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Wild Nature, Dynamic Culture, and a World-Class Flooded Ice-age Landscape A trip to the South Fyn Archipelago is a journey into coastal Denmark at its most vibrant. With unique landscapes shaped by glaciers, charming island life, and historic market towns, South Fyn has plenty to offer throughout the year. Indulge in the culinary temptations, embark on an outdoor adventure, go to a concert, or experience local culture – whatever your chosen activity, the people of South Fyn will inspire you with their warmth and high spirits. This magazine presents sights and stories specific to each of the four areas constituting the South Fyn Archipelago region
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as well as activities that are common across the archipelago as a whole: fairy-tale castles and stately manors, the breathtakingly scenic Archipelago Trail, outstanding gastronomy, and amazing local art and design. Naturally, you can also learn about activities related to the region’s most prominent feature: the archipelago’s blue waters.
across South Fyn and the archipelago islands. As a result of these favourable conditions, the South Fyn Archipelago is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in all of Denmark – and it’s a favourite among many different groups of tourists, regardless of the season. INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Despite the short travel times between towns and islands, the South Fyn Archipelago offers a multitude of diverse adventures. After all, the number of islands and islets reaches 55! So whether you are longing for the peace and quiet of island life, or you prefer the buzzing cultural scene of the market towns, we can safely promise that you will be able to find what you are looking for somewhere in the archipelago region.
We are far from alone in praising the South Fyn Archipelago. The region has attracted international attention and is currently in the process of becoming a UNESCO Global Geopark. There are already lots to experience in connection with Geopark The South Fyn Archipelago. That is why our story will commence there …
With its shallow waters, numerous islets, and varied coastline, the unique nature of the archipelago plays a large part in the continued development of island life, shipping, and farming
AN ARCHIPELAGO OF OPPORTUNITIES
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When the last glacial period ended 11,700 years ago, the large ice caps of the northern hemisphere began to melt, resulting in a dramatic rise in sea levels. The sea intruded on the low lands, while the highest parts of the region remained above water. Those parts are the 55 islands and islets in today’s South Fyn Archipelago. The swift rise in sea levels created the South Fyn Archipelago – a spectacular flooded ice-age landscape. Read more at geoparkoehavet.com
Discover the Geopark
Geopark The South Fyn Archipelago offers a wide range of experiences – on land and at sea. You can go hiking, cycling, horseback riding, sailing, fishing, or diving. You can spend the night in an outdoor shelter or taste the delicious local produce. You can visit sites of geological, biological or cultural significance, or stop by one of the Geopark’s visitors centres and see the amazing stories of the region unfold before your eyes. Protecting the Geopark – its landscapes, nature, and culture – requires an extensive cooperation, which the four constituent municipalities on South Fyn have committed to. The goal is achieving the title of UNESCO Global Geopark, and thus becoming part of an international community of shared values, not only about geology, but also, and perhaps more importantly, about the connectedness of nature, geology, and human life. This knowledge – and its dissemination – is essential to sustainable development.
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Geopark The South Fyn Archipelago tells the story of how culture emerges as a result of geography and geology. Earth’s geological development has shaped our world and, as a result, the opportunities and challenges presented to us throughout history. This story is more relevant now than ever before, as our climate is undergoing drastic changes. That’s why you need to go out and experience the Geopark: to feel this connection with your own senses. The following pages are filled with inspiration for the experiences waiting for you in the Geopark.
FACTS ABOUT GEOPARK THE SOUTH FYN ARCHIPELAGO
Population: Area: Coastline: Number of islands and islets: International geosites: Geological locations:
128,307 (as of 1 January 2020) 2,733 km2, distributed just about evenly between land and sea 551 km 55 3 46
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What is a Geopark?
A geopark is a region in which the unique geological features of the landscape have a significant impact on life in that region. One example could be a mountainous region where the local population is engaged in mining and extraction of minerals, another could be a region where the landscapes and living conditions are shaped by the presence of a volcano. Geopark The South Fyn Archipelago aspires to become a UNESCO Global Geopark. The aim of UNESCO Global Geoparks is to transform the 17 Global Goals set forth by the United Nations as well as UNESCO’s core values into actual local development and to promote the understanding of how human life is – and always has been – determined by nature. UNESCO Global Geoparks focus on the geology, nature, and cultural history of specific locations and emphasise the connectedness of nature and human life: that we are all dependent on Earth’s resources, and that everyone is affected by climate change and responsible for creating sustainable development. In a UNESCO Global Geopark, the local population contributes by supporting sustainable development through volunteering as well as formal partnerships, which in turn strengthens the local community. In order to achieve the prestigious title, Geopark The South Fyn Archipelago must live up to a number of conditions regarding visibility, education, research, local foundation, and environmental protection.
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Island Hopping – Journey Across the Archipelago
Hop on the ferry in Svendborg or Faaborg and experience the calm and serenity of the small archipelago islands. Each island has its own unique history and scenery, though they also have some things in common: splendid coastal nature and that special island vibe. Take the ferry from Svendborg to Skarø, Drejø, and Hjortø, which is home to only a handful of permanent residents. Bjørnø, Lyø, and Avernakø are reached by ferry from Faaborg. The ferry to Strynø leaves from Rudkøbing, and you can go to Birkholm by ferry from Marstal on Ærø. THE ARCHIPELAGO
‘Det Sydfynske Øhav’ is the Danish name for the shallow waters south of Fyn and the archipelago comprising more than 55 island and islets – it’s the world’s largest drowned ice-age landscape. The area was flooded during the Stone Age, which created the islands’ unique hilly terrain. SKARØ
This small island is known for its beautiful scenery and interesting bird and animal life, though the passionate islanders have done their part as well to put Skarø firmly on the map: Skarø has a music festival held each year in August, an ice-cream manufacturer selling ice cream all over the world, a summer café with its own smokehouse, an apothecary garden, and lots more in addition to all the scenic sights. The island, half an hour’s ferry trip from Svendborg, has several accommodation options. Read more about Skarø at visitsvendborg.com Get your ferry tickets to Skarø at hoejestene.dk DREJØ Bring your bikes when you go to Drejø. From the eastern ferry berth, there are only 4 km to the island’s westernmost point, a cliff offering a spectacular view of the archipelago. The trip takes you past Drejet, a narrow isthmus with water on both sides. On the north coast, the old harbour of Gammel Havn is a charming sight, and Bækkildestrand on the south coast is the best place to go for a swim. Drejø has a grocery store, a local museum, a café, and farm shops selling local products. The island is one hour and 15 minutes from Svendborg by ferry and offers several options for accommodation. Read more about Drejø at visitsvendborg.com Get your ferry tickets to Drejø at hoejestene.dk
Avernakø is a special island, as it originally consisted of two islands – Avernak and Korshavn – which, in 1937, were connected by a dam called ‘Drejet’. The island has a rich birdlife, lovely beaches and lots of open space. Avernakø is known for its two maypoles, located in the villages of Avernak and Munke. Once a year, on the Saturday before Pentecost, villagers convene around the pole. Only 100 or so islanders live on Avernakø, and they all jointly own the island’s grocery store. There are plenty of nice accommodation options and eateries on Avernakø, which is reached by ferry from Faaborg in either 35 or 60 minutes, depending on your choice of ferry service. Read more about Avernakø at visitfaaborg.com Get your ferry tickets to Avernakø at oefaergen.fmk.dk LYØ
Located south-west of Faaborg, Lyø is the westernmost island of the archipelago. Lyø’s greatest attractions are its peace and quiet, its clean air and beautiful scenery as well as the old village with its many half-timbered houses. The island’s farms are located around the village ponds in the historic town, which is considered one of Denmark’s most interesting village communities. The dolmen chamber known as Klokkestenen – the Bell Stone – is several thousand years old, and clear notes ring out when you strike it. From Faaborg, it takes about 35 minutes to reach Lyø, where you can find a grocery store, cafés, and several accommodation options. Read more about Lyø at visitfaaborg.com Get your ferry tickets to Lyø at oefaergen.fmk.dk HJORTØ
With only four permanent residents, Hjortø is among the least-populated islands in Denmark. Hjortø’s diverse nature is often visited by flocks of migrating birds, amongst them the majestic sea eagle and the small wren. The islanders have spotted more than 100 different bird species on Hjortø. If you love the outdoors, Hjortø is the perfect choice. You can spend the night in a shelter or put up your own tent. Hjortø is an hour away from Svendborg by ferry. Read more about Hjortø at visitsvendborg.com Get your ferry tickets to Hjortø at havn.svendborg.dk SVELMØ
This uninhabited hidden treasure is owned by two families, who rent out Svelmø’s houses as holiday homes. You can’t reach Svelmø by ferry, only via the low-tide road from the road ‘Østergyden’ between Nab and Nakkebølle on Fyn. To reach Svelmø, you then have to wade about 500 metres with water up to your knees. The trip can be made in a more comfortable manner, though, in the back of a tractor. Throughout summer, you can go on a guided tractor tour with local Svelmø expert, Jan. Once you have reached Svelmø, the guided tour continues on foot. The trip is three to four hours long and ends with a dinner on the
beach: grilled fish or beef from Svelmø with locally sourced potatoes on the side. Read more about Svelmø at visitfaaborg.com Book your trip to Svelmø at visitfaaborg.dk BJØRNØ
Bjørnø is first mentioned in the 13th century, then spelled Byørnø, meaning the island inhabited by bears. Don’t worry, though, there haven’t been any bear sightings lately. Cars are not allowed on Bjørnø, and bikes are not recommended either, but you can walk around the island in a couple of hours. The island has plenty to offer – flat beach meadows, a rich birdlife, and tall cliffs with spectacular views of Fyn and the neighbouring islands. During summer, islanders and visitors enjoy their evening coffee together on the waterfront, watching the sun set over Faaborg and Svanninge Bakker on Fyn. Bjørnø has a charming café, an ice-cream kiosk as well as several accommodation options. The ferry ride aboard ‘M/F Lillebjørn’ is only 17 minutes from Faaborg. Read more about Bjørnø at visitfaaborg.com Get your ferry tickets to Bjørnø aboard the Bjørnø ferry BIRKHOLM
Birkholm is one of the islands in Denmark with the fewest permanent residents. In fact, Birkholm has fewer residents than houses, a lot of which are second homes for people from all over Denmark, who nevertheless spend a lot of time and energy maintaining them. A small but loyal bunch of born-and-raised islanders keep up the old traditions and make sure that everything remains in order throughout the year. Although you won’t find any eateries on the island, Birkholm has a self-service shop, a charming marina, a landscape suitable for hiking as well as a some nice fishing spots. Read more about Birkholm at visitaeroe.com. Get your ferry tickets to Birkholm at birkholmposten.dk STRYNØ
The largest of the small islands in the South Fyn Archipelago, Strynø is about 30 minutes away from Rudkøbing by ferry. The island has around 190 permanent residents, some of which are farmers or private business owners, while others are commuting to work on the larger islands. Strynø is a well-functioning community on a small scale, with day care centres, a school, a grocery store, a church and several different clubs and societies. Naturally, the close-knit local community is a big part of life on the small island. A visit to Strynø is a good opportunity to gear down while remaining active. Bring your own bike or rent one on the harbour front for only 20 DKK, and go for a tour of the island. Other options include trying out stand-up paddling or learning to sail in a smack dinghy at Øhavets Smakke- og Naturcenter. Read more about Strynø at langeland.dk. Get your ferry tickets to Strynø at strynoe-ferry.teambooking.dk
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SUNSET TRIPS AROUND THE ARCHIPELAGO
Go on a tour of the archipelago aboard a historic ship. Several times a week, you can board an old schooner or galeas and discover the archipelago in a truly unique way. A sailing trip like this cannot be described – you have to experience it for yourself! The galeas Haabet from Faaborg visitfaaborg.com The schooner Meta from Rudkøbing and Svendborg govisitlangeland.com and visitsvendborg.com
– CAPITAL OF THE ARCHIPELAGO
Feel the exciting buzz of life The beating heart of Svendborg is the harbour. This is where the town’s wealth was generated, along with the free-spirited mentality, which in turn created the joyous and vibrant vibe that Svendborg is known for today. Watch the sun rise over the harbour and feel life buzzing through the streets. The capital of the archipelago is a hotspot for art, gastronomy, and music – all the necessary ingredients for a high quality of life. With more than 700 live concerts each year as well as the largest food market in the Nordics, your only problem is choosing what to do. Svendborg was the first town in Denmark to become a certified member of the international Cittaslow network, which focuses on creating the best conditions for living the good life – and that is exactly what you find here. Read more about Svendborg on the following pages and get more details at visitsvendborg.com
Have a Taste of Svendborg – and Make a Friendly Deal
Svendborg is one of the most charming shopping towns in Denmark, and Svendborg’s pedestrian streets are buzzing in a truly infectious way. Try visiting on a Saturday morning and be part of the crowd going from one specialty shop to the next and moving between market stalls on the town square. You also get the chance to observe the townspeople’s favourite pastime: seeing someone they know, stopping for some light conversation, exchanging stories of the past week, and then moving on to the next chance encounter. The people of Svendborg simply love to take their time and enjoy themselves. Svendborg’s town centre offers charming cafés, busy pedestrian streets, and great shopping in a wide range of highstreet stores and specialty shops selling unique artisanal items as well as delicious gourmet products – and remember to explore the town’s side streets and hidden courtyards, too. Just make sure that you have plenty of time: you’re very likely to be held up by some nice music and cheerful conservation! TOP-CLASS GASTRONOMY
Whisky and gin winning one international award after the other, organic ice cream from Skarø served on Singapore Airlines flights, top-class restaurants, and bold microbreweries. If your heart is beating for the culinary world, Svendborg is a great place for a visit.
