The photo galery on my Denmark Journey is not complete yet, but being updated, whenever there is time to do so. It contains some collections like "found on the beach", "doors of Denmark" and this series of house inscriptions. They were all in German; and they are all older than 1848 which marks the beginning of nationalism in this region and the end of peaceful coexistence for about 100 years. Some places in South Denmark and North Germany saw battles rage. There is a history museum on the strategic point of Dybboel near Soenderborg, see Google Earth. Today, there is a Danish minority in Schleswig-Holstein and a German group in Denmark.
The following pictures are taken from my Aabenraa galery. There are more of these house inscriptions/Christian mesusot, and I added a translation of the motto or blessing in the galery. But I took them out of my blog again, in order to prevent the misunderstanding that Denmark might have converted me into a pious Christian. --
The region has been a center of brickmaking. A square in town is covered with old bricks.