Det Gamle Rådhus
Det Gamle Rådhus – The old city hall in Gråsten
Only a 20-minute drive from Sonderborg, the old city hall (Det Gamle Rådhus) is located at the city square of Gråsten. It is situated close to the historic Gråsten Palace and even closer to the beautiful palace lake.
The old city hall was built in 1954. The building served as the place for City Council meetings until 2007, at which point Gråsten became part of Sonderborg municipality. After a thorough refurbishment, the house has now been brought back to its splendor from 1954, and now acts as a cozy and well-attended restaurant and hotel. The building is now also the home of the Gråsten Tourist Office.
A short walk from the old city hall you will find the beautiful Gråsten Palace, which is best known for being the summer residence of the Danish Royal Family. The main house has a modern, all-white facade, with Venetian doors opening onto sweeping, manicured lawns and gravel walkways. The castle garden is open to the public when the royal family does not reside at the castle.
The area consists of a low-lying terrain with a number of small lakes on the border between the hillside moraine landscape to the west and flatter plain countryside to the east.