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Højskolen Østersøen

Welcome to a Danish Folk High School where diversity is the key. Højskolen Østersøen is the place where young people of all ages meet in an inspiring and vibrant international environment. To attend Højskolen Østersøen is the first step to become an enlightened and open human being.

About the school

On this page you will find information on the school and the courses.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

Please visit our website for information in english and deutsch.

Højskolen Østersøen is situated...

...20 meters from the seashore
...about 600 meters from the forest
...about a kilometer from the swimming pool and gymnasium
…about 1.5 km from the city's vivid but yet relaxed centre
…about 25 km from the Danish-German border



Our core subjects

Sustainabilty og Ecology
Nature and Environment
International Relations

Courses and topics

Make sure to bring your head and your interest in the state of democracy. Participate in an intensive 4 months course, where you and your future network of young people from all over Europe help define the contents and structure of the classes. Experience democracy up close and personal!

Practical information

Højskolen Østersøen is situated in Aabenraa, Denmark, in the most beautiful surroundings close to the beach, with a view over The Fjord of Aabenraa and harbour. 

The town is just 25 km from the Danish-German border and home to a number of educational facilities and cultural institutions. Aabenraa has well developed trade with many possibilities. As the town is situated in the centre of the border area, Aabenraa is the centre of the German minority in the area Sønderjylland. Near to Højskolen Østersøen you will find Deutsche Zentralbücherei (The German Central Library) with which we are engaged in projects. There is a gymnasium and swimming pool, fitness centres, tennis courts, football stadium (soccer), rowing clubs, and sports centre with bowling, skittle games, racket ball, amongst many other activities in the near vicinity of the school. 

Aabenraa has some of the most beautiful nature in the area and has a well developed track system which offers rich opportunities for running and walking.


School Type

General and Grundtvigian Schools


About accommodation

Accomodations: 85


We take special diets into account, both if you are vegan, vegetarian, have gluentallergies

Contact school

Højskolen Østersøen
Flensborgvej 48-50
6200 Aabenraa

Phone number: 74 62 47 00
Manager: Morten Erbs