Reunion 2020

On the weekend of 3/4 October 2020, Den Gamle By will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the reunification of Southern Jutland with Denmark. The programme will include a poster exhibition, selected cakes from the Southern Jutland ‘Coffee Tables’ and concerts featuring the Southern Jutland singer Rikke Thomsen.

Selected cakes from the Southern Jutland Coffee Table

Venue: Gæstgivergården

Enjoy a taste of history when restaurant Gæstgivergården serves a plate with 6 chosen cakes from the Southern Jutland ‘coffee table’ baked according to traditional recipies. The history of the selected cakes and this type of ‘coffee table’ is inextricably linked to the struggle for Danish identity in German Schleswig prior to reunification in 1920.

On 3 and 4 October from 10 to 5 pm

Price: 95 DKK incl. coffee/tea ad lib

Guests can buy tickets on the day in The Bendtsen Warehouse in Den Gamle By.

For this event there is no discount for season ticket holders etc.


Free concert with Rikke Thomsen

Venue: Bendtsens Pakhus

Come and hear the Southern Jutland singer Rikke Thomsen and her beautiful, popular melodies and distinctive lyrics, which pay homage to the dialect and identity of Southern Jutland.

On 3 and 4 October, 2 pm
Duration: 30-40 minutes

Photo: Ole Klein.

Be aware! Limited number of seats. Get a ticket at the ticketoffice 3. and 4. october,
first come, first served.


The border is agreed.
Posters from the border referendum 1920

Venue: The Danish Poster Museum

100 striking, evocative posters relating to the reunification in Southern Jutland in 1920.
From 10 February to 31 December 2020.

Read more about the exhibition here.


Den Gamle By’s Reunification Stone

Craftsmen at Den Gamle By have created a copy of a reunification stone, erected in the 1927 Garden to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Reunification. The source for the stone is the reunification stone in Faaborg (1922). Its text is so simple that, in principle, the stone could be placed anywhere in Denmark.


Southern Jutland Lunch

Venue: Restaurant Gæstgivergården

Restaurant Gæstgivergården in Den Gamle By is serving a special Southern Jutland dish, in the restaurant’s charming, historic setting.

On 3 and 4 October


Coffee and Cake

Venue: Café Bonnich

Visit the reconstructed Café Bonnich pastry shop from Aabenraa in Den Gamle By. Enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a selection of typical 1970s cakes. The pastry shop opened in 1922 at 31, Ramsherred in Aabenraa with furniture and fittings designed by the Aabenraa architect Jep Fink. The neoclassical style of the premises was inspired by Ancient Greece and is evident in the columns, stucco and furniture, and the profiles of the panels. A married couple, Inger and Bonnich Petersen ran this successful pastry shop from 1962 until its closure in 2007. The pastry shop has now been reconstructed in Den Gamle By, looking exactly as it did in the early 1970s.

The Project is implemented with subsidies from Ministry of Culture and the Danish Parliament for marking the Reunion 2020.