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Dybbøl
Dybbøl
is a small town with a population of 2,495 (1 January 2014)[1] in the southeastern corner of South Jutland, Denmark. It is around 6 km (3.7 mi) west of Sønderborg. Dybbøl
Dybbøl
has been a battlefield twice: in the First Schleswig War
First Schleswig War
and in the Second Schleswig
Schleswig
War. During the Second Schleswig War
Second Schleswig War
in 1864, the Danish Army withdrew from the traditional fortified defence line, the Dannevirke (after waters and marshes which supported its flanks froze solid in a hard winter), and marched for Dybbøl
Dybbøl
to find a more defensible position. Although much artillery was abandoned and the evacuation was executed through a snow-laden north gale in winter, the army arrived almost intact. It entrenched itself at the Dybbøl Trenches, which became the scene of the siege and subsequent Battle of Dybbøl
Dybbøl
(7 April – 18 April 1864). This battle resulted in a Prussian-Austrian victory over Denmark. In the following peace settlement, Denmark
Denmark
surrendered Schleswig. Following World War I, Denmark
Denmark
recovered the northern part of Schleswig
Schleswig
as a result of the Schleswig
Schleswig
Plebiscites as described in the Treaty of Versailles. The Dybbøl
Dybbøl
Mill is considered a Danish national symbol. Dybbøl
Dybbøl
is also the birthplace of American landscape architect Jens Jensen. National Park status[edit] The site is a national memorial and museum of the Battle of Dybbøl and was therefore included in the 'National Park Dybbøl
Dybbøl
Skanser,' inaugurated in 1924. This park is not included in the Danish National Park laws of 2007, but it can still use the name National Park. The area is today administered as a 'Historiecenter Dybbøl
Dybbøl
Banke' ( Dybbøl
Dybbøl
Banke Museum and History Centre).[2][3] References[edit]

^ "BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas" database from Statistics Denmark ^ What is a Danish National Park? Archived 3 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Danish Nature Agency (in Danish) ^ Dybbøl
Dybbøl
Banke Museum and History Centre (in Danish)

Coordinates: 54°55′10″N 9°43′20″E / 54.91944°N 9.72222°E / 54.91944; 9.72222

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