LUNCH WITH A VIEW
Try getting a picnic basket at one of the town’s many delicatessen shops and head for Skansen, a picturesque meadow with freely grazing cattle located by the water on the opposite side of the Svendborgsund strait. If you prefer an attentive waiter serving you delicious courses, there are a wide selection of cafés and restaurants lining the streets in the town centre. You can also find restaurants in the charming courtyards and even on a boat in the harbour. In Svendborg, you have every opportunity to please your senses. FOOD IN THE WILD
One of the current culinary trends is gathering your own ingredients and cooking them over an open fire. Now you can learn how to do just that by participating in the Vildmarksmad (Wilderness Food) event, organised by local food society Kulinarisk Sydfyn. Learn new skills and enjoy a locally sourced meal outdoors and in an exciting social setting. For more information, go to visitsvendborg.com
Vibrant Culture on the Shipyard Island The shipyard buildings – the oldest being from the World War I era – are now home to art galleries and artisanal workshops, as well as a bike repair shop, a concert venue, and the Danish Yachting Museum, to name a few of the occupants. Along the quay, you can rent boats, play pétanque, or consume the contents of your picnic basket – or enjoy the metropolitan vibe at the beach bar while watching the sun set over the Svendborg skyline with a cocktail in hand. Quite often you will be accompanied by the newest addition to
the Svendborgsund strait: a bottlenose dolphin who on a good summer’s day attracts hundreds of dolphin spotters to Frederiksø. Throughout summer, big pop and rock concerts as well as an ambitious opera festival also take place at the shipyard island. The shipyard whistle still calls people to work, to lunch, and to close up for the night. It’s the oldest of its kind still in use in Denmark, but it’s not just there for old time’s sake. There are, in fact, still two active shipyards – one is a small yard making steel ships, and the other is a repair yard for wooden ships, one of the few left in Denmark – and their workers still heed the call of the whistle. Thanks to the two shipyards, visitors to Frederiksø still get to see the large steel ships and impressive schooners, the last of which have a long-standing connection with the illustrious Ring-Andersen shipyard. In that way, Frederiksø offers a unique mix of old and new, wood and steel, industry and culture.
Maritime experiences Svendborg’s heart beats for the sea. Thanks to the location next to the strait and the centuries-long shipbuilding tradition, Svendborg is a natural starting point for maritime experiences. On the waterfront, there are restaurants and cafés overlooking the sea and the constantly changing traffic of freighters, ferries, wooden ships, and yachts. HISTORIC SAILING SHIPS
The bond between the old wooden ships and Svendborg is tied with a sailor’s knot. In fact, a lot of the ships were built here, and today, the wooden ships have their own pier next to the harbour’s historic yellow store houses. And the historic
ships are not just there to be gazed at: the old schooner called Meta invites you on board for day trips to the archipelago islands or sunset trips in the evening. For more information, visit maritimtcenterdanmark.dk EXPERIENCE SVENDBORG FROM THE SEA
Another way to experience the Svendborgsund strait is by taking ‘M/S Helge’, a former ferry criss-crossing the strait throughout summer. The scenic route starts at Svendborg Harbour and takes you past Vindebyøre, Christiansminde, Troense, and Grasten before arriving at Valdemar’s Castle. Check out the timetable in this magazine
One of South Fyn’s best-kept secrets is located only a short drive up the coast from Svendborg: The exceptionally picturesque and charming fishing village of Lundeborg. The historic harbour environment is still actively used and its cosy feel is a rarity in present-day Denmark. OLD TIMES & WINDS OF CHANGE
Old fishermen with boats and nets, experienced yachters, and sailing students from the schools in Oure make sure that the harbour remains active all year, and as a result, the old
maritime traditions are still thriving. The harbour is suited for active sportspeople as well as those who enjoy life at a slower pace, and it’s a safe environment for both kids and seniors. Visit the shop displaying innovative local art and design, and enjoy some vegan ice cream or a cold beer – they go hand in hand in Lundeborg. The beach starts where the harbour ends, and the village also serves as the northern starting point of The Archipelago Trail (see page 46-47). If you are in an adventurous mood, Lundeborg is the perfect destination.
SVENDBORG ACCOMMODATION Lundeborg has charming B&B’s and camp sites where you can pitch your tent by the water’s edge. Visit the nearby Broholm Castle for gourmet dinners and luxurious castle breaks.
Centrally located in Svendborg, Naturama has a major collection of taxidermied animals from Northern Europe. The animals are surprisingly life-like, even majestic, such as the towering polar bear standing on its hind paws, or the red deer whose roars echo around the exhibit. Naturama also has a number of living animals, which the museum guides present at various times during the day. In 2022, the special exhibition ‘Monsters of the Past’ will take you back in time to the fascinating animals that preceded the dinosaurs: gigantic insects, bizarre sharks, and sabre-toothed predators the size of polar bears and lions.
Exciting Indoor sights and Activities
There’s plenty of interesting things to do and see in Svendborg if you are looking for an indoor experience. INDOOR SIGHTS AT THE HARBOUR The island of
Frederiksø is Svendborg’s new cultural melting pot, as a large and varied number of cultural institutions have moved into the former shipyard buildings. After taking in a bit of culture, you can reflect on your experiences over a drink at one of the island’s many bars. KOSTUMARIUM exhibits some of the many extravagant
costumes worn by Danish actress and political provocateuse Anne Marie Helger throughout her career. There are changing special exhibitions as well, and next to the exhibition space, you can visit the workshop, which produces embroidery for costumes used in international movie, TV, and theatre productions. ATELIER CLOT, BRAMSEN & BRUNHOLT opened its
doors in 2021 as a branch of the famous Paris-based litographic workshop Atelier Clot. Visit for the fascinating modern art hanging on the walls in hand-made frames, the French hand presses, and the large copperplate press. THE DANISH YACHTING MUSEUM is the place to go
if you are fond of sailboats and saltwater. The museum has more than 130 different vessels, ranging from small dinghies and classic kayaks to historic boats, and also presents changing exhibitions with different themes. THE DANISH WELFARE MUSEUM The museum is
located in the most well-preserved poorhouse in the Nordic countries, which was in use from 1872 to 1974, and deals with an important part of Danish history in an authentic setting. Learn about everyday life in the poorhouse, how the residents lived, worked, and were punished, and hear the stories of the many people living on the dark side of society: the poor, the sick, the homeless, and the orphans. A visit to the poorhouse, which is part of Svendborg Museum, is a unique and thought-provoking experience. EGEBJERG MILL Egebjerg Mølle Naturrum is located in
the idyllic hill country known as Egebjerg Bakker. The old mill has been converted into an experience centre with exhibitions and stories about the characteristic ice-age landscape of South Fyn. The mill is open around the clock throughout the year! The prize-winning glass prism atop the mill, 110 metres above sea level, offers spectacular views of South Fyn and the archipelago.
The 5700 Summer Is Buzzing For many, Svendborg is known for the special vibe they feel when you move through the streets and alleyways and sense the excitement in the air. Svendborg and the South Fyn Archipelago is home to around 30 festivals, and each year sees a new festival popping up – the latest being the fantastic Dansktopfestival presenting Danish schlager music at the beach at Christiansminde. Some of the festivals are aimed at a wide audience, such as the music festival Hansted Live and the film festival SVEND. The latter practically takes over town with open-air screenings, talks, and a big outdoor award show covered by the national media and visited by acclaimed actors and actresses. Another big event is Silverrudder, the world’s largest single-handed boat race, with more than 400 participants. The race starts and finishes in Svendborg when summer turns to autumn and the wind begins to bite. The smaller festivals are thriving as well. And whereas some festivals continue to grow each year, others wish to stay small, such as the scenic Skarø music festival, whose organisers decided to reduce the number of tickets in order to remain small and cosy. Read more about the many festivals at visitsvendborg.com
NETWORKING TOWN WITH NATURE
Svendborg is a networking town making things happen. Everything is done at eye level and with a drive that attracts creative people wanting to be active participants in their local community. And here, you can actually give the mayor a call if you feel strongly about an issue.
