The Soil Basins in Assens
Assens Sugar Factory that existed from 1884 until 2006, produced sugar from sugar beets. Large amounts of soil came with the beets delivered from Funen, Langeland and parts of Jutland. The beets were then washed with water from the sea.
The Soil Basins were created on a low lying beach by making a surrounding embankment. Over time the area was filled with soil from the beets and now stands about 10 meters over sea level.
The soil Basins cover an area of approximately 40 acres. In the last production years, soil deposits were about 100,000 tons / 45,000 cubic meters per year. In 1995 a biological cleaning system and biogas production started. Several concrete foundations from the earlier cleaning facility can still be seen.
From the Soil Basins the sugar factory's former headquarter can be seen, and now functions as council offices for Assens Council. The dominant and restored chimney is a reminder of Assens industrial past together with The Juice Station /Saftstationen and Arena Assens that is now th town's sports center with fitness rooms, restaurant and toilets.
Previously, there were several sugar factories in Denmark. Today only two remain active, one in Nykøbing Falster and the other in Nakskov. The latter also houses the "Sugar Museum".
As her in Assens the former sugar factory in Stege (closed in 1989) has also preserved its its soil basins for recreational purposes.
The Soil Basins, the buildings and the surrounding area represent a unique piece of Assens' cultural and industrial heritage.
Warning: Access to the area is your responsibility. Do not venture to the edge of the basins as they are very steep and fragile. Please keep to the paths and keep children under constant observation. Dog must be on the leash.
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Blue Flag beaches in Middelfart
Summer life is beach life, and the beaches of Middelfart lure beachgoers with space for games and play or total relaxation. Wide beaches, narrow beaches, beaches with shallow, paddle-friendly waters or deep waters, beaches that you can have all to yourself, or beaches that have all the facilities so you only need to pack the bare necessities in your beach bag.
Blue Flag – a mark of quality
A Blue Flag beach or harbour must be kept clean and tidy, have life-saving equipment, good sanitary and waste facilities as well as information on facilities, natural and environmental conditions.
Blue Flag beaches
Beach at Middelfart Marina
Vejlby Fed Beach
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Bogense Old Harbour
The old harbour in Bogense was built in 1828, and the harbor was expanded both in 1874 and 1894.
Today, the Old Harbour is a cozy and relaxed place with lots of benches, good restaurants and shops, large yachts, old fishermen's houses and of course a nice view.
The Old Harbor in Bogense in the old days ...
Once upon a time there was a busy industrial area here: the fishing trawlers were busy, the factories were noisy, the trucks were everywhere, the ferry was tooting and it was dirty most of the time - it was a very active port.
The eastern quay is the former trading and cargo port. DFDS (The United Steamship Company) had a steamship route between Copenhagen, Bogense and Vejle until about 1930.
The western quay was the fishing harbour with an auction hall, a fishmonger’s and a smokehouse.
There was a shipyard at the edge. The Aero Mill inside the harbour was built by the engineering company FL Smidth to produce direct current for the power plant. There was also a gas plant, a lime kiln and a cement plant. The former railroad also had a track here for cargo transportation.
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