Emil Nolde Stiftung


By far the biggest and most impressive collection of Emil Nolde’s work is in his architecturally arresting former atelier at Seebüll. The exhibition is worth a half-day's excursion, which is just as well because it's fairly remote – you'll need your own wheels to visit the location, which is almost on the Danish border. There's a suitably arty cafe.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Schleswig-Holstein attractions

1. Møgeltønder Kirke

4.07 MILES

At the western end of Slotsgade is Møgeltønder Kirke, its lavish interior a feast for the senses. The Romanesque nave dates back to 1180 and the baptismal…

2. Schackenborg Slot


On the village's eastern edge is Schackenborg, a small castle from the late 17th century that was home to Queen Margrethe’s youngest son, Prince Joachim,…

3. Tønder Museum

5.02 MILES

Three-in-one Tønder Museum houses Kulturhistorie Tønder, a collection of delicate Tønder lace and decoratively painted furniture. In the adjacent wing is…

4. Uldgade


For a glimpse of the past, head south from Torvet along Søndergade and turn right into Uldgade. The cobbled street has Tønder’s best collection of unique…

5. Drøhses Hus

5.24 MILES

On the main pedestrian street, Drøhses Hus dates from 1672; it’s been meticulously restored and is open to the public, exhibiting lace and arts and crafts…

6. Det Gamle Apotek

5.28 MILES

Det Gamle Apotek, beside Torvet, has an elaborate 1671 baroque doorway flanked by two lions that stand guard over the old-fashioned interior and extensive…

7. Kristkirken

5.31 MILES

The grand Kristkirken on the northeastern side of Torvet dates back to 1592. Its opulent interior came courtesy of the town’s rich cattle and lace…

8. Altfriesisches Haus

16.01 MILES

The days before tourism are recalled in this 1739 house made from brick and thatch.