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DISCOVER THE SOUTH FYN ARCHIPELAGO GEOPARK Experience the South Fyn Archipelago once, and it will have a special place in your heart forever. It is one of the most scenic regions in Denmark and the one that best illustrates the country’s maritime history. The archipelago is the world’s largest flooded ice-age landscape, dotted with 55 islands and islets. From a hilltop on South Fyn, the views of the spectacular scenery are truly breathtaking. Traveling the archipelago feels as if you are on an expedition, when the islands appear one by one like scenic gems in the shallow blue sea.

are already lots to experience in connection with Geopark The South Fyn Archipelago.

We are not alone in thinking that the South Fyn Archipelago is unique, and the region is currently in the process of becoming a UNESCO Global Geopark. There

Take a trip to South Fyn and discover coastal Denmark at its most vibrant all year around.

On South Fyn, you will never be far from unspoiled beaches, idyllic village ponds, and quaint seaside towns. The towns of Faaborg and Svendborg are characterised by their harbours. For centuries, large wooden ships have been built in Svendborg, and yachters from all over the world visit in large numbers. In Faaborg, two wide jetties make it possible to take a swim in the fjord only 100 m from the town centre.



Hop on the ferry in Svendborg or Faaborg and experience the calm and serenity of the small archipelago islands. Each island has its own unique history and scenery, though they also have some things in common: splendid coastal nature and that special island vibe. Take the ferry from Svendborg to Skarø, Drejø, and Hjortø, which is home to only a handful of permanent residents. Bjørnø, Lyø, and Avernakø are reached by ferry from Faaborg.


In the summertime, extra ferries enable you to hop from one island to the next without setting foot on the “continent” of Fyn.

HOW TO HOP FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND Go island hopping for one day or a whole week – for the same price. Tickets can be used for up to seven days and for all ferries. Get your ticket at ø-hop.dk

THE ARCHIPELAGO ∙ ’Det Sydfynske Øhav’ is the Danish name for the shallow waters south of Fyn and the archipelago comprising more than 55 island and islets.

∙ The ice-age landscape stretches from Helnæs Bay west of Faaborg, across the Alps of South Fyn, and to the small fishing village of Lundeborg on the east coast.

∙ The South Fyn Archipelago is the world’s largest flooded ice-age landscape. The area was flooded during the Stone Age, which created the islands’ unique hilly terrain.

∙ From South Fyn, the archipelago stretches south, with Langeland and Ærø being the southernmost islands. In total, the area spans more than 480 sq. km.


SKARØ This small island is known for its beautiful scenery and interesting bird and animal life, though the passionate islanders have done their part as well to put Skarø firmly on the map: Skarø has a music festival held each year in August, an ice-cream manufacturer selling icecream all over the world, a summer café with its own smokehouse, an apothecary garden, and lots more in

DREJØ Bring your bikes when you go to Drejø. From the eastern ferry berth, there are only 4 km to the island’s westernmost point, a cliff offering a spectacular view of the archipelago. The trip takes you past Drejet, a narrow isthmus with water on both sides. On the north coast, the old harbour of Gammel Havn is a charming sight, and Bækkildestrand on the south coast is the


addition to all the scenic sights. The island, half an hour’s ferry trip from Svendborg, has several accommodation options Get your ferry tickets at hoejestene.dk Read more about Skarø at visitsvendborg.dk

best place to go for a swim. Drejø has a grocery store, a local museum, a café, and farm shops selling local products. The island is one hour and 15 minutes from Svendborg by ferry and offers several options for accommodation. Get your ferry tickets at hoejestene.dk Read more about Drejø at visitsvendborg.dk

AVERNAKØ Avernakø is a special island, as it originally consisted of two islands – Avernak and Korshavn – which, in 1937, were connected by a dam called ‘Drejet’. The island has a rich birdlife, lovely beaches and lots of open space. Avernakø is known for its two maypoles, located in the villages of Avernak and Munke. Once a year, on the Saturday before Pentecost, villagers convene around the pole. In Denmark, maypoles are only found

LYØ Located south-west of Faaborg, Lyø is the westernmost island of the archipelago. Lyø’s greatest attractions are its peace and quiet, its clean air and beautiful scenery as well as the old village with its many half-timbered houses. The island’s farms are located around the village ponds in the historic town, which is considered one of Denmark’s most interesting village communities.

on Avernakø and the nearby island of Strynø. Only 100 islanders live on Avernakø, and they all jointly own the island’s grocery store. There are plenty of comfortable accommodation options as well as nice places to eat on Avernakø, which is reached by ferry from Faaborg in either 35 or 60 minutes, depending on your choice of ferry service. Get your ferry tickets at oefaergen.fmk.dk Read more about Avernakø at visitfaaborg.dk

