Jaruplund Højskole

The Minority Changemaker Programme will take place at Jaruplund Højskole - the only Danish folk high school in Southern Schleswig, Germany.

Jaruplund Højskole is located at a small lake outside of Flensburg

Jaruplund Højskole is located at a small lake outside of Flensburg

Photo: Jaruplund Højskole

The dream of Jaruplund Højskole emerged in a circle of Folk High School people after the end of the Second World War. It was a dream of creating a Folk High School which could become a powerhouse for the Danish minority in South Slesvig.

Folk High Schools, the Danish cooperative movement and private citizens contributed with funds and the South Slesvian personage, farm owner Meta Røh, donated the beautiful plot of land down by the Jaruplund Lake where the school is placed.

Students gathered in front of Jaruplund Højskole

Students gathered in front of Jaruplund Højskole.

Photo: Jaruplund Højskole

In 1950 the school was ready to enroll their first students in the disused refugee baracks, which in the first years made up the Folk High School.

Today the refugee baracks are replaced by the beautiful and recently renovated buildings and Jaruplund Højskole is a modern Folk High School with all necessary facilities, from our own cinema, rehearsel room and artist’s workshop to a sauna, fitness room and 34 single and double bedrooms, with own lavatories and showers. 

But the dream of those days is still alive. An inspirational place for the Danish minority and for the Danes which every year choose to live and dream at the only Danish Folk High School south of the Danish-German border.

Read more at jaruplund.com

The entrance at Jaruplund Højskole.

The entrance at Jaruplund Højskole.

Photo: Jaruplund Højskole