Hønekilden - Sønderborg, Danmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots
N 54° 54.711 E 009° 47.151
32U E 550379 N 6085264
Quick Description: Hønekilden har tidligere leveret vand til byens borgere. Nu kan den kun ses gennem et gitter.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 2/15/2021 3:41:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM13T82
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
Hønekilden har tidligere leveret vand til byens borgere da den var kendt for sit rene vand. I 1556 fik Dronning Dorothea lagt vand ind i Sønderborg Slot. Vandet kom fra Hønekilden og blev ført gennem byen via en vandledning af gennemborede trærør. Dele af den gamle vandledning er i dag udstillet på Sønderborg Slot. Nu kan kilden kun ses gennem et gitter og vandet ser ikke særlig sundt ud.

Der er flere sagn tilknyttet til kilden. Hvis en kvinde ikke kunne få børn, skulle hun gå hen over kildevandet. Efterfølgende ville hun kunne bive gravid. Unge kvinder kunne også kigge ned i vandet på Helligtrekongers aften, så ville de se et spejlbillede af deres tilkomne mand.


Hønekilden (Hen Spring)has previously supplied water to the citizens as it was known for its clean water. In 1556, Queen Dorothea installed water into Sønderborg Castle. The water came from Hønekilden and was led through the town via a water pipeline made of wooden pipes. Parts of the old water pipeline is exhibited at Sønderborg Castle. Now the spring can only be seen through an iron lattice and the water does not look very healthy.
There are several legends associated with the source. If a woman could not have children, she would have to cross the spring water. Subsequently, she would be able to become pregnant. Young women could also look down into the water on Epiphany Eve, then they would see a mirror image of their new husband.




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Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: 0

Private Land access?: Not listed

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