Directly behind the border at Wassersleben, the famous Gendarmenpfad (gendarmerie path) is ideal for an extensive walk or a short hike: It runs through forests and up and down to the sea along the Danish Baltic coast. In former times the border police controlled the path to stop smugglers - but nowadays you'll just meet hiking enthusiasts, dog lovers and lots of nature. With a little luck you might spot some of the local fauna, perhaps even a kingfisher. To protect the local wildlife, dogs in Denmark must always be kept on a leash outside dog woods.
The dog woods can be reached quickly and are located near Gråsten, which can be reached via the Gendarmenpfad (gendarmerie path). The Overstjernen dog wood lies on the edge of Gråsten, between Slotsbakken and Stjernevej, and is connected to yet another dog wood - Nederstjernen. From here you can extend your walk even further to the next dog woods of Vand and Saltholm.