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The fact that nature is right outside your door in Svendborg ignites a spark in Keld’s heart. He can go on adventures with his son and feel safe about leaving behind his wife when his job forces him to travel – just like it’s always been for sailors in Svendborg. KELD’S THREE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VISITORS: RING- ANDERSEN SHIPYARD
Four years ago, Keld Aabjørn did just that along with his wife and son who was about to start school. After 20 years in Copenhagen, Keld had a strong network and a nice career designing, projecting, and constructing skate parks in Denmark and abroad. He still has all of that. But today, he has exchanged the inner city for a house close to the harbour, his office is on Frederiksø, his finances aren’t as tight, and every now and then, he goes sailing around the archipelago.
Go visit the old shipyard. It’s the most fascinating way to experience Danish maritime heritage! There aren’t many places like this left in Denmark.
MOVING BACK TO SOUTH FYN FELT A BIT SCARY FOR KELD
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”I mean, I grew up here as a kid, and I never thought I’d be returning. I feared that returning would make me feel like a failure. But it didn’t. Far from it, actually. I wasn’t met with any prejudices or expectations. Is the right move always forward? And at a higher pace? Not for me and my family. We found something important in Svendborg, something we were missing. There is an intimacy here, a sincere interest in one another. A community that is closely linked – without being too small – and a culture of lifting up rather than tearing down. It strikes me when I travel around the world, that Svendborg has something special. We have a strong belief in each other, and that allows you to dream big.”
The fusion of culture and business; common sense and playfulness; history and innovation. It’s a unique place.
The perfect place to go on adventures and act like Jacques Cousteau, whether it’s in a sailboat or a kayak, atop a paddleboard, or on one of the many island ferries. Go explore! READ MORE AT:
flyttilsvendborg.dk. facebook.com/FlyttilSvendborg Or contact: Esther Christina Hald Andersen +45 30175760
SVENDBORG – in your pocket
Download the official Svendborg app for your phone. VisitSvendborg’s app is Svendborg’s official guide to everything you need to know when you’re visiting Svendborg. Find inspiration for your trip and information about sights, activities, events, accommodation, shopping, restaurants, transportation and lots more.
The Sound of South Fyn South Fyn has always been full of good stories. Now, some of them have been recorded, and in the future, more and more will. Here is an overview over the most exciting audio stories about South Fyn.
Invisible Theatre The Svendborg-based theatre BaggårdTeatret has created a unique sonic experience: three audio walks known collectively as Invisible Theatre. This type of play is on the bill whenever you feel like it. The app-based audio walks use the landscapes of South Fyn and the islands as backdrop. Wellknown actors provide the voices, and the action starts when you press play and start walking – and then you just have to do as instructed. AGAINST THE CURRENT ON LANGELAND
‘Against the Current’ is about the famous scientist Hans Christian Ørsted. The story is told from the perspective of Ørsted as a 12-year-old boy in Rudkøbing on Langeland. From here, the story takes you on a fantastic expedition during which you encounter historical scientists such as Albert Einstein, Inge Lehmann, Marie Curie, and Tycho Brahe. Follow in the footsteps of young Hans Christian Ørsted as he searches for that which no one can see. The 10 km walk is divided into 4 sections/acts and starts in Rudkøbing on Langeland. BENEATH THE ICE IN FAABORG
Set in the amazing ice-age hill country of Svanninge Bjerge, ‘Beneath the Ice’ is a story of art and love and the ways in which these layers melt into each other. During the play, you will encounter the famous fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, the artist couple Anna and Fritz Syberg, and Riborg Voigt, the love interest of Andersen. The walk is 7 km and starts at Øhavsmuseet at Faaborg Harbour. THE SILENCE OF THE SOUND
‘The Silence of the Sound’ is a dramatized audio story involving six writers with ties to South Fyn; three early 20th century writers and three contemporary writers: Bertolt Brecht, Karin Michaëlis, Tom Kristensen, Josefine Ottesen, Mikael Josephsen and Jesper Wung-Sung. Acclaimed Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen will be guiding you through the story. In total, the walk is 6 km, starting from the harbour in Svendborg and ending at Brecht’s House in Skovsbostrand.
South Fyn is a Blue Playground The South Fyn Archipelago is a playground for outdoors people who love water – regardless of skill and experience level. Between the many bays and inlets of the archipelago islands, you will always be able to find a suitable spot that is sheltered from the wind. SEA KAYAKING
The South Fyn Archipelago is one of Denmark’s best sea kayaking spots and a challenge for both beginners and skilled kayakers. The 55 islands and islets make it a truly special experience, in terms of nature as well as culture. It’s easy to get around due to the short distances between the islands, some of which are only populated by breeding birds. SURFING AND STAND-UP PADDLING
Whether you are a champion at stand-up paddling, windsurfing or kitesurfing or just beginning, you will find lots of
challenges off the coasts of the South Fyn Archipelago. With the coastline spanning a total of 551 km, you will always be able to find both shallow and deep water spots, regardless of the wind direction. UNDERWATER HUNTING AND SNORKELING
With its shallow waters, numerous reefs, and remains of 40 or so stone-age villages below water, the South Fyn Archipelago is a treasure chest of underwater experiences. Try going on a snorkeling trip to the magical undersea world with archaeologists from Øhavsmuseet in Faaborg and explore one of numerous spots along the archipelago coast where remains f the local stone-age community are visible on the seabed. WRECK DIVES AND SHORE DIVING
Dive into a new experience and explore some of the many shipwrecks on the bottom of the archipelago. One of the most stunning dives is the old ferry M/F Ærøsund, which hit the seabed in 2014 after a controlled scuttling. Another cool wreck dive is the four German torpedo boats, scuttled by the Germans themselves in May 1945. They are now located on the seabed just off the coast of Valdemar’s Castle on Tåsinge.
Archipelago Life with Sails and Knots A world-class archipelago, proud island societies with 1000-year-old legends, spectacular coastal landscapes, well-equipped harbours and culinary experiences that are bound to create fond memories for any crew – this is what awaits you when you go sailing in the South Fyn Archipelago. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRIP
Many different trips compete for the title of ‘the most beautiful’ in the South Fyn Archipelago. Svendborgsund strait on either side of Svendborg is a nice choice, and so is the trip from Faaborg, passing Bjørnø and Dyreborg, rounding Horne Næs, before arriving at Falsled inside the bay of Helnæs. The route from Ærøskøbing to Rudkøbing, past Birkholm, and perhaps with a stop at Marstal or Strynø, is another that you simply have to experience. DIVERSE HARBOURS
The South Fyn Archipelago has small, cosy harbours as well as larger ones with industrial buildings, shipyards, ferries, fishing vessels, old schooners, and lots of activities. Most of the harbours in the archipelago are located close to the centre of
their respective towns and within walking distance to eateries and grocery shops. The larger harbours at Ærøskøbing, Rudkøbing, Svendborg, Faaborg, and Marstal are among the most charming in Denmark. A common feature of the archipelago harbours is that they have maintained their original functions to this day. There are no large-scale marinas surrounded by promenades and tall office buildings. At the archipelago harbours, you can still hear the sounds of two-stroke engines and screeching gulls, and you still have to look out for tar and fish scales when you sit down to enjoy a beer at the quay. Whether your preferred evening includes white wine on the deck or a game of cards at the pub, you will find yourself at home at the archipelago harbours. The scenic views are abundant, and there are plenty of things to do and see on land. If you bring your kids sailing, you will quickly find out that the archipelago harbours are very family-friendly. The kids can catch crabs from the pier and get life-long friends at the swing set, while you cook dinner at the nearby barbecue facilities. There is often a nice sandy beach nearby, so it’s easy to include that essential summer experience on your sailing vacation. Try heading out to the tiny harbours on the small islands. If you do this before or after peak season, you might get the unique experience of having a harbour all for yourself. Outdoor shelters, camp sites and bonfire pits will often be located close to the smaller harbours, which gives you the opportunity to add an extra dimension to your sailing vacation.
– UNTAMED SILENCE
Intense Nature and Stunning Scenery
Langeland is especially known for its coastline – this is where the beauty, intensity and calmness of nature converge, with varied stretches, unique landscapes and ever-changing wind directions. On Langeland, you are never far from the sea. Let the wind sweep away your inner noise, and feel the calm embrace you. Here, everything feels a bit freer, wilder, longer – dare we say, a bit more beautiful – as the wild horses, charming fishing villages and fascinating scenery fight for your attention. And in the market town of Rudkøbing, the spirited cultural scene gets the good vibes going throughout the year. Read more about Langeland on the following pages, or visit langeland.com
Gulstav – Dovnsklint
Looking out over Langeland’s landscape, you will no doubt notice the wind turbines and solar cell plants. Together, they cover 177% of Langeland’s power consumption. Consequently, Langeland is self-sufficient with regard to electricity. The additional power is diverted to the rest of Denmark. A vacation on Langeland therefore means a lower carbon footprint and a cleaner conscience. WILD NATURE AND A BEE YARD
Langeland offers several experiences centred around nature and the climate. Try visiting Skovsgaard Gods, which is run by The Danish Nature Fund – the estate has been turned into a knowledge centre focusing on nature, climate, biodiversity, and environmental issues, as well as producing its own organic vegetables. Or you can visit the bee yard in Tranekær and try your hand at extracting honey while learning about the wondrous world of bees.
Langeland’s Spectacular Landscapes
Langeland is synonymous with beautiful and varied coastal stretches as well as unique landscapes characterised by hatshaped hills to the south and lovely beech forests to the north. HAT-SHAPED HILLS – A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE ON LANGELAND
When traveling around Langeland, you can’t help but notice the long, straight lines of rounded hills adorning the surroundings. This is the only place in Denmark where this type of landscape is so clearly visible. Geologically, the hat-shaped hills are known as dislocated kames, and all of them – over a thousand – were produced by a glacier that chose Langeland as its end point. The hills have been used for a lot of different purposes, serving as icehouses, as foundations for buildings – the best known of which is Tranekær Castle (page 64) – and as beacon hills from where locals warned nearby villages of possible dangers. Try climbing the hill known as Fakkebjerg on Southern Langeland – all of 37 metres – and enjoy the splendid 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape. From the top, you can see Keldsnor Lighthouse, the town of Bagenkop, and the wild horses at Gulstav. ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE BIRD AREAS IN DENMARK
Langeland has a lot of ‘nor’ – previously low-lying land, which has been partially flooded, thus creating a type of lagoon wetland. These areas attract a huge number of bird species, and in fact, Tryggelev Nor is considered one of the most diverse bird areas in Denmark. There is a floating hideout, from which you may quietly observe the birds up close. IN THE CALMNESS OF THE FOREST
Located at the northern tip of Langeland, the majestic Vestre Stigtehave is among the most beautiful beech forests in Denmark and the closest you get to a primeval forest on Langeland. Try going for a walk in the woods up and down the wide forest roads sheltered by the canopy, taking in the gorgeous views of the Great Belt Strait and the coast of Fyn between the crooked trunks. And this is just one of the many forests worth a visit on Langeland.
