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ÆRØ

GUIDE

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TAKE YOUR TIME...

Time for relaxation: Do you dream about a family holiday with quality time together, where time seems to slow down; and it's so quiet? The island is an hour's pleasant ferry ride away from the mainland – and yet a world away from the hectic pace of urban life. Time alone together: Beautiful surroundings lend themselves to romance, and peace to undisturbed time for each other. On the wedding island of Ærø you will find all the perfect ingredients for a romantic getaway. Time to be: We hear it again and again: on Ærø you will discover the quaint Denmark of times gone by... Here you can take your own time – there's plenty of it.

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Marstal Maritime the Unique Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Sustainable Energy Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Churches on Ærø. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Art and Creativity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Ærø for enjoyment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Mecca for the senses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Marstal – Maritime Traditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Christmas island to all of Denmark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Ærøskøbing - the fairytale town. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Move to lovely Ærø. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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Festivals, fairs and concerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Søby – on the top of Ærø . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The villages on Ærø . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Events 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Seasons on Beautiful Ærø . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Bed & Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Exploring the open country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Youth Hostels / Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Beaches on Ærø. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Hotels / Inns / Guest Houses / Self-Catering Flats . . . . . . 68

Island of Rambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Town Map – Søby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ærø Loves Bicycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Town Map – Ærøskøbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Out into nature and active holidays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Town Map – Marstal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Experiences of historical Ærø. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

List of Advertisers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ÆRØ IS A GENUINE ISLAND WITHOUT BRIDGES, LOCATED IN THE SOUTH OF FUNEN ARCHIPELAGO

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Salvage & rescue

Ærøskøbing Havn 4 - 5970 Ærøskøbing - +45 6252 1300 post@arre.dk - www.visitaeroe.de

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INFORMATION

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PHARMACY

Marstal: Kirkestræde 23

Tel. +45 62 53 10 68

Ærøskøbing: Creutz' Hjørne (Branch) Vestergade 47 B Tel. +45 62 52 10 22 Søby: Håndkøb Dagli’Brugsen, Langebro 13 Tel. +45 62 58 12 64

CINEMA

Ærøskøbing: Bio Andelen, Søndergade 28A Tel. +45 62 52 17 11

Birkholm

AIR TRANSPORT/SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT Starling Air, Ærø

Tel. +45 62 53 33 94

FERRIES

Ærøfærgerne: Søby-Faaborg Ærøskøbing-Svendborg Søby-Fynshav Tel. +45 62 52 40 00

Store Egholm Nyland Lille Egholm

Birkholmruten: Marstal-Birkholm

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GENERAL PRACTITIONERS Lægerne i Marstal Vestergade 32

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Tel. +45 62 53 10 28

Lægeklinikken i Ærøskøbing Sygehusvejen 18, 1 Tel. +45 62 52 11 77 Ommels hoved

Lægeklinikken Lenka Kromann Sygehusvejen 18, 1 Tel. +45 62 58 13 70

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Falck Lægehuse Ærø Sygehusvejen 18, 1 Tel. +45 73 70 90 30

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– FOR ENJOYMENT To many people, enjoyment is related to something you don't do – or don't manage to do – every day. A little escape from the humdrum life. Not necessarily something extravagant, but perhaps focussing on good things and »taking your time«. Maybe sleeping in and waking up slowly, enjoying a pleasant meal in good company, reading a good book in a comfortable chair, or indulging in a long and deep conversation. Taking a walk along unknown paths or ­biking along with no aim – taking a break ­ on a bench and enjoying the views over the sea, or perhaps trying out your skills at skipping stones. Making new experiences – together.

EASY GOING On Ærø, tranquillity comes to you almost automatically. The ferry crossing in itself creates not only a physical but also a mental distance to the humdrum back home. Even though we islanders usually say that the sea connects us, most visitors actually feel that the very crossing of the sea itself creates a plea­sant distance from everyday life.

There is a different »pulse« on an island. Not because the tempo is slower, just more relaxed. And you feel it in soul and body. Here, we take the time – to greet and wave, to chat on the street, to enjoy nature and one another. To breathe deeply and relax our shoulders.

THE SWEET LIFE Where other islands may be renowned for their potatoes, we on Ærø prefer the dessert, so to speak. Here you will find small local producers of candies and caramels, chocolate, liquorice and icecream, whisky & rum, beer and cigars – all made with the heart and by hand. For this is island living. Being here is a choice taken by the heart. Because we love being here – and we hope you will too.

ÆRØ – ESSENCE OF »HYGGE« »Hygge« is a natural part of life in Denmark, and the international interest in this concept has spread in recent years to other countries. Foreigners are fascinated by the Danish philosophy of happiness known as »hygge«. In a world that seems to become

more and more hurried, the need for slowing down and enjoing the more intimate things in life becomes ever more important. Danes long ago established themselves as a people in favour of calm and quiet and we are consequently at the top of the list of the happiest people on earth. Could this be because in Denmark we are capable of exercising »hygge«? And dare we claim that the Ærø-islanders excel at »hygge«?

WHAT IS HYGGE? Hygge as a concept first appeared in Danish writings in the 18th century. Hygge is not associated with any distinct time of year, neither any particuliar room nor a certain time of day. You can hygge summer and winter, but hygge mostly occurs when rain and wind rage outside. This contrast to the dark demonstrates the power of hygge: even during the cold months where our northern latitudes present little daylight, Danes remain among the happiest people in the world. »Hygge« has no literal translation into other languages and therefore it is almost impossible to precisely define the essence of hygge.

A MENTAL STATE Hygge is often described as a feeling or a mood. Simple explanations do not give justice to the concept as it may be a combination of several moments: a hot bath, a cup of coffee in the morning, a lit candle on the table, a good book on the couch, a bonfire on the beach, friends around the dinner table. There are many examples of hygge. Hygge constitutes a major part of the Ærøislanders' consciousness. The Ærø islanders really know how to hygge, and value the little joys of life. This is the very source of happiness which shapes the island society – and which is in such demand by so many in the hustle and bustle of everyday life – and we are happy to share our Ærø lifestyle with you. ÆRØ GUIDE 2019  > 7


MARSTAL – MARITIME TRADITIONS Marstal is the largest town on Ærø and was in its heyday one of Denmark's biggest maritime centres, second only to the capital. The town's impressive maritime history can be seen and experienced everywhere. For centuries, Marstal ships have sailed the seven seas and shipping is still the lifeblood of the town with much activity – not least the Maritime Academy which for more than one hundred years has educated and trained ­navigators for the Danish merchant fleet. Marstal is love of life, sea and history. Marstal is not just another town in Denmark. Marstal is the sailors' town and home of the sailors. Marstal offers both life and nostalgia. Here, men walk tall and reflect on their historical pride of the days when their forefathers built the breakwater and fought the North Atlantic in all kinds of weather. The town plan is made without a ruler and with the port as the centre of necessity. This is why all streets and snorrer (local for narrow paths) run from the main street towards the harbour and the sea. 

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of days and inhale the fresh, salty sea air. Read, »We, The Drowned« by Carsten Jensen, and Marstal will forever be bound to the sailor found deep in the souls of all Danes. And don't forget to partake in the local shot – Riga Balsam.

The harbour, now with its quiet life with men in blue chatting on the benches, not only tells the story of Marstal, but also Denmark, particularly of the two World Wars that grimly reaped so many victims from Ærø. For they were sailors and many sailed in Allied service. Those who returned home were treated with respect. »He was a war sailor«. No orders to pin on chests were needed here. It was universally known and respected. Those were the days, but history lives on. Just make a visit to the Marstal Maritime Museum, where the word museum does not give credit to the place.  It's the sailors' treasury, and those that appear on the photos are not unknown people.  »The woman with the big hat on the aft deck was my great-grandmother,« says the guide. The stage is set. Here one knows one's history.  Marstal is not easy to describe. Marstal must be experienced. Visit the town for a couple

The tall ship era is over, but Marstal is still an active town with a varied business life and charming restaurants and cafés. By the harbour is a charming en­vironment of narrow streets, maritime enterprises, skiffs, fishing nets, yachts and a few coasters. You will also want to make a visit to the church from 1738 with its pretty blue pews and see the triptych dating from 1881 and painted by the local painter J. E. Carl Rasmussen who actually had renowned Marstallers posing for the biblical scene »Christ Calming the Storm«. Visitors to the town will find fine overnight accommodation offered by the camping site, youth hostel, guest houses, and hotels. A popular local swimming spot is at the beach tongue of Eriks Hale with its lovely bathing huts and the fresh Baltic Sea to one side and the calm, low water of Det Lille Hav (»the little ocean«) towards the harbour on the other. If you take a walk on the sand banks at Eriks Hale, you will see Marstal from the seaside and get an impression of the sight that welcomed Homeward Bound sailors in the old days.

FREDERIKSØEN AND THE BREAKWATER In the harbour of Marstal, in connection with the breakwater, lies Frederiksøen. Colloquially referred to as the Lime Kiln (Kalkovnen). The island was in use as a repair site for ships, until, in 1863, it was leased for lime burning. From 1825 and some years on, volunteers, local citizens and sailors, built the impressive boulder break­water at the island.

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THE FAIRYTALE TOWN

ÆRØSKØBING In the middle of the northern coast of Ærø lies Ærøskøbing – Denmarks most well-preserved town of the 18th century. The town dates back to the early Middle Ages and in the year 2000 celebrated its 750-year jubilee. Many of its houses are unconditionally preserved and the town as a whole is subject to a preservation planning with strict guidelines for the development of the town and for the construction of new houses and renovation of old ones. The museums tell the story of Ærøskøbing and centuries as a market town where shipping and trade were the main activities in addition to hinterland farming. Ærøskøbing Church at the market square is the third

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church on that location. On the square are the two old town pumps that supplied the town with water right up till 1952. The old harbour has been expanded with a new marina and the beach at Vesterstrand with its colourful little beach huts is only a few minutes' walk from the town and the harbour. For the many visitors to the town, fine overnight accommodation is offered by the camping site, the youth hostel, guest houses, and hotels. Ærøskøbing is idyllic with its cobbled ­streets, hollyhock, climbing roses, and the small, well-preserved houses with their many peculiar details. Danish as well as foreign guidebooks describe the town as


the Fairy-Tale Town. Don't forget though, it is not an idyllic facade, the town is alive, an active town that has solved successive generations' housing needs for centuries. The town's development has been rational and gradual, governed by natural conditions – what we would refer to today as sustain­ able. Just the way all other towns in the country developed. But Ærøskøbing is the only one, that remains. In 2002, Ærøskøbing was awarded the prestigious Europa Nostra prize for the preservation of European Cultural Heritage. At the Tourist Office you can get a small folder which will guide you around in the town and tell you the history of many of the notable buildings. In 2013, Ærøskøbing was also awarded the Brown Johannes Cross (the Danish place-of-interest sign), a national award instituted by the Danish Nature Agency, The Danish Cultural Heritage Agen­ cy and VisitDenmark. The award is granted to sites of national significance, out of ap­proximately 200 Danish sites, two are located on Ærø. In addition to Ærøskøbing,

Voderup Klint can also grace itself with the Brown Johannes Cross. It is worth noticing that the Europa Nostra Prize was awarded not because of the conservation standard of the town as such, but for the initiative taken by Ærøskøbing's inhabitants to preserve the town. The town of Ærøskøbing demonstrates the truly democratic initiative taken by the town's inhabitants to retain intact an urban landscape dating from the Middle Ages, as the committee stated when awarding the prize. The town can be seen as a monument of the past, but at the same time, it is a significant model for present-day residential housing – the result of the accumulated experience of genera­tions, knowledge of housing and town planning. During the summer you can take an evening walk with the watchman and breath in history. During the guided town walk on the cobbled streets with their old houses, you will get a feeling of the old-time way of life, while the summer-night twilight sets the atmosphere of this Fairy-Tale Town.

THE COOKING HOUSE Awareness of the risk of fire on board the wooden ships led to a resolution from 1787 which banned the use of open fire. As a result, cooking houses were erected on the harbours. In 1810, »die Brückenkasse« (berthing-fee box) paid for a cooking house on Ærøskøbing harbour at the end of the ship pier. To ensure its maintenance, visiting ships had to pay for the use of the house. The original function of the cooking house was discontinued around 1860. From then on, fishermen used it for boiling pitch for their yarn. In the 1850s the house was provided with a dormer where a small light was lit to guide ships safely into Ærøskøbing harbour. Today the cooking house again fulfils part of its old function as it is now used as a barbeque hut.

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– ON THE TOP OF ÆRØ Ærø is not a big island. But you will be astounded to find how much room the island has for e ­ veryone – also during the peak season when the island is full of visitors from all over the world. The feeling of space is particularly felt on the northwestern part of the island, centered around the town of Søby. With its versatile landscape, at the top of Ærø, that has positioned itself as an attractive spot for active holidays. Søby is Ærø's gateway to Europe. From here two ferry routes operate; to Fynshav on Als and to Faaborg on Funen. This is the home of Ærø's fishing fleet. And here you will find the biggest workplace on the island, Søby Shipyard, which creates life and activities in the small town. The harbour is the natural focal point and in Søby, visitors from the water way are welcomed by two pretty lighthouses. You may also enjoy the sight of young couples in love on the harbour, Søby is the place where most of the wedding couples travel to and from the wedding island of Ærø. Yachtsmen can delight in a modern marina with great views of the archipelago. Søby Marina has good facilities, and an especially beautiful and cozy barbecue area with benches and cooking house – do avail yourself of the flower pot with fresh herbs for your own barbecue meal. In Søby you will also find a beautiful church dating from 1745 at the top of the steep hill that shapes the town. Near the harbour is a bakery with café where bread and cakes are made from scratch using traditional ingre­dients. Dagli’ Brugsen (Co-op) has long opening hours and a large selection of locally produced goods, staple goods and fine bargains. Søby also offers bicycle rental, pub, holiday flats, B&Bs, furniture store and you can enjoy the busy environment of the harbour, Café Arthur. During the peak season you can join a harbour tour ’In Arthur's Footprints’. Please see page 48.

From the top of the hill, Søby Windmill towers, the landmark of the town and a fine example of classic windmill culture from 1881. Søby offers lovely summer facilities for families, a challenging playground on the harbour, a centrally located mini golf course and a beach with clear water, sandy bottom and a bathing jetty. The Søby surroundings offer small roads of limited traffic that lead to idyllic villages, charming farm shops, interesting sights and great vantage points. Right outside the town sign is Sæberiet, the soap workshop with an aromatic shop and a wonderful garden with sea view. Here children can make their own fragrant soap during the season. A fine tour – whether by car, bicycle or on foot – leads to Vester Mølle which stands in a pastoral idyll only a few kilometres from Søby. A few kilometres further on you will find yourself at Søby Volde, the ramparts located next to the ’castle’, Søbygaard Manor House. At Skjoldnæs, golfers can enjoy playing one of Northern Europe's most attractive seaside golf courses, located on the westernmost point of the island surrounded by water on nearly

all sides. The old lighthouse, which is still sending out its flashes over the sea at night, is the spectacular club house. If you are looking for a unique camping experience, right in the middle of nature, you should visit Søby Camping - »the edible camping site«. The site offers overnight stays in small charming camping pods and in a romantic glamping tent, and of course there are pitches for caravans, tents and motorhomes. Scattered around the site, delicious herbs, lettuce and other greenery are grown – for general use by the site's visitors. The site is located amidst nature, wood and beach, which is also a focal point for all activities of the site. Activities on the site include fermentation courses and a knitting festival. Søby is also the platform for wonderful experiences in nature for hikers. Im­ me­ diately on the outskirts of the town is Loddenbjerg Plantation that borders the large and very special nature area of Vitsø (cove and lake): Walk around the lake and enjoy the unique birdlife that is among the richest in Denmark. Here also stands the old, photogenic Vitsø Mill.

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THE VILLAGES ON ÆRØ

Ærø’s villages are laid out like a string of pearls, along the main road. Drive through the village roads and enjoy the undisturbed bliss. Cows, horses and sheep graze on the fertile fields whose banks and hedgerows encircle the small well-kept houses and farms. Gardens with flowers and fruit trees adjoin the country road and in the ponds, ducks and other animals are thriving. Bregninge, Tranderup, Rise and Ommel all have their own beautiful churches of which Bregninge Church is the only »vejkirke« (wayfarers' church) on Ærø and offers tours of the church all summer. Bregninge is also known as the second-longest village in Denmark and presents a string of exciting excursion targets. Several artists,

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for instance, have settled in the village with galleries and open workshops with ceramics and jewellery. Bregninge has a large and different farm shop, open all year round. Furthermore, there are primitive camping sites for tents near the beach and tourists can even go horse riding. In 2010, Bregninge was nominated the first »Flourishing Village« in Denmark by the joint council of rural districts in Denmark. Vindeballe, Dunkær and Ommel have attractive, cosy inns with plenty of hygge. The many villages have their own authentic beauty. In addition, Skovby also has its own attraction, the Skovby Stone. It is believed to originate from between 1100 and 1400 and was found in 1994. The runic stone is

now situated in »The Green Triangle« at the approach to the village. Kragnæs is beautifully located between Gråsten Cove and the bay of Kløven. Prior to the damming of the Cove, this was the departure point for crossing the bay to West Ærø. Travelling the local bike route 92, one crosses the dam. The village of Ommel boasts two harbours – Kleven and Strandbyen – both charming, authentic harbour environments with small boats. Popular and cheerful comments about Ommel make the village renouned for its round shape and labyrinthian streets – indeed an unusual and evocative environment with little shortcuts for the locals, but sometimes even islanders get lost.


SEASONS ON

BEAUTIFUL ÆRØ One of Ærø's greatest attractions is its nature – the combination of soft beach lines towards the South-of-Funen Archipelago and wilder and more rugged coastlines to the Baltic, the undulating hills, the reclaimed coves and the impressive flora are unique. On Ærø, you are always close to nature which has a new expression every day of the year.

CLIMATE Islanders on Ærø often talk about the weather. This may not be a surprise, for weather and nature are quite special in the archipelago. The climate here is unusually mild. Ærø is one of the places in Denmark that is favoured with many annual sunshine hours. Indeed, it is not unusual to find plants in Ærø gardens that should not generally survive in Denmark. If you take a walk along Molestien in Ærøskøbing, you are bound to find exotic plants and flowers in the town's gardens and notice that general garden plants often develop remarkable sizes and richness.

SPRINGTIME On Ærø, spring often comes suddenly. The island wakes up abruptly from winter's hibernation, and at a staggering speed, flowers burst into bloom on trees and bushes in a true symphony of colour. And every year, the rape seed fields set their beautiful yellow mark on large parts of the island. This is the time to make a halt and enjoy all the colours and scents and the warm winds, for

the flowering is as brief and intense as it is beautiful. Shops, cafés and restaurants open for the season and the first yachts and tall ships begin putting into the ports.

SUMMER Summer is the liveliest time on the island. Flowering hollyhocks decorate the old houses. The sun is high in the sky and the glitter of the sea makes the Archipelago sparkle. It is festival time, and towns and harbours are buzzing with people and music. Roadside stalls abound with local delicacies from luxuriant gardens. Galleries, farm shops and flea markets are open, and everywhere cyclists challenge the island at a leisurely pace. The harbours are filled with yachts. The beach huts are in frequent use. Happy and merry times are spent on the beaches where the crystal clear water can become as emerald-green as on a post card from the Caribbian. Characteristic of Ærø is, however, that you are always able to find a peaceful spot on the island, and not even the many summer visitors can disturb the characteristic tranquillity.

AUTUMN In late September, Ærø starts to become more calm. The air is more fresh. Sun rises get a soft and golden glow. The ground mist stays heavily over the fields. On mild days, the sky is clear and blue. Leaves change colour and trees and bushes abound with

fruit and berries. Rain and wind get the wood stoves burning. Nature with its saturated colours invites you for long walks along fields and the sea. The entire island quietens down – it's time to relax!

WINTER The sea, warmed during summer, contributes to winter arriving on Ærø later than on the mainland. The winter period is the high season for club activities, and with over 180 associations, Ærø has something for ­everyone. This is the time for sports and games, singing, lectures, painting and evening classes. On Ærø, we cherish the old traditions of C ­ hristmas. Towns are decorated and every­where you will find Christmas ­markets, concerts and an abundance of other activities. Christmas on Ærø is more about hygge than about the haste. There are candles in the window sills and the wood stoves are fired up. The aroma of cakes and cookies from old family recipes makes you feel good and is a highly appreciated change from frost biting your nose. Life returns to the streets; people have glögg and Danish doughnuts, and the festive lighting makes Christmas shopping on Ærø quite special. Winter is also time for reflection, and the many accommodations and restaurants »relax a bit« and recharge for the new season. But all year round you will always find both charming accommodation and good food on Ærø. ÆRØ GUIDE 2019  >  1 5


EXPLORING VODERUP KLINT

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THE OPEN COUNTRY SKJOLDNÆS LIGHTHOUSE AND NÆBBET On the northern tip of Ærø stands Skjoldnæs Lighthouse, one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the country. It was built in 1881 as a 22-metre tall, round building made of Bornholm granite. 57 steps lead to the watch room. The lantern is the central part of the lighthouse and it is extremely well preserved and completely intact from when it was originally built. From the gallery on the platform you have grand views. On a clear day one can see the Baltic, the Little Belt, and the Southof-Funen Archipelago. To the south, mainland Germany can dimly be seen. To the west is the island of Als and to the north you will see the islands of Lyø, Bjørnø and Avernakø with Fåborg and the Svanninge Hills in the background. The lighthouse on Ærø has a special reason for becoming one of the most impressive lighthouses in Denmark. After the defeat to the Prussians in 1864 and the loss of Schleswig, Ærø was administrated by the county of Svendborg. It was therefore decided to build an impressive lighthouse that could be seen as far as Kiel as a salute to our lost friends and families. Access to the lighthouse is from sunrise till sunset and at a very modest entrance fee. Around the lighthouse, one of Europe's most beautifully located seaside golf courses has been built. The interesting nature preserve ‘Næbbet’ reaches 300 metres into the sea from the low beach hill on the northern coast into the Archipelago. To biologists, this is one of Ærø's most significant and interesting areas for birdwatchers and botanists and it has great recreational value. The area between the Skjoldnæs Lighthouse and Næbbet is also a hotspot for anglers due to deep water and strong current.

THE FORTRESS AT SØBYGÅRD The impressive fortress at Søbygaard was erected by King Niels during the period 11101134 as a defence against the Wends and was abolished 1250-1275. The defences were ideally situated, with a fine prospect over the sea and the surrounding areas. In 1788, the first attempt to reclaim land was made. A bank of earth was built all around Vitsø, and a canal was dug on the outside of

the bank. The canal would take the surface water from the surrounding terrain and lead it directly into the sea. It was one of the first reclamations in Denmark and an area of nearly 11 hectares was reclaimed. It was not until 1964 that efficient drainage was achieved. Many rare meadow plants disappeared when the land was cultivated, and as it was no longer grazed by cattle, new vegetation took over. Vitsø was originally an inlet with salt meadows which were directly connected with the sea. In the soil are shells which disclose that this was once a seabed. In 2009, a 150-hectare nature preservation area was established with a new lake of approx. 52 hectares surrounded by salt marshes and fresh-water meadows. Three bird islands have been set up in the lake to protect breeding birds from predators. The majority of the area is owned by Aage V. Jensen's Nature Foundation. From the parking lot at Søbygaard and the parking lot at Vorbjerg Skov, which is owned by the National Fo­rest and Nature Agency, you can follow the hiking paths around the lake. Some of the paths are part of the Archipelago Trail, which is clearly marked with blue signs on wooden posts.

