BETTENÆS/Rodenäs Border Crossing

I visited this point as part of the IBRG DEDK21 expedition. The newest border crossing between Denmark and Germany is essentially a rural gate and cattle grid in the anti boar barrier that connect the Danish fields with the German markets. It is possible to drive down either side of the fence. On the Danish side it is a rural track (Nørremølle) whereas on the German side it is a minor but tarmacked road (Norddeich). On the Danish side of the border there are no buildings, just fields, whereas there are houses on the German side, which overlook the border from their front windows. Some of the houses flew the local regional flag.

Extract from the 1920 Border treaty

The Border Crossing

Looking into Denmark – note the anti wild boar fence
Looking into Germany

Border marker #273

The lines show the orientation to the next marker.
BM on the German side of the steam. Even new border markers have the DR P markings due to the treaty.
2 border markers either side of the steam.

German Houses

Just across the road from the border crossing. A lady was walking her dog in another country.

German Thatch
Note regional flag in front garde

Closed border during COVID

Date of Visit: 26 September 2021

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