Klokkestenen – the Bell Stone – is a several thousand years old dolmen chamber. Clear notes ring out from the stone formation when you strike it. From Faaborg, it takes about 35 minutes to reach Lyø, where you can find a grocery store, cafés, and several accommodation options. Get your ferry tickets at oefaergen.fmk.dk Read more about Lyø at visitfaaborg.dk


HJORTØ With only four permanent residents, Hjortø is among the least-populated islands in Denmark. Hjortø’s diverse nature is often visited by flocks of migrating birds, amongst them the majestic sea eagle and the small wren. The islanders have spotted more than 100 different bird species on Hjortø. If you love the outdoors,

BJØRNØ Bjørnø is first mentioned in the 13th century, then spelled Byørnø, meaning the island inhabited by bears. Don’t worry, though, there haven’t been any bear sightings lately… Cars are not allowed on Bjørnø, and bikes are not recommended either, but you can walk around the island in a couple of hours. The island has plenty to offer – flat beach meadows, a rich birdlife, and tall cliffs with spectacular views of Fyn and the neighbouring islands. During summer, islanders and


Hjortø is the perfect choice. You can spend the night in a shelter or put up your own tent. Hjortø is an hour away from Svendborg by ferry. Get your ferry tickets at havn.svendborg.dk Read more about Hjortø at visitsvendborg.dk

visitors enjoy their evening coffee together on the waterfront, watching the sunset over Faaborg and Svanninge Bakker on Fyn. Bjørnø has a charming café, an ice-cream kiosk as well as several accommodation options. The ferry ride aboard ’M/F Lillebjørn’ is only 17 minutes from Faaborg. Get your ferry tickets aboard the Bjørnø ferry, Kanalvej 24, 5600 Faaborg Read more about Bjørnø at visitfaaborg.dk

SVELMØ This uninhabited hidden treasure is owned by two families, who rent out Svelmø’s houses as holiday homes. You can’t reach Svelmø by ferry, only via the low-tide road from the road ‘Østergyden’ between Nab and Nakkebølle on Fyn. To reach Svelmø, you then have to wade about 500 m with water up to your knees. The trip can be made in a more comfortable manner,

though, in the back of a tractor. On Thursdays throughout summer, you can go on a guided tractor tour with local Svelmø expert, Jan. Once you have reached Svelmø, the guided tour continues on foot. The threefour-hour trip ends with a dinner on the beach: grilled fish or beef from Svelmø with locally sourced potatoes on the side. Go to visitfaaborg.dk to read more about Svelmø and to book your Svelmø trip

GEOPARK Unspoilt nature, roaring seas, and the sound of birds chirping. Geopark The South Fyn Archipelago is a story shaped by the forces of nature and told through rolling waves and a landscape dotted with old manor houses and towering castles. Eat your way through the geopark’s coastline, go hiking on winding paths through lush forests and deep valleys, and visit the hospitable island communities. Put together your own unique trip across land and sea, on two feet or two wheels, and get inspired by the archipelago’s stories of clinker-built boats, dramatic shipwrecks, and dreams of foreign seas.

The geopark builds a bridge between Fyn and the archipelago islands – a bridge towards worldwide recognition: the South Fyn Archipelago wants to put itself on the world map by achieving the prestigious title of UNESCO Global Geopark. In 2020, the Geopark’s first visitor centre opens at Øhavsmuseet – the Archipelago Museum – on the harbour front in Faaborg. Read more at visitsvendborg.dk or visitfaaborg.dk




Majestic wooden ships, blue waves as far as the eye can see, quaint half-timbered houses, and charming cobblestone streets. Svendborg is embraced by the archipelago’s splendid scenery and is a joy to experience on land as well as from the sea. Take a stroll through streets and alleys, go on a kayaking trip, board an old sailing ship, or hop on the bicycle – there are many ways of experiencing Svendborg, all steeped in the town’s ever-present maritime charm. Svendborg is the capital of the South Fyn Archipelago. Besides being a proud shipping town and the commer-

cial centre of the region, it offers spectacular natural beauty, culinary gems, a vibrant cultural scene, and festivals for every taste. There’s always something happening in Svendborg. Svendborg focuses on living the good life, the keywords being closeness, sustainability, and local roots. Together, the town’s many cultural, maritime, and culinary events provide an irresistible taste of the good life. No wonder Svendborg is the favourite town of many Danes!