VODERUP KLINT, A NATIONAL ATTRACTION One of the most obvious places to visit on Ærø is Voderup Klint, on the Baltic coast. An outstanding landscape opens up to you when you step out on the 33-metre tall upper terrace, where one terrace after the other create giant steps nearly all the way down to the beach. The slipping of the earth into terraces is caused by the ­layers that form the cliffs. The many sunshine hours on Ærø and the south-facing location of Voderup Klint provide the spot with optimal conditions for rich and varied flora and fauna. Voderup Klint is protected and Voderup as a whole is desig­ nated to become an international nature reserve under the Natura 2000 network. For instance you may be fortunate enough to hear the croaking of the fire-bellied toad in the months of May and July. The same time of year, the protected may orchid can be seen in the wetlands in the area.

Pack yourself a picnic basket and take a walk along one of the terraces. Or choose the hours before sunset when the sea is a silver mirror. You will only have to walk a short distance before you have a spot entirely to yourself. And don't forget that you are walking in some of the most beautiful areas in Denmark that most certainly should not be missed. Visit the cliff on your own or take the opportunity of a guided tour. See the programme on the next page.

GRÅSTEN NOR – FROM SEABED TO ARABLE LAND IN 24 YEARS Until 1856, Ærø was in fact two islands connected by a narrow stone bar, the so-called ‘Drej’ (an old Danish word for isthmus). Between the two islands, West-Ærø and Little-Ærø, was a large shallow, Gråsten Nor, named after the big ducal estate located at the western end of Drejet. In 1856, a dike was built between the two islands at the northern side of the shallow between Kragnæs and Grønnæs. >>

BIRKHOLM The island of Birkholm is located in the middle of the South-of-Funen Archipelago. The island is only 96 hectare and quite flat – Birkholms highest point is a mere 1.8m above sea level. The island boasts beautiful, old farms, beaches and great water with ample angling opportunities. Birkholm is one of the smallest inhabited islands in Denmark. Birkholm is part of Ærø municipality. A modern post boat operates twice daily to Birkholm from Marstal. Out of consideration for the dikes and the game, visitors to the island are requested to stay on roads and paths and to be careful to keep dogs on a leash. Ærøtours arranges day-trips to Birkholm including food and drink. Please see details at www.aeroetours.dk. For schedule and more info, please see www.birkholmposten.dk.dk

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GUIDED TOURS IN ÆRØ'S NATURE Wild Food – a guided tour along the coast The multiplicity of the beach pantry will be a surprise to most people. During this tour we get to know selected plants, taste them and are given good advice and tips for reaping and cooking. Get inspiration to start using raw materials that were obviously known and used by generations before us. Tours in Danish: 2 pm–3.45 pm Tours in English: 4 pm–5.45 pm Rates: DKK 100/person (children up to 12 pay half price)

In charge of the project was the island's doctor, Dr. Biering, and by means of two windmill pumps the entire area was reclaimed within 24 years. The intention was to turn the new reclaimed land into pastures and fields, and the result was just under 1000 acres of new farm land. Particularly hay harvest and grazing became important to the farmers and this is still the main function of the area, which is also the largest coherent meadowland in the area of Funen. Gråsten Nor is well worth a visit for everyone interested in nature. The pastures abound with animals and plants of great diversity according to season. Among the plants, the beautiful and protected may orchid is perhaps the most conspicuous. It is found in many spots in the area, but particularly abundant in a meadow between Norvejen and the small wood Drejskoven. In 1 8   >  ÆRØ GUIDE 2019

Days: 19 May, 9 June + every Sunday during the period 7 July - 4 August. Meeting Place: In front of the Tourist Office, Ærøskøbing Havn 4, Ærøskøbing – close to the ferry landing Experience Ærø with a nature guide The beauty of nature on the island is found everywhere at the sea, on the beach, by the lake, in the small plantings and in the open landscapes in the rich flora and fauna. Taste the wild food. Learn about habitats and interaction here. Experience the island as a whole where the environ-

just one hectare, there is a stand of more than 75,000 may orchids in bloom; probably the largest combined stand of wild orchids anywhere. It is in bloom during the last two weeks of May. In Gråsten Nor there is a marked-out trail of approx. 8km. You can walk the entire trail or parts of it as there are several starting points. Many people start at the airfield, ­others at the parking lot (the one with the toilet building) at Drejet. This is also where you will find info-stands and a yellow box with information folders on the trail.

THE ISTHMUSES UREHOVED AND OMMELSHOVED – SEE THE ISLAND FROM THE SEA In addition to Eriks Hale in Marstal, Ærø has two characteristic isthmuses on the northern side of the island that break the landscape by stretching several kilometres

ments of nature and culture meet, or be inspired by the way in which the nature guide has chosen to cultivate the land. Nature guide Nils Ørum offers a series of individual tours, workshops and events on Ærø and he addresses wedding parties, family gatherings, groups of, say, senior citizens, school camps, study visits, associations, societies and institutions. Please, take a look at www.vesteraas.dk under Naturgejst and see if right there you can find an offer or two that might just contribute to lifting your visit on Ærø into something unforgettable.

into the sea. Urehoved at Ærøskøbing, and Ommelshoved at Ommel. There is something special about narrow isthmuses; the nearness to the sea on all sides, and on both of these it is possible to walk round the tips that provide fantastic views of the Archipelago and the north-facing coastlines of Ærø. From Urehoved you have a view of the beach huts on Vesterstrand, the Borgnæs Bay and further along the hilly landscape towards Blakstens­ odde and all the way to the Skjoldnæs Lighthouse. From Ommelshoved you can look over the bay to Lilleø – a narrow line in the water of only 800 metres that was actually inhabited in the late 1800s – and Nevre where one of the most beautiful cycle tracks stretches on the water's edge be­tween Ærøskøbing and the dam at Gråsten Nor. Seen from landward Ærø, the »heads« of the isthmuses almost resemble individual islands.


grows – here you will find a profound wall of delicious, sweet berries in late summer. The harbour also has a stand with fishing nets for general use for children and childlike souls to go crab hun­ting in the ­shallows or if lucky find stickleback, sandhopper or pipefish at the breakwater.

JØRBÆK BEACH

SEARCHING FOR FOSSILS On the beaches of Ærø you may find fossils like vættelys (gnomes' candles or belemnites) and sea urchins. Vættelys are oblong, reddish-brown stones resembling a torpedo and originating from belemnites, a species of squid that lived in the Cretaceous Period. Fossil sea urchins are among the most beautiful stones on the beach. The full stones have a characteristic shape with a flat bottom and globular top, and the most beautiful ones are decorated with small shield-shaped flakes and a five-star pattern with clear lined dots. Many fossil sea urchins are around 65 million years old. In Denmark, fossil sea urchins are also known as thunderbolts. It was common folklore that these fossils were cast down from the heavens as lightning to protect you – and lightning never strikes twice! Several houses on Ærø have a jar in the window with these beautiful fossils. Ærø has around 80km coastline for you to explore. Both belemnites and sea urchins are common and they are easy to find if you look carefully. The hunt for fossils can make a trip to the beach a treat for the whole family. Some beaches are better than others, and they can become a sport to find. Sankt

Albert, Sjoen and the south coast around Voderup Klint are particularly good spots, other spots are for you to find. Have great fun with your treasure hunt on the beach!

THE HIDDEN PLACES On Ærø you will find the maritime pearls, Kleven and Strandbyen – both harbours for the village of Ommel – and both popular destinations for biking, hiking or kayak holidays on Ærø. In Strandbyen, you will find an authentic local environment with picturesque fisherman's sheds and a cheerful atmosphere. Strandbyen Havn is a small private boat harbour with room for a few guest boats and the jetties have water and power. Next to the harbour is a child-friendly sandy beach. Here the locals meet on warm summer nights while the children romp around in the shallow water. The beach is a nice spot where you can rest and enjoy a peaceful moment, or sit and behold the Archipelago towards Langeland, Tåsinge and nearby Halmø where only one house stands. You may use the tables and benches, for your own lunch. And a grass area with a small playground where possibly the island's biggest bramble bush

Kleven Havn is bigger. Here you will find a primitive camp site where you may put up your tent and enjoy the night, accompanied by only a light breeze and the seagulls. You will also find good facilities for visiting boats; water, a barbecue and a new toilet building. On a nearby field you will find two very fine shelters – please see www.visitaeroe.com. Kleven Bådelaug owns the harbour and arranges annual activities such as midsummer bonfire, reliability races for motor boats and the annual call by the smack boats where you are guaranteed to be entertained by the singing sailors ’Den Småborgerlige Sangforening’ and where everybody is welcome. The boat guild is also engaged in maintaining and modernising the harbour with respect for its exciting history. Even before approa­ ching Kleven harbour, you will see signs of its heyday as a winter lay-up area for a large part of the Ærø schooner fleet. The big stone heaps, which mark the sailingchannel, were positioned to slow down drifting ice and thereby protect the laid-up ships. Ashore you can see other relics from the heyday of the harbour, one of which is a steam box used to bend planks for easier mounting of the outer planking of the ships to follow the shape of the ship. The site klevenhavn.dk will tell you (in Danish) about the heyday of the harbour, as a schooner haven and as a base for smugglers.

ÆRØ'S PAST AND HISTORY All over Ærø there are exciting traces of ancient times. More recent history, particularly under the duchies, is very interesting. The period ran from the 1300s until 1864, and along the way Ærø was united and divided into a number of enclaves. Ærø was outside the tariff barrier of the Danish kingdom and this created a basis for flourishing smuggling which constituted the profession for a vast number of islanders. In 1750, Ærø was unified into one administrative unit. A monument at Olde Mølle

marks the unification. At this unification, practical consideration was made of the old Jutlandic Law from 1241 and even today some of the rules of that old law still apply on Ærø. In terms of comtemporary history, the struggle for survival as a peripheral community has high priority. The cohesiveness of the Ærø islanders in this respect was particularly evident in the year 2000 when a people's movement saved the Marstal Nautical Training Centre from closure.

PASSAGE GRAVES, LINDSBJERG

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ERIKS HALE

BEACHES For many people, their lifelong love of Ærø begins on the beach. The coastline helps to define an island, and the beaches on Ærø are enchanting; each in its own way. Ærø's three big towns all have child-friendly beaches with crystal clear water and soft sand. Each summer, happy bathing guests from nearby marinas and camping sites all head for the beaches. You will hear children splashing and laughing and experience bust­ ling and cosy beach life. The beaches have clear skies that give you a feeling of room to yourselves. Water sports take place off the coast at all beaches – it is easy to move with the wind and weather if you wish to surf or sail, dive or paddle.

SØBY STRAND Well sheltered in a bay is the beautiful little headland of Søby Strand and here is a very fine sandy sea bed and a wooden pier. The beach is a mere mussel's throw from playground, marina and café.

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beautiful location towards Urehoved and boasts the small beach huts like coloured pearls on a string. This is exactly where you will find the beach hut from the front page of this Ærø Guide. This is child-friendly, shallow and there is a bathing jetty. It is a tradition for the visitors and citizens of the town to head for the beach in the evening to enjoy the sunset. Many light a grill, some may find their SUP board or enjoy a last swim in the warm waves.

ERIKS HALE In the outskirts of Marstal is Eriks Hale, close to the marina and the camping site – and with two types of sea: One at each side. As a matter of fact, Eriks Hale is a cape: from one side you can swim in the calm, warm Lille Hav (Little Sea), a secluded, shallow bay between the harbour and the beach – and on the other side is the fresh Baltic Sea. Here are also the picturesque beach huts that sparkle side by side. Eriks Hale also gives you the opportunity of a very special walk if you follow the isthmus to its end; this trip will take you past all of the beautiful beach huts, and at the new

breakwater into the Baltic at the tip of the isthmus, it turns 90 degrees and you can continue along the outside of the great pier to Kalkovnen on Frederiksøen. Take a break here close to the entry of the harbour and enjoy your packed lunch with the view of Marstal – before you continue your walk, for you will have to take the beautiful trip the same way back. Unless you are lucky to hail a passing boat and get a lift, as there is only a distance of 50m between Frederiksøen and the piers on the other side. A walk out of the ordinary of approx. 4km.

ALONG THE COAST From Ærøskøbing and way out past Skovby, the most delicate and undisturbed beaches wind. Towards the unique Archipelago you will find both sandy and pebbled beaches. Here are shallow stretches as well as deep water. Therefore anglers will often go for these stretches. On the south coast where the Baltic rolls in, you will find sandy beaches as well beaches with pretty rocks and pebbles shaped by the sea. At the stretch between Voderup Klint and Risemark Strand you will find the cha-


racteristic rocks with holes, known as ’cows’, and here you may touch gold in the form of amber. You can enjoy a swim all along Ærø – also on the pebbled beaches of the south coast, but don't forget bathing shoes.

in 2014, and during Whitsun of that year, the Danish Naturist Society held its annual Whitsun gathering on Ærø, when many people visited the beach which was well recommended by the many participants.

RISEMARK CLOTHES FREE BEACH

In principle, all beaches in Denmark are free­ clothes beaches; however the location of the Risemark beach, its characteristics and accessibility all mean that many naturists enjoy visiting it.

Naturists are welcome on Ærø. Risemark Beach is an outstanding naturist beach in wonderful nature. Risemark Strand was officially inaugurated as a naturist beach

There is good parking at the beach. Part of Risemark beach is clearly marked with the sign FKK/Naturist Beach so as a naturist you can feel quite comfortable to use the beach in the nude. On Ærø you can take a dip all year round, and the Ærø Winter Swimmers take to the sea from the BP House on Ærøskøbing Harbour every morning at 8 during the season which is from 1 September to 1 May. Everybody is welcome.

HISTORY OF THE BEACH HUTS The first private beach huts on Ærø popped up in the early 1920's. They were erected by locals for private use at Vesterstrand by Ærøskøbing and on Eriks Hale by Marstal. The first beach huts were a very diverse collection. Some were mere shacks, just big enough for changing clothes, whereas others looked like cottages. They were all houses for pleasure and leisure – somewhat like allotment sheds which they resemble in terms of style. The very first huts were erected at the end of a wooden pier, but gradually the huts were positioned along the top of the beach. No rules regulated the constructions and no requirements were made of positioning, design or colouring, still some unwritten codes must have a ­ pplied that needed to be observed in consideration of their location.

As the beach huts spread out, some of the rather simple sheds disappeared and many were provided with a small veranda. The majority of the beach huts were erected on the beach which is a public beach. There was some controversy over the legality of the beach huts in the early 1960s, where some owners had major difficulties with the renewal of their lease contracts. The nature conservancy board was involved but even as early as that, the huts had gained such a great place in people's hearts that removing them was not an option. The beach hut case went on for nearly two decades and in the meantime attempts were made to solve the conflict with various ideas.

ous lists of cultural heritage worthy of preservation. The land under the beach huts is on permanent leases. And the provisions are rigorous: No annexes, no additions and no installation of electricity or running water. Everything must remain as it was. Further reading on the beach huts and their story can be found in Danish, in the book »Badehusene – en fortælling om badelivet i Ærøskøbing«, also available from the Tourist Office, or join one of the guided tours – please see the calendar of events on www.visitaeroe.com.

Today, the beach huts – 74 at Vesterstrand and 19 at Eriks Hale – are featured on vari-

PHOTO ON LOAN FROM ÆRØSKØBING LOCAL HISTORY ARCHIVES

VESTERSTRAND

The thatched red beach hut at Eriks Hale is the most photographed hut on Ærø. It was completed on 19 August 1931 and its first owner was the draper Chr. Christensen and his wife Valborg. When time permitted, the couple went from Marstal out to Eriks Hale, often together with their two children or with colleagues or business relations. The beach hut is private, but may be booked at: www.nostalgimarstal.dk/strandhus.

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RAMBLING If you want to have an active holiday with lots of exercise and fresh air in beautiful surroundings and with fantastic views of the South-of-Funen Archipelago and the Baltic Sea, then Ærø is it. The island is big enough and sufficiently varied to provide even choosy ramblers with challenges, and small enough to be covered by foot in just under a week. However, if you only have the possibi­ lity of using your walking boots for a day or a few hours, there are countless possibilities. At the tourist office, maps and further information is available – along with information on how to combine your walks with the free buses on Ærø. We can also assist you with tips on accommodation and where to eat along or near the various walking routes. Here is a selection of experiences awaiting our rambling visitor:

through the beautiful area near Ærø Nature Reserve and continues via Borgnæs to the idyllic Ærøskøbing. From Ærøskøbing, the Trail continues along the sea, before winding its way over the hills at Stokkeby and from there along historic paths to Lille Rise, down through the marshland and on to Gråsten Nor. The last part of the walk passes through Kragnæs and continues along the old church path past Ommel Church and finishes in the mariners’ town of Marstal. At the tourist office you can buy a more detailed booklet about the entire Archipelago Trail.

THE TRAIL AT GRÅSTEN NOR

COASTAL TRAIL

THE TRAIL AT GRAVENDAL

Along the south side of Ærø near the coast is the »Coastal Trail«, its 30km mainly follows bicycle route 91. From the trail you can take a trip to the coast and to Voderup Klint

THE ARCHIPELAGO TRAIL

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The 200 km long Archipelago Trail starts in Søby on Ærø and finishes in Falsled in SouthWest Funen. The Trail encircles the beautiful South-of-Funen Archipelago, and Ærø tempts you with 36 magnificent kilometres of this nature Trail. After its start in Søby, the Trail passes through Vitsø and continues past the historic ramparts near Søbygaard. From there, it runs through a rolling terrain

Starting at Loddenbjerg plantation just outside Søby a splendid walking path runs through the reclaimed area of Vitsø and further on to Duke Hans’ hunting lodge, Søbygaard, with the impressive ramparts. In spring you can enjoy the many greylags and other birds in the reclaimed area, go for a walk down to the beach and enjoy the view across the Baltic Sea to Als and Germany.

The Gravendal trail starts at the same place as the Gråsten Nor trail. The trail offers adventures of both nature and history. It takes the rambler along the high hills of the Vejsnæs coast, past the church ruins of Skt. Albert and up to the ancient monument on Lindsbjerg which offers great views over the Marstal Bay to the island of Langeland. The trail passes one of the most distinctive estates on Ærø, Gravendal, which was partitioned from the ducal Graasten. At Graven­dal, you can also visit Duke Christian's Lounge. Pick up a folder on ’The Trail at Gråsten Nor’ and ’The Trail at Gravendal’ at the tourist office.

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The signposted walking route is 8km long and takes the rambler through the largest connected meadow area in the Funen area. Gråsten Nor is a reclaimed sea area now providing the basis for a varied and exciting nature. In spring, this is where you will find the protected may orchids, more than 75,000 plants, as well as agile frog and green frog and here are hundreds of nesting birds. Both in spring and in the autumn the cove is an important resting place for numerous migrating birds.


Ærø is cut out for biking holidays. The landscape is varied and the island has a suitable size so distances will never be too long. The local cycling routes 91 and 92 and the national cycling route N8 with their 66km wind along the coasts of Ærø, and you will be thrilled by the grand panoramas that are revealed as you go. Stop at the small roadside stalls to buy what Ærø's nature produces, or pop into the many ­galleries around on the island. Detailed cycling maps are for sale in the tourist offices.The summer of 2012 saw a new trail for cycling and walking, »Nevrestien« that runs between Marstal and Ærøskøbing. The trail has no climbs and you will have ample opportunities to enjoy the South-of-Funen Archipelago along one side and fields and beautiful nature on the

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other. At the Tourist Office you can get biking maps and buy books with a total of ten different cycling experiences around the island. Route descriptions spiced with good stories on the locations of the routes. At www.aeroetours.dk you can buy »bicycle packages« complete with ferry ticket, bicycle hire, route description and packed lunch. The local bicycle club also welcome guest riders to their training tours around the island. The three cycle routes of 20, 50 and 100 km, which are also part of the cycle race ’Tour of Ærø’ every year in August, are posted with signs and the route maps are available at www.flyingheroes.dk. This will also give you the opportunity of trying out the challenges of the Ærø landscape at your own leisure.

PRIMITIVE CAMPSITES If you are one for staying overnight in the open, Ærø has ample opportunities for primitive nights in campsites or in shelters. In the list below you will find an outline of Ærø's shelters and primitive campsites These primitive sites are generally without access to bathing facilities and you have to bring along your own tent. Further info at www.udinaturen.dk Ulveholm Øster Bregningemark 19, 5970 Ærøskøbing overnatidetfri@gmail.com, Tel. (+45) 30 55 60 92 Voderup overnight site (Between Voderup 31 and 33) 5970 Ærøskøbing. Adm. by Nature Agency Funen Tel. +45 72 54 30 00 / fyn@nst.dk Follow the signs from cycle route 91 Closest address with facilities: Voderup 35B Lille Rise overnight site Lille Rise wood Access from Ellemosevej 5970 Ærøskøbing Adm. by Nature Agency Funen Tel. +45 72 54 30 00 / fyn@nst.dk Closest address with facilities: Frydendal 18 Birkholm overnatidetfri@gmail.com, Tel.: +45 30 55 60 92, www.bookenshelter.dk Kleven Harbour Klevenvej 5, Ommel, 5960 Marstal overnatidetfri@gmail.com, Tel.: +45 30 55 60 92 New building with shower/toilet at the ­campsite (Two shelters at Ærøgården)

Villa Blomberg Shelters Smedevejen 13, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel.: +45 62 52 10 44 www.villablomberg.dk Located at bicycle route 92, Nevrestien. Toilet. Access to water. Pitch at Vråvejen Ærøskøbing Borgnæsdal Øsemarksvej 10, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 62 52 21 22 / +45 42 74 25 42 E-mail: mette-olaf@mail.tele.dk Løkken Campsite Løkken 5, 5970 Ærøskøbing, ogstrup@c.dk Tel. +45 61 33 91 88 / +45 42 48 24 15 There are two shelters at the site, bench/ table, bonfire, area for tents and horses and access to water and toilet Søby Ærø Havnevejen 2, 5970 Søby ankerp@gmail.com Tel. (+45) 40 33 91 14 Please call in advance Shelter in Loddenbjerg Plantage Skovvejen 15, 5985 Søby www.bookenshelter.dk Ærø Kajak & SUP Shelter Knasterbjergvej 10, 5960 Marstal Tel. +45 24 61 20 70 / +45 29 40 96 56 www.kajakudlejningen.dk Kragnæs Færgegårdsvej 13, 5960 Marstal Tel. (+45) 20 52 45 76

Ærø Campsite Vesterskovsvej 16 5960 Marstal Tel. (+45) 24 44 14 50 friborg5@hotmail.com www.aeroe-teltplads.dk Possibility for use of shower, washing machine and dryer. Breakfast may be ordered. Skovby (Skåret): Nederste Skovbymark (path towards the beach) 5985 Søby one shelter, sleeps five www.bookenshelter.dk Voderup (Vesteraas) Voderup 41, DK-5970 Ærøskøbing one shelter, sleeps nine. www.bookenshelter.dk Sjoen Access via Østersøvej (Dunkærmark) 5970 Ærøskøbing two shelters, sleep nine www.bookenshelter.dk Drinking water available at Sønder Kystvej 19 Vitsøhus Permaculture Søbygårdsmarksvej 3 5985 Søby Tel. +45 36 98 19 19 / +45 +45 25 64 40 03 www.vitsoehus.dk Segway tours, Tour of Garden of Eden, Herbal Safari, Historic rose tour. Unforgettable animal tour.

