A Morning in Christiansfeld, Denmark’s Only UNESCO Town

A Morning in Christiansfeld, Denmark’s Only UNESCO Town, Christiansfeld, Denmark (B)

Christiansfeld is a town like no other in Denmark. It was founded in 1773 by the Moravian Church (or ‘the Unity of the Brethren’) as its centre in Denmark, and named after the Danish king at the time, Christian VII. All the historic buildings are so well-preserved that it’s considered the best example of Moravian Church architecture in the world.

When I was researching my September 2020 roadtrip to Schleswig-Holstein and Helgoland, I realized that Christiansfeld would be just a few kilometres from my route. I’d been curious about the town for a while so I decided to make it the first stop on my trip.

I picked up my rental car in the early morning and headed south along fog-covered roads. I began my journey through Christiansfeld in the countryside, with a look at Bulladen, a half-timbered farm from 1668 built exclusively in wood without the use of nails and screws. It’s the largest of its kind in Denmark with a length of 36 metres!

I parked my car near Bulladen and walked through the cozy farm yard and onto a dirt track that lead me to the nearby forest, Christinero. The forest is small but it boasts many monuments, small buildings including a chapel and two ponds with fountains. Various hiking trails lead through the forest, making it an idyllic spot for a day out in nature. Christinero was created by chamberlain Christina Friederica von Holstein in the late 18th century, and she was laid to rest there when she passed over in 1812. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Morning in Christiansfeld, Denmark’s Only UNESCO Town
Guide Location: Denmark » Christiansfeld
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bulladen
  • Moravian Church
  • Tyrstrup Church