The rage of elements
There is something obstinate about Agger. Through centuries, the sea and the drifting sand have made Agger a difficult place to live. Storm by storm the sea has gradually stolen land from the village. Residents have had to give in to the pressure, and if they were lucky they managed to actually move their houses and take all their belongings with them when they had to move further east. Even the village church has had to be moved from the coast. Only after comprehensive coastal protection had been established, was this recurring erosion of the area stopped. Moreover, sand drift made it impossible to cultivate large areas of the soil. The people had to turn to fishing, and for centuries this trade became the livelihood of many inhabitants of Agger.
The fisherman's cottage
There are also interesting traces of Agger's history around the village. Some of the old, characteristic fisherman's cottages have been preserved; one of them is listed and open to visitors during the summer. The thatched, yellow house dates back to the late 1700s. The house was originally built further west, but has been moved further inland as the sea moved closer. The house is decorated with old furniture and is a good depiction of living conditions on the west coast of Jutland. The annex building has changing exhibitions during the summer.
The fisherman's cottage on Toftevej 9 is open every day from 2pm-5pm or by arrangement (tel.: +45 9792 0577) from 1 July-15 August.
The church and the nonconformist chapel are also important elements in Agger; both in the history of the village and today. The church is situated in Agger and was built in 1838 when it became apparent that the previous church from the late Middle Ages would eventually fall into the sea, as it did the following year. Some of the old furnishing such as the baptismal font, pulpit and crucifix was transferred from the older church.
Agger church is open from sunrise to sunset.