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Gråsten is located in Denmark
Gråsten is located in Region of Southern Denmark
Coordinates: 54°55′11″N 9°35′31″E / 54.91972°N 9.59194°E / 54.91972; 9.59194
RegionSouthern Denmark (Syddanmark)
 • Urban
3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
 • Gender [1]
2,108 males and 2,228 females
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Gråsten (Danish pronunciation: [kʁɔˈste̝ˀn]; German: Gravenstein) is a town with a population of 4,336 (1 January 2024)[2] on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark by the Nybøl Nor at an inlet of the Flensburg Fjord. It belongs to the Sønderborg municipality in Region of Southern Denmark. The town is located almost exactly at the center of a triangle defined by the towns of Aabenraa, Flensburg and Sønderborg Castle (Sønderborg Slot).

The Egernsund Bridge, which crosses the Egern Strait, connects Gråsten with the town of Egernsund. Gråsten is served by Gråsten railway station, located on the Sønderborg railway line.[3]

The Gravenstein apple originates from the city.

Gråsten municipality[edit]

Until 1 January 2007 Gråsten was the seat of the former Gråsten municipality (Danish, kommune) in South Jutland County, covering an area of 57 km2, and with a total population of 7,256 (2005). Its last mayor was Bendt Olesen, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party. The municipality was created in 1970 due to a kommunalreform ("Municipality Reform") that combined the following parishes: Gråsten, Kværs, Rinkenæs, and Adsbøl.

Gråsten municipality ceased to exist due to Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007). It was combined with Augustenborg, Broager, Nordborg, Sundeved, Sydals, and Sønderborg municipalities to form the new Sønderborg municipality. This created a municipality with an area of 499 km2 and a total population of 49,886 (2005).

Famous residents of Gråsten[edit]

The Danish royal family has their summer residence, Gråsten Palace, in the town

Other notable people[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ BY1: Population 1st January by urban areas, age and sex The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ BY3: Population 1st January by urban areas, area and population density The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  3. ^ "Gråsten Station" (in Danish). DSB. Retrieved 23 January 2024.