The story goes that Adam Oehlenschläger was inspired to write the Danish national anthem ‘Der er et yndigt land’ (‘There is a lovely country’) at Stengade Strand on Langeland – it makes perfect sense that he would be inspired to such a sentiment here where you really can enjoy the reflection of the beech trees in the blue sea. Find more information about nature on Langeland and hiking suggestions at govisitlangeland.com
The largest town on Langeland, Rudkøbing has everything you wish for – and then a little extra! With its secret alleyways and quaint atmosphere, the town oozes historical charm and is definitely worth a visit. A TOWN AT THE WATER’S EDGE
Rudkøbing Harbour, Bellevue Beach, and the bathhouse are all just a short walk from the town centre. Take a stroll along the coast or go for a swim at the old bathhouse, which is highly popular both summer and winter, before enjoying a lovely dinner at one of the town’s nice restaurants. From the harbour, you can proceed out into the archipelago by taking ÆrøXpressen to Marstal, or the ferry to Strynø (see page 08-11) or by going on a trip aboard the schooner Meta. HANS CHRISTIAN ØRSTED & THE PRESENCE OF HISTORY
You can learn more about Rudkøbing’s most famous son, the scientist Hans Christian Ørsted, who discovered electromagnetism, at an exhibition in town. At the Gåsetorvet square, right across from the town’s former pharmacy in Brogade where Ørsted was born, there is a commemorative statue. In addition to his scientific discoveries, Ørsted came up with and popularised around 2,000 words – among them the Danish word for butterfly, ‘sommerfugl’. The butterfly has thus become a symbol celebrating Ørsted, and many a gable on Langeland is adorned with a butterfly.
A TASTE OF LANGELAND
All over Langeland, there are cafés, restaurants, and eateries serving classic dishes made with high-quality local products. If you are looking to challenge your taste buds, however, you can try another type of food experience, such as a 60-course menu focusing on local game, gourmet hikes where you collect your own ingredients, or courses served in sewing boxes that you have to unfold to discover the menu. So you better have a healthy appetite!
CULINARY AND CREATIVE
In the market town of Rudkøbing, you will find a nice selection of chain stores and specialty shops. Remember that parking is always free of charge in Rudkøbing. Despite its relatively modest size, Rudkøbing – and the rest of Langeland – has a wealth of galleries and shops selling local artware. In the streets around Sidsel Bagers Gade, you will find a collection of small boutiques and open workshops selling local art and design. The artist will often be standing behind the counter themselves.
With strong winds and a maximum of 5 km to the coast, Langeland almost always has the perfect conditions for kitesurfing. The area north of Bagenkop near the southern tip of Langeland is ideal for both kitesurfing and windsurfing. If you are an absolute beginner, Strynø Harbour or Drejet south of Spodsbjerg are perfect places to start, due to the very shallow waters and flat coastlines at these spots. Regardless of your surfing skills, Langeland has got you covered. FAMILY-FRIENDLY BEACHES
One of the best beaches in Denmark is located at Ristinge near the southern tip of Langeland: a wide stretch of white sand and dunes covered with lyme grass.
There are nice family-friendly beaches at Bagenkop, Spodsbjerg, Emmerbølle, Stoense, and Lohals as well. Bellevue Beach in Rudkøbing is a charming little patch of sand, and not far from there, you can jump in the waves from the town’s old bathhouse. WINTER SWIMMING
If you like a cold thrill, Langeland is definitely the place for you, as it is the only island in the world with three certified winter swimming spots. This means that if you go to the beach in Lohals, the bathhouse in Rudkøbing, or the harbour bath in Bagenkop, you are guaranteed to experience a safe swimming environment with high water quality throughout the year.
152 km of Coastal Fun
Due to Langeland’s shape, the coast is a naturally prominent feature, offering numerous activities for young and old regardless of the season. And since you’re never more than 5 km from the coast, you can reach both windward and leeward coasts in very little time. The waters to the east of Langeland are deep and unexplored, whereas the archipelago to the west offers shallow waters and safer conditions – and there is plenty of room for fun along the 152 km of unspoiled coast surrounding the island. WORLD-CLASS UNDERWATER HUNTING
Thanks to its location between the warm, shallow archipelago waters and the colder Baltic Sea, Langeland provides exceptionally good conditions for many different species of fish, twenty of which can be caught here. Stone reefs, seaweed, and large mussel beds make the waters off Langeland a great place to go underwater hunting as well. The best places to go underwater hunting are Lytteposten, Tranekær, Keldsnor Fyr, Dovns Klint, and Bukkemose. There are also more than 100 registered wrecks in Langeland Belt. TRY STAND-UP PADDLING
In the summer, SHORES Grejbanken (The Equipment Bank) drives around Langeland carrying SUP boards, wetsuits, snorkeling equipment, diving masks and fins, crab-fishing rods, etc. You can borrow all of these things free of charge! Local watersports companies also offer lessons in stand-up paddling and other surfing activities. Find other water activities at govisitlangeland.com/shores
Sights and Activities – for Every Generation
Langeland has lots of exciting sights, so it’s easy to find something to do regardless of your age or interests. The sights span such different fields as the cold war, bees, medicinal plants, estates, and lots more. THE LANGELAND FORT
Denmark’s first cold war museum is based at the Langeland Fort, located near the southern tip of Langeland. Since opening in 1997, the museum has welcomed thousands of guests. With its scenic location overlooking the sea, you almost forget that the fort was constructed in the 1950s with the purpose of defending Denmark and all of NATO. Explore the underground bunker and the large exhibition spaces, and discover how a 47-metre-long submarine has ended up on dry ground on Langeland! In addition to the indoor and outdoor exhibits, you can try out the fort’s exercise track, which is specially designed for children – there are many hours’ worth of fun and excitement for the whole family. Read more at langelandsfortet.dk
THE MEDICINE GARDENS
Experience the largest collection of medicinal plants in Northern Europe. The medicine gardens have plants for people suffering from sweaty feet, small bladders, or sore throats. Some of the plants grow wild in nature, some are common in private backyards, and quite a lot of them is not that well known. All of the plants, however, have at some point been used as medicine. In the children’s medicine garden, you will find edible medicinal plants (such as strawberry and mint) as well as a small stream and a sandpit. A fun activity for younger visitors is to go owl hunting in the gardens and search for the answers to the owls’ questions. Find more sights and activities at govisitlangeland.com/discover
This combined museum and activity centre on Strynø tells the story of the smack dinghy, a particular type of boat that used to be popular in the region. With a couple of different smack dinghies on display, the exhibition takes you back to a time when many one-, two- and three-masted smack dinghies roamed the waters of the South Fyn Archipelago. Dinghies, stand-up paddle boards, and surfing equipment are available for rent at the Smakkecenter. The ferry to Strynø departs from Rudkøbing several times a day, and he island is also well suited for a biking trip. FISKERIETS HUS
Trawl through the history of commercial fishing at this museum in Bagenkop. Try steering a fishing vessel through Bagenkop Harbour with the interactive simulator, and learn more about how people and technology have shaped commercial fishing throughout history.
Langeland Throughout the Year
Langeland and Strynø are known for an incredible entrepreneurial spirit, and a great number of volunteers use their spare time to support the many local clubs and societies, resulting in a wealth of things do and see throughout the year. Harbour festivals, classical concerts, hikes in the dark, tree-top theatre, and unique gardens are just some of the sights and activities you might come across on a visit to Langeland. SPRING – OPEN DOORS
Spring is a special time of year in the South Fyn Archipelago. The light returns, the beech and spring flowers blossom, the animals have their young, and the local artists and museums open up once again. On Langeland, the arrival of spring is celebrated with the events known as Åbne Døre (Open Doors) and Åben Langeland. More than 40 of Langeland’s best artists, artware designers, and cultural sites open their doors for visitors with a spring-fresh bouquet of art events. There are activities for everyone, and the local restaurants are part of the event as well. SUMMER
The summer months are a vibrant time of year in the South Fyn Archipelago; all sails are set and there is a buzz in the air. On Langeland, summer is festival season. The biggest one is Langelandsfestivalen, a four-day music festival with up to 20,000 people taking part. On 21 July, Frikadellefesten draws large crowds to Lohals Harbour in the northern part of Langeland in a celebration of the classic Danish meatball. To the south, the jolly vibes and festive spirit are found at the harbour festival in Bagenkop.
Rue mark - Sommerballet
AUTUMN – RED CHEEKS AND WIND IN YOUR HAIR
During autumn, you can take part in underwater hunting competitions or the trout fishing festival Langelandske Ørreddage, or watch the kitesurfers battle it out in the November winds at the kitesurfing event Little Big Air. LIGHT IN THE DARK
The starry night sky is a prominent feature of the South Fyn Archipelago. In November, you can take part in a celebration of Langeland’s uniquely dark night sky. From north to south, Langeland turns on a ‘Light in the Dark’ at a series of events taking place at venues that would normally be closed off for the public. For example, you get the chance to visit a fire station, a chapel, or a water tower. In connection with the festival, the local churches are lit up, and other activities include
experiencing a prehistoric grave site, listening to ambient music in an old mill, watching exhibitions and performances at local schools, visiting a ceramic artist’s workshop, and experiencing light art in the sea. JULEKØBING
In December, Rudkøbing becomes Julekøbing – Christmas town. Visit for all the Christmas ‘hygge’ you can handle, smiling locals, and a wide selection of chain stores and small specialty shops. And remember that parking is free of charge. Try going on a Christmas road trip to Langeland’s villages, rejoice at the lamp posts covered with Christmas lights, and visit the Christmas markets set up by local artists and artware designers. einladen und mit Produkten lokaler Künstler, Kunsthandwerker und Firmen locken.