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OUT INTO NATURE AND ACTIVE HOLIDAYS

Ærø offers 80 km of widely varying coast­ line with fine opportunities for angling for sea trout, cod, garfish, mackerel, grey mullet and flatfish. On Ærø, you can angle from everywhere – and regardless of the weather, you will find a good angling spot with fine conditions within 15-20 minutes. Particularly, fly fishing is enjoyable on an island, because you can always find a spot with favourable winds. The island offers beautiful and varying nature with plenty of room for the angler – and not least many different kinds of fishing spots ranging from open coast to bays, coves, points and inlets. It is difficult to single out one place on Ærø, as it is possible to angle most of the year from all along the coasts. For example, the south-western part of Ærø is in fact one long angling spot. The south coast to the Baltic is characterised by deeper water, small points and many gravel bars. Favourite months are in spring and autumn. The north side to the Archipelago is rather more shallow, and here angling is generally fine over winter. In the inlet Kløven 2 4   >  ÆRØ GUIDE 2019

you may be lucky to find a true sea trout eldorado during December-February. When water temperatures reach 7-8˚C, you may catch sea trout from all spots, both in the inlet and from the open coastline. All over the island are fine access roads to the coast and the angling spots. Sea trout angling during summer is best du­ring the light, and particularly in the calm, white nights, angling on Ærø is a great experience. Ærø's north-westerly point around Skjoldnæs Lighthouse, where the water is deep and the current strong, is a fine summer spot. During the warm months of summer, particularly garfish is found along Danish coasts, and this is an entertaining fighter that takes largely any bait – therefore this is also a fine season for bringing the children along on a fishing trip as chances for a catch are great. Garfish is a fine fish to cook, at that. Angling for flatfish is popular. It is relaxing and cosy, and the whole family can join. Method and bait is simple; leger and worm, and you can catch plaice, dab and flounder all year round. Eating quality is best in late

summer and autumn. The flatfish are often in the sand at the edge of seagrass and reefs that are clearly seen from the shore as dark patches. Each year since 1979, Ærø Sportsfiskerfor­ ening has put out one- and two-year-old sea trout fry directly from the coast. These fish have since contributed to the very fine coast angling for sea trout that Ærø is known for. The club also holds an annual fishing competition in the autumn with fine prizes where anglers from near and far meet for a sea trout weekend on Ærø. When fishing on Ærø you can find accommodation with good facilities such as a place for cleaning, additional freezer space, drying room for gear and clothes. At the tourist office you can buy the book »117 fine Funen fishing spots«, and the statutory fishing licence – which is also available at www.fisketegn.dk. Do visit the tourist office and get the latest news on fishing on the island.

UNDERWATER HUNTING Ærø also offers grand experiences under the surface of the sea. It requires nothing but a


ÆRØ GOLF COURSE pair of goggles for you to see for yourselves, and Ærø boasts an extraordinarily beautiful underwater world with a rich wildlife in the clear waters around the island. Underwater hunting has become increasingly popular in Denmark, and Ærø really offers impressive conditions with good visibility and varying seabed conditions. In the waters around Ærø you may get quite close to flatfish, cod, sea trout, garfish and grey mullet. Indeed, the grey mullet is fun to hunt with a harpoon. This is a summer visitor which passes by the Danish coasts from May to October. From the clifftops and in calm weather you can often see the mullets coming quite close to the beach in great flocks. You can even feed them with bread (an effective bait if you fish with a rod). It is a shy fish, but when you succeed in luring it, it's worth all your troubles. Not to mention that the grey mullet is a fine eatable fish. So, to those of you with a bent towards ang-

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ling or underwater hunting we dare say that Ærø is second to none!

GOLF ON ÆRØ The golf course has a unique location at the Skjoldnæs Lighthouse, surrounded by the sea on three sides. You have sea views from each and every green, which make the course the only one of its kind in Denmark. A seaside course which is otherwise found only in Scotland or Ireland. The views are unique and you will often have to stop and be happy that an exemption was granted to lay out a coastal golf course on this very spot. Particularly in summer, there are myriads of yachts in the Baltic and the Southof-Funen Archipelago on their route round the Skjoldnæs Lighthouse; this makes most golfers breathless. The yachts are often so close to the course that you can hear people talking on board when the weather is calm. A round on the course is a very special expe-

If there is one single thing that both visitors and locals fully enjoy, it is the free buses on Ærø. Basically, the bus leaves once every hour, through beautiful landscapes and idyllic villages. From the bus stop at the harbour in Ærøskøbing it will take approx. 25 min. to go to Marstal or Søby. The bus route goes from Ærøskøbing to Marstal through the villages Lille Rise and Store Rise. Another route leaves Ærøskøbing to Søby, stopping at Stokkeby Landevej, Olde Mølle – and through the villages of Tranderup, Vindeballe, Bregninge, Leby, and Skovby. Community transport between Ommel and Marstal may be booked all days of the week. Transport from Ommel to Marstal may be booked for operation between 7 am and 5 pm. Transport from Marstal to Ommel may be booked within the hours of 8 am and 6

rience that you ought to try, and which very many guest players come back to again and again. The front 9 holes are on the southern side of Ærø, and the back 9 holes are behind the Skjoldnæs Lighthouse on the northern side of the island. There are many challenges both out and back, particularly when it is windy, but the course in not physically demanding and is manageable for the regular golfer. The pleasure of playing golf on Ærø starts early during the beautiful trip to the Skjold­ næs Lighthouse which stands as a landmark for the course. The Ærø Golf club house is set in the charming old residence of the lighthouse manager. The course is open every day from sunrise to sunset. Please visit www.aeroegolf.dk.

WINDSURFING AND KITESURFING All year round, Ærø offers outstanding opportunities for windsurfers, whether you >>

pm. Transport is taking place between the stops at Krovejen and Kærvejen in Ommel and the stop at Vestergade in Marstal (the water tower). This scheme is charged at 40 DKK per person. Please book well in advance if you wish to avoid waiting too long. The free bus gives you the opportunity to jump on and off the bus as you wish – and this applies to your entire stay on Ærø. This arrangement also means that when planning a walk or a bike-ride you can adapt your start and finish to the bus route. Yes, indeed. You can take your bike on the bus, as long as there is room for it. Bus stops where bikes may be taken along, are marked in the schedule. There are many options and with the buses of Ærø you only have to concentrate on enjoying the ride. See the schedule at www.aeroe-ferry.dk or www.jesperbus.dk.

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are a beginner or a seasoned surfer. A suit­ able surfing spot is never far. Kitesurfers will find good conditions both in Det Lille Hav (The Little Sea) at Eriks Hale in Marstal, in the inlet between Nevre and Ommelshoved, and at Uhrehoved in Ærøskøbing.

SEA KAYAKING Sea kayaking in the South-of-Funen Archi­ pelago is quite a unique experience. Here you will find one of Denmark's most attractive waters, where the many islands and islets invite you to sea kayak adventures. On Wednesdays in July, Marstal Kayak Club

arranges the so-called Kayak Pen. Please see www.marstalkajakklub.dk or the calendar of events. At www.kajakudlejningen.dk you can book sea kayaks, delivered where you like on the island. A fine kayak house has been constructed in Ærøskøbing harbour to complete the project of the ’Blue Strongpoints in the South-of-Funen Archipelago'. The kayak house is made for the benefit of the many kayak enthusiasts of the Archipelago and completes the basic idea of Nature Tourism with the project: Encourage access and nearness to sea and coast.

SEGWAY You can also discover Ærø from a Segway and give yourself a fun, different and unique experience. In the beautiful landscape around Vitsø, amidst some of the most unique nature of the island, you will find the longest nature track in Denmark. Segway Ærø also arranges guided segway tours starting from Ærøskøbing and Marstal. Here you may experience both town and beach while driving with a trained guide. See dates in the Calender of Events at www.visitaeroe.com or read further at www.vitsoehus.dk.

PLAYGROUNDS On Ærø, there are several fine playgrounds for big and small children. In connection with the recreational areas at the marinas in Søby, Marstal and Ærøskøbing are some fine playgrounds that appeal to children of all age groups. The playgrounds all have a maritime notion. On the harbour in Marstal, for instance, there is a big fish trap in addition to the general playground equipment such as swings, seesaw, aerial runway, etc. The playgrounds are fine excursion targets for the whole family with ample opportunities to enjoy your own food or use the barbecues.

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ÆRØ AIRFIELD Ærø Airfield (EKAE) was established in 1960 which makes it one of the oldest airfields in Denmark, and, at the same time, the home base for Starling Air that offers taxi and tour flights. The international airfield connects Ærø with all of Europe and every summer many visit­ ing aircraft land here. With its two grass

strips (789m), the airfield is located in the cove Gråsten Nor, between Ærøskøbing and Marstal. AVGAS 100LL fuel is available against payment in cash, and you may hire a car as well as bicycles. Further info on Ærø Airfield by phone: (+45) 63 52 63 67.


ACTIVITIES Bowling Ærø Bowling Center Statene 42, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf. (+45) 62 52 23 06, www.aeik.dk

Sail to Birkholm Birkholmruten Bro 2, Marstal Havn, Tlf. (+45) 40 40 03 25, www.birkholmposten.dk

Fitness Centre ÆIK Motionscenter Statene 42, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf. (+45) 21 24 29 85, www.aeik.dk

Playgrounds: Ærøskøbing Lystbådehavn Marstal Lystbådehavn Marstal, corner of Søvænget/Toftevænget Søby Lystbådehavn Mølledamsvej, Bregninge

Fitness Ærø Kirkestræde 26, 5960 Marstal Tlf. (+45) 62 53 24 91 Horseback Riding Ærø Ridecenter Vråvejen 16B, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf. (+45) 40 45 59 70 www.aeroerideklub.dk Tourist riding, tlf. (+45) 23 84 54 63 Elisabeth Ottesen Tværbymark 6, Bregninge, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf. 62 58 18 00 / 29 42 05 91 Ride in Balance Trandeupmark 3, 5970 Ærøskøbing, Tlf. (+45) 52 61 10 03 www.ride-in-balance.com

Ærø Golfclub Skjoldnæsvej 8, 5985 Søby Tlf. (+45) 21 45 88 63, www.aeroegolf.dk Havkajak Marstal Kajakklub, Taget 4, 5960 Marstal kurtlund61@gmail.com, marstalkajakklub.dk Kajakhuset Strandvejen 8, 5970 Ærøskøbing Key pick-up at the Tourist Office. Outside opening hours, please contact Hans Eriksen, tel:(+45) 28 49 72 79. Ærø Kajak Udlejning Tlf. (+45) 24 61 20 70 / (+45) 29 40 96 56 www.kajakudlejningen.dk

Minigolf (summer): Ærøskøbing, Havnen, Tlf. (+45) 25 75 80 06 Søby, Havnevejen 2, Tlf. (+45) 40 33 91 14

Ærø Tennis Club Pilebækken, 5970 Ærøskøbing www.aeroetennisklub.dk

Sightseeing Flights: Ærø Flyveplads / Starling Air Dortheadalsvej 11, 5960 Marstal Tlf. (+45) 62 53 33 94 www.starling.dk

Segway Tours Vitsøhus / Segway Ærø Søbygårdsmarksvej 3, 5985 Søby Ærø (+45) 36 98 19 19 / (+45) 25 64 40 03, www.vitsoehus.dk

Yoga Yogastudio Søby v/ Dorit Lassen Søby Landevej 20, 5985 Søby Tlf. (+45) 41 48 68 95 www.yoga-aeroe.info Ø-Yoga Græsvængevej 6, 5960 Marstal Tlf.: (+45) 61 27 78 37, yogaoglevetliv.dk Bicycle Rental Nørremarkens Cykler Møllevejen 77, 5960 Marstal Tlf: (+45) 62 53 14 77 Sejl- og Presenningsservice Sejlmagervej 2, 5960 Marstal Strandvejen 2, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf: (+45) 62 53 12 71 Søby: Søby Cykeludlejning Havnevejen 2, 5985 Søby Tlf: (+45) 40 33 91 14, ankerp@gmail.com Ærøskøbing: Andelen Cykeludlejning Søndergade 28A, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf: (+45) 61 60 75 11, info@andelenguesthouse.com Pilebækkens Cykler Pilebækken 11, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf: (+45) 62 52 11 10 pbcaeroe@gmail.com Hotel Ærøhus Cykeludlejning Vestergade 38, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf.: 62 52 10 03, mail@aeroehus.dk www.aeroehus.dk

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EXPERIENCES OF HISTORICAL ÆRØ ÆRØSKØBING TOWN MUSEUM The museum is housed in the old police yard (Landfogedgård) in Brogade. It is the local culture-historical museum of the island which holds collections from the market town, maritime and agricultural environments – including a unique collection of costumes. Craftsmen and museum employees are wor­­king on creating a new and modern exhibition on Ærø's fascinating history and life on the island. Ærø Town Museum will reopen its doors on 5 April 2019. When we open again, visitors will have answers to, e.g., what Bismarck has to do with Ærø, and why the islanders cook eggs on the beaches on Easter Saturday.

HAMMERICH'S HOUSE An extremely well-preserved half-timbered Ærøskøbing house of the 1700's with the original layout where the narrow stair­cases and an old fireplace are preserved. The house was furnished by sculptor Gunnar Hammerich (1893-1977) and has an impressive collection of antiques, including 3000 Dutch tiles, Kellinghusen faiences and other domestic utensils dating from the 1600's-1800's from South Jutland and the South-of-Funen Archipelago. For many 2 8   >  ÆRØ GUIDE 2019

years, Gunnar Hammerich was a zealous advocate of the preservation-worthy environment in the old market town that has provided the town with the distinguished Europa Nostra Prize in 2002. His artistic activities appear from several memorials across the island.

Breg­ningemark, not far from Søbygaard. During the summer months there are alternating exhibitions in the Castle and in the barn. In the well-preserved cellars of the castle you can see Alexander Jokisch’ tile paintings that were made for Søbygaard.

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The ugly duckling has grown into a beautiful swan! After 25 years' restoration work the past glories are again distinguished at the one remaining manor of five that Ærø had in the 17th century. The buildings have been restored, a drawbridge has been constructed, a lake-source heating system is now heating the buildings, and around the castle, water is again in the moat like in the days of the duke. A rich animal life is heard, not least the croaking frogs. Behind the barn you will find the beehives of Søbygaard full of humming bees that you will meet when Johannes guides you around in the area and teaches you about natural bee keeping.

(Patron, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim) The Manor House was built by Duke Hans the Younger in 1580. Both the main buil­d­ ing and the farm buildings stand on small islands bordered by a tall stone glacis. Above the moat the drawbridge is reconstructed in the postholes of Hans the Duke's original bridge. The Manor House stands right next to Middle Age castle mounds dating back to the 1100's. History emanates from this spot – which also has its own »white lady« – and bears witness to Ærø's past under the duchies. The buildings are home to a museum shop, administration, kitchen, activity centre Kiss the Frog and exhibition halls and a concert hall that offers classical concerts at a very high level. The concert hall is decorated with the artist Sven HavsteenMikkelsen's models of glass mosaics that hang in various Nordic churches. In his last 25 years, Havsteen-Mikkelsen lived at Øster

THE RESTORATION OF SØBYGAARD

In addition a parking area has been built and there is a public path around the lake. In the area behind the barn is an open air stage and a nature playground. This is also the stage where the traditional and merry Ærø festival play is performed during week 28.


KISS THE FROG Kiss the Frog is a concept aiming at providing child families and school classes with a lot of fun and instructive experiences in nature and in cultural history. The events centre Kiss the Frog at Søbygaard provides children and adults with equipment to go hunting for adventures and surprises in nature. Take a treasure hunt, find a crazy creature or herbs for wild pancakes. In all tranquillity you may test various experiences in nature with ten different activities to choose from. You can borrow all the required equipment; GPS for treasure hunts, dish recorder for birdcalls, nets for exploring animals and insects in the pond and much more – and grab a printed guide to help you safely through plenty of activities, such as woodlouse races, from grain to cake, and witch tricks. Opening hours for Kiss the Frog are the same as those for Søbygaard

FLASKE-PETERS SAMLING (BOTTLE PETER'S COLLECTION) The bottle and model ship collection has been exhibited in the former poorhouse in Ærøskøbing since 1943. The collection holds more than 100-year old bottle ships and is the oldest collection of its kind in the world. Flaske-Peter (1873-1960) managed to build more than 1700 bottle ships and 50 big model ships. Around 500 ships can be seen in the collection as well as the memorial cross of his own making with seven bottle ships built into the cross – one for each of the seven seas.

The reacquired America Collection with the famous diving bottle is presented in a diffe­ rent and exciting exhibition.

the processes around the old riveted iron and steel ships. This kind of ship preservation is found nowhere else in Denmark.

THE OLD YARD – THE ARCHIPELAGO RESTAURATION CENTER IN ÆRØSKØBING

The vessel, Angelo ex S/S Svendborgsund is on the building berth. The renovation which is part of the exhibition is up and running. The aim is that the S/S Svendborgsund will be renovated and restored to appear as she did a hundred years ago. At that time, the S/S Svendborgsund operated as a passenger ship plying the Marstal – Rudkøbing – Strynø route. Both experiences and exhibitions at The Old Shipyard are constantly evolving and changing. Restoration jobs are currently ongoing. Sometimes we take on old iron constructions for buildings, or over 100-year-old ship's accommodation, or we work for museums or for private people. Everyone at The Old Yard is looking forward to seeing you and to giving you a memorable experience.

Det Gamle Værft (The Old Shipyard) is a communicator of maritime cultural heritage and Danish artisan traditions. In the live workshops visitors can get close to history and even get dirty fingers. In the forge, you will be carefully guided in grappling with the red-hot iron, in the copper workshop you may forge a bracelet, at the rigging loft you can lay a rope, twine your own key ring and do various sailors' jobs. You can pat a fish and schools and institutions may also slaughter a fish and take it along home for the dinner table. Exhibition and experience are put together to give you ample opportunity of immersion and involvement. The main emphasis is on

ÆRØ'S NATIONAL FLAG Ærø has its own flag which originates from Duke Christian, Duke of Ærø from 1622 to 1633. The flag is described in the estate inventory after him. It says that it is was wound around a pole and measured 2.87m x 2.81m, after conversion from the Hanseatic measure. The standard was golden yellow, sea green and body coloured in 9 stripes. The three-striped Ærø flag appeared around 1960 – a modern version. In the 1600-hundreds, flags usually had multiple stripes. A reconstruction of the old standard can be seen at Søbygaard.

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THE UNIQUE

MARSTAL MARITIME MUSEUM

Ahoy visitor! Put on your oilskins when you approach Ærø, and make for the Maritime Museum. When you board the Maritime Museum you'll soon feel like a genuine tar – begin your stay on Ærø with an experience of spindrift for landlubbers as well as sailors. Of course you enter a true maritime museum over a deck, quite the right adventure entrance to the wondrous world of the sea. Also here. The visitor comes aboard into the exhibitions on a sailing ship via the deck of the jagt-schooner HAABET with bulwark, capstan, mast, rig, hatches and deckhouse. In the cabin below it's a bit cramped for people of some calibre and visitors with some disability. On the other hand, disabled visitors can enjoy access to almost all other attractions in the museum and ramps and lifts are available in connection with the new building.

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Numbers of visitors are increasing, from the most experienced to the youngest generations. In the dinghy port of the museum courtyard children and childlike souls can climb the mast, enter small boats or take on a long voyage with the good ship S/S Martha. At certain times, children may »Build your own ship«. Indoors you will find big gear from the ships such as cabins and deckhouses, the galley from the schooner Bonavista and the original wheelhouse from M/S Dora, where you may board and take the helm or enter the ship's cabins where heavy seas and engine noises will transfer you to the world of the high seas. You can also sit down as a first-class passenger in a deck saloon that once stood on the steam ferry Bagenkop, previously known as the Ærø. Among more than 300 ship's models and panoramas are examples of the first types of sailing ships up to coasters and ferries of our time. A

big harbour panorama of Marstal Harbour in 1925 with laid up ships will give you an impression of a lay-up harbour of the time with the ships decommissioned for the winter. Here is a sail maker and his rigging loft, name boards, a boat yard and ship's engines. You will find a sea of wondrous curiosities brought back by mariners from their voyages on the Seven Seas, from exotic places, and the cold Polar Regions, for instance a shrunken head that also sails along in Carsten Jensen's book We, The Drowned. Here are seamen's wives in old costumes in a complete living-room atmosphere that you pass while walking through a »snorre« – one of the small narrow passages that are so characteristic of Marstal.

MARITIME AND GREENLAND PAINTER J. E. C. RASMUSSEN The museum has an ever increasing collection of one of the big Danish golden-


age painters, J. E. C. Rasmussen. He was born in Ærøskøbing in 1841, educated as a painter at the Copenhagen Royal Academy of Art, and later moved to Marstal, where in 1880 his house and studio was built. Through scholarships, Rasmussen travelled in Europe, for instance to Italy and – more specifically and, indeed an alternative at the time – also to Greenland where he stayed in 1870-71, during which period he made many sketches. The motifs range from children playing, women's boats, grouse hunters, Greenland voyagers, and kayaks in impressive Greenland nature, to the carrying home of a dead sealer. Rasmussen is best known for his Greenland and maritime paintings which he made with great skill as he himself had been to sea in his youth. Sky, sea and waves had left deep impressions from his voyages to and from Greenland and along its coastal areas. Rasmussen was first to depict the lives of Greenlanders, for instance through one of his major works Natives Dancing the Tag Dance from 1872 and Young Sealer in Kayak in Snow Drift from 1886, a painting which was recently added to our collection, which is currently expanded through donations. The painter perished in the North Atlantic Ocean on his way home to Marstal from Greenland in 1893, presumably he jumped overboard from the brig Peru of the Royal Greenland Company. Author Carsten Jensen has described the event in his novel »Last Journey«.

