It has been 150 years since Denmark and Germany fought a fierce war, but the traces can still be experienced in the city of Sønderborg where the final battle between the Danes and the Prussians took place. The mill at Dybbøl is still standing despite being destroyed in the war and tourists can enjoy a day at the History Centre where the real story is told about what it was like being a soldier on either side of the border. Today, however, the war is over and anger has been replaced by a sense of togetherness. Sønderborg is still a Danish-German area with German schools, libraries and kindergartens around the city – and they are proud of their common history.
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