The Sea Trouts Are Waiting The coasts of Geopark The South Fyn Archipelago are known for their unique conditions for sea trout fishing. The fine conditions for making a great catch have been more than 25 years in the making, the result of a determined effort to improve living conditions for the sea trout as well as the quality of water. No matter the season and regardless of wind direction and wind force, you will always be able to find a suitable fishing spot along the coast. All year around, anglers catch large silvery sea trout. When the water temperature rises in spring, garfish and – later in the season – mackerel turn up in the waters around South Fyn. Due to the short distances, it is easy to find a new fishing spot when the weather changes. Spring and autumn are the peak seasons along the coasts of South Fyn. But try fishing during winter as well when the water temperatures get lower. You don’t have to wade that far out, as you can find sea trout at knee depth, where the water is a bit warmer. A winter fishing weekend on Avernakø or one of the other small islands is a special experience. On the smaller islands, you can always find a nice fishing spot sheltered from the wind – and you won’t be far away from the warm stove at home. FISHING LODGES
South Fyn has accommodation options specifically suited for anglers, with facilities for drying your waders and freezing your catch. And your host might just tell you about their favourite fishing spots. To get an overview of the certified accommodation options as well as maps and descriptions of the 117 best sea trout spots on Fyn, visit seatrout.dk. BOAT FISHING
Off the coasts of Langeland, you can go sea fishing on the Great Belt. Rent a boat in Bagenkop or Spodsbjerg, or take a trip on a fishing vessel and catch large codfish, pollock, and flatfish. PIER FISHING
Flatfish, garfish, mackerel, and herring are caught in large numbers from piers and quays all over the archipelago. Especially in summer, when garfish and mackerel arrive in large shoals, fishing from the pier can be quite exciting. Pier fishing is the perfect choice for children and beginners. Remember to get your fishing license (free of charge for children under the age of 18 and senior citizens). Buy your fishing license at one of the region’s tourist offices. The guidebook ‘117 Fine Fishing Spots’ can be ordered at visitfaaborg.com or purchased at the tourist offices
South Fyn – Inspiring Art Artists have always been attracted to South Fyn because of the scenery and the special light, and in the early 20th century, the Fyn Painters put the region firmly on the art map. To this day, South Fyn is still home to an abundance of fascinating artists and skilled designers whose galleries and workshops are worth a detour. They are attracted by the calmness, the space for large workshops and studios, and, of course, the amazing nature. The creative souls impact their local communities by breathing life into old buildings and promoting innovative co-operation. There are sculptures and art installations on many a street corner and small shops with glassware, ceramics, visual art, graphics, and lots more – so it’s easy to find a souvenir to remind you of your great vacation on South Fyn. Read more about the unique art experiences waiting for you across the South Fyn Archipelago on these pages. THE FYN PAINTERS AT FAABORG MUSEUM
In the late 1880s, an artist’s community based in Faaborg and Kerteminde was formed. Fritz Syberg, Peter Hansen,
and Anna Syberg (née Hansen) were central figures in the community. They were all originally from Faaborg and returned home after completing their artistic education in Copenhagen. Also among the group’s core members were Alhed and Johannes Larsen from Kerteminde. The Fyn Painters were called ‘peasant painters’ and ‘clog painters’ because their paintings were inspired by nature and rural life rather than the hustle and bustle of the big city. Several of the Fyn Painters’ well-known paintings are at Faaborg Museum, which was constructed specifically for their artworks. Read more at faaborgmuseum.dk REUPCYCLING – FREE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION ON ÆRØ
Every year from June to September, the local art college on Ærø presents an exhibition in Søby. The theme of the 2022 summer exhibition is reupcycling. The aim is to approach the climate crisis debate from a different angle, acknowledging the fact that artists have a responsibility as well and that the crisis affects their own art production and their use of materials. At the exhibition, 19 professional artists, five art academy students and 25 students from the local art college present eco-friendly artworks, all exclusively made with recycled
material found or acquired on Ærø. The art college has therefore made a deal with the municipality allowing artists to freely use objects from the local recycling centre. Recycling, upcycling and carbon neutrality are all keywords for the exhibition. When the exhibition closes, the art works will be sorted into different waste categories and all objects will be returned to the recycling centre. Read more at visitaeroe.com ART IN AND OF LANGELAND’S NATURE
The grounds of Tranekær Castle are dotted with internationally acclaimed artworks in the art form known as ‘land art’ – gigantic site-specific works of art made from organic materials such as wood, soil and rocks. In a remarkable way, these works become part of nature; they are subject to nature’s decomposing powers, and some of the works will eventually disappear. In other words, the artworks constitute an artistic meeting between impressive creativity and the circle of life.
curating an exhibition when the ‘gallery’ is only 1.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres long, but 8 metres tall! Read more at govisitlangeland.com GALLERI DGV
With a location in the historic Villa Tårnborg overlooking Christiansminde Park and Svendborgsund strait, Galleri DGV presents contemporary art in a wonderful setting. Danish as well as international artists participate in the changing exhibitions set in the bright rooms. The gallery is the permanent home of a number of acclaimed artists – including Lars Nørgård, Kathrine Ærtebjerg, and Annette Harboe Flensburg – however, other contemporary artists are invited to participate in the exhibitions as well. If you’re not an art aficionado, Galleri DGV is worth a visit solely for the splendid architecture and the views of the strait. Read more at visitsvendborg.com
When driving up and down Langeland, you are bound to pass by Denmark’s longest art exhibition – the 12 art towers, former electrical transformer towers now serving as diminutive art galleries showcasing the work of various artists. It’s interesting to see how the artists approach the challenge of
The Archipelago Trail – Take a Hike on the Wild Side
Put one foot in front of the other, and return home with renewed energy – in the South Fyn Archipelago, there’s plenty of room to let your mind wander along with your feet. Whether you prefer a brisk two-hour walk, a mini vacation with luggage transfer, or a whole week of backpacking, the region has a perfect route for you. DISCOVER THE ARCHIPELAGO ON FOOT
At 220 km, The Archipelago Trail is one of Denmark’s longest hiking trails, winding its way through the unique landscape of the South Fyn Archipelago, with impressive castles and manors, stunning scenery, charming villages, laidback fishing hamlets, and historic market towns. Some parts of The Archipelago Trail follow the coastline while others take you through inland hill country, with great views of the archipelago everywhere you look. The Archipelago Trail is reserved for hikers and open all year round. The entire trail is marked by poles with the blue ‘hiker’ symbol, and it’s divided into seven sections. A great way to experience the trail is to hike one section and then return home by bus. Another option is to combine several sections of the trail and then spend the night along the way. PLAN YOUR HIKE ON THE ARCHIPELAGO TRAIL
Visit ohavsstien.dk to plan your hike, find information about accommodation, luggage transfer and other services and get tips and tricks for your trip. Have a tour guide in your pocket! With the Geopark app, you will always be able to find your position on the map when you are out hiking. The app also has information about parking spots, toilets, and tips about detours from The Archipelago Trail, such as fishing spots, diving spots, geosites, Geopark visitors centres and lots more. At the tourist offices, you can also pick up free maps of The Archipelago Trail’s seven sections. Each section of The Archipelago Trail has its own leaflet containing descriptions of sights along the trail, detailed maps as well as practical information. 1. Faldsled - Svanninge Bakker - Faaborg - Fjællebroen 2. Fjællebroen - Egebjerg Bakker - Svendborg 3. Svendborg - Broholm - Lundeborg 4. Svendborg - Tåsinge - Siø - Rudkøbing 5. Lohals - Tranekær - Stengade Strand 6. Stengade Strand - Rudkøbing - Henninge Nor 7. Marstal - Ærøskøbing - Søby
THE ARCHIPELAGO TRAIL
MORE GREAT HIKING TRIPS
Get close to Ærø’s nature on Kyststien (The Coastal Trail), a 30 km trail along the southern coast of the island. Or test your balance by hiking along the edge of Ristinge Klint on southern Langeland, a cliff that reaches a height of 38 metres. The Faaborg region has plenty of excellent hiking routes in the hilly ice-age landscape of Svanninge Bakker, and Svendborg offers urban hiking as well as splendid outes through unspoiled nature. Find your next hiking trip at geoparkoehavet.com
– HOLLYHOCKS & OUTDOOR
The Gate to the Archipelago One of Denmark’s oldest market towns, Faaborg is nestled between the hills of Svanninge Bakker and the South Fyn Archipelago. Faaborg is incredibly picturesque, with roses climbing up the old houses in the narrow cobblestone streets. The old merchant’s houses have been preserved, as has the old bell tower – the town’s landmark. Today, Faaborg is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and has a lively art and culture scene. With its three ferries connecting Bjørnø, Lyø, Avernakø and Ærø to the mainland, Faaborg is truly the gate to the archipelago. Read more about Faaborg on the following pages, or go to visitfaaborg.com
Explore Faaborg Accompany the watchman on his evening round, explore the town on your own, or travel back in time to the 1890s. FOLLOW THE NIGHT WATCHMAN
In 1592, the first night watchman did his rounds in the streets of Faaborg. The watchman’s task was to keep order at night and sound the alarm in case of fire. The tradition was revived in 1995, and so, every evening during summer, the watchman sets off on his round at 8pm from the bell tower. Everyone, big and small, is invited to follow in the watchman’s footsteps – and it’s free of charge. EXPLORE FAABORG AT YOUR OWN PACE
With the combined map and guide ‘Walk through the town’, you have a local historian in your back pocket. The booklet can be purchased at the tourist office and at visitfaaborg.com A TOWN WITHIN A TOWN
Faaborg Miniby is a historically correct 1:10-scale version of Faaborg in the year of 1890. Take a stroll through the miniature town of 150-plus houses, all built according to original architectural drawings and with authentic building materials – an exact copy, down to the smallest detail.
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Big-screen football at the slaughterhouse grounds Local artists and designers at the Christmas market at Tulip-bygningen
The iconic ha rbour bath is open all year round
FAABORG HARBOUR HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Faaborg Harbour offers street food, concerts by the water, arts and culture at the former slaughterhouse, and lots more. The former slaughterhouse grounds at Faaborg Harbour are undergoing a transformation. The last remaining meat-processing building at the harbour is Tulip-bygningen, which has recently been repurposed. Throughout the year, you can visit the former factory and experience cultural events, make new culinary discoveries,
or participate in creative activities in a unique industrial setting. Stop by and feel the raw vibe! Don’t miss Øhavsmuseet – the new museum of nature – or the visitors centre of Geopark The South Fyn Archipelago. You can also go for a swim at the harbour bath, marvel at the wooden ships, or enjoy the many nice restaurants.
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Tulip-bygningen is the place to go for arts and games
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Øhavsmuseet connects you with nature and culture
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Faaborg – Small Town, Great Experiences Take your time discovering Faaborg – the market town, which was one of Fyn’s most important ports in the 18th century. With its stunning scenery and interesting cultural sights, Faaborg offers excitement for days. FAABORG MUSEUM – A WORK OF ART IN ITSELF
Faaborg Museum is quite extraordinary. It is constructed specifically for the artworks of the Fyn Painters (a group of local artists around 1900) and comprises painting, sculpture, architecture, and furniture design. The museum is an architectural gem in itself, and one of the most significant buildings of Danish neo-classicism. Call ahead to book a guided tour in English. THE JAILHOUSE – COME IN AND BREAK OUT!
The former jailhouse is bound to get you thinking. How does it feel when the door slams shut and you find yourself behind bars? A visit to the jailhouse is a great learning experience, for both kids and adults. You will learn about prisons past and present – and about your own attitudes towards justice and punishment. KALEKO MILL
How did we process grain 100 years ago? Find out at Kaleko Mill, which is the oldest preserved water mill for processing grain in Denmark. There is a special vibe to the thatched
and half-timbered mill, making you feel as though you have travelled back in time. TAKE THE VINTAGE TRAIN
Experience a train ride out of the 1950s aboard the vintage train from Den Syd Fyenske Veteranjernbane. During the half-hour trip from Faaborg to Korinth, you can enjoy the views of the lovely South Fyn landscape and the archipelago. THE BELL TOWER – FAABORG’S LANDMARK
The bell tower is Faaborg’s best-known landmark. After the Reformation in 1536, the Church of St. Nicholas was torn down, and only the bell tower was left standing. The view from atop the tower, overlooking the town’s red roofs, the
hills of Svanninge Bakker, and the South Fyn Archipelago, is simply magnificent. The saying goes that a true child of Faaborg will never move so far away as to lose sight of the bell tower. ØHAVSMUSEET – DISCOVER YOURSELF
Øhavsmuseet is the first museum in Denmark to focus on you – the visitor – rather than objects or long explanatory texts. A visit to Øhavsmuseet is all about learning more about yourself and the impact that nature has on you, through your own reactions to different natural stimuli – and, perhaps, the reactions of your friends and family. You can also learn more about the Stone Age, the South Fyn Archipelago, and bog sacrifices in the Iron Age.