MADS BOYE'S BOTTLE SHIP COLLECTION The Maritime Museum holds a lot of items crafted by the watch below such as walking sticks made from the spine of unfortunate sharks, a doll's house and ships in bottles – an entire armada of them even. Well over

100 of these were made by windjammersailor Mads Boye as true copies of old sailing ships. Minutely made to the smallest detail are also Flemming Frederiksen's bottled models that also include coasters and ferries.

LORENS HANSEN'S MODEL SHIP COLLECTION Sailor and shooing smith Lorens Hansen was a model builder of supreme skill. 42 results of his efforts can be seen in the exhibitions from skiffs, over pleasure yachts to the five-mast bark and training vessel KØBENHAVN, which perished without a trace in 1928 with a crew of 60 young trainees. The Dannebrog, the Royal Danish Yacht, is certainly also worth mentioning as well as the panoramic model of H. C. Christensen's Shipyard in the year 1900. If you kneel and view the scenery at quay

level or at dinghy level, and with a bit of imagination this will surely make you feel present at the site and in a very different time and age – for better or worse! Do take your time for the visit! – and take a walk down to Eriksens Plads, the museum area on the harbour in front of the museum.

THE BREAKWATER AND ERIKSEN'S SITE – SEA-GREEN CULTURAL HERITAGE IN MARSTAL At the easternmost coastline of Ærø is a natural harbour with access to the Baltic and the Archipelago, protected towards the south by Eriks Hale (Erik's Tail) and to the east by the impressive one-kilometre long breakwater. The natural harbour has provided living conditions for fishermen and seamen since the dawn of time, and it is the basis for the origin and the growth of Marstal. In line with the explosive growth of the town's merchant fleet in numbers and sizes in the 18th and 19th centuries, an extension of the natural harbour became imperative. The fleet was the capital and the production apparatus of the entire community of the town and thus also its basis for existence, and for several winter months each year the fleet was laid up in the natural harbour. A heavy south-easterly storm that brought destruction to the natural harbour and ships in 1824 speeded up the expansion plans that had not found any fair winds with the authorities. A group of skippers now took matters in their own hands. They soon gained the support from the entire town population – around 200 people immediately signed up to work voluntarily at the harbour. On 28 January 1825 around one hundred men began the harbour work which resulted in the impres- >> ÆRØ GUIDE 2019  >  3 1


sive and more than one-kilometre long harbour breakwater, built by the town's seamen during one winter after the other under the motto UNITY MAKES STRENGTH. These are the words on the monument for the families of the breakwater-builders. In the lee behind the boulder breakwater,

harbour areas with shipbuilding sites were established. One of these sites is Eriksen's Site with Eriksen's Yard – a harbour section most highly worth preservation. This is where Marstal Maritime Museum has moved in. Eriksen's Site is one of the bree­d­ing grounds for wooden-shipbuilding with

origins in the golden age of Danish shipping with sailing vessels. A dozen wooden-shipbuilding yards have launched ships from this site over the years. The site is one of the green breathing spaces with which Marstal Harbour is blessed. Here you are welcome to grill your food and use tables/benches. At certain hours the yard hall is open as well as the engine shed where engines, sometimes even a hot-bulb engine, will be started. Tickets for the Maritime Museum will allow access to this. You are welcome on the site where you can walk around amidst Danish maritime history. The schooner B ­ onavista that lies alongside for restoration may be visited and Samka, the coaster, is also alongside quay. On the site is a partly erected framed schooner as a sculpture of the extensive shipyard activities that have marked the town–up to eight shipyards have simultaneously been building ships on the harbour area. Obviously you move around at your own risk as is the case in harbours and costal area in general. Welcome on board Danish seafaring!

MUSEUM OPENING HOURS AND ENTRANCE FEES MARSTAL SØFARTSMUSEUM - Maritime Museum Prinsensgade 1, 5960 Marstal, tel. +45 62 53 23 31 info@marmus.dkwww.marmus.dk 1 November – 15 April 16 April – 31 May June, July, August September, October

Mon-Sat all days all days all days

11 am-3 pm 10 am-4 pm 9 am-5 pm 10 am-4 pm

In July and first half of August, guided tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 am Entrance Fees: Adults 70 DKK Groups (min. 15 people) 50 DKK. Children/youth up to 18, free. Tour 600 DKK. (700 DKK in weekends/evenings)

DET GAMLE VÆRFT (The old Yard) – RESTAURATION CENTRE OF THE ARCHIPELAGO Ærøskøbing Havn 4a, 5970 Ærøskøbing tel. +45 62 52 12 22, info@detgamlevaerft.dk Please see opening hours etc at: www.detgamlevaerft.dk Entrance fees: Adults: 50 DKK/children (up to 15) 30 DKK. Children must be accompanied by adults. ÆRØSKØBING TOWN MUSEUM Brogade 3-5, 5970 Ærøskøbing. Tel. 62 52 29 50, info@arremus.dk, www.arremus.dk Opening hours: 5 April – 30 June, 1 July – 31 August, 1 July – 31 August, 1 Sept. – 21 Oct.,

Mon-Sat Mon-Fri Sat-Sun Mon-Sat

11am-3pm 10 am-4 pm 10 am-3 pm 11 am-3 pm

The Schooner BONAVISTA Open all year 8am–10pm. Access free.

Tours: 1 July – 15 August Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 pm.

Eriksen's Site. Open. Boat builder's workshop is open when doors are open. Free access. Engine shed is open whenever an engine is running. Access is included in the entrance fee for the Maritime Museum.

Entrance fees: adults DKK 50 /children under 18 free. Group discount may apply if at least 10 people in group. HAMMERICH'S HOUSE Gyden 22, 5970 Ærøskøbing, +45 62 52 29 50. Sculptor Gunnar Hammerich's collection of antiques from Ærø and North Schleswig, incl. 3000 Dutch tiles. 1 June – 31 August, Tours: 1 July - 15 August,

all days

10am -1 pm

Wed

11 am

Entrance fees: adults DKK 40 Children under 18 free Off season, you are welcome to visit. Please call Ærø Museum, +45 62 29 50.

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SØBYGAARD Søbygårdsvej 2-4, 5985 Søby, tel. +45 62 52 29 50 or +45 62 58 16 76, info@arremus.dk, www.arremus.dk Duke Hans the Younger's restored manor house from 1580 with varying exhibitions, concerts and activity centre Kiss the Frog. Opening hours: 16 May – 26 October, all days 10 am-4 pm Tours: 1 July – 15 Aug, Mon and Wed 2 pm Entrance fees: Adults DKK 60 /children under 18 free Kiss the Frog, DKK 25 per child. Adults, ordinary entrance fee. Group discount may apply if at least 10 people in group. Off season, you are welcome to visit. Please call Ærø Museum, +45 62 29 50.

FLASKE-PETERS SAMLING (Bottle Peter's Collection) Smedegade 22, 5970 Ærøskøbing, tel. +45 81 55 59 72 flaskepetersmindestue@gmail.com Flaske-Peter's bottled and model ships on show in the town's former poorhouse. 18 April – 23 June Mon-Sat 11am-3pm 24 June – 25 August, all days 10 am-4 pm 26 August – 28 October Mon-Sat 11am-3pm Open during the autumn holidays (week 42) Mon-Sat 11am-3pm Entrance fee: Adults 50 DKK. Children under 12: free. Children (12-18) DKK 20. Group discount may apply. Contact outside opening hours by phone (+45) 81555972. Conducted tours by agreement.


SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ISLAND In 2009, Ærø Municipality adopted the objective that by 2025 the island must be self-sufficient with sustainable energy and be CO2 neutral. In 2018, the green ambitions for the municipality were further tightened, as the aim of becoming a fossil free island by 2030 was adopted. Today the island has reached a point where it is considered one of the leading renewable-energy islands in the world.

DISTRICT HEATING BASED ON SUN AND BIOMASS The island has just under 7 square metres per inhabitant of sun collectors to cover part of the district heating consumption. This is probably a world record. The remainder of district hearing comes from CO2-free biomass (wood and straw). Ærø has three district-heating plants; one in Marstal, one in Ærøskøbing and one in Rise. The solar heating plant of Marstal District Heating is the largest on the island and even among the largest in Denmark with a total solar panel area of 33,365 square metres. The solar heating plant covers approx. 55 per cent of the district heating requirement in Marstal, Ommel and Græsvænge. This is possible, because, in summer, the sun heats up the water in three hot-water storages that are used once the heating season starts in the autumn. The hot-water storages includes a seasonal storage of 75,000m3. Where the heating requirement cannot not be covered by the sun, a 4 MW wood chip boiler and a 1.5 MW CO2 heat pump will supplement the requirement.

SELF-SUFFICIENT IN WIND TURBINE POWER Since the 1980s, wind turbines have had a central place in the utilisation of renew­ able energy sources on Ærø. As early as 1985, the then biggest wind turbine park in Denmark was established on Ærø where 11 turbines of 55 kW each were erected at Rise Mark. These turbines along with six older turbines were taken down in 2002, when they were replaced by three big 2 MW turbines. In 2011, three additional turbines each of 2 MW were erected, and today the

E-FERRY PHOTO: PETER THERKILDSEN six big wind turbines produce more power on an annual basis than what is used on Ærø. It is a distinguishing feature of the Ærø wind turbines that they are owned and operated by local wind turbine guilds. The turbines are owned by around 650 local shareholders, which means that around 10 per cent of the island's population are co-owners.

E-FERRY In 2019, the E-ferry, Ellen, will begin operating on the service between Søby and Fynshav on the island of Als. The modern and innovative electric ferry is a world-class disruptive invention which is partly develop­ ed and constructed on Ærø. The ferry is 100% electric and with her battery capacity of 4.3 MWh, the Ellen can cover a distance of up to 22 nautical miles between each charge which is seven times as long a distance as any existing battery-powered ferry. Follow this pioneering project in English at www.e-ferryproject.eu or at Facebook: »Den bæredygtige energiØ Ærø«.

NEW IDEAS COME TO LIFE AT THE ENERGY LAB Despite an advanced green transition on Ærø, there are still significant activities ahead in order to reach the 2025 and 2030 goals. New innovative ideas are born at the Ærø EnergyLab in Marstal. Here, the sustainable energy activities of the municipality are joined under one and the same

roof. The future initiatives from the energy lab are concentrated mainly around energy storage and transport. As mentioned above, the island's six wind turbines produce more power than what is consumed on Ærø. As a matter of fact, the turbines generate an annual average of 120140% of the island's power consumption. Efforts are therefore made to find sustainable ways of storing the excess power to be used locally when there is no wind blowing. Moreover, Ærø has become a demonstration area for a new intelligent charging technology which can be of use particularly for big power consumers (electric cars, electric ferries, industry, etc.) in consuming power at the right moments. At the same time efforts are made to improve charging facilities for electric cars on the island, while events are set up for citizens who are interested in hearing more about various types of electric cars and the financial consequences of acquiring one. At Ærø EnergyLab they wish to disperse the messages and experience from the green transition, and various tours and courses are offered for schools, universities, delegations from the whole world, energy tourists and many more. If you are interested in hearing more about these opportunities, please contact: Ms Cecilie Larsen Information Officer, Sustainable Energy cla@aeroekommune.dk ÆRØ GUIDE 2019  >  3 3


CHURCHES ON ÆRØ

Ærø has seven churches, each with its own characteristics. The maritime strain is evident in several of the churches. Rise Church is Ærø’s oldest church with a history dating back to the 12th century. The old frescos have been uncovered in some of the churches, and here you are suddenly face to face with church art and religious ­apprehension of bygone ages. A distinctive feature of the churches in Rise, Tranderup and Bregninge is the circular churchyards. Please see the separate brochure on the churches. Get it from the tourist office.

BREGNINGE CHURCH

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ÆRØSKØBING CHURCH

MARSTAL CHURCH CARILLON »Even though you cannot see the bells, it is definitely the church that sings,« a little girl said one day about the carillon of Marstal Church, and there is indeed something about that, for the carillon plays every day at 9am, at noon and at 3pm in the winter and in summer also at 5pm. It is a cosy contribution to the sounds of the town and many people stop to listen whether they ­recognise the tune. The church has had a minor carillon since 1987, but only in Novem­ber 2012 a complete carillon with 48 bells was inaugurated thanks to a large donation from the A. P.

TRANDERUP CHURCH Møller Foundation. The new carillon consists of 34 new bells and a stick-like keyboard that enable the performer to play manually on the carillon. It is quite natural that Marstal has such a carillon, because throughout history the seafaring towns often had such a towninstrument. The church is right in the middle of town so everybody may enjoy the music.

SANKT ALBERT’S CHURCH At Vejsnæs Nakke, traces are seen of Sankt Albert’s Church (originally built as a fortress). The measurement of the restored site is approx. 60 x 30m and it consists of a grave

SANKT ALBERTS CHURCH up to three metres deep and powerful ramparts for defence purposes. The dating of the site is presumed to be Viking Age around the year 1000. In the 14th century the site was transformed, as a significant church was built on the spot. Around the church, some 50 graves have been uncovered, many of which are children’s graves. Other findings include a large number of coins which are dated to the time when the church was in use from around the mid 1300s up to the Reformation in 1536. After this, the church was closed down and eventually destroyed. A book is available from Ærø Museum.

CHURCHES

– OPENING HOURS

ÆRØ - THE WEDDING ISLAND Romance is flourishing on Ærø! In 2017, around 4800 couples said »I do« to one another on Ærø. The weddings take place all over the island, so you are more than likely to enjoy a wedding without invitation when you visit Ærø. The romantic idyll and charm of the island makes it an obvious place for a wedding and the registrars on Ærø are willing to leave the townhall and wed couples in the Ærø nature – onshore, offshore and even in the air. The many weddings add to the very unique atmos­ phere on the island and should you not run into a wedding at the lighthouse Skjoldnæs Fyr, at the beaches Vestre Strand in Ærøskøbing or Eriks Hale in Marstal, you are almost guaranteed to meet happy newly-weds in the towns. The wedding island of Ærø is a success story that contributes to keeping the wheels of the island turning – also in idle periods of the year. The story of Ærø,

the wedding island, has been related in several international media, and Danish television broadcast a series of programmes in the autumn of 2015 called »Business on the Wedding Island«. A vast part of the couples are foreign, several couples have different nationalities and many LGBTQ couples have also chosen to get married on Ærø. Some couples arrive on their own, others bring along their wedding party and combine their wedding reception and holiday on the island. All of this contributes to creating a happy and festive atmosphere and the island has a number of wedding bureaus who are ready to assist the couples with everything from the paper work to the boutonnière and the wedding cake to ensure that every couple gets precisely the wedding they wish for. At www.visitaeroe.com you will find further information around weddings on Ærø.

MARSTAL CHURCH: 8 am – 4 pm – all year Evening song at 7.30 pm Tuesdays in the school summer holidays OMMEL CHURCH: Please contact vicar or sexton. RISE CHURCH: 8 am – 4 pm – all year ÆRØSKØBING CHURCH: 8 am – 4 pm – all year TRANDERUP CHURCH: 8 am – 4 pm – all year BREGNINGE CHURCH: 8 am – 4 pm – all year Guided tour by hosts of the church at 11 am-4 pm every day of the school summer holidays. SØBY CHURCH: 8 am – 4 pm – all year

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ART AND

CREATIVITY The art association, Ærø Kunstforening, was founded in 2003. It is a very active and dynamic association that offers its members a community around exhibition, development of ideas and presentation. The association has around 170 members – creative artists, craftsmen and people interested in arts and culture. The association arranges se­veral public exhibitions and arrangements, including many exhibitions over summer in the Garden House of Dommergaarden in Ærøskøbing and in Minors Hjem, Marstal. The island has always had an attraction on visual artists. Just as on Bornholm, in Skagen and Odsherred, light is the utmost attraction. Wherever you are on the island, the sea around it will always ensure that light is reflected and intensified so as to pro­vide sharper contours and saturated colours. Some of the island's creative souls use nature directly: stones, shells, herbs, wood. Others are inspired to work in paper – with charcoal and watercolours – or on canvas with oil and acrylic paint. With some, the outcome is a sculpture or 3 6   >  ÆRØ GUIDE 2019

clay is made into a form. Common for all of us in the island is that we live with hilly cliffs, headlands, moraine hills, stony beaches, sandy beaches, salt meadows, slopes, marsh, commons, woods, and fields that are still stone fenced, leaving the countryside in our island small-chequered. On Ærø, galleries and workshops are open all over the island. Where there is a sign, guests are welcome to visit the creative artists and watch his or her working methods and works of art. Small stores sell unique items – clothing, jewellery, hats, and paintings. Everybody is welcome to Ærø Kunstforening's many arrangements during the year. On the association's website (www.kunstnerne.dk) you can see lists of arrangements and activities and a presentation of the members and their works.


ART/GALLERIES Naja Abelsen, painter Vestergade 74, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 30 23 50 37. www.najaabelsen.dk Glasseriet Torvet 1, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel.: +45 27 85 40 31, www.glasseriet.dk Your-Design Nordic Strandstræde 9, Tel.: +45 27 62 48 12 5960 Marstal, www.yourdesign-nordic.dk Søby Summer Project 111 1 June – 1 September www.kunstaeroe.dk Fars Griller – Mors mænd Kongensgade 22, 5960 Marstal Tel. +45 21 49 14 25. www.druddesign.dk Galleri K Ellemosevej 2, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 61 35 35 81. www.ruhetgaard.dk Gallery Rita Lund Paintings Prinsensgade 6, 5960 Marstal. Tel. +45 62 53 21 73. www.ritalund.dk

Galleri Rusager Søby Vestermark 10, 5985 Søby Tel. +45 62 58 24 12 / 21 80 13 62 www.rusager.com Glasriget – Ærø Glass workshop Søndergade 7, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 27 57 44 27. www.glasriget.dk Kæphesten Søndergade 1, 5970 Ærøskøbing Vitsø Kunstskole Søby Landevej 18 tel. +45 57 80 20 46 5985 Søby, www.vitsøkunstskole.dk Dietmars Skulpturhave Tværbymark 18, 5970 Ærøskøbing

Vesterled Gallery Vesterskovsvej 20, Ommel, 5960 Marstal Tel. (+45) 30 53 30 32, www.anneværnes.dk Fine Art Gallery of Ærø Baggaarde 1, 5960 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 20 68 75 40 / +45 41 40 91 77 www.lonedjurhuus.dk www.hannibalmaane.dk Ærø Kunsthal (art hall) Vestergade 41 A-C, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel.: +45 69 88 45 34, www.ærøkunsthal.dk Galleri Ao Khai Brogade 9, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel.: +45 91 93 50 38, www.aokhai.com

Lunden at Villa Blomberg, Ærøskøbing. Outdoor

Galleri Maria Fynsk Norup Vråvejen 23, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel.: +45 26 15 10 01 www.mariafynsknorup.com

Exhibition at Minors Hjem Teglgade 11, 5960 Marstal, Tel. +45 51 23 62 89 www.nipsen.wix.com/ minorshjem

Coast Gallery Søndre Kystvej 19, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel.: +45 41 41 61 34 www.galleri-thorsoee.jimdo.com

ART IN SØBY The Art Academy of Ærø has orchestrated summer exhibitions in Søby since 2009, and this summer is no exception. The exhibition has no entry fee and takes place on and around the harbour area in Søby during the period 1 June – 1 September 2019. Part of a town's identity is its local remembrance culture, and in Søby this is closely connected to Arthur Jørgensen, who in 1931 founded Søby Yard. This year (2019) marks Arthur Jørgensen's 111th birthday – and this numeral has been chosen as the title of the summer exhibition. In our day and age a brand should be connected with »a good, local story«. To Søby, Arthur Jørgensen is the good story, but he was–and still remains today–far more than that. For ­without the yard, it is difficult to imagine that the town and the yard would have sustained till this day. The artists of the exhibition have all been students over the past nine months of the Art Academy on Ærø and every one of them presents his or her angle of Arthur Jørgensen's significance to the town. The East Indian visual artist, K P Soman, Professor of Visual Arts of the Sri Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala in India, is the facilitator for the exhibition, along with the visual artist Nikolaj Kilsmark. Tours for groups of more than 10 participants are free of charge. Please contact the Art Academy on Ærø for further details.

THE RED WAREHOUSE IN MARSTAL On the waterfront in Marstal stands a small warehouse that creates the ­framework around local activities within art and culture. The Red Warehouse is operated by the culture society Marstal Art and offers singing nights, art exhibitions and music arrangements etc. The warehouse is not of recent date and exudes maritime tradition, and its interior creates the perfect framework for these cultural activities. The programme for the warehouse begins in spring, in week 16, when the island's local artist, JAN KIWI, presents his first Easter exhibition with »Mermaids of the Archipelago 2019«. Weeks 18, 21, 26, 33 and 36 present evocative evenings of community singing. Exhibit in week 27:- DORTE & HANS PETER ARP PETERSEN - Wickerwork. Exhibit in week 28: ULLA STORM – Paintings. Exhibit in week 29: »YOU´ll NEVER WALK ALONE« – movement over 40 years  with Peter Hesk/sculpture * Anders Ulstrup/jazz painting * Mette Jørgensen/textiles etc. * Jan Kiwi/Mermaids of the Archipelago… Exhibit in week 30: BENTE JOHANSEN & KIRSTEN NIELSEN - Sculpture and wickerwork. Exhibit in week 31: REIMER CHRISTENSEN – Photographs. Exhibit in week 32: REALITY OF FANTASY and ROUND TRIP - inspirations of power in painting and photography by: Solvejg Kingo, Ulla de Frey & W.J. Exhibit in weeks 33, 34: GRAFIK GRUPPEN by Lene Johannesen and others.

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The hotel with the idyllic atmosphere, in the heart of Ærøskøbing... Hotel Ærøhus – the place where the depth of spirit and relaxing goes side by side with the old village – Ærøskøbing The location of the hotel in Ærøskøbing, in the middle of the island, makes it the ideal base from which to explore the magnificent scenery of Ærø either on foot, by bike, car or bus. A short stroll down to the sandy beaches, or a lazy wander around the cobbled streets of the town with its wellpreserved old houses, provide a unique insight into the local way of life. The hotel provides bike rental.

At Hotel Ærøhus we offer you accommodations with a variety of culinary taste.

We do have a long tradition of family celebrations, seminars and for up to 150 participants.

Vestergade 38 · DK-5970 Ærøskøbing · Ærø Tlf.: +45 62 52 10 03 www.aeroehus.dk · E-mail: mail@aeroehus.dk Follow us on Facebook: Hotel Ærøhus

Our philosophy is to welcome you in our familiar, cozy and intimate surroundings where service goes hand in hand with positive experiences.

See you at Hotel Ærøhus


ROMANCE ON ÆRØHUS

Hotel Ærøhus can offer a range of comfortable rooms with ensuite bathroom – some with their own terrace – in the lovely old hotel gardens. – Free Wi-Fi and parking.

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Restaurant Ærøhus – a culinary experience on Ærø Ærøhus has a first-class restaurant. The courses and meals are mainly prepared with local commodities due to the season. Our specialty is freshly-caught flatfish with parsley sauce. In the summer season, meals are served on the terrace in front of the hotel and in the old hotel garden.

