Castle and farmhouse were once a great manor with two moatsystems – one outer and one inner moat. The inner moat surrounded the castle while the outer moat surrounded the entire grounds. The oldest building still standing is The Old Barn. The building dates back to the 1680s with the original norwegian lumber still there.
It was rebuild to a stable in 1905 and converted to a barn 1994 in the original style. The floor consists of more than 13.000 red bricks. In 2001 the eternit roof was replace with thatch. The remaining stablebuildnings are dated back to 1775 and are all still in use. In 1993 an additional stable was raised to house 160 cows while the older stable buildings have been modernised.
The oldest part of the farmhouse dates back to 1775 as well, and the architecture is of typical west Schleswig fashion. In the 1880s a new owner took over Trøjborg and built an extension to the farmhouse. The different styles are easy to see – especially indoors. The farmhouse is 525 kvm.
Trøjborg was built by Duke Valdemar of Southern Jutland in the first part of the 1300s. ”Trøjborg” is
inspired by Greek mythology and means Troja's Castle. Excavations of the castle have shown that the castle once had a big tower (12x13 meters) and that the walls were about 4 meters thick. Since the 1300s, the castle has had different owners, including the Queen, Margrethe I, and has been rebuilt by different families.
In the mid 1800s parts of the castle were torn down so that the stones could be used in other constructions. The walls, however, were not torn down because the bridge crossing the moat collapsed. Since then several relics from the 1500-1800s have been found in the moat of which many can be seen at the museum in Tønder. Today the ruins still stand on the old foundation, while the moat remains intact. The ruin is a nice place to visit and many choose it to be the location for their wedding before celebrating in The Old Barn.
Trøjborg blev anlagt i første del af 1300-tallet af Hertug Valdemar af Sønderjylland. Navnet er fra taget fra græsk mytologi og betyder Trojas Borg. Udgravninger af borgen af siden vist, at borgen engang havde et stort tårn på 12x13 meter, og at murene var cirka 4 meter tykke. Siden er borgen blevet ombygget af forskellige familier, indtil midten af 1800-tallet, hvor dele blev revet ned, så stenene kunne bruges i andre byggerier. I dag står ruinerne tilbage på det gamle fundament, mens voldgraven endnu er intakt. Ruinen er i dag et flot turistmål, og mange par bliver viet og får taget bryllupsfotos her.
There are plenty of sights to see and experience in the vicinity of Trøjborg if you have an interest in
culture and history. In the old borough, Tønder, you can walk through the old streets, visit the square during Christmas time, where Tønder Christmas market takes place, or just enjoy the old buildings and houses. Tønder Festival in August is a time where the town is especially full of life and music.
By the Wadden Sea lies the old industrial town Højer. Also known as ”The Town Behind the Dyke”,
Højer is a great place to experience culture. The church in højer dates back to the 1200s, and the old mill and the dam in Højer are great places to visit. Højer is also fantastic if you enjoy gastronomi. The butchershop ”Højer Pølser” was founded in 1897 and has an excellent serving of sausages typical of Southern Jutland.
Other things to keep in mind when visiting Southern Jutland are the natural phenomenon ”Sort sol”
or Black sun in the autumn or spring, the old church in Løgumkloster or a trip to the beach on the small island, Rømø. The posibilities are many and you are always welcome to ask at Trøjborg if you have questions.
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