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Tønder, Denmark

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German Past and German Language Jul 26, 2012
Being close to the border of present-day Denmark and Germany, it is quite abvious that there has been a German influence on Tønder for centuries. Between 1864 and 1920, the town was even part of Germany (Prussia until 1871). Next to Latin and Danish inscriptions, you can still find many German ones at old houses and especially in the church. Until 1945, there were even street signs in Danish and German. One curiosity I like a lot is the “Tønder” sign at the main train station. The “N” was removed after 1945, but the “O“ never replaced by an “Ø “. So, the sign neither say Danish Tønder nor German “Tondern”, but something in between.
"Bilingual" sign at the railway st…
17th century bierwith inscription …
Epitaph with German and Latin insc…
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