Rooms - 1st floor

Breakfast buffet


A MECCA

FOR THE SENSES

It may be the clean and clear air that makes scents and tastes appear so obvious on Ærø. You will find a Mecca of good sensory experiences. You will be taken back to times when you taste an old-fashioned candy or sniff old genuine soap. Pleasure of food and local quality produce are in high esteem on Ærø. Scattered over the island you will find farms, conventional as well as organic, and both big and small food manufacturers who are all preoccupied with producing quality products. On the island are several eateries that use local produce for their menus – don't hesitate to ask for the history behind your meal. On Ærø we produce meat of a very high qua­ lity which you can taste either at the local restaurants – or take home as cuts and irre­ sistible smoked goods. Or how would you like to select your future steak directly from the field? Ærø also offers a profusion of new-spun honey, syrup and juices of all kinds, marmalades, wine, rapeseed oil, teas, herbal and spiced salt, creams and soaps, candies and fil4 0   >  ÆRØ GUIDE 2019

led chocolates. When you move about on the island you will find several road-side stalls with fresh eggs and fruit and vegetables along with plenty of other good things. On the harbour in Marstal, several fishermen will take orders and sell fresh fish directly from their boats. In the village of Rise you will find the island brewery, Rise Bryggeri, which offers a wide range of good beer, including organic beer. During the summer time the brewery offers tours and beer tasting several times every week. Neighbouring Rise Bryggeri is Ærø Cigar. A small tobacco plantation which each year produces hand-rolled Ærø cigars. Here you have the opportunity of following the tobacco road from seeds to complete, rolled cigars, for the entire process is made more or less by hand in Store Rise. In 2016, Ærø Whisky Destillery & Visitor's Centre opened in the yard of the old mer­ chant's house at the Town Square in Ærøs­ købing. Ærø Whisky is genuinely a local product where each and every bottle can be

traced to the specific field on the island that supplied the barley malt. The oak barrels, manufactured of Ærø oak by joiners in Søby, are used at first to store mead made of Ærø honey in order to provide the finished whisky with a slightly sweet flavour. In Ærøskøbing you may spoil your sweet tooth by visiting Nordic Chocolate – Fruens Vilje Chocolaterie that makes candies, lollipops, chocolate mallows, and delicious chocolates filled with Aeroe fruit and many other treats. Sæberiet in Søby produces the most wonderful soaps and spiced salts with flowers and herbs from the large and beautiful garden that is open to visitors. During the summer time, children may come and make their own soap figures. Vitsøhus, the Ornamented Farm of the future, with its sloping terrain stands directly on picturesque Vitsø. Since 2012, this area has grown into Denmark's probably most unique productive Garden of Eden according to the principles of Permaculture. Here, in addition to a high


biodiversity of medicinal herbs and spices, an historic rose garden, an edible forest garden, and rare and old animal breeds, nature stands out. Visitors are offered an informative Permacultural-audio-tour in three languages along the winding paths. Not far from the scenic, dammed up Vitsø you will find Økogård Vitsø. Here you pass through small orchards and groves, hedges, dikes and sheep folds to Johannes Hets’ beehives. On the farm Økogård Vitsø you can see that the bees are thriving. Johannes has made active efforts in creating the right environment for the bees. Johannes has planted fruit and linden trees – and converted land into pastures with clover, which give the best basis for wild herbs and the flora that are natural to Vitsø. Many people come to see the place and to see Vitsø – but increasing numbers come specifically to learn about

bees from Johannes Hets’ dissemination of natural bee holding. Every Tuesday from 28 May to 23 July you can meet Johannes at the manor Søbygaard and learn about his work with the bees and get advice on natural bee holding. If you are a city person and seek the contrast to the usual hustle and bustle, the bay called Borgnæsbugten may take you by surprise in the happiest way. This is a place where you will be embraced by nature, by animals and by light reflected by the sea at the big sandy beach in the bay. In Borgnæs you will find the farm shop Sofienlund, which from the fine round straw house will tempt you with all sorts of organic delicacies from own production. In the fields, the sheep are grazing – not knowing that they are suppliers of the most delicious Ærø wool for yarns of all grey

colours; yarns that you may buy also from Fie’s Strik in Leby. In the farm shop Blåbær in Ærøskøbing, you will also find yarns spun from wool from the shop's own sheep. Take the opportunity of saying hello to the animals and have a cup of coffee in the garden while the children pat the cute cuddly pigs. Aroma Is (Ærø Ice Cream Makers) makes homemade ice cream from scratch. Hattesens Konfektfa­brik on the harbour of Ærøskøbing produces hand-made liquorice allsorts of the fines quality according to old traditions. The great idea is: Less sugar, more taste! Den Gamle Købmandsgård (the old merchant's store) in Ærøskøbing is a gathering point for a major part of the varied produce from the island. The society Ærø Fødevarenetværk gather the threads and are ready to provide more information on the producers on Ærø.

FARM SHOPS & PRODUCERS ON ÆRØ Blåbær Gårdbutik (farm shop) Pilebækken 22, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. (+45) 30 25 70 07, www.blaabaer.dk

Fie’s Strik (knitting) Albertslykke 10, Leby 5985 Søby, Tel. (+45) 40 29 16 83

Økogård Vitsø (organic farm shop) Søby Landevej 20, tel.: +45 61 68 60 38 5985 Søby, www.yoga-aeroe.info

Sæberiet (soap makers) Søby Nørremarksvej 3, 5985 Søby Tel. (+45) 62 58 19 59, www.saeberiet.dk

Den Gamle Købmandsgaard (old grocery store) Torvet 5, 5970 Ærøskøbing. Tel. (+45) 91 25 59 70, www.dgkshop.dk

Ærø Whisky Torvet 5, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel.: +45 51 96 80 61, www.aeroewhisky.com

Gæstgiveri Bregninge (inn) Vester Bregninge 17, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. (+45) 30 23 65 55, www.gaestgiveri.dk      Vitsøhus Permaculture Søbygårdsmarksvej 3, 5985 Søby Ærø +45 36 98 19 19, www.vitsoehus.dk

Hattesen Konfektfabrik (confectionary) Vestergade 2, tel.: +45 40 40 26 84 5970 Ærøskøbing, www.konfektfabrikken.dk

Nordic Chocolate, Fruens Vilje Vestergade 60, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel.: +45 51 88 87 36, mail@fruensvilje.eu Rise Bryggeri (brewery) Vandværksvej 5, St. Rise, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. (+45) 62 52 11 32, www.risebryggeri.dk Ærø Cigar Vandværksvej 5, St. Rise, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. (+45) 51 35 77 36, www.aeroegolf.dk Tree & Earth Creams Skæphøjvej 6, 5985 Søby Tel. (+45) 61 45 68 20 www.treeandearthcreams.com

Ærøskøbing Røgeri (smokehouse) Havnen 15, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel.: +45 62 52 40 07 www.ærørøgeri.dk Dynamo Kaffe www.dynamocoffee.com

Aroma Is (ice cream) Gilleballetofte 2 A, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel.: +45 40 40 26 84, www.cafe-aroma.dk/is Ærø Fødevarenetværk (food production network) Alex Suszkiewicz, Chairman Tel. (+45) 63 52 70 63 www.Ærøfødevarenetværk.dk

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CHRISTMAS ISLAND TO ALL OF DENMARK Have you often dreamt of a different Christ­ mas? Christmas holidays on the fairy-tale island of Ærø, with the fine and relaxed atmosphere, are perfect, if you wish to escape from Christmas stress and perhaps find the way to the essence of the festive season. Christmas time is a great opportunity to gather the whole family. Renting a cottage will also provide ample space for grand pa­rents and other family members to allow for the right Christmas spirit.

CHRISTMAS ON ÆRØ MEANS ... – The aroma of home-made Danish doughnuts the Ærø-way with the traditional prune in the middle. – Red-cheeked children and adults – all well protected by woollen caps and mittens – in the charming cobbled streets, carrying their Christmas shopping and in infectious Christmas mood. – A glimpse of a festive Christmas tree through frosted windows, Christmas decorations on stone steps, decorated windows and candles in window sills – all of Ærø is oozing with Christmas atmosphere during the weeks up to Christmas!

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On Ærø people have their own traditions of what is required for a real Christmas and here we are without shopping malls to take away your focus from the inner spirit of Christmas: time together, reflection and care – and most of all: cosiness and comfort: hygge! Everywhere small and cozy Christmas markets pop up, filled with home-made knitwear, decorations and ideas for presents. In the towns we gather for major events, such as Christmas Markets and »Local Friday«. Father Christmas and his family arrive by sea to Marstal on board the good ship Samka and light up the Christmas tree in the heart of town at the Compass Rose. The pretty Elves Parade with beautiful horse drawn carriages and sleighs runs for several days in Ærøskøbing. The beautiful Elves Parade on 23rd December runs through Søby and ends with goodie bags, biscuits and a cosy atmosphere. Indeed, on Ærø we go all the way – not when it comes to stress and rush – but when it's about getting together around a hot cup of glögg, a Christmas tree to be lit, a Christmas biscuit to be baked or an angel to be cut. And the islanders on Ærø welcome visitors – also at Christmas.

GO ISLAND HOPPING WITH THE ISLAND PASSPORT With the island passport you get lots of inspiration to visit the ferry-serviced Danish islands. Find the magic during the crossing, feel the breath of fresh air from the sea and enjoy peacefulness and tranquillity on the island. In the island passport you will find a description of the experiences you can make on the individual island, the ferry route, sailing distance and crossing time as well as the number of residents and the size of the island. In the island passport you can collect marks from the entire Danish Archipelago as there will be a clipboard with a special pen on the ferry or in the port with a silhouette of the island. With the pen you can transfer the silhouette onto the island passport and you can then compete with your family and friends on who collects the winning number of island marks and experiences on the Danish islands. On Ærø you can make your official island-passport silhouette onboard the ferries or at the tourist office in Ærøskøbing where you can also buy the island passport. Click on www.oepas.dk for further reading and order your own island passport that will be sent to your address.


Aeroe close to the body Uldgården Aeroe Farm Shop is a 350 m2 store, well-known for its large and unusual range of selection. It is a popular destination to explore for the islands guests.

tural materials, the shop has practical outdoor clothing and comfortable footwear for the outdoors for all seasons. There are also many fine gift ideas, island specialties from Aeroe, delicious soaps, lambskin and souvenirs.

350 m² shop

Bregninge

Open all year:

4. January - 31. March: All weekdays at 10.30am-13.30pm 1. April - 2. June: Monday-Saturday at 10.30am-15.30pm Sunday at 10.30am-13.30pm 3. June - 7. July: Monday-Saturday at 10.00am-16.00pm Sunday at 10.30am-13.30pm 8. July - 18. August: Monday-Friday at 10.00am-17.00pm Saturday at 10.00am-16.00pm Sunday at 10.30am-13.30pm 19. August - 20. October: Monday-Saturday at 10.00am-16.00pm Sunday at 10.30am-13.30pm 21. October - 11. December: Monday-Saturday at 10.30am-15.30pm Sunday at 10.30am-13.30pm 12.-23. Dec: All weeksday at 10.00am-17.00pm 27.-30. Dec: All weeksday at 10.30am-13.30pm

The shop is to be found on Uldgården in Bregninge, and the village is officially named as Denmarks first ”Flowering village”. The shop was opened in 2002 and is run by Jytte Knast and her cousin Frank Kristensen, whos family of generations have been in the production and sale of fabrics and wool. Renovation of the farm was started and since then the shop has been extended several times. Today the shop presents unique woolen goods in distinctive qualities and designs from the familys own small Danish factory. The proud weaving tradition is dated back to 1876. There are also much of yarn and knitwear in the store, and here a bunch of local “yarn-ladies” can guide you. The shop presents also light garments in cotton, silk and linen - produced with care and comfortable to wear. Among other things own production of blouses, dresses and extra soft t-shirts. In addition to clothing made of na-

It is a true experience to walk around in the old stables at Uldgaarden. For later use you may even be inspired for gift shopping, as you can buy online at www.oen.dk. There is also a possibility of a cosy break with a cup of coffee, etc.

Mansted Two Danes Micha CRO jeans Infront Long Island Junarose

Tværby 3 • Bregninge DK-5970 Ærøskøbing Tel . +45 62 58 14 00 Find us on Buses and groups are welcome

Arcopédico Aeroewalk

Weather Report Lindbergh Bison Kronstadt Roberto - CR7

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MOVE TO

LOVELY ÆRØ

Are you also dreaming about life on an island? Maybe your dream is not just a dream! Ærø is right at the foot of Denmark, and you are more than welcome with us. To people who contemplate settling on Ærø, it is often the possibility for a more simple and quiet life close to nature that gives them the idea to move here. Or a society where peace of mind, intimacy and kindness are essential. They wish to be part of something, a town, an association, a group where they feel that they are someone and have some value. They wish to leave their house in the morning and be met by the scent of sea and the neighbour who actually says hello and asks if they had a good sleep. And they wish to have the possibility of being at the beach with a lunch 4 4   >  ÆRØ GUIDE 2019

basket three minutes after work. To child families, they wish to give their children a childhood where they develop by being given responsibility in early age because life is safe here. You may have quite different reasons for wanting to live on the island, but no doubt there is room for you too. Most potential newcomers know Ærø as a place for holiday, and therefore they are also surprised when they find out that the small island where all these wishes can be met, also accommodates so many more opportunities. They realise the ample selection of possibilties for school, childcare and social care, and they are excited about the amplitude of association life and the many leisure activities, for people of all ages, whether they are babies, teenagers, middle-aged or

seniors. When it gets to jobs, there is a wide variety of trades in the island, but often the island invites initiative and creativity, which makes the entrepreneurial streak flourish with many people. Ærø is manageable but this does not mean that you are confined here. Ærø is capable of so much – and more. Move to Ærø – and give yourself a present for life. Ærø has its own settlement consultant who is ready to answer your questions and will help you get the contacts you will need. Please call +45 63 52 50 00 or write to flyttilaeroe@aeroekommune.dk. Further reading (in Danish) on settling on Ærø at: www.aeroekommune.dk and follow us on Facebook: Flyt til Ærø (Move to Ærø).


ÆRØ, ISLAND OF SCHOOLS Ærø is a lovely holiday island, but also a modern island of schools; on Ærø you will find a state school in Marstal and an independent school in Ærøskøbing. Ærø holds a strong position in maritime education with Marstal Maritime Academy, leading in Denmark when it comes to training of navigators for the Danish merchant fleet, and leading in Denmark when it comes to specialist courses and e-learning in maritime subjects. Neighbouring the Maritime Academy is HF & VUC Fyn Ærø that offers two upper

secondary youth education programmes, the general two-year HF and a three-year HF Maritime in cooperation with Marstal Maritime Academy – the so-called ’blue HF’. In addition there are 9th-10th form-courses for adults and a single-course HF. Ærø Efterskole in the village of Tranderup is an independent boarding school for nonacademic young people. Focus here is on acquiring skills through practical work in various workshops such as the sailing team, the horse shop etc.

AN ÆRØ SPECIALITY

– THE RENOWNED THICK PANCAKES They are thick, airy and fried in plenty of lard, those Ærø pancakes – and they are divine. ’Løvtens Paa’kar’ is the old Ærø term – yeast pancakes that rise. Traditions around the pancakes are plentiful, recipes vary from one family to another and the accompaniment is difficult to agree on. Ærø Pancakes is an island speciality that dates back to an old original recipe. They are low-rise cakes, but very crispy, delicious and airy – a most delicious local dish! On Ærø they are often served at town fêtes and markets, but generally you may also ask for them in restaurants as desserts or with your coffee. Here is just one example of a recipe on thick Ærø pancakes Ingredients: 5-6 dl of milk 25g of yeast 500g of wheat flour 1 teaspoon of salt 6 eggs 1 kg of lard for cooking

The Art Academy of Ærø is a folk high school focusing on contemporary art offering yearly courses as well as several courses in various art forms of short or medium duration during the year. More details about the schools on Ærø are available from the Tourist Office. Expand your holidays to last the whole year; go to school on Ærø. But don't wait too long, vacancies at the schools are limited.

ÆRØ SUMMER UNIVERSITY 17 - 21 June 2019 Hotel Ærøhus, Vestergade 38, Ærøskøbing

Warm the milk and dissolve the yeast in the milk. Separate the eggs and add the yolks, one at a time. Mix flour and salt into the pot. Whip the egg whites until stiff and fold them carefully into the mass. Place the batter in a warm place for rising for one hour, cover with a clean tea towel. Remember to use a big bowl. Baking/Cooking: Fill the frying pan fairly full of lard and cook at fair heat. Add three cakes to the frying pan at a time. Use a medium-size deep cooking spoon and bake till they turn golden brown on both sides. Take up the cakes and leave them on absorbent paper. Serve with compote of apple, rhubarb or gooseberries or with jam.

Early summer's days with excursion, concert and lecture focusing on human existence in politics, art, culture, religion and literature. Rate approx. 1800 DKK which includes excursion, concert, meals and all lectures. Meetings are chaired by: Henny Kvist and Gitte Duus Register by sending an e-mail to Hanne Nørhald: hanne.norhald@ gmail.com or send a text message to +45 21 43 24 25.

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FESTIVALS FAIRS AND CONCERTS THE CLASSICAL SØBYGAARD CONCERTS Each summer, a string of classical concerts is presented in the refurbished barn at the restored ducal seat, Søbygaard. Some of the country's best classical soloist, ensembles and chamber musicians meet here to benefit from the fine acoustics of the hall and the captivating commitment of the audience. The concert hall was completed in 1999 and was built with inspiration from the wooden churches in the Faroe Islands. It has on show a number of preliminary works for glass mosaics made by painter Sven Havsteen-Mikkelsen. Members of the audience sit close to the podium so that they can hear and feel every strike of a cello bow or each tap of the piano. The musicians have often mentioned that the audience in the Søbygaard hall makes them perform at their best, because people are so captivated. The hall has 120 seats and you are well advised to buy tickets in advance of the concert beginning at 7.30 pm, either from the Ærø Tourist Office or at Søbygård, but tickets are also sold at the entrance an hour ahead of the concert. Tickets are 140 DKK for adults and 20 DKK for children up to 16 years of age. Many listeners arrive well before the concert with a picnic basket and sit at the tables under the big walnut tree in the yard where they may admire the »castle« surrounded by water. They may also take a stroll around the lake or climb the rampart of the fortification and enjoy the beautiful views of Vitsø and the Baltic Sea. The association Friends of Søbygaard that arranges the concerts can proudly claim to be the owner of one of the country's finest Fazioli grand pianos. The 2019 string of concerts at Søbygaard will mark the 20th anniversary. This jubilee is celebrated by a cavalcade of high­ lights, reunions and new acquaintances. The season opens with a spring concert on 29 May. This will present a reunion with the cabaret and concert ensemble, Trio Satie, 4 6   >  ÆRØ GUIDE 2019

ANDREA PELLEGRINI

Eskær Trio has visited Søbygaard several times and each time with increasing success. This year, they have invited bandoneon-player Paolo Russo onto the stage. As tradition has it, the Friends of Søbygaard invite the children of the island to attend a concert under the motto »The best for the children«. This time, the Eskær Trio and Paolo Russo will play for the children on Thursday, 22 August at 10 am. The season closes with Balkan-oriented, cabaret music with inspiration from Eastern Europe, energetic and recent compositions of world music with the accordion player Branko Djordjevic and his ensemble. This takes place at the traditional Candle Light Concert of Søbygaard on 11 September. The Friends of Søbygaard welcome you to the 2019 season.

which brought down the Søbygaard hall in 2017 with their sensual and humorous approach to French music from the early 19th century. The actual summer concerts begin on 17 July with a merry reunion by the cellist Michela Fukacova who has invited the Czech pianist, Renata Ardaševová onto the stage. Next will be two of the most admirable Danish musicians, the married couple Christina Åstrand and Per Salo, violin and piano. The following week: the young piano trio, Vitruvi, who are now captivating the greatest stages of the world. Following this, a new trio with an origin in klezmer music and new compositions, with Henrik Goldschmidt, oboe, Jakob Alsgaard Bahr, piano, and the soprano Stine Elbæk Gomard. The pianist and song-coach, prof. emeritus Erik Kaltoft will come to the island along with Andrea Pellegrini, one of the hottest sopranos of our time, in order to perform Brahm's Zigeunerlieder and arias from the opera Carmen. Over the past 20 years, the

The programme is subject to alterations without notice. Programme 2019 - Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. 29.05: Spring Concert. Trio Satie, Isabel Piganol, soprano, Lars Malther, double bass, Ulla Habermann, piano 17.07: Michela Fucacova, cello, Renata Ardaševová, piano 24.07: Christina Åstrand, violin, Per Salo, piano 31.07: Trio Vitruvi, Alexander Mc Kenzie, piano, Niklas Wallentin, violin, Jacob La Cour, cello 07.08:  Jakob Bahr, piano, Henrik Goldscmidt, oboe, Stine Elbæk, soprano 14.08:  Erik Kaltoft, piano, Andrea Pellegrini, soprano Eskær Trio, Julie Eskær, violin, Emilie Eskær, violin/cello, Charlotte Thanning, piano 23.08:  at 10 a.m. Children's Concert, »The Best for the Children«, Eskær Trio and Paolo Russo 11.09: Candle Light Concert, Brancko Djordjevic Quartet, Branko Djordjevic, accordion


Jacob Fischer and Søren Kristiansen, to name but a few. The festival is centered in and around Ærøskøbing with the big concerts at Det gamle Værft (The old Yard) and the rather more intimate ones at Andelen where the jazz festival originally began. Ærø Jazz Festival presents a cosy and sparkling experience accompanied by cool drinks and summer's sunshine. See further about the Jazz Festival at www.aeroejazzfestival.dk or Facebook: Ærø Jazz Festival

ÆRØ DOG DAYS

MOZART'S OPERA »THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO« IN MARSTAL On Saturday, 29 June at 8 pm, guidOpera will perform Mozart's famous and beloved opera »The Marriage of Figaro« in the ship yard hall of HCC Bådeværft in Marstal. The story of Figaro who is going to marry Susanna, the countess' chamber maid, is complicated and full of intrigues. Figaro needs to make full use of his ingenuity to prevent the Count from making use of his feudal right of the first night with the bride. The opera is based on a play from 1781. Many of the attitudes of the play were similar to the ideas expressed during the French Revolution, nevertheless the play became a major success in Versailles, where the court household unbeknownst to them performed the play with Marie Antoinette in the part of the countess! When Mozart wrote his opera, he had to submit the completed score for inspection by the Austrian Emperor as, obviously, the Emperor did not wish any kind of social criticism or offensive scenes. Mozart was given the green light to his opera and since then its triumph has progressed the world over as one of the most successful operas ever.

coincidence, exist in this hall. It has therefore been possible over and over to present annual operatic performances in Ærø. Who would have dared predict so when it all began with »La Traviata« in 2009? Tickets for »The Marriage of Figaro« are available from Ærø Tourist Office (+45 62 52 13 00 or post@arre.dk) and any remaining tickets are sold at the entrance. There will be two ticket prices. A-tickets at DKK 375 and B-tickets at DKK 325.