The Alps of Fyn – great views full of mystery
The forces at work during the last glacial period shaped a unique hill country almost encircling Faaborg: Svanninge Bakker, also known as the ‘Alps of Fyn’. Many years ago, Svanninge Bakker was a desolate, uninhabited area, overgrown with heather. The townspeople of Faaborg were not fond of passing through the hills at nighttime, and place names such as the Thief ’s Button, Hell’s Hollow and the Coffin Lid are a testament to those feelings of fear and superstition. Today, though, the hills, valleys, and forests of Svanninge Bakker are best known as a popular choice for excursions and outdoor activities, as the rolling hills exude adventure, beauty, and romance. The many paths meandering through the hills are perfect for hiking or mountain biking trips. There are also marked routes for those who prefer to enjoy the scenery on horseback. Also note that in case of snow, Svanninge Bakker is where you find the best toboggan runs and ski slopes on South Fyn. Read more at visitfaaborg.com
FINDSTRUP CHURCH RUIN
The ruins of the former Findstrup Church is located just east of Diernæs (around 5 km east of Faaborg). There are many stories connected to the site, but nobody knows for certain why the church fell into ruin. Visit for the mystery and the amazing views of the surrounding area. Read more at visitfaaborg.com PIPSTORN FOREST
With its many burial mounds and prehistoric monuments, there is a special vibe to Pipstorn Forest, stimulating the imagination and transporting you back to ancient times. Around 4,000 years ago, the Pipstorn area started being used as a burial site, and only later the forest grew up around it. Today, Pipstorn Forest is used for forestry and leisure activities besides being home to wild animals and plants. Some hundred metres into the forest, there is a combined shelter and bonfire cabin as well as a playground with a course for playing ‘The floor is lava!’ There are mountain biking trails in the forest as well as fixed control points for orienteering. Entrance and parking at the Lucienhøj outlook point. Read more at visitfaaborg.com
HAASTRUP HILLS Svanninge Bakker
If you want to savour the experience of being by yourself in nature, then this newly-opened nature site north of Faaborg is the perfect choice. Feel free to go outside the paths and take a stroll among the juniper bushes or along the small lakes. Park your car at the Dronningeudsigten panorama point and walk up the path until you reach Haastrup Hills. Read more at visitfaaborg.com SECRETS BELOW THE SURFACE
Go on a fascinating trip to the past with Øhavsmuseet’s transparent glass kayak. As the kayak cuts through the water, you can enjoy the magical views both above and below the water’s surface. South Fyn has been seen from this vantage point throughout history, and now you have the opportunity to experience the archipelago in the same way as stone-age fishermen, vikings, and local farmers. From the glass kayak, you get a unique view of the waters, which have provided the archipelago’s inhabitants with food for thousands of years. You can also join archaeologists from Øhavsmuseet on a snorkeling trip to the magical undersea world. Explore one of the numerous spots along the archipelago coast where remains of the local stone-age community are visible on the seabed and marvel at the stunning scenery.
Lilac Country South Fyn – and especially the Faaborg region – is the land of lilacs. Every year, beginning in mid-May, the South Fyn landscape undergoes a magical transformation when the tender green colours of springtime are woven through with a net of violet lines – the flowering lilacs! Ever since the early 1800s, it has been tradition on South Fyn to plant lilacs along roads and property lines and as windbreaks. When you travel along the narrow winding roads of South Fyn in summer, the scent of flowering lilacs pervades the air, and the view of nature’s own decorations is something to behold. The flowering lilacs are best experienced on foot or on bike. If you choose to go by car, just remember to roll down your window to enjoy the scent as well! This year, De Sydfynske Syrendage – South Fyn Lilac Days – will take place on 21-22 May. Read more at visitfaaborg.com
A piece of Japan on Fyn
The Japanese Gardens outside Faaborg is landscape gardening at its finest. Take a relaxing walk through seven themed gardens laid out according to old Japanese traditions. Marvel at the carefully sculpted bushes and trees and their reflections in the lakes and streams. Large rhododendron, cherry, hydrangea, and azalea are among the many fascinating plants in the gardens. A soulful forest experience awaits you in the brand-new forest garden. Read more at visitfaaborg.com
Mountain Biking Trails & Bikepark
Last autumn saw the opening of one of the best MTB trails in Denmark: Svanninge Bakker MTB-spor. Winding its way through the spectacular hill country of Svanninge Bakker, the 8 km trail has been developed according to international standards and was constructed by professional trail builders in cooperation with local volunteers. Located in the southern part of Svanninge Bakker, southeast of the nature playground, the new Gåsebjerg Sand Bikepark has a so-called pumptrack where the whole family can hone their skills and tricks on the bike, in addition to flow trails and jump lines for the more experienced. BLUE FLOW TRAIL
This trail focuses on flow, speed, large curves, and rollers. Suited for intermediate mountain bikers as some basic skills are required. No hops or drops. 60
CYCLING RED FLOW TRAIL WITH HOPS
Trail with flow, speed and built-in box jumps. For experienced mountain bikers with proper jumping skills. BLUE JUMP LINE
A short jump line with box jumps. For intermediate mountain bikers, requires good all-round MTB skills. MAMMUT TRAIL
The new Mammut Trail in Svanninge Bakker is a unique family-friendly mountain biking experience where you follow in the footsteps of the mammoth. Listening posts along the trail will take you back to the time when the very first people went hunting in Denmark. In fact, it was in this region that people went on the hunt for the large and impressive mammoth. Look forward to an adrenaline-filled ride and engaging storytelling.
Other legendary MTB Trails on South Fyn SKOVHUGGEREN
Named one of Denmark’s 10 best mountain bike trails by Danish newspaper Politiken. 17 km of extraordinary mountain biking on both medium (red) and easy (blue) trails. Both trails are kept open throughout the year. Get access at skovhuggeren.dk. Start at: Alpevej, 5771 Stenstrup (GPS: 55.0974, 10.5128) SVENDBORG MTB TRAIL
Only a short distance from the beach and central Svendborg, this first-class MTB trail offers a 4 km red loop with plenty of technical challenges for experienced riders as well as an easier 4.5 km blue loop with lots of flow – both are perfect for a fun day on the bike. Free of charge. Start at: Hallindskovvej, 5700 Svendborg (GPS: 55.0642, 10.6506) PIPSTORN FOREST – FAABORG
At a little under 4 km, this is a great short trail. The starting point is by the former railroad tracks in Pipstorn Forest just outside Faaborg. Categorised as easy (blue), but harder loops are available as well. Start at the parking ground by the Lucienhøj panorama point, Faaborg (GPS: 55.0878, 10.2879)
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FAABORG, FABULOUS & FASCINATING
Visit Hotel Faaborg Fjord and experience the charm of southern Funen in the cobbled streets of the old market town of Faaborg. Enjoy the world famous Nordic cuisine with a selection of local and organic produce, an exquisite selection of wine, lovely rooms along with breathtaking Spa and Wellness in a class of its own. In bathrobe and slippers you can sit back and enjoy the food, the wine, the spa area and the beautiful location in the middle of nature with forest in the backyard, beach in the front garden and at the foot of Svanninge hills and mountains.
Enjoying the waterfront view of the beautiful South Funen archipelago makes a stay at Hotel Faaborg Fjord an exquisite experience.
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Counts, Barons, and Half a Kingdom
play a game of croquet in the park, find local specialties in the shop, take a walk along the fairy-tale path, or visit the museum’s collection of more than 60,000 objects from the Stone Age. Read more at broholm.dk. TRANEKÆR CASTLE ON LANGELAND
Marvel at the moat reflecting the stately manor house, listen to birds chirping in the brush, and feel the presence of history all around you on a visit to the many castles and manors of South Fyn. Fyn has a total of 123 castles and manors – a large proportion of which are located within Geopark The South Fyn Archipelago. Several of them are open for visitors. The large estates offer a variety of experiences for nature lovers, history geeks, gourmets, and those with a penchant for waking up in a canopy bed within the solid walls of a castle.
Four fascinating estates on South Fyn EGESKOV CASTLE IN KVÆRNDRUP
Among Europe’s most well-preserved renaissance moat castles, Egeskov Castle enjoys a scenic location within an award-winning garden complex. Egeskov has something for everyone, big and small. Take a walk in Denmark’s most beautiful garden, experience the forest playground, find your way through the huge hedge maze, or visit the classic car exhibition. In late May, the castle grounds serve as venue for Heartland Festival, focusing on music and talks. Read more at egeskov.dk. BROHOLM CASTLE IN GUDME
By booking a luxury castle break at Broholm Castle, you get to go on an exciting journey almost 700 years back in time. Enjoy your dinner at the castle’s own gourmet restaurant,
Built on top of one of Langeland’s characteristic hat-shaped hills, the red-painted Tranekær Castle has towered over the surrounding area since the 13th century. Experience the rich history on a guided tour of the castle itself, or take a walk in the adjacent park, which is dotted with amazing land art (see page 45). Medicinhaverne, with the largest collection of medicinal plants in Northern Europe, is also located within the castle grounds (see page 38). Read more at govisitlangeland.com SØBYGAARD ON ÆRØ
One of the archipelago’s smallest estates, Søbygaard has been witness to Ærø’s tumultuous history of being governed by various counts, dukes, and princes – and naturally, the estate has its own White Lady. The farm buildings have been renovated and is now used for concerts and changing exhibitions. During school holidays, kids can visit Søbygaard and participate in fun outdoor activities connected to the ‘Kiss the Frog’ initiative. Read more at visitaeroe.com
Experience South Fyn’s manors and castles on your bike trip Fyn’s brand-new bicycle route, The Manor House Route, will lead you past about half of the 50 castles and manors on South Fyn.
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The Living Castle on Funen Egeskov Castle is one of Europe’s finest Renaissance buildings, featuring spires and a great hall. You are welcome take a look inside the castle and also visit the beautiful historic garden or the playgrounds. Don’t miss a visit to the exhibitions, e.g. the Camping Outdoor Museum and the Classic Car Museum. You will find inspiration for a whole day of fun.
