This week we’re visiting one of the regions most imortant historical sites, Dybbøl Banke near Sonderborg in Denmark. This was the place of the deciding battle between the Prussians and the Danish in the war for Schleswig-Holstein in April 1864. Prussia won, Schleswig-Holstein was split between Prussia and Austria (only to become Prussian completely just two years later) and what is now Southern Denmark was German until 1920.

This photo shows the remainings of one of the Danish entrenchments overlooking the Flensburger Förde towards Broager peninsula in the south, from where the Prussian artillery prepared the attack with heavy fire for several days.

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