Lying in the Little Belt strait between Denmark and Germany, the island of Als is Denmark's 7th largest and a popular destination for tourists seeking tranquil vacations in self-catering holiday homes in Als. Als is home to a largely rural population, who subsist on fishing and agriculture. A shipyard, castles and beaches are some of the major attractions of the island, besides the museums and some forests.
The capital of the island is at the town of Sonderborg, in and around which you will find several Als holiday rentals options. Sonderborg is home to two awe-inspiring castles - Sonderborg Castle and the Sandbjerg Estate. The first castle in the town center is also home to a museum where you will be able to read about the culture and history of the area. The Augustenborg Palace is also a towering attraction that is now a hospital, but with a museum dedicated to the history of the town and its illustrious dukes. Other important towns on the island include Danfoss (an economically important town), Augustenborg and Nordborg and the nearby island of Aero is another great place to visit..
When you base yourself at one of the many holiday homes Als, you can visit the many beaches of the island, like Lusig, Kegnaes, Kaerneland, Havnbjerg and others at a leisurely pace. The Nordborg Castle is yet another attraction, where you will also find an exciting shipyard. It is on Als that the earliest known boat in Europe, believed to be built around 300 BC, was found in 1921. There are plenty of Als holiday rentals options for families or couples looking for a peaceful or sightseeing holiday of these attractions on the island.