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Explore South Fyn on Two Wheels
The South Fyn Archipelago is a dream destination for a two-wheeled vacation, as it’s easy to explore even the remotest parts of the region on bike. NICE CYCLING ROUTES
South Fyn has lots of cycling routes marked with signs along the way. The exciting and diverse terrain offers flat stretches as well as hilly country roads through beautiful surroundings. THE BALTIC SEA ROUTE
If you are looking for a challenge, then try the Baltic Sea Route – or N8, as it says on the signs. The 820 km cycling route traversing southern Denmark is easy to follow due to the signage. The route takes you past four market towns around the South Fyn Archipelago – Ærøskøbing, Rudkøbing, Svendborg, and Faaborg, each with a charming townscape of half-timbered houses, narrow alleys, interesting shops, cosy cafés, nice restaurants, and active harbours.
THE MANOR HOUSE ROUTE
In spring 2022, Fyn will get a new bicycle route called The Manor House Route. Fyn has a total of 123 castles and manors, and the new route winds its way across the whole island, taking you past 50 estates, half of which are located on South Fyn. Feel free to divide the 665 km route into shorter trips or take a detour along the way. TRUE BIKING HOSPITALIT Y
The people of South Fyn wants to show hospitality towards visiting cyclists. Therefore, more than 120 Bike Friends service stations have been set up across South Fyn, with bicycle pumps, puncture repair kits, and drinking water. Some of the stations also have a toilet. Look for the Bike Friends sticker along the way. There are lots of bike rental options across the archipelago. In the larger towns, there are several places to rent a bike – some of them will even deliver it to you and pick it up again when you’re done using it. On a number of the smaller islands, locals will make sure the bikes are ready for you when you arrive.
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Welcome to Ærø
‘Take your time’ – so says the message written on the red heart hanging on a wall in Ærøskøbing. And that is exactly what Ærø encourages you to do. It’s easy to enjoy quality time with each other on Ærø, as the pace of life is notably different here. Perhaps that’s due to the simple fact that you arrive here by ferry – that Ærø is a place you seek out, not a place you just happen to be at. Read more about Ærø on the following pages and at visitaeroe.com
Discover Ærø’s fascinating scenery
Ærø’s scenery is an experience in itself, and every season brings its own flavour. Thanks to Ærø’s relatively small size, you will always be close to one of the island’s many fascinating landscapes, no matter where you spend your vacation. One of the top natural sights on Ærø is the cliff known as Voderup Klint, which stretches as far as the eye can see and offers marvellous sunsets. Another must-see sight is Gråsten Nor – the largest continuous grassland area in the Fyn region. Here, you might be able to see the protected broad-leaved march orchid. If you are interested in birds and plants, the place to go is the cuspate foreland known as Næbbet – The Beak – which is dotted with small ponds. Learn more about Ærø’s nature at visitaeroe.com
EXPERIENCE ÆRØ ON FOOT OR ON BIKE
Ærø is a perfect choice for a biking or hiking vacation. Ærø has 150 km of scenic roads with little to no traffic and countless hiking paths taking you past stunning landscapes and grazing cattle and through idyllic villages with hollyhocks and half-timbered houses. Find your route at visitaeroe.com All of Ærø’s buses are free of charge – all year round. So if you get tired on your hike, getting back home is easy. GOLF WITH A VIEW
Ærø is home to Denmark’s only seaside golf course where the sea is visible from every green. Located at Ærø’s north-western tip, the 18-hole course encircles a lighthouse – Skjoldnæs Fyr – and is itself surrounded by the sea on three sides. This is the type of golfing experience that you otherwise go to Ireland or Scotland for. And even if you’re not a golfer, the course is worth a visit just for the splendid views of the sea. Read more at visitaeroe.com
ÆRØ ENJOY THE COASTLINE
Despite its small size, Ærø has 80 km of coastline and there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Throughout the year, you can go fishing, and the shallow beaches are perfect for stand-up paddling – you can rent equipment on the island. If you are into kitesurfing, wind conditions are often good at both Vesterstrand and Eriks Hale, and kayaks are available for rent in both Marstal and Ærøskøbing. Other options include renting a boat, going diving, or taking a sailing trip around the archipelago. Read more at visitaeroe.com
Have a taste of Ærø LOCAL CULINARY EXPERIENCES
Ærø has a real nice climate, perfect for growing vegetables, fruits, and berries. As a result, there are plenty of roadside stalls across the island tempting you with all the best that nature has to offer, such as large walnuts and even figs, if you stop by at the right time of year. Besides the delicious fresh produce, Ærø is home to a number of excellent food and beverage producers, such as Ærø Ismageri (ice cream), Hattesens Konfektfabrik (liquorice allsorts), Ærø Whisky, and Ærø Bryggeri (beer) – to name a few. Ærø also has something as exotic as a tobacco plantation serving the local cigar producer, Ærø Cigar. Several of the local companies offer guided tours – with samples, of course. Find all of them at visitaeroe.com ÆRØ’S EATERIES
At Ærø’s restaurants, you can get everything from classic Danish or Chinese dishes to experimental gourmet food all year round. Since 2020, Arnfeldt Hotel & Restaurant has been part of Gastro Fyn, a co-operation between the top restaurants on Fyn and the archipelago islands. Read more at visitaeroe.com
Strike a Good Bargain in Ærø’s Charming Towns
Ærø’s two largest towns – Ærøskøbing and Marstal – each have their own distinct charm: Ærøskøbing has a fairytale-like quality to it, whereas Marstal is still very much of a shipping town. Both towns offer a charming shopping experience with pedestrian streets full of specialty shops and shopkeepers ready to help you out with your needs. Ærø’s population cares about good quality, and the townscapes are a testament to that. Shops are located in the old town houses, which have been carefully restored, next to cafés and eateries – the ideal place to end a nice day of shopping.
ÆRØ FARM SHOPS, VILLAGES AND ROADSIDE STALLS
Try making a detour from the highway and visit some of Ærø’s many villages. You will find charming farm shops selling a variety of tempting goods – and offering a nice cup of coffee while you look – as well as roadside stalls selling fresh produce and eggs all year round, just remember to bring cash!
Gastronomical Temptations around the Archipelago There is a long-standing tradition for high quality produce and food products in the South Fyn Archipelago. That’s the way it’s always been. Farm shops and roadside stalls are found all over South Fyn. While some only produce foods on a small scale, for their own local community, others have larger ambitions. The results speak for themselves: Skarø Is produces ice cream sold all over the world, local alcohol producers are winning international awards, and juice from the smaller islands are available at some of the world’s finest restaurants. A lot of the micro producers on South Fyn have the bravery to do something different, interpreting old recipes in new and unusual ways. Around these parts, there are several small and not that many large producers. Try going on a tour of the world-class producers, breweries, and distilleries and sample the innovative food and drink products that South Fyn has to offer: hand-rolled cigars, freshly made hard candy, exciting rye bread schnapps, smoked cream cheese, and good old-fashioned meats.
Read more at kulinarisksydfyn.dk or download the Taste Funen app
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The Organic Gin and Whisky distillery of Southern Funen Experience the atmosphere and get an exquisite experience with our Gin and Whisky - or get the whole story on one of our guided tours Opening hours can be found at our website www.mosgaardwhisky.dk Tanghavevej 43, 5883 Oure - Tlf: (+45) 2480 9302
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Family recipes made with organic milk Our ice creams are made from organic milk sourced from a local farm. Everything is produced in our store from scratch based on our family recipes.
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Restaurant Bella Italia Authentic Italian ambience. Taste a slice of Italy in charming and authentic surroundings. With our genuine Italian passion for food, we serve a menu filled with speciality food and wines.
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GASTROPUB BØRSEN – The sense of enjoyment… GASTROPUB BØRSEN OFFERS: • Outdoor service right in the middle of the pedestrian street • Great food from fresh produce • Large selection of special beers • Homemade smoothies and milkshakes • Barista Coffee Treat yourself to the experience of or »Marthastuen« – »Matadorstuen« and »Mogensenstuen«
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Ærøskøbing Røgeri is a seafood restaurant in unpretentious settings – open every day of the week from April to October. Here you may enjoy a quick lunch – a light evening meal – or, during the peak season, order steamed salmon with a salad, baguette and no-fry fries with hollandaise – or with potatoes au gratin. All smoked fish menues are served with bread and butter, a green salad, potato salad or with no-fry fries. For this, draft beer, wine, water or 100% Funen apple juice are served. Every day of the week we also serve coffee, cappuccino, café latte, hot chocolate – or even SKARØ ice cream. No-fry zone Ærøskøbing Røgeri serve fish fillet and French fries without deep fry. We therefore call it a no-fry zone – oven-baked double fish fillet or warm fish cake with French fries and remoulade ready in no time. Take-away You may also choose take-away smoked fish any day of the week - even vacuumpacked. All menus may be packed for takeaway – with 100%-compostable cutlery – this will make you ready for a trip into Ærø’s nature – or for your homebound ferry crossing.
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Hot-smoked fillet of herring . . . 100 g DKK 15 .00 Hot-smoked whole mackerel . 100 g DKK 14 .00 Hot-smoked fillet of mackerel . 100 g DKK 24 .00 Glacier spring trout without bones each DKK 42 .00 Hot-smoked salmon . . . . . . . . 100 g DKK 40 .00 Hot-smoked Butter Mackerel . 100 g DKK 40 .00 Hot-smoked halibut . . . . . . . . . 100 g DKK 40 .00 Cold-smoked salmon . . . . . . . 100g DKK 48 .00 Hand-cut salmon . . . . . . . . . . . 50 g+ DKK 29 .00 Smoked eel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 g DKK 52 .00 Fish cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . each DKK 13 .00 Hot-smoked shrimps . . . . . . . . 100 g DKK 22 .00
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Oven-baked double fish fillet with french fries and remoulade
Oven-baked double fish fillet with bread, butter and remoulade
Fishcakes with french fries and remoulade
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Sandwich with hot smoked butter mackerel
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Classic French bistro with a twist Salig Simons Gaard is the epitome of a French bistro, exactly as we know them from the wonderful streets of Paris. For lunch we serve an ensemble of French classics. For dinner we serve our all-inclusive menu at a fixed price. Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday Lunch: 11.00 - 16.00 Evening: 17.30 - 23.00
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Atmosphere, cosiness and Good food • Classic Danish cuisine • Good local produce • Take away every day: Call and order • Terrace with a view of the harbor and Svendborgsund Find out more on our website
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There are spacious rooms to the south, a unique view from the restaurant and a stunning terrace in first parquet to Svendborg Sund. Experiences for the whole family or just the two of you in scenic surroundings. Active holiday or tranquility and presence - Hotel Christiansminde has it all. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant, that offers tasty food and cosy meals with friends and family. Hotel Christiansminde | Christiansmindevej 16 | 5700 Svendborg | tlf. +45 6221 9000 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.christiansminde.dk
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Broholm Castle • Hotel & Restaurant
• Party & Celebrations
• Gourmet stay
• Holiday home
• Meetings and Conferences
• Fishing Lodge
Open all year
Broholm Slot Broholmvej 32, 5884 Gudme, (+45) 6225 1055 www.broholm.dk firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and have an experience of being a count or countess Broløkke Manor, at Langeland, is one of the oldest manors in Denmark, which is open for daily hotel stays with 32 rooms, all decorated with their very own soul and aesthetics. For the spring of 2022, 13 new holiday apartments will open, all with furniture of Danish design, a large event hall, the manor house’s microbrewery. Our kitchen is characterized by classic craftsmanship, rustic with a touch of modern cuisine. We look forward to opening the doors to guests on April 14th 2022.
