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About Sønderborg

Conference Venue and Info in Sønderborg

Conference participants will travel together from Hamburg to Sønderborg on Thursday 19 May.

The conference will be held at University of Southern Denmark, Alsion 2 DK-6400 Sønderborg. The university campus is located on the water, directly opposite the train station. Please note that the bus station is located on the other side of the water in the center of town, approximately 10 minutes walking from the campus.

Flying from/to Sønderborg

There is a comfortable and quick flight connection from Copenhagen to Sønderborg Airport if you’d like to extend your stay in Denmark (30 minutes, from €66 one way, Alsie Express, see Through international flights can be booked online trough SAS and Finnair. For other connections/airlines, check with your travel agency. The airport can only be reached by taxi, app. 15 €.

Accommodation in Sønderborg

Conference participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements in Sønderborg. Sønderborg being a relatively small city, make sure you book your room early. The following hotels can be found near the conference venue.

Hotel Arnkilhus
Arnkilgade 13, 6400 Sønderborg, Tel.
+45 74 42 23 36 
Cosy breakfast and restaurant, large terrace, central location, rooms with TV, free Internet.

Comwell Sønderborg 
Strandvej 1, 6400 Sønderborg, Tel.
+45 74 42 19 00 
Spacious rooms with various standards and types, restaurant with sea views, lounge and leisure activities. Close to the beach, town centre, the yacht harbour, forest and nature.
Special conference rate: 905 DKK/standard room - use booking reference nr. 3555730

Hotel Sønderborg Garni
Kongevej 96, 6400 Sønderborg, Tel.
+45 74 42 34 33 
A unique building from 1904. 18 rooms with bath/ toilet, cable TV, telephone and minibar.

Hotel Bella Italia

Lille Rådhusgade 31-33, 6400 Sønderborg, Denmark, +45 74 42 54 00,

A new hotel conveniently located in the city center.

Danhostel Sønderborg City 
Kærvej 70, 6400 Sønderborg, Tel. +45 74 42 31 12 
Modern, attractive hostel close to swimming baths, sports hall and city centre. 48 rooms.

Scandic Sønderborg 
Ellegårdvej 27, 6400 Sønderborg, Tel.
+45 74 42 26 00 
102 large and light rooms with view of the green area surrounding the hotel. Restaurant, bar, swimming pool and sauna and well-equipped fitness room or indoor squash court.
Special conference rate: 890 DKK/single room - use booking reference BLOK CEN190516

NB: this hotel is ca. 3 km away from the venue. No convenient public transportation available.

Useful Information about Sønderborg

Tourist Office Information Perlegade 53 6400 Sønderborg Tel: +4574 42 35 55

220 Volts, continental European 2-pin plugs are standard

Danish is the official language. Most locals speak English very well, and due to Sønderborg’s proximity to the border many speak German too.

Currency in Denmark
Danish Kroner (DKK) 1 €=7.46-47 DKK (fixed exchange rate)
1 Krone = 100 Øre. Notes: 1000, 500, 200, 100 & 50. Coins: Kroner: 20,10,5,2,1 and Øre: 50
ATMs are available throughout the city and international credit cards are widely accepted, even for smaller purchases. Often, though, additional transaction fees are charged for international credit cards. For European visitors, Maestro cards are usually the best option. Euros are widely accepted, but not always at a favourable exchange rate.

Places to Eat

For a town of roughly 30,000 inhabitants, Sønderborg offers a reasonable range of places to eat and drink. Most venues are located around the town hall square and the harbour front. Some popular venues are:

Rådhustorvet 6, 6400 Sønderborg, Tel. +45 74 43 10 12
Restaurant and cafe Brøggeriet serve food and in-house brewed beer. Upstairs is a more formal dining room than the downstairs café.

Café Ib Rehne Cairo
Rådhustorvet 4, 6400 Sønderborg, Tel.
+45 74 42 04 00
Cafe Ib Rehne Cairo serves food all day, from brunch through dinner.

Sønder Havnegade 24, 6400 Sønderborg, Tel.
+45 74 42 23 06
Restaurant Colosseum is a cosy family restaurant on Sønderborg´s waterfront, serving traditional Danish food.

Brogade 2, 6400 Sønderborg, Tel.
+45 74 42 27 07
Restaurant OX-EN is a meat-lovers place, serving steaks of high quality. The kitchen is open to 10 pm.

Niso Sushi
St. Rådhusgade 3, 6400 Sønderborg, Tel.
+45 74 48 68 00
Niso sushi serves sushi in house and as take-away. The restaurant offers both a la carte and ‘running sushi’. The kitchen is open until 10 pm.