ÆRØ JAZZ FESTIVAL 31.07-03.08. Ærø Jazz Festival has turned into a tradition in week 31 on Ærø. People come from near and far and along with the islanders they all create a wonderful atmosphere around fine jazz. Jazz that is played by legends of the past and by up-and-coming bands. Ærø is known to have housed many big jazz names, from Niels-Henning Ørsted Petersen and Palle Mikkelborg to Hugo Rasmussen,

26.07-27.07 The new annual tradition, Ærø Dog Days, is held for the fourth time at the harbour in Ærøskøbing. It presents music, art and lyric poetry for all ages. There is an annual hot-dog-eating competition, a dog show and the beautiful Burning Dog fire on a raft outside the port. Please see www.aeroedogdays.dk.

ÆRØ ACCORDION FESTIVAL 2019 Ærø Accordion Festival for the 26th time from 23 to 26 May. Tradition has it that the festival begins with a church concert in Marstal Church on 23 May. And it continues with many hours of happy music at the marina and in the town of Marstal during 24-26 May 2019. As usual, admission is free and food and drink is available at very attractive prices. Come, be happy and enjoy a cosy weekend, where you can enjoy plenty of all-round accordion music, you may dance, listen, play your own accordion, sing, chat, eat, drink and spend many happy hours. Please follow us at www.harmonika-festival.dk and the Facebook group: Ærø Harmonikafestival, where the names of musicians and bands will currently be publicised. We look forward to seeing you in Marstal.

Guido Paevatalu is in charge of the production of »The Marriage of Figaro«, which in his version is transferred to a seaside hotel with parasols and beach atmosphere. Among the soloists are Vibeke Kristensen, Niels Jørgen Riis, Frederik Paevatalu Rolin and the director himself. A small orchestra under the direction of Leif Greibe supplies the music for the performance. »The Marriage of Figaro« will be the 11th opera performance in the yard hall and the first Mozart opera here. Both the audience and the singers are excited with the incredible acoustics which, by sheer ÆRØ GUIDE 2019  >  4 7


EVENTS 2019 Ærø is an island of activities – all year round. The island's associations and societies, mounting to just under 180, set up activities and events ranging from theatre and art exhibitions via town fêtes, festivals and concerts to the more particular events such as the ’Tuk-Tuk’ gathering for Ape Piaggios, vintage car meetings and sports events. There are also ample opportunities for outdoor discoveries of Ærø with competent guides and instructors. You will find the best and most up-to-date outlines of the many offers in the Calendar of Events at www.visitaeroe.com. The site is continuously updated as new events are scheduled. Below we present a selection of activities that take place several times during the year.

WALK WITH THE WATCHMAN IN ÆRØSKØBING From mid-May, the watchmen start making their evening rounds in the old parts of Ærøskøbing. At the beginning a few days a week, and from the end of June every night at 9 pm. From early August the tour begins at 8 pm and at the end of August again a few days a week. Tours start at the Square (Torvet). Fee, DKK 40.00 per person. On Wednesdays during the peak season the tours are in English. Please check times and dates at www.aeroetours.dk – or see the signs in Ærøskøbing.

TAKE AN ISLAND HOP TO BIRKHOLM OR A SMALL TOUR ON BOARD THE »LITTLE ELLEN«

tour ends with a visit to Arthur's life work, today the biggest workplace of the island, Søby Yard. See www.iarthursfodspor.com Facebook: I Arthurs Fodspor (Arthur's footprints).

this summer is no exception. The exhibition is free and shows on the Søby harbour and surroundings during 1 June – 1 September 2019. Please see details on page 37.

MEET THE LOCALS - MEET AND EAT WITH THE ÆRØ NATIONALS

During the period 26 June to 15 August: Vesterstrand, Ærøskøbing: Tuesdays at 7 pm & Thursdays at 9 am. Søby Strand (at the Marina): Mondays at 6 pm & Wednesdays at 9 am Good for all ages from 10 and up. Registration to Dorit Lassen at tel:+45 41 48 68 95 www.yoga-aeroe.info

Meet an Ærø family and have a good meal and a cosy chat about what life is like on our lovely island. Further reading at www.aeroetours.dk

Our solar-powered excursion boat tours the Archipelago around Ærøskøbing. Three times a week we go on an excursion to the little island of Birkholm. We remain on the island for some time and you may order food. Beverages are sold on board. We have daily morning tours to Kleven Havn (landing) and there are also »sunset tours« from Ærøskøbing every evening. Please see www.aeroetours.dk

WALKING ALONG THE ICONIC BEACH HUTS ON ÆRØ

IN THE FOOTPRINTS OF ARTHUR

Exhibition in »Minors Hjem«, Teglgade 11 in Marstal, 8 - 15 July during daytime. Every week from June to September a new exhibition is displayed in the garden house of Dommergården in Ærøskøbing.

Harbour walk in Søby with Karen Margrethe Fabricius, retired museum director. Tuesdays at 10.30 am and Thursdays at 7.30 pm during the period 2 July to 8 August. Rate, DKK 40 per person. Meeting Place: Café Arthur. A tale about Arthur, Søby and Ærø. We will see the exhibition in Arthur's old engine factory. The 4 8   >  ÆRØ GUIDE 2019

The author of the book (in Danish) »Beach huts – a story about the Ærøskøbing beach huts« will take you on a walk along the beautiful beach huts. Every Tuesday at 4 pm - registration required. Please see www.aeroetours.dk

ÆRØ KUNSTFORENING, ART SOCIETY EXHIBITS IN MARSTAL AND ÆRØSKØBING

SØBY SUMMER PROJECT 111 The Art Academy of Ærø has orchestrated summer exhibitions in Søby since 2009, and

BEACH YOGA IN ÆRØSKØBING & SØBY

NATURAL BEE HOLDING AT SØBYGAARD Every Tuesday at 3 pm during the period 28 May - 23 July you can meet the Søbygaard bees and learn about natural bee holding.

GUIDED SEGWAY TOURS STARTING IN ÆRØSKØBING OR MARSTAL One hour's ride in town and along the coast. Rate, DKK 325 per person. minimum 16 years of age Booking at least one day ahead by phone at +45 26 64 40 03. During the period 3 June to 26 August: Starting in Ærøskøbing: Mondays in oddnumbered weeks. Starting in Marstal: Mondays in even-numbered weeks. www.vitsoehus.dk


flag is showing. Keep an eye on the calendar of events at www.visitaeroe.com or see the island weekly, Ærø Ugeavis.

ÆRØ GÅRDBUTIK, FARM SHOP ULDGÅRDEN

ÆRØ FESTIVAL PLAY, SØBYGAARD. From Saturday 6 July – Wednesday 10 July, Ærø Festspil enacts a family-friendly theatre show from the out-door stage at the Søbygaard Manor House. Please see www.aeroefestspil.dk

TOUR AND BEER TASTING AT RISE BREWERY Tour and beer tasting at 11 am every Saturday from 1 April till 31 October and Wednesdays from 1 July till 31 August. See the process, listen to the story and savour the lovely beer. To ensure a place, make a booking at book.risebryggeri.dk.

GUIDED TOUR AT ÆRØ CIGAR Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 am from 1 July till 31 August. Rate per person: DKK 50. Further info at www.aeroecigar.dk.

WILD FOOD - AN EXPERIENCE ALONG THE COAST ON ÆRØ. Explore nature's pantry along with the nature guide. Please also see page 18 or www.vesteraas.dk

VISITING GARDEN »VIA DOLOROSA - WANDER IN THE FOOTPRINTS OF JESUS«. Wander in the footprints of Jesus in a garden on Ærø. The walk is approx. 200m, and it is possible to get around with a walker as well as with a pram. During the tour we stop at 15 spots where you can concentrate on bible passages, meditation and prayer, see trees, plants and other symbols from the Bible. Tværby 15, Bregninge, 5970 Ærøskøbing. Tel. +45 32 52 72 15. Open from 14 April to 1 November. Admission free. Please see www.viadolorosa.dk

FLEA MARKETS Most of the year you can find flea markets criss-crossing the island. Open when the

Cosy knitting days: 8-9 January + 5-6 February + 2-3 April + 7-8 May + 2-3 July + 3-4 September + 1-2 October + 5-6 November + 3-4 December at 10.30 am -1.30 pm. Liquorice tasting day. A must, if you have a sweet tooth! 17/2 (10.30 am-1.30 pm) + 17/5 (10.30 am-3.30 pm) + 16/7 (10 am-5 pm) + 10/9 (10.30am-3.30 pm). Riga Balsam. Listen to the story and savour the most popular dram on Ærø: 3/3 (10.30 am-1 pm) + 13/8 (noon-2 pm) Snap - a taste of Ærø schnapps: 14 April at 10.30 am -1.30 pm + 9 July at 11 am-2 pm. Confectionary tasting on: 24 April (10.30 am - 3.30 pm) + 16 October (10.30 am - 3.30 pm) + 24 November (10.30 am - 1.30 pm). You may also experience: Theme days on walking on air (10 May), Honey days (25 June+30 July), Tasting day with apple cider (17 September), Island-syrup tasting days (15 March + 13 October), Snack tasting days ( 27 January + 29 September), Tea tasting days (13 January + 3 November), Gluten free tasting day (31 March + 6 October), Caramel tasting days ( 9 March + 20 August), Girls' day out - new articles and dining (3 May + 6 September).

SEA KAYAK PEN IN THE LITTLE SEA (DET LILLE HAV) IN MARSTAL On Wednesdays in July, Marstal Kayak Club arranges its »Kayak Pen«. Please see www.marstalkajakklub.dk

VITSØHUS PERMACULTURE 19 May, 21 July, 18 August at 3.30-6.00 pm: Inspiring herbal safari, tasting sensation, collecting herbs and preparing PaleoSmoothie. Rates: DKK 230 per person. Booking required at phone +45 36 98 19 19, one day ahead. Location: Vitsøhus. 09 + 23 June at 3.00-5.30 pm: Historic Rose Tour – dive into the sea of roses (over 190), garden tour, rose history and legends, classification examples, crowned with rose tea. Rates: DKK 230 per person. Booking required at phone +45 36 98 19 19, one day ahead. Location: Vitsøhus. 26 June, 03 + 10 + 17 + 24 + 31 July, 07 + 14 August at 1.00-2.30 pm: Unforgettable animal tour, legends and stories, adventures and information, visit our feeding of the alpacas, Denmark's only cashmere goats, Indian runner ducks and the Viking sheep.

Rates: Children DKK 75 • Adults DKK 100 per person. Location: Vitsøhus. See www.vitsoehus.dk

DAY OF CULTURE IN MARSTAL During the Ascension holidays, on Friday 31 May, the 4th festival of culture will be held in the pedestrian street and around town. The arrangement is a cooperation between Marstal Trade Association, restaurants, the library and the culture and music societies of the island. Quite a funny bit during the festival is the island's tradition of dressing in disguise. Marstal's »Rendemasker« ("gadabouts") contribute with a funny parade through town. Initiators and coordinators are the members of the culture society Marstal Art. Representatives of the island's culture societies contribute during the day with their skills in art and music etc. Businesses of the town bend over backwards to present funny ideas and good bargains. Over the past three years, the Day of Culture has developed and expectations of this years' arrangement are indeed high. If you feel like joining in and you have a good idea, please contact the group of organisers via kiwimarstal@gmail.com

TOWN FÊTES No summer without town fêtes including everything from music, communal dining, competitions, funfair and much more. Søby's harbour fête is in week 27, Marstal's ’Grollefest’ is in week 28 and Ærøskøbing's ’Eventyrfest’ is in week 29.

DURING THE SUMMER SEASON THE SHOPS SET UP SEVERAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH LONG OPENING HOURS AND VARIOUS ACTIVITIES PLEASE SEE IN THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT WWW.VISITAEROE.COM ÆRØ GUIDE 2019  >  4 9




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BOLIGHUSET SØBY ÆRØ

Østerbro 48 · 5985 Søby Ærø Tel. +45 62 58 13 83 E-mail: info@danboaeroe.dk | www.danboaeroe.dk Shopping hours: Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . closed Tuesday-Friday: . . . . 09.30am to 5.30pm Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.30am to 1pm 1st Sunday of the month: . . 11am to 3pm

Visit Duke Hans the Younger manor, Søbygaard Søbygårdsvej 4, DK-5985 Søby Tel. +45 62 58 16 76 · www.arremus.dk

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Sæberiet ORGANIC SOAPS MANUFACTURED IN OUR OWN WORKSHOP May 1-September 15 Monday-Friday 11-15.30. The children make their own soap figurines.

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Our “wintershop” is open on request only. Please call. Phone +45 21281959 Søby Nørremarksvej 3, 5985 Søby

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Salteriet ORGANIC HERBAL SALTS, TEAS & SPICES Soaps, teas and herbal salt manufactured in our own workshop from good, organic ingredients.

Our products are available in shops all over Ærø. Any questions? Mail us at kontakt@salteriet.dk


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Tree & Earth

The smallest gallery in Denmark

CREAMS

Luxury eco skin-and haircare 100% Raw, Pure and Natural

A gallery with a fine overview - a gallery with one painting only!

Handcrafted from the finest certified organic & wild harvested ingredients CRUELTY AND CHEMICAL FREE

You’ll find the knitting store »Fies Strik« not far from »Søbygård«. The store has a very wide selection.

DESIGN-CLUB, FILCOLANA, LILLESTRIK, GEILSK, HJELHOLT, ROWAN... In addition to these very fine yarns we have everything the heart of a knitting fan may desire. Things you may not expect to find on Ærø.

Visit our Workshop

Ph: +45 61456820 www.treeandearthcreams.com

»Fies Strik« For instance:

The store’s motto is quality and good service. You’ll always find a bargain in our store.

Skæphøjvej 6, 5985 Søby Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 12 - 4pm INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK @treeandearthcreams

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Come and be tempted by the many fine items and enjoy the views of Vitsø.

DIETMAR’S SCULPTURE GARDEN TVÆRBYMARK 18 dvettermann@web.de

I look forward to seeing you.

ALBERTSLYKKE 10, DK-SØBY – TEL. (+45) 40 29 16 83

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Large selection Dietmar’s of Skulpturhave - GB.indd organic, vegan and local Ærø produce

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Langebro 13 Søby

Prime Quality meat,  wine,  fruits & vegetables

SOMMER

PÅ ÆRØ

1. juni - 1. september

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Permaculture

HØJSKOLEN

SØBY2019

Freshly Baked Bread from the Local Baker

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PROJEKT

Ærøfærgerne - GB - 25-11-2017 7:20

02/12/17 Ornamented Farm

Nature Experiences in the Paradise Garden of the Future

Surely, you take the ferr y to a genuine island...

09.25

www.aeroe-ferry.dk

Garden & Shop open by arrangement, Café for groups over 6 Persons only.

itsøhus

www.vitsoehus.dk Søbygårdsmarksvej 3 • 5985 Søby • +45 25 64 40 03

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ÆRØFÆRGERNE Svendborg - Ærøskøbing Faaborg - Søby Fynshav - Søby

• Edible forest-/garden, exciting Nature-Audio-Tour • Garden: various healing plants / herbs, historical rose garden, peaceful alpacas, Denmark‘s only cashmere goats, aristocratic Indian runner ducks,...

Info, Events & Booking

www.kunstaeroe.dk

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Segway-Nature-Experiences

• Impressive Segway-Nature-Tours • Thorough instruction – pure fun! • Tours Ærøskøbing & Marstal see website

Søbygårdsmarksvej 3, 5985 Søby Ærø • +45 25 64 40 03 • www.vitsoehus.dk

Booking and information on all three routes, Tel: +45 62 52 40 00, E-mail: info@aeroe-ferry.dk ÆRØ GUIDE 2019  >  5 1

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Ærø Marina

A resort area of individual holiday houses set in landscaped grounds in Ærøskøbing, several with a view over the marina and close to the beach at Vester Strand, one of the best on Ærø. The houses (37 m2) all have a lounge with kitchen niche, a separate Det Gamle Værft - DK.indd bedroom, loft bedroom with space for two beds and a bathroom with shower. The houses are serviced by Hotel Ærøhus. The marina is close to the shops. A holiday house resort that is ideal for guests who want peace and quiet. The area has recently been completely renovated. There are three different categories. You find different indoor design and equipment (A, B and C). The houses are owned by individual owners.

Ærø Marina

Paradiset 5970 Ærøskøbing Phone +45 6252 1003 mail@aeroehus.dk · www.aeroehus.dk

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Ærøskøbing Fjernvarme Lerbækken 23 · 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. 62 52 29 09 · mail@aeroe-varme.dk www.aeroe-varme.dk

Ærøskøbing Fjernvarme, a district heating production plant consisting of a straw-fired burner of 3,150 kw, solar panels of 7,000 square metres and a pellet stove. 660 consumers are connected to the plant.

In the middle of Ærøskøbing Rooms & Apartments All with private bath & toilet

See you ...........På Torvet Torvet 7 - 5970 Ærøskøbing +45 62524050 info@paatorvet.dk

Great steaks, fresh cod or plaice, and always a delicious vegetarian dish as well – that’s Mumm! Enjoy the charming, flower-filled courtyard, or discover the true meaning of “hygge” inside. Whether it is a romantic dinner for two, a family dinner, a meal with friends, a birthday party, a wedding celebration, or an office outing Mumm is the perfect place for you and your guests. Call or email, and find out how we can help you! Open all year. Table reservation advised 5 2   >  ÆRØ GUIDE 2019


Glasseriet - GB - 22-11-2018 8:19

Glasseriet Torvet 1, Ærøskøbing

Welcome to Restaurant Amore Mare at Badehotel Harmonien

Enjoy authentic Italian specialities and the dome-oven pizzas in our charming restaurant overlooking the South-of-Funen Archipelago. Table reservation recommended by phone at +45 42 50 00 05 or contact us by mail: info@badehotelharmonien.dk

Italian Ice Cream, Soft Ice Cream & Mouthblown Glass Enjoy an ice cream at the 100-year tree in Ærøskøbing’s town square

RESTAURANT AMORE MARE, BROGADE 1, 5970 ÆRØSKØBING WWW.BADEHOTELHARMONIEN.DK

Wine, Beer & Snacks

Tel. + 45 27 85 40 31 www.glasseriet.dk

New permanent exhibition Open from 5th April 2019 Ærø Museum · Brogade 3-5 · DK-5970 Ærøskøbing · Tel. +45 62 52 29 50 · www.arremus.dk ÆRØ GUIDE 2019  >  5 3


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ÆRØ MØBLER A/S Lerbækken 5 · Ærøskøbing · Tlf. 62 52 10 99 Vestergade 10 · Marstal · Tlf. 62 53 13 86

DAME- & HERRETØJ GARDINER & BOLIGUDSTYR

SNEDKER/TØMRER GULVBELÆGNING KØKKEN MØBLER

TØJSHOPPEN ÆRØ BOLIGUDSTYR

Søndergade 6 · Ærøskøbing · Tlf. 62 52 10 29

Welcome to Badehotel Harmonien

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Right on the water's edge in the fairy-tale town of Ærøskøbing stands Badehotel Harmonien. We have romantic rooms with seaview, spacious family rooms and charming suites with private facilities. Please contact us at info@badehotelharmonien.dk or by phone at +45 42 50 00 05

Røde Kors Butikken Tøj og sko til børn og voksne • Ting og sager Vestergade 53, Ærøskøbing. Tlf. 62 52 29 90 Pæne møbler • El-artikler • Køkkenting Musik • Bøger • Spil og meget andet. Pilebækken 12, Ærøskøbing. Tlf. 24 77 56 20

SOMMERBOGBIX I DE TRE ÆRØSKE HAVNE BADEHOTEL HARMONIEN BROGADE 1, 5970 ÆRØSKØBING WWW.BADEHOTELHARMONIEN.DK

Læs mere på www.aeroe.drk.dk

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Join us on a trip to Ærø – the most beautiful island

Simply the best tours on Ærø

Take a boat trip with our new solar powered excursion boat, "Little Ellen". We sail sunset tours and excursions with a short stay on the small island of Birkholm. We arrange prepacked bike tours with your own or a rented bicycle and good food, group tours by bus to Ærø, visits to Rise Brewery, hiking on our trails, “Ærø on your own”, “Meet the locals”, and one of our most popular tours: A late night walk with the Night Watchmen in Ærøskøbing. Day trips or tours with overnight stay. Discounted and complete packages with or without ferry tickets from Jutland or Funen. Read more about these tours and many other tour suggestions at www.aeroetours.dk/en

Telephone: +45 4046 6675 – e-mail: info@aeroetours.dk

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Ærøskøbing København Svendborg

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Pilebækkens Cykler

BODY therapy treatment / massage - for body & mind

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Pilebækken 11 Ærøskøbing Tlf. 62 52 11 10

Rent a Bike 3 gears / 7 gears 80,- Dkr. per day

BENZIN & PETROL

Helle Toft Jensen 61 32 09 40

Vending machine accepts notes in DKK & Euro.

www.kysentiger.dk Ærøskøbing Copenhagen Svendborg

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Pension Vestergade - GB - 3-12-2017 9:25

Arnfeldt HOTEL & RESTAURANT

Vestergade 44 · Ærøskøbing

Katrine & Morten Arnfeldt Arnfeldt Hotel & Restaurant | Smedegade 33 | 5970 Ærøskøbing +45 6252 2300 | mail@arnfeldthotel.dk | arnfeldthotel.dk f: Arnfeldt Hotel & Restaurant | @arnfeldt_hotelrestaurant

Tel. +45 62 52 22 98 www.vestergade44.com contact@vestergade44.com Winner of Travellers’ Choice in TripAdvisor

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FIND US HERE! TORVET 5 DK-5970 AEROESKOEBING TEL. +45 9125 5970 WWW.DGKSHOP.COM

SHOP | CAFE | SPECIALTIES | WHISKY | LETTERPRESS

FOLLOW US AT FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM OPEN ALL YEAR!

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THE SHORTEST WAY TO ÆRØ The ferry is under construction and will soon be operating

Als

Departure from either Marstal or Rudkøbing every hour

The service is covered by the low-fare scheme

Faaborg

Rudkøbing

Søby

Svendborg

Ærøskøbing Marstal

Follow the progress on Facebook and www.aeroeXpressen.dk

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WOMEN’S AND MENS’ CLOTHES

Foley’s Pub Marstal - Strandstræde 39 B Tel. +45 62 53 13 23

Tea - green, black, red and Marstalbowl ThoughT · PonT neuf · friihof Siig CeCil · STreeT one · himalaya JouleS ·Kaffe · hanne leJbølle DoT og DooDleS · Janne K Jewellery - Leather bags & purses

Beer Garden · Full selection whiskey Best Irish Cofee in town · Free WiFi Big screen for VM-football · Live music

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At CHR. H. you can buy clothes for all ages - everyday, party and work. We have a large selection of brands - ranging from Selected, Jacks, Bison, Sunwill, Boswell, Skovhuus, Lau Rie, House of Soul, Jensen, Creme, B. Young etc. to Kansas.