www.brolokkeherregard.dk Hedevejen 33, 5932 Humble – email@example.com – +45 70 90 70 80 85
Hotel Ærø . Brogade 1-3 . 5700 Svendborg . tel: (+45) 6221 0760 . www.hotel-aeroe.dk . firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the footsteps of Elvira Madigan and experience hygge and genuine Danish quality at the waterfront of Svendborg
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Restaurant Ærø . Brogade 1 . 5700 Svendborg . tel: (+45) 4120 0976 . www.restaurant-aeroe.dk
In the center of one of Denmark’s coziest market towns Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg offers a wide selection of great package deals including concerts and other activities on beautiful South Funen as well as delicious menus and buffets in our charming Restaurant Krinsen. Check out upcoming events at www.hotelsvendborg.dk or follow us on our Facebook page. For enquiries please contact us at: email@example.com or +45 6221 1700 Read more about Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg at www.hotelsvendborg.dk Centrumpladsen 1
Tlf. +45 6221 1700
Best price in Svendborg
at the harbour, close to the bustling town and its cultural scene Book your next holiday on +45 6221 1700 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org Read more about Hotel Garni at www.hotel-garni.dk Toldbodvej 5
Tlf. +45 6221 1700
WITH A CENTRAL LOCATION, you have everything within reach to enjoy the beauty of South Funen
There is the option to join The Archipelago Trail from right outside our doorstep. Map out your personal interests and take your pick; local history, beautiful old buildings, water sports, great shopping, arts and crafts or numerous music events, cafes and restaurants. You can also choose just to relax on our water front enjoying harbour life with magnificent island views. What better way to explore the nooks and crannies of this wonderful area than with a Puch Maxi? You can rent one when staying with us.
It’s important to tank up on good energy if you plan an active holiday. That is exactly why it is very important to us to offer all our guests a delicious and wholesome breakfast buffet. Returning to base after a great day out – you have the choice of cooking your own food, in our well equipped guest kitchen, or to spoil yourself at the nearby restaurants or cafes. Foto:Michael Fiukowski & Sarah Moritz
Vestergade 45 | DK-5700 Svendborg Tlf. 62 21 66 99 | email@example.com danhostel-svendborg.dk 87
Camping sites and summerhouses
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SVENDBORG SUND CAMPING - oasen ved Vindebyøre
Vindebyoerevej 52 · 5700 Svendborg SVENDBORG Mobile phone +45 2172 0913 SUND CAMPING email@example.com - oasen ved Vindebyøre www.svendborgsund-camping.dk
THURØ STRAND CAMPING CAMPING
- The Oasis at Vindebyøre
Butik • WIFI •CAMPING Hytter
- The Oasis at Vindebyøre
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SVENDBORG SUND SVENDBORG Familieplads tætSUND på Svendborg centrum. CAMPING CAMPING En af Sydfyns bedste badestrande med badebro og blåt badeflag. - die Oase am Vindebyøre - die Oase am Vindebyøre Hyggelig og afslappet atmosfære med aktiviteter for hele familien. Gode muligheder for gå- og cykelture i området. Familienplatz nähe Svendborg Zentrum. Einer besten Strände Südfyns mit Badebrücke und blauer Flagge. Schöne und entspannte Atmosphäre mit Aktivitäten für die ganze Familie. Gute Möglichkeiten zum Wandern und Radfahren in der Gegend. Family campsite close to Svendborg City. One of South Funen’s best beaches with bathing jetty and Blue Flag. Nice and relaxed atmosphere with activities for the whole family. Good opportunities for walking and cycling in the area. THURØ STRAND CAMPING
Smørmosevej 7 • 5700 Svendborg • Tlf. 5118 5254 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www. thuroecamping.dk
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Sights and activities
VISIT Svendborg Golf Club - unique golf experience in beautiful South Funen nature Svendborg golf klub - tordensgårdevej 5 - 5700 svendborg - tlf. 62 22 40 77 - e-mail: email@example.com - www.svendborggolfklub.dk
Visit Øhavsmuseet’s Archipelago Meeting Place and get free tips for nature adventures, infos about guided tours, MTB routes and hiking trails. Find souvenirs and Øhavs Coffee in our Shop and enjoy our exhibition ”Discover yourself”
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”DISCOVER YOURSELF” Feel the magic of Nature with all your senses at ØHAVSMUSEET. A sensuous museum experience of sounds, lights, special effects and exciting stories that display Nature’s impact on humans throughout history. Free entrance for kids.
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Invite your family behind bars in ARRESTEN. You will get very close to both the past and the present in a Danish town jail. This is an exceptional and educating museum experience that makes young and old reflect. Free entrance for kids.
ARRESTEN -captured by history
ARRESTEN, 19 Torvet, 5600 Faaborg 01/12/2021 12.29
Sights and activities
A CLOSE-UP EXPERIENCE
THE COLD WAR OF
KOLDKRIGSMUSEUM LANGELANDSFORT Vognsbjergvej 4 B 5935 Bagenkop Tlf.: 6256 2700 firstname.lastname@example.org
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S E P O R H G I H S E R U T N E ADV ! S E G A L L FOR A Fun and Action in Beautiful Surroundings! See you in Gorilla Park Svendborg and Vejle.
TEST YOURSELF ON MORE THAN 2,7 KM HIGH ROPES COURSES 1-26 METRES WITH MORE THAN 100 ELEMENTS!
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The mini-train runs every day
The Danish Railway Museum Come and play at the Children’s Railway Station and the outdoor playground. The Danish Railway Museum has its own station and railway tracks. Go full steam ahead on the vintage train on selected days. Activities at the museum are included in the admission price
Dannebrogsgade 24 • 5000 Odense C • 25.06-07.08: Open 10-17 All other days from 10–16 • www.jernbanemuseet.dk
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Fun for the whole family The carriages and impressive locomotives fascinate children and adults alike. Take a look at model trains, model ferries, the vintage bus and the royal saloon carriages.
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Nicus Nature, Vindebyørevej 31B, 5700 Svendborg
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Captains home - Folklore Archives Elvira Madigan’s love story - Musical instruments Crafts – Old Toys 1. May – 23. October. Tue. - Sun. 10.00 - 16.00 Monday closed
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Entrance: DKK 50. Children: Free Open for groups by appointment all year Tel. 62227144
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BEHIND THE WALLS
of the best-preserved poorhouse in the Nordic countries Explore where the residents slept, ate, worked, were washed – and punished The poorhouse In use 1872-1974 Special exhibition:
Seven Poor Children
The Danish Welfare Museum Grubbemøllevej 13 5700 Svendborg Tues–Sun: 10 p.m.– 4 p.m. Week no. 26–31 and 42: Daily 10 p.m.–4 p.m.
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The oldest lithographic workshop of Paris - founded in 1896 - has opened a gallery and workshop. The new gallery is beautifully located on Frederiksø by the harbor in Svendborg. Frederiksø 16A, 5700 Svendborg Tel. +45 6088 2670 · email@example.com atelierclot www.atelierclot.dk ·
Skovvej 25, Ollerup, 5762 V. Skerninge
Bente Sonne Glasblæseriet
Salig Simons Gaard, Brogade 37, Svendborg Tel: 6222 8373, www.glasblaeseriet.dk Opening hours: see website
Sankt Peder Stræde 7, 5700 Svendborg Opening hours: see homepage www.ullasonne.dk, (+45) 5126 7916
Havnebadet i Faaborg
Lohals Strand Stoense Udflytter Strand
Drejet, Knold, Dyreborg
Smørmosen Emmerbølle Strand Slotshagen strand
The best beaches
Ristinge Strand/ Hesselbjerg Strand
Svendborg Løve Apotek
Svendborg Løve Apotek serves as the emergency service pharmacy of South Fyn. The emergency service pharmacy is located at the shopping mall Svendborg Bycenter. Outside the mall’s opening hours, please use the entrance at Vestergade 16.
SVENDBORG EMERGENCY SERVICE PHARMACY
SVENDBORG EAST – IN FØTEX
Svendborg Bycenter Vestergade 16, 5700 Svendborg Tel.: 62 21 00 62
Weekdays: Saturday: Sunday:
Møllergade 92 5700 Svendborg Tel.: 62 21 00 62
8am – 9pm 8am – 3pm 6pm – 9pm 10am – 3pm
9am – 7pm 9am – 3pm 10am – 2pm
Weekdays: 9am – 5pm (Thursday until 5.30 pm) Saturday: 9am – 1pm Sunday: Closed
Langgade 20 5874 Hesselager Tel.: 62 25 10 03
Weekdays: 9am – 5.30pm (Thursday/Friday until 6pm) Saturday: 9am – 1pm Sunday: Closed
Torvet 5 5750 Ringe Tel.: 62 62 10 34
Enjoy a unique cruise and experience the South Funen Archipelago on board the vintage ship
• SVENDBORG •
Enjoy the salty sea air with views of the beautiful countryside with forests, beaches and the cosy, small harbours. Take a detour on the trip along the way and disembark in the cosy old sailors’ town of Troense. Take a walk along the narrow streets with well maintained timber framed houses or go to Valdemar’s Castle. Experience beautiful beaches and nice ice cream shops. Plan your trip with the option to disembark and re-embark along the way. The trip takes almost 2 hours. You are welcome to bring you own food and beverages on board.
Price full Round trip: Adult DKK 140,- / Child DKK 70,N
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TIMETABLE 13 May - 11 September 2022
10 .00 10 . 10 10 . 15 10 .30 10 .40 10 . 55
12 . 30 12 . 40 12 . 45 13 . 00 13 . 10 13 . 25
14 . 40 14 . 50 14 . 55 15 . 10 15 . 20 15 . 35
16 .40 16 .50 16 .55 17 .10 17 .20 17 .35
Valdemars Slot Grasten Troense Christiansminde Vindebyøre Svendborg
10 . 55 11 . 10 11 .20 11 . 35 11 .40 11 . 50
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15 . 35 15 . 50 16 . 00 16 . 15 16 . 20 16 . 30
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National Sports Convention Dep.
TIMETABLE 25 June - 3 Juli
Svendborg Vindebyøre Christiansminde Troense Grasten Valdemars Slot
08.00 08.10 08.15 08.30 08.40 08.55
10.00 10.10 10.15 10.30 10.40 10.55
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Valdemars Slot Grasten Troense Christiansminde Vindebyøre Svendborg
08.55 09.10 09.20 09.35 09.40 09.50
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17.35 17.50 18.00 18.15 18.20 18.30
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INFORMATION Svendborg Harbour Office Jessens Mole 6, 5700 Svendborg
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Tel: +45 6223 3084 Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. During Summerholidays at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Svendborg Vindebyøre Christiansminde Troense Grasten Valdemars Slot
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