Go hiking in the footsteps of history
Gendarmstien goes right through Lærkelunden.
Gendarmstien is one of Denmark's best-known and most popular hiking routes. The hiking route follows the coast along the fjord at Sønderborg and goes along the same old beautiful paths that the Danish border guards followed between Denmark and Germany until the 1950s.
The full length of Gendarmstien runs 84 km from Padborg to Skovby on Sydals. The trail is well marked, has shelters (primitive camp sites) for overnight stays in tents and other facilities. The path runs most of the way along the water and passes many historical sights, including at Dybbøl and Sønderborg.
Gendarmstien is part of the E6 long-distance hiking route and the hiking route connects via Als to Funen's Øhavssti and from Padborg to Gränseruten and to Hærvejen.