Kirkestræde 12B, Marstal Tel. +45 51 93 24 64

We can print your logo on almost all kinds of clothes.

Mon-Fri 10 am - 5.30 pm Sat 10 am - 2 pm

For the creative person we have a smaller selection of sewing articles.

Weeks 26-30: Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm Sat-Sun 10 am - 3 pm Femmasteren 1/16 - GB - 17-11-2018 9:13

CAR RENTAL

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We service and repair all cars

Cars for 4 or 9 people See rates at www.aeroeautocenter.dk

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Wellness & Sauna!

Kirkestræde 13, Marstal Tel. +45 62 53 10 60

OPEN ALL SUMMER

AUTO-CENTER v/ Rasmus S. Kristensen

CHR. H. v/ Hanne Kromann Open: Mon-Fri: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm Sat.: 9.30 am - 1 pm

Skolevej 12 · Marstal Tel. +45 62 53 13 02 / +45 21 27 69 65 aeroeauto@tdcadsl.dk

www.femmasteren.dk Call for booking : +45 5360 4821

Weeks 27-31: Mon-Fri 9.30 am - 5.30 pm Sat 9.30 am - 2 pm Sun 10.00 am - 2 pm

XL-Byg - GB - 23-11-2017 9:10

TIMBER & DIY MARKET MARSTAL · AEROE

Tlf: +45 62 53 11 21 · info@jsxl.dk · www.jsxl.dk

Kirkestræde 7 · 5960 Marstal Tel. +45 62 53 25 62 www.chinahouse-marstal.dk

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FRU BERG

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First row from Marstal harbour - at the ferry landing

+45 24 63 56 57

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RESTAURANT &

MARSTAL MARINA

Sejlmagervej 7, 5960 Marstal, Tel. +45 24 63 56 57

www.bergsrestauranter.dk

Open from 5 pm every day in June, July and August

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marstal · aeroe · tel. 29 65 48 21

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EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Shoes in sizes from 17-50

A WIDE RANGE OF TOP BRANDS AVAILABLE Freddy Sko - follow us on Facebook 

Prinsensgade 6 5960 Marstal Tlf. +45 62 53 21 73 www.ritalund.dk

FREDDY SKO KONGENSGADE 36 MARSTAL

Largest Store on the Island

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SUMMER HOURS

from 1 JUL to 4 AUG All days . . . . . 8am-9pm Bakery opens all days at 7am

Euros and cards accepted.

KIRKESTRÆDE 2-4 - MARSTAL - TEL. +45 62 53 17 80

Filling Station 24/7

REBERBANEN · MARSTAL

(First entry road to Marstal from Ærøskøbing/Søby)

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Feel like shopping? ÆRØ BLOMSTER RESTAURANT PUB ATRIUM OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND 100m from Marstal Harbour KONGENSGADE 13 TEL. +45 62 53 15 26

& HAVECENTER

See you at

KIRKESTRÆDE 12·MARSTAL TEL. +45 62 53 22 88

LADIES’ WEAR

Visit our splendid atrium

Masai • Zerres 2·Biz • Soulmate Junge • du Milde

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OMMELSVEJEN 23 A 5960 MARSTAL TLF. 62 53 11 99 www.aeroeblomster.dk

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Bliv fit med

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Sportigan - vi har alle de rigtige mærker til din sport!

RYG E STOP

Sportigan Ærø Kongensgade 33, 5960 Marstal Tlf. 6253 1407

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One of Denmarks largest SOLARPLANTS

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Uddannelse på gymnasialt niveau

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2-årig HF og 3-årig HF-søfart samt HF-enkeltfag Kontakt vores kontor for nærmere oplysninger.

MARSTAL FJERNVARME SKOLEVEJ 15 · TEL. 62 53 15 64

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P. E. PÅLSSONS VEJ 1 5960 MARSTAL TELEFON 62 65 65 90

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Førende i hudpleje og solbekyttelse

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Marstal Apotek Kirkestræde 23 5960 Marstal Tlf. 62 53 10 68 Fax 62 53 30 68

Ærøskøbing Håndkøbsudsalg Fra Marstal Apotek CREUTZ’ HJØRNE Vestergade 47 B 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf. 62 52 10 27

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Søby Håndkøbsudsalg Fra Marstal Apotek DAGLI’ BRUGSEN Langebro 13 5985 Søby Tlf. 62 58 12 64

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Marstal Søfartsmuseum - GB - 25-11-2017 7:04

VESTERLED GALLERI Anne Værnes · Paintings, graphic arts

Marstal Søfartsmuseum

Open daily June, July and August

Kids e e go fr

Vesterskovsvej 20, Ommel, 5960 Marstal Tlf. +45 30 53 30 32 www.anneværnes.dk Let·Køb - GB - 3-12-2017 11:11

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Vestergade 30 C · Marstal · Tel. +45 62 53 15 66

A maritime experience in a maritime setting

OPENING HOURS

Mondays to Fridays . . . . 8am-6pm Saturdays-Sundays . . . . 9am-2pm

Prinsensgade 1, Marstal. Tlf. +45 62 53 23 31 www.marmus.dk Femmasteren 1/4 - GB - 17-11-2018 9:10

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Sejl- og presenningsservice ApS Syning og svejsning af presenninger Ommelsvejen 50 · 5960 Marstal

Sejlmagervej · Marstal · Tlf. +45 62 53 12 71 / +45 23 20 21 98 e-mail: steanmoller@outlook.dk · www.sejlogpersenninger.dk

Right at the yacht club, both in Marstal and in Ærøskøbing (at the new marina) Repair work on sails, sprayhoods etc. Pick up or delivery – also from Søby

Everything for your boat • Deck hardware, rope. • Sale of: Shoes, boots, sailing • Rigging repairs. clothing, nautical fashion: • Day-to-day repairs and Key West, Pelle P, manufacture of sails and covers. We pick up and deliver Helly Hansen, Gill, Musto • Detailed jobs made. • Sale of Kosangas. • Sewing and welding of tarpaulins. – and much more.

BICYCLE HIRE Marstal and Ærøskøbing - call +45 23 20 21 98

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Restaurant and cafe open during the school holidays. Wellness– Sauna – Hot Tub ... www.femmasteren.dk

Havnegade 28A, Marstal T: + 45 5360 4821

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Connie von Elbwart - GB - 24-10-2017 8:12

Cottages all over Ærø for rent

Ø Bolig - GB - 24-11-2017 6:38

Cottage Rental Feriehusudlejning

ØBOLIG| Tranderupgade 1 | 5970 Ærøskøbing v/Rino Jenssen | Statsaut. ejendomsmægler MDE Mobil: 2021 0269 | obolig.dk

Your island dream

mail@aeroeferiehus.dk mail@aeroeferiehus.dk Connie von Elbwart Tlf. +45 27574427 Søndergade 7, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 27 57 44 27

All rate levels - all year round – Quality houses – Local knowledge – Personal service – Off season mini holidays

aeroeferiehus.dk aeroeferiehus.dk

Tobaksplantagen - GB - 3-12-2017 9:43

COME AND VISIT THE

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TOBACCOPLANTATION

Drømmen er på en ø See all our houses on OBOLIG.dk

Discover how to make an authentic Danish cigar. July and August: Every Tuesday and friday 11-12 Am. We are next to Rise brewery. We Meet at the Rise brewery parking lot. Ærø cigar´s can be bought at the Rise brewery and at “Den Gamle Købmandsgård”.

50kr.

Øbolig I Skippergade 50 I DK-5960 Marstal by Rino Jenssen I Estate agent MDE Mobile: +45 2021 0269 I obolig.dk

FROM SEED TO CIGAR FROM HEART TO HAND

Vandværksvej 3 • 5970 Ærøskøbing • tlf. 5135 7736 • jb@aeroecigar.dk • ærøcigar.dk Rise Bryggeri - GB - 24-11-2017 9:22 Ærøguiden_UK.indd 2

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ÆRØ

Din lokale ejendomsmægler på Ærø. Rino Jenssen.

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Come and see our historic brewery in scenic St. Rise village and experience:

Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting Drømmen er på en ø Brewery Shop Lunch café during the high season See opening hours at risebryggeri.dk

risebryggeri

risebryggeri

Rise Bryggeri • Vandværksvej 5 • 5970 Ærøskøbing • Mail: risebryggeri@risebryggeri.dk • Tlf: 6252 1132 ÆrøGuiden2017.indd Rise Bryggeri - GB.indd3 1

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Bed & Breakfast/Self-Catering

Vitsøhus - GB - 17-11-2017 9:20

Team-Tjavs - GB - 13-12-2017 8:35

Vitsøhus

TEAM-TJAVS BED & KITCHEN FOR YOU Biografvej 5. DK-5985 Søby Tel. +45 20 43 08 65 www.team-tjavs.dk Email: b.fr.larsen@gmail.com

Summer cottage / B&B ”Lille Villa” Søbygårdsmarksvej 3TV 5985 Søby Ærø

Summer cottage / B&B ”Holmegård”

Open all year.

Søby Landevej 4 5985 Søby Ærø

2 double rooms w/private entrance/ bathroom, kitchenette and TV. Rates from: 400 DKK for 2 people.

Søbygårdsmarksvej 3 5985 Søby Ærø

Adventure-B&B ”Kyrgiz Yurt” Spend your dreamholiday in a real Kyrgiz yurt in a charming atmosphere! Our summer cottages are paradisiac situated with view over the sea / lake.

One 4-people flat w/private entrance/ bathroom, kitchen and TV. Rates from: 500 DKK for 2 people. 800 DKK for 4 people.

Prices from: Summer cottages:1.930,- DKK p/week

The rooms are located at Søby harbour. More info at our website.

Contact:

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HOLIDAY HOUSE WITH VIEW OVER THE SEA 13/12/17 Nørrevejen 18, 5985 Søby Contakt: hanne-finn@hotmail.com or Tel. +45 61 28 13 40

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Rent for a week. Rate 1.800-3.500 (240-425 €). Flat 45 m2 with 4-6 adult beds. Kitchen and lounge. Toilet/bath. A cosy closed garden/ place for barbecue.

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Open all year. Two double rooms, shared bathroom and tea kitchen and small dining room with radio and TV. Rate per room first night: 500 Dkr. Subsequent nights: 450 Dkr. Free WiFi.

»LØJHØJ« Katrin Müller Bregninge Landevej 6, 5970 Ærøskøbing Open all year Tel. +45 62 20 20 60 / Tel. +49 171 860 91 59 lichtvaerk@gmail.com Between Bregninge and Leby is a main building on a large site with various places to dwell and sea view. Here your soul can wander and you can relax. Private entrance, private bath, own kitchen, 2 bedrooms. Large sunny living room with sea view. Minimum three nights: For 1-2 people: 525 DKK / 70 Euro per day For 3-4 people: 675 DKK / 90 Euro per day Inc. bedding and towels.

5 km from golf course, 150 m to ferry, beach and Søby Marina with restaurant. Dorit Lassen - GB - 13-12-2017 8:24

Only non-smokers. Offer of holistic treatment: massage, homeopathy, colourpuncture, prana www.naturheilpraxis-katrinmueller.de

Marianne Linnet - GB - 24-11-2017 5:10

MARIANNE LINNET Vester Bregninge 20 DK-5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 2614 0003 marianne@linnetrothe.dk www.ferieidyl.dk

ORGANIC FARM & YOGA VITSØ Holiday apartments and B&B Dorit Lassen Søby Landevej 20, 5985 Søby Tel.: +45 33 21 11 11 Mobil +45 41 48 68 95 mail@yoga-aeroe.info www.yoga-aeroe.info Open all year. 2 holiday flats for 1-4 persons, newly renovated with floor-heating, livingroom with stove. Beautiful view to lake and the Baltic, garden: washing machine, sauna.

Lovely flat: Bedroom with 3 beds, kitchenette, private bath and toilet, private entrance, small garden. Internet and TV.

B&B (only in low season): Double room 700 kr./night. Single 600 kr. incl. organic breakfast.

Rates: Dkr. 550 per night for 2 people + Dkr. 150 for the third person. Without breakfast

Situated on an organic farm near Vitsø nature reserve, 1 km from Søby ferry, direct connection to hiking path to the Baltic. Welcome also to Yoga & meditation.

Opposite Gæstgiveri Bregninge, (restaurant and shop).

Low season price: 2720 kr. incl. power/week.

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ALBERTSLYKKE Elsebeth & Peder Pedersen Albertslykke 8, Leby, 5985 Søby Tel. +45 62 58 10 44 albertslykke8@gmail.com www.albertslykke.dk Open all year. 3 double rooms / 1 self-catering flat. Price inc. breakfast Single room 350 Dkr. Double room 550 Dkr. Self-catering flat: Please call for price. Free WiFi. In scenic nature area with Vitsø, biking trails, Archipelago Trail and »Søbygaard«. Approx. 3 km from Søby, in nature reserve.

See More at: Godsommer.dk - House no. 1192.

LILIANS BED & BREAKFAST Havnevejen 3 5985 Søby Tel. +45 24 65 49 60 lilianfunkholm@gmail.com

B&B: 400,- DKK p/night and person info@vitsoehus.dk • www.vitsoehus.dk +45 36 98 19 19 • +45 25 64 40 03

Albertslykke - GB - 23-12-2017 8:44

Open April-Oktober.

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Please note that credit cards are not usually accepted at B&B places

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Bed & Breakfast/Self-Catering

Karen Lise Rasmussen - GB - 25-11-2017 7:51

Vesteraas - GB - 21-11-2017 8:42

KAREN-LISE RASMUSSEN Sygehusvejen 25 5970 Ærøskøbing. Tel. +45 62 52 14 34 / +45 21 55 82 40 www.karenlises-bedandbreakfast.dk

VESTERAAS bed&nature Nils og Maja Ørum Voderup 41, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 61 28 62 52 info@vesteraas.dk www.vesteraas.dk

Open all year.

Open 26.4 - 28.10. Holiday cottage DKK 1.500/night, DKK 7.000/week. During high season from 30.6. to 18.8., only on weekly basis.

2 Double rooms Price inc. breakfast: 550 Dkr.

The two homely holiday cottages, the GreenHouse and the SeaHouse, are furnished with a sense of rustic charm and comfort. With Biodiversity at heart, Vesteraas is an organic small holding with free range cattle, situated on the breathtaking coastal landscape that is Voderup Klint, 7 Km from Ærøskøbing.

Single-storey house, centrally located in Ærøskøbing within walking distance from lovely beach and shopping.

Hestegården - Gn - 19-12-2017 9:21

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HOLIDAYS ON A HORSE FARM Ride in Balance / Iris Winkler Tranderupmark 3 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf. 52 61 10 03 kontakt@ride-in-balance.com www.ride-in-balance.com

Alameda - GB - 4-12-2017 8:05

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Newly decorated non smoker house with two double bedrooms, living room with wood stove, satellite TV, complete kitchen with dishwasher, bathroom with shower, floor heating. Quiet located with porch. Close to beach and Voderup Klint, busstation and shop within 10 minutes walking distance.

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Rate: 475 Dkr. / 65 EUR. Breakfast: 50 Dkr. / 7 EUR per person.

750,- kr. / 600,- kr. from 3 days 3500,- kr. / week 500,- kr. cleaning fee / 75,- kr. p. set sheets/towels

Central location in the old part of town. 200 m from ferry and harbour.

Gyden 20 - GB - 23-11-2018 9:57

Feriehus - Baggavle - GB - 4-12-2017 8:23

Gyden 20, Ærøskøbing

SELF CATERING - Baggavle 10

Located in the heart of the Fairy-tale town Alameda - GB.indd 1

Here is a summer house with plenty of room for the whole family in downtown Ærøskøbing.A quiet neighbourhood, 800m from the beach.

Little holiday flat for two people with private entrance from the charming cobbled street. Private bathroom and kitchenette, TV and Wi-Fi. The holiday flat is on the first floor in the charming town house, one room with sea view between the red tiled rooftops of Ærøskøbing.

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Only 6,500 DKK per week. Rate incl. linen and utilities (power, water and heating)

Rate per week from DKK 1500 / EUR 202 bed linen per set DKK 125 / EUR 17 The rate is inclusive of electricity, water and heating. Booking: mobile +45 61 11 55 08 / e-mail: gyden.aeroe@gmail.com More info at Facebook: @AeroeFerienhaus or Ærø Bed & Bath

Layout: • Hall • Lounge with Radio/TV/DVD • 3 double bedrooms • 2 toilets/bath • Roofed terrace • Kitchen with all modern facilities • Large garden with private parking • Pets not allowed

Ærøskøbing’s idyllic town square with restaurants is just around the corner. Two minutes by foot to the beach and five to the ferry.

Booking: Preben Pedersen Vestergade 21, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 23 46 36 61 - jettepreben@hotmail.com Blæsenborg - GB - 13-12-2017 10:14

Vråvejen 8 - G8 - 30-11-2018 9:34

VRÅVEJEN 8, ÆRØSKØBING Feriehus - Baggavle - GB.indd Well equipped cottage in lovely garden. Within walking distance from ferry, beach and town centre. Six beds in two rooms + two optional beds in the lounge. The house has dishwasher, washer, bicycles, grill and wi-fi. High season (weeks 27-33) only weekly rental at 5,000 DKK/week. Other weeks 4,000 DKK. Rate for single nights, DKK 800. Rates include utilities. See more at godsommer.dk house number 12219. Facebook: Feriehus Aroskobing Contact: skelhave@gmail.com

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ALAMEDA Karin & Vigert Smedegade 13, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 62 52 28 06 Mob. +45 21 73 24 18

Double rooms with shared bathroom. Wi-Fi.

Open all year

Price incl.

Please note that credit cards are not usually accepted at B&B places

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Unique holiday home in the old town 04/12/17 08.23 of Ærøskøbing with fantastic view of the South Funen/Baltic Sea Archipelago Exquisitely renovated, located in one of the cobbled streets of Ærøskøbing, and situated 10 metres from the Baltic shoreline, Blæsenborg is an ideal choice for your next holiday. Fancy breakfast while enjoying the sunrise over the Baltic? Sunbathing on the top floor balcony? A dip from the child-friendly beach behind the house? An aperitif on the terrace after exploring the wonderful nature of Ærø? Then Blæsenborg is your place! Søndergade 73, Ærøskøbing www.aeroholidayhome.dk aeroholidayhome@gmail.com

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Bed & Breakfast/Self-Catering Nevre 27 - GB - 13-12-2017 8:58

Feriebolig - GB - 17-11-2017 7:37

HOLIDAY HOUSE IN MARINERS’ TOWN MARSTAL ON ÆRØ

LARGE COTTAGE with great views of the Archipelago Nevre 27, DK-5970 Ærøskøbing All-year rental. Weekly rental during high season Mini-holidays during low season

Charming, functional all-year holiday house of 95 m2. Room for 4+4 people. Located on quiet, dead-end street with private parking lot. Undisturbed, fenced garden. 300 m from sea, harbour, shopping and cafés etc. Pets allowed. The town house’s ground floor includes hall, bathroom w/floor hearing, living room, family kitchen w/exit to terrace, and floor-heated scullery. Upper floor: large landing w/bed, 2 rooms with beds, open loft with mattresses. Facilities include stove/oven, fridge, washing machine, colour TV/DVD, radio, child bed, child chairs, iron + board etc. More details on the house, Marstal and Ærø at: www.aeroegade2.dk Please contact: Familien Lykke Hansen, Tel. +45 86 53 13 68 or gitte@gittelykke.dk

Cottage 340 m2 - ideal for large families Bedrooms 6 Beds 18 Toilets 8 Parking at house yes Pets permitted 2 Kitchens 2 Terrace 700 m2 Wood stoves 2 Totally refurbished in 2015.

E-mail: tonnyfh@gmail.com Phone: +45 40 63 45 67 Bed and Kitchen - GB - 29-11-2018 10:50

Solkrogen - GB - 30-11-2018 9:42

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Bed and Kitchen, 2 people, incl. linen and towels, TV and WiFi. Free coffee and tea. DKK 575.

Open all year The house has three fine double rooms. (B&B) Two people in double room at DKK 745/day. Rates include: bed linen, towels, self-service breakfast, water and power. Common lounge, kitchen, bathroom and atrium. WiFi and TV in all double rooms. You may also rent the entire house on a weekly basis. Rates per week: DKK 5200 - per day: DKK 1500 without breakfast. Within walking distance to town, beach and harbour. Bus stop 50m from the house.

Holiday cottage for 6 people: DKK 995 per day. Discount at booking for several days. Great location, close to beach, harbour, cafés and restaurants.

ÆRØ

YEU

To gange ø Deux fois île YEU

07.37

Also find us at www.booking.com www.tripadvisor.dk

Common room, kitchen, bathroom and peaceful, undisturbed and sunny atrium.

JACQUES BERG VA L E R I E L O U B E T

SOLKROGENS RENTAL B&B/Holiday home 17/11/17 Solkrogen 2, DK-5960 Marstal Mobile: +45 30 29 17 20 E-mail: udlejning@solkrogen.net Find us at www.solkrogen.net and www.facebook.dk

Hvad er det, der gør en ø til noget særligt? Ifølge Jacques Berg ligger det hele i ankomst og afrejse. Ingenting bliver helt som før, når man har været på en ø og mærket den parakdoksale frihed indenfor det begrænsede område, som øen er... Køb, læs og nyd de smukke illustrationer i denne lille bog, hvor Jacques Berg sammenstiller Ærø med den lille franske ø Yeu, og finder at lighederne er større end forskellene. Bogen er rigt illustreret med fotos fra Ærø og Yeu af Valérie Loubet. Den danske tekstdel er krydret med akvareller af Jørn Ørum-Nielsen og den franske del med akvareller af Olivier Dumont.

ÆRØ Ærø Maskiner & VVS - GB - 3-12-2017 9:51

ÆRØ YEU

BED AND KITCHEN / COTTAGE Nostalgi Sølvgade 9, 5960 Marstal Tel. +45 22 99 83 84 book@nostalgimarstal.dk www.nostalgimarstal.dk

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Please note that credit cards are not usually accepted at B&B places

80 sider. Format 205x244 mm

KR.

128,-

FORLAGET MARK & STORM

Jesper Bus - GB - 4-12-2017 7:40

We service your lawnmower or lawn tractor and store it for the winter. We keep an eye on your house to prevent frost damage etc.

COACHES AT HOME AND ABROAD ÆRØ TURISTFART

Reberbanen 58 · DK-5960 Marstal Bregninge Møllevej 3 · DK-5970 Ærøskøbing

TLF. +45 62 58 13 13

Consultancy at eye level - always worth a call. Dunkærgade 22 · Dunkær · Tel. +45 62 52 20 80 · www.aemv.dk

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info@jesperbus.dk

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Marstal Camping - GB - 3-12-2017 8:04

EGEHOVEDVEJ 1 DK-5960 MARSTAL TEL. (+45) 51 52 44 85 mail@marstalcamping.dk www.marstalcamping.dk H H H H

Charming common house, TV and wood stove. Marstal-cabins w/facilities and overlooking the Baltic. Good well-functioning service building. Campervan pitches

Ærøskøbing Camping - GB - 10-12-2018 9:37

• Ideal site for families and seniors • Rental of log cabins • Bright kitchen, bath, and toilet facilities • Separate area for motorhomes

Beautiful location right on the seaside

ÆRØSKØBING CAMPING

Sygehusvejen 40 · 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 51 51 81 15 www.aeroecamp.dk · mail@aeroecamp.dk

Hotel Marstal - GB - 4-12-2017 7:33

A FAMILY RUN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT CLOSE TO THE HARBOUR 12 DELIGHTFUL ROOMS with bathroom, TV and refrigerator.

6 NICE ROOMS

with shared bathroom.

COMFORTABLE RESTAURANT AND PATIO in the heart of Marstal.

DRONNINGESTRÆDE 1 A, 5960 MARSTAL TEL. 62 53 13 52 www.hotelmarstal.dk hotel@hotelmarstal.dk Hotel Marstal - GB.indd 1

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Youth Hostel/Camping YOUTH HOSTEL

Femmasteren - GB - 23-11-2018 9:03

FEMMASTEREN Hotel & Hostel Havnegade 28 A, DK-5960 Marstal. Tel. +45 53 60 48 21 www.femmasteren.dk info@femmasteren.dk

Femmasteren is a family-run hotel and hostel. The total of 25 rooms are divided into 8 en-suite hotel rooms, one small room and 16 hostel rooms. Great wellness area with wilderness hot tub & sauna, charming atrium and wonderful front garden, cosy fireplace lounge. Café and restaurant during end of June to early-August. We are facing the berth with views across to Langeland. Only a short distance from beach, wood, playgrounds and the marina. Villa Blomberg - GB - 23-11-2017 9:44

VILLA BLOMBERG Ærøskøbing Hostel & Guesthouse Smedevejen 15 DK-5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 62 52 10 44 www.villablomberg.dk – book online here! E-mail: vb@villablomberg.dk

CAMPING

We have single rooms, double rooms, bunked bed rooms and family rooms. Cook your own dinner in our guest kitchen, eat in the dining room and relax in one of the lounges. Most of the year, you can buy our delicious breakfast buffet. Beautiful surroundings and outdoor areas with bonfire places, barbeques and shelters by the sea.

Søby Campng 1 - GB - 10-12-2018 8:49

SØBY CAMPING ÆRØ Vitsø 10 5985 Søby Tel. 62 58 14 70 www.soeby-camping.dk soebycamping@mail.dk

The edible campsite

Free Wi-Fi and Herbs

DCU – DK-Camp – Back to Nature

Rental: Cabins / Pods / Glamping tent Site for: Autocamper - Caravans - tents Nature / Peace and quiet / Jetty More info on our website

Attractive flexible membership of Ærø Golf Club Please see www. aeroegolf.dk Contact by phone +45 21 45 88 63

The most beautifully located seaside course in Northern Europe!

Book your stay with our partners at special golf tariffs

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Hotels/Inns/Pensions/Self-Catering Hotel Ærøshus 1 - GB - 4-12-2017 6:50

Søbylyst 1 - GB - 4-12-2017 6:34

HOTEL ÆRØHUS Vestergade 38 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 62 52 10 03 www.aeroehus.dk mail@aeroehus.dk

SØBYLYST HOLIDAY APARTMENTS Østerbro 2-4 5985 Søby - Ærø Tel. +45 62 58 11 20 Nine modern self-catering apartments with private sun-terrace and free wireless internet

Located centrally in Ærøskøbing

2-8 persons per apartment

56 beds / 30 rooms.

Close to golf course

Rooms with en suite facilities, TV and free Wi-Fi.

500 m to the ferry/marina/beach/jetty 200 meters to a baker/grocer

For rates: Please ask at the hotel.

Read more on: www.sobylyst.dk Gæstgiveri Bregninge - GB - 26-11-2018 9:34

Ærø Marina 1 - GB - 7-12-2017 12:41

GÆSTGIVERI BREGNINGE Vester Bregninge 17, 5970 Ærøskøbing Hotel Ærøshus 1 - GB.indd Tel. +45 30 23 65 55 kontakt@gaestgiveri.dk www.gaestgiveri.dk

ÆRØ MARINA HOLIDAY COTTAGES Paradiset 07/12/17 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 62 52 10 03 mail@aeroehus.dk www.aeroehus.dk

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Enjoy Gæstgiveriet’s big garden with view of the beautiful Bregninge church, enjoy great food and have a nice holiday in one of our charming rooms with good beds. From here, you can enjoy the entire island whether you want to hike, bike or go by car or on a motor bike - even the island bus stops at the door.

Open all year. A few meters from city centre and marina.

Rates from 825 DKK for a double room including breakfast. All of our seven rooms have shared bathroom.

Individual holiday houses for 4 persons, with TV.

Gæstgiveriet has cosy corners indoors and out where you can relax, enjoy one another and meet new friends. The restaurant serves delicious food, mainly with local ingredients, to be enjoyed under the old copper beech. Everybody is welcome.

3 classes – call for rate. On daily and weekly basis. Phone and Wi-Fi connection possible.

We offer parking and a lounge for bicycles, angling rods, golf bags, hiking boots, etc. Free Wi-Fi. At Gæstgiveriet we arrange long-table dining, food school, music and events. Check out our website for offers and programme.

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Andelen Guesthouse - GB - 18-11-2017 5:20

ANDELEN GUESTHOUSE A Home away from Home in the Heart of Historic Ærøskøbing Søndergade 28a, 5970 Ærøskøbing Mobile +45 61267511 www.andelenguesthouse.com

Arnfeldt Hotel & Restaurant Katrine og Morten Arnfeldt Smedegade 33, 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf. +45 62 52 23 00 mail@arnfeldthotel.dk www.arnfeldthotel.dk

Double Room DKK 895 Triple Room DKK 1095 Family/Wedding Suite DKK 2295 Flotel: Eco-friendly Maritime Experience Complimentary Cinema Tickets & Wi-Fi Free Tea/Coffee & Fridges available Quality Bicycles for Rent Access to Tranquil Courtyard Garden

Located in the historic part of Ærøskøbing, overlooking the old harbor. Double room incl. breakfast, price from DKK 1150-1550,5 Rooms, 2 rooms with private bath, 3 rooms with bath in the hallway.

Andelen offers cosy accommodation and modern facilities in a unique building that oozes old-world charm and atmosphere.

The hotels restaurant has a set menu with focus on local products. På Torvet 1 - G1 - 4-12-2017 6:38

PÅ TORVET Torvet 7 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 62 52 40 50 info@paatorvet.dk www.paatorvet.dk

Badehotel Harmonien - GB - 16-12-2018 5:38

Andelen Guesthouse - GB.indd 1

Centrally located in the town square of the beautiful Ærøskøbing. På Torvet has its own café, wineshop and boutique. Cozy holiday apartments with private bath and toilet, TV and a small kitchen with fridge. We look forward to seeing you!

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BADEHOTEL HARMONIEN Brogade 1, DK-5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 42 50 00 05 www.badehotelharmonien.dk info@badehotelharmonien.dk Follow us on Facebook

06/12/17 08.28

Centrally located in Ærøskøbing and with a garden on the water’s edge. 14 double rooms/ 11 single rooms/ 2 family rooms. Many rooms with views over the Archipelago. All rooms have a washbasin and common bathrooms on same storey. Breakfast is served in the sunroom overlooking the Archipelago. You can rent the entire hotel for a wedding or a conference or courses. Visit Amore Mare, the in-house restaurant, where you can enjoy authentic Italian specialities and dome-oven pizzas.


Hotels/Inns/Pensions/Self-Catering Pension Vestergade - GB - 6-12-2017 4:16

Hotel Marstal 1 - GB - 4-12-2017 7:19

PENSION VESTERGADE Vestergade 44 5970 Ærøskøbing Tel. +45 62 52 22 98 www.vestergade44.com contact@vestergade44.com Centrally located in Ærøskøbing

HOTEL MARSTAL Dronningestræde 1 A 5960 Marstal Tel. +45 62 53 13 52 Fax +45 62 53 23 40 www.hotelmarstal.dk hotel@hotelmarstal.dk

12 beds / 6 rooms

Located centrally in Marstal

Rate incl. breakfast: Double room Dkr. 1150 / 1250 Single room Dkr. 990 / 1150

35 beds/ 18 rooms Double room incl. breakfast 625 Dkr. without fac. / 925 Dkr. with fac. Single room incl. breakfast 495 Dkr. without fac. / 795 Dkr. with fac.

Winner of Travellers’ Choice in TripAdvisor

Restaurant with room for 75 persons. Ærø Hotel - GB - 6-12-2017 4:22

Femmasteren 1 - GB - 23-11-2018 9:17

FEMMASTEREN Hotel & Hostel 06/12/17 Hotel Marstal 04.16 1 - GB.indd Havnegade 28 A, DK-5960 Marstal Tel. +45 53 60 48 21 www.femmasteren.dk info@femmasteren.dk

Pension Vestergade - GB.indd 1

Femmasteren is a family-run hotel and hostel. The total of 25 rooms are divided into 8 en-suite hotel rooms, one small room and 16 hostel rooms.

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ÆRØ HOTEL Egehovedvej 4, 5960 Marstal Tel. +45 62 53 24 06 Tel. +45 62 53 25 06 www.aeroehotel.dk Email: info@aeroehotel.dk

Ærø Hotel is famed for its fine standards, charming atmosphere and kindly service. 100 modern rooms are available. In the hotel is a large restaurant, a cosy bar and a fine swimming pool. Lift to upper floors.

Great wellness area with wilderness hot tub & sauna, charming atrium and wonderful front garden, cosy fireplace lounge. Café and restaurant during end of June to early-August.

Ærø Hotel – Good experiences to bring back.

We are facing the berth with views across to Langeland. Only a short distance from beach, wood, playgrounds and the marina.

Ærø Hotel - GB.indd 1

Harmoni - DK - 21-11-2018 7:43

04/12/17 07.19

Søbylyst - GB - 25-11-2017 6:54

06/12/17 04.22

Rise Flemløse - GB - 23-11-2017 5:19

HOLIDAY APARTMENTS FREE WIFI AND TV SUN TERRACE AND COMFORTABLE BEDS

Harmoni-Massage Homøophati Traumatherapi

CASHPOINTS/ATMS: Havnevejen 1, Søby St. Rise Landevej 10 Søbylyst · Østerbro 4 · DK-5985 Søby, Ærø Tlf. +45 62 58 11 20 www.sobylyst.dk · info@sobylyst.dk

...Only local bank on Ærø! ÆRØ GUIDE 2019  >  6 9

Søbylyst - GB.indd 1

25/11/17 Rise Flemløse 06.54 - GB.indd 1

23/11/17 17.20


Biblioteket - 27-09-2017 9:01

Ærø Redningskorps - DK - 6-03-2018 8:19

Ærø Redningskorps ApS Dunkærgade 21 – Ærøskøbing – Tlf. 62 52 22 22

Hurtig hjælp er dobbelt hjælp! Tegn abonnement med forbindingskasse – til bilen – til hjemmet – til arbejdspladsen. Eftersyn og opladning af ILDSLUKKERE udføres. – Nye ildslukkere på lager.

Løfteopgaver med 120 tm/kran udføres, opsætning af spær, betonelementer, optagning/søsætning af både m.m.

Ærø Folkebibliotek Marstal Bibliotek – Borgerservice Light – Turistinformation Prinsensgade 21 5960 Marstal Tlf. 6352 6360 Mail: marstal@arrebib.dk

– Ærøskøbing Bibliotek

Træfældning og styning af træer fra 50 tm/kran med kurv eller med trægrab med sav (nyt)

LEJ EN CONTAINER

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l KOMMUNER l VIRKSOMHEDER l HÅNDVÆRKSMESTRE l PRIVATE

KURT HANSEN

Søndergade 16 B 5970 Ærøskøbing Tlf. 6252 1442 Mail: bibliotek@arrebib.dk

Østermarksvej 9 5970 Ærøskøbing

Tlf. 62 52 15 38

GRATIS WIFI

Mobil 61 36 65 13

Åbent for alle, hver dag fra kl. 7-22

www.dunkaer-auto.dk

Se mere på:

ENTREPRENØR OG VOGNMANDSKØRSEL

Dunkærgade 21 · 5970 Ærøskøbing · Tlf. 62 52 22 22 E-mail: redning@aeroe-redningskorps.dk www.ærø-redningskorps.dk

www.arrebib.dk

MOB - GB - 23-11-2017 4:49

Starling Air - GB - 3-12-2017 9:04

Biblioteket.indd 1

25/11/17 07.08

HEAVENLY EXPERIENCES FOR ALL THE FAMILY

International Airfield Surrounded by Archipelago idyll STARLING AIR

Tlf. +45 62 53 33 94

www.starling.dk

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ÆRØ GUIDE 2019  >  7 3


LIST OF ADVERTISERS CHANDLERY / SAILMAKER

HEALTH CLINICS

Starling Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Ærø Flyveplads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

CHARITY SHOPS

HOTELS / INNS / RESTAURANTS

ARTS AND CRAFTS

CLOTHING

ACCOUNTING FIRMS

Deloitte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

AIRLINES / AIRFIELD

Fru Nørgaard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

ARTS / GALLERIES / YARNS

Galleri Rusager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Fies Strik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Sommer Projekt Søby . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Dietmar’s Skulpturhave . . . . . . . . . . 51 Glasseriet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Galleri Rita Lund Malerier . . . . . . . . 59 Vesterled Galleri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

ASSOCIATIONS OF TRADE AND COMMERCE

Marstal Handelsforening . . . . . . . . 57

BANKS

Rise Flemløse Sparekasse . . . . . . 69

BICYCLES / SEGWAYS

Vitsøhus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Pilebækkens Cykler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Sejl- og Presenningsservice ApS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

BOOKS / ÆRØ LITERATURE

Søbygaard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ærø Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Marstal Søfartsmuseum . . . . . . . . . 61 Forlaget Mark & Storm . . . . . . . . . . 65

BREWERIES

Rise Bryggeri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

CAMPING SITES

Marstal Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Ærøskøbing Camping . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Søby Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

CAR HIRE

Ærø Autocenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

CARRIERS / HAULIERS

Ærø Redningskorps Kurt Hansen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Sejl- og Presenningsservice ApS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Røde Kors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Ærø Gårdbutik, Uldgården . . . . . 43 Ærø Gårdbutik, Uldgården . . . . . . . 43 Tøjshoppen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Alberte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Chr . H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Fru Nørgaard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 La Bella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Sportigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

COACHES / EXCURSIONS

Jesper Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

DISTRICT HEATING

Ærøskøbing Fjernvarme . . . . . . . . . 52 Marstal Fjernvarme . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

ECOLOGY

Kys en tiger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Harmoni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Hotel »Ærøhus« . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Bregninge Gæstgiveri . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Vitsøhus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Mumm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Badehotel Harmonien . . . . . . . 53, 54 Arnfeldt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Landbogaarden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Den Gamle Købmandsgaard . . . . . 55 Foley’s Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 China House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Fru Berg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Marstal Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 »Minde« . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Havkatten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Femmasteren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Hotel Marstal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Ærøskøbing Røgeri . . . . . . 72-73, 76

Sæberiet / Salteriet . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Den Gamle Købmandsgaard . . . . . 55

INSURANCE

ESTATE AGENTS

KIOSKS / ICE CREAM

Øbolig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

FERRY SERVICES

Ærø Færgerne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 ÆrøXpressen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

FISHMONGERS

Søassurancen Danmark . . . . . . . . . 75

MOTORCARS / REPAIRS

Søbygaard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ærø Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Marstal Søfartsmuseum . . . . . . . . . 61

OPEN WORKSHOPS

»Det Gamle Værft« . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Ærø Golf Klub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

PERMACULTURE

Vitsøhus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

GROCERIES / SUPERMARKETS

Dagli’ Brugsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 SuperBrugsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Let·Køb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Ærø Kommune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

RESCUE AND SALVAGE

Ærø Redningskorps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

SAILOR’S HOT TUB & SAUNA

Femmasteren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

SCHOOLS

Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø . . . . . . . . . . 51 Ærø HF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

SELF-CATERING / GUESTHOUSES / COTTAGES

Ærø Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 På Torvet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Pension Vestergade 44 . . . . . . . . . 55 Feriehusudlejning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Søbylyst Ferielejligheder . . . . . . . 69 MOB Sommerhusudlejning . . . . . . 70

SIGHTSEEING FLIGHTS

Ærø Folkebibliotek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

MUSEUMS

GOLF

Ærø Maskiner & VVS A/S . . . . . . . . 65 Øens VVS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

LIBRARIES

FLORISTS

Danbo, Bolighuset Søby . . . . . . . . . 50 Ærø Møbler A/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

PLUMBING / HEATING SERVICE

SHOES

Ærø Autocenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Dunkær Auto-Service . . . . . . . . . . . 70

FURNITURE

Marstal Apotek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Glasseriet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Ishuset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

SuperBrugsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Ærø Blomster & Havecenter . . . 60

PHARMACIES

PETROL

Pilebækkens Cykler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 OK Benzin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Freddy Sko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Starling Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

SKIN AND HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

Tree & Earth Creme . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

SMOKEHOUSES

Ærøskøbing Røgeri . . . . . . 72-73, 76

TIMBER / D-I-Y STORES

XL-Byg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

TOBACCO PLANTATIONS

Tobaksplantagen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

TRAVEL AGENTS

Ærø Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

YOUTH HOSTELS

Femmasteren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

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Ærø Airfield - Fastest to and from Ærø! l l l l l

Flights all over Europe Line Traffic to/from Svendborg and Copenhagen Bicycle and Car hire Kiosk Little pleasant Airfield with international atmosphere

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Søby Camping Ærø – The edible campsite Come and enjoy the good life at Soeby Camping Soeby Camping is a small cozy campsite, situated in beautiful surroundings close to forest and right on the Baltic Sea, with a jetty for swimming and sea kayaking.

• Sunset Terrace • Fishing, bike and hike friendly • Cabins and caravans for rent • Motor home and tent spaces • Free WiFi and herbs • Events – Knitting festival, seed sharing day and much more...

Manager Anne Kruse welcomes you at Søby Camping Ærø DK-Camp – DCU – Back to Nautre

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NATURE, PEACE AND QUIET, THE GOOD LIFE, STARS ON THE CEILING AND WAVES AT YOUR BEDSIDE! Søby Camping · Vitsø 10 · DK-5985 Søby, Ærø · Tlf. +45 62 58 14 70 · soebycamping@mail.dk · Søby Camping - GB.indd 1

www.soeby-camping.dk

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Smoked herring with bread and butter with 2 herrings

Smoked mackerel fillet with bread and butter

44,-

64,-

56,-

Sun over Ærø with bread and butter with 2 herrings

Smoked mackerel fillet with potato salad

54,74,-

68,-

Smoked herring with potato salad with 2 herrings

Smoked trout without bones with bread and butter

54,74,-

64,-

Fishcakes with bread, butter and remoulade

Smoked trout without bones with potato salad

39,-

76,-

FRESH SMOKED - seven days a week From April to mid-October, seven days a week, Ærøskøbing Røgeri offers freshly smoked herring fillet, mackerel fillet, trout, salmon, halibut and butter mackerel or smoked shrimp with or without garlic – cured herring fillet or smoked eel.

No-frying zone Ærøskøbing Røgeri serves fish fillet and chips without deep-fat frying – that’s why we call it no-frying zone. Hot smoked salmon with bread and butter

79,-

Smoked butter mackerel with bread and butter

79,-

Smoked butter mackerel with bread and butter

79,-

We have ÆRØ ØL on tap

Oven-baked fish fillet or warm fish cake with chips and remoulade, ready in only a few minutes. All the smoked fish dishes may be served with bread and butter, green salad or potato salad or perhaps also with chips, if you cannot resist temptation.

Hot smoked halibut with potato salad

92,-

Hot smoked salmon Faroe Island with potato salad

92,-

Hot smoked butter mackerel with potato salad

92,-

Fishcakes with potato salad with 2 fishcakes

49,62,-

In addition, you can buy draught beer, wine, 100% natural apple juice, bottled water and perhaps an aquavit or the Ærø speciality, a Riga (aquavit with Riga Black Balsam). You may also like coffee, perhaps with cake, cappuccino, café latte or hot chocolate with whipped cream or an ice cream dessert.

Take away

Cold smoked salmon with baguette and dressing

49,-

Smoked eel with bread and butter

69,-

Hot smoked shrimp with bread and butter

49,-

Mussels with bread, mayo and lemon

59,-

You may also buy smoked goods (vacuum packed) to take home – and all smokehouse menus may be packed as take-away for your trip into nature on Ærø or for your ferry crossing. Salmon Super- m fro slands Faroe-I MO and tG u o h it w tics antibio

- without frying

We have GULD TUBORG on tap

Pickled herring with bread and butter

44,-

- without frying

Salad with cucumber, carrot and dressing

29,-

Chips with remoulade Large chips - 39,-

49,-

Grilled chicken with salad, bread and dressing

29,-

- without frying

- without frying Baked fish fillet with chips and remoulade

Sandwich with hot smoked salmon and dressing

79,-

79,-

Baked fish fillet with bread, butter and remoulade

Sandwich with hot smoked halibut and dressing

59,-

79,-

Fishcakes with chips and remoulade

Butter mackerel with salad, bread and dressing

84,-

Hot smoked salmon with salad, bread and dressing

84,-

84,-

OPENING HOURS 2019

TO TAKE AWAY

Saturdayday 30 March until Friday 14 June SEVEN DAYS A WEEK 11am – 7pm

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 . . . . . . . . . each DKK 39 .00 Hot-smoked salmon . . . . . . . . 100 g DKK 39 .00 Hot-smoked Butter Mackerel . 100 g DKK 39 .00 Hot-smoked halibut . . . . . . . . . 100 g DKK 39 .00 Cold-smoked salmon . . . . . . . 100g DKK 46 .00 Hand-cut salmon . . . . . . . . . . . 50 g+ DKK 28 .00 Smoked eel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 g DKK 48 .00 Fish cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . each DKK 13 .00 Hot-smoked shrimps . . . . . . . . 100 g DKK 22 .00

PEAK SEASON 2019 Saturday 15 June until Saturday 17 August SEVEN DAYS A WEEK 10am – 9pm

Sandwich with hot smoked butter mackerel

79,-

Sandwich with cold smoked salmon and dressing

68,-

Sandwich with grilled chicken and curry dressing

68,-

Sandwich with fishcakes and remoulade

ærørøgeri.dk

44,-

Sunday 18 August until Saturday 19 October SEVEN DAYS A WEEK 11am – 7pm

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