FREDERIKSØEN – THE NEW URBAN PLAYGROUND Frederiksø is Svendborg’s new urban playground. Next to the traditional occupants of Frederiksø – the renowned wooden ship repair yard J. Ring-Andersen and the Petersen & Sørensen shipyard and engine repair shop – new residents have breathed fresh life into the old shipyard island in Svendborg Harbour, turning the former industrial workshops into concert venues,


galleries, and entrepreneurial spaces. On the new Frederiksø, street food markets, circus artists, and beach bars share the industrial environment with the traditional maritime businesses. Take a stroll along the wharf and explore Frederiksø’s various activities and sights, including the Danish Yachting Museum.

THE DANISH YACHTING MUSEUM Located on the Frederiksø wharf, the Danish Yachting Museum boasts one of the largest collections of vessels and items from the world of yachting and sailing in the Nordic countries. he active workshop is part of the exhibition, which covers more than 150 years of Danish maritime history.

OPERA IN THE DOCK In 2020, the classic opera Madame Butterfly will be staged between sky and sea in the old dock on Frederiksø in Svendborg. The industrial environment will provide an unusual setting for Puccini’s immortal opera, in which a woman waits in vain for the man who has promised her the life she longs for. Operaen i Svendborg stages Madame Butterfly in collaboration with musicians from Odense Symphony Orchestra, choir singers from Havnekoret as well as professional opera singers. The opera runs from 11 August to 21 August 2020. Tickets are available at www.slotsopera.dk.


EGEBJERG MILL Take in the stunning views of South Fyn and the archipelago from Denmark’s first nature observatory. The observatory is open around the clock throughout the year, so try visiting at night and count the stars through the mill’s glass prism roof.

MUSEUM GUIDE Visit the Danish Welfare Museum – part of Svendborg Museum – to hear the stories of people who were often forgotten by society and hidden away behind walls and barbed wire. Located in the hills of Bregninge Bakker, Tåsinge Museum retells the famous and tragic love story of Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre. At Naturama in Svendborg, you get to go on a dramatic journey into the world of nature.

THE SILENCE OF THE SOUND This audio walk made by BaggårdTeatret is a piece of invisible theatre played out along Svendborg’s beautiful coastline. Just download an app on your smart phone and plug in your headphones – and soon your walk will be guided by either Lars Mikkelsen or Tom Wlaschiha (known from Game of Thrones). During your walk, you will encounter six different authors who have lived or currently live in Svendborg. The audio walk is available in Danish, English, and German. Download the app to get started on the 6 km audio walk, or read more at baggaardteatret.dk/




SVENDBORG – THE GOOD LIFE Svendborg is one of the most charming shopping towns in Denmark – and it is not just easy on the eyes, but also on the taste buds. The paved streets winding through the centre of town are lined with specialty stores presenting the very best from the region’s fields, orchards, farms, and breweries. Every Saturday, the people of Svendborg convene at the town square for the weekly market, and the first Thursday of August is ’Gl. Torvedag’, where thousands come to visit the old-style town market.


GO SHOPPING IN MØLLERGADE Møllergade is the longest shopping street in town and represents the essence of Svendborg. There are artisan shops, galleries, music shops, and one of the town’s best concert venues. Every year, the local shopkeepers organise ’The World’s Friendliest Street Party’ with communal dining, events and mini-concerts. From Møllergade, you can go down the Harbour Stairs connecting the town centre with the harbour, or continue your stroll on the pedestrian street Gerritsgade.

THE LATIN QUARTER Soak up the charm of Svendborg’s oldest neighbourhood and discover the quirky shops, specialty stores, and artisan workshops located in Korsgade, Sankt Peders Stræde, Brogade and the nearby alleys. This is the place to go for the shopper looking for that one unique item.











PORTVINSFESTIVAL In Svendborg, we believe in the importance of culture and leisure. Due to the town’s numerous events and festivals, there is never a dull moment in Svendborg – and everything is driven by passionate locals. Cultural events, sports, or gastronomy, whatever interests the local towns-













people, they’ll make sure to pour their hearts and souls into organising events throughout the year. Whether you are into large-scale events or intimate experiences, there are lots of opportunities to feel Svendborg’s pulse. Read more about each festival and event at svendborgevent.dk


SVENDBORG – MARITIME LIFE Old wooden ships bobbing up and down in their moorings, a morning kayaking trip, the vintage ferry chugging along, a porpoise on the horizon – Svendborg is the most prominent shipping town on South Fyn and the maritime charm is unmistakable.

SVENDBORG HARBOUR Centrally located off Jessens Mole, the floating harbour office offers great facilities for yachters. This is also where you find the award-winning floating stage called ’Bølgen’ – the Wave – which hosts a series of free entertainment events during summer.

MARITIME EVENTS Throughout the year, Svendborg hosts a number of maritime events for the avid sailors as well as for those who prefer to stay on dry land. Watch the start of the Tour of Fyn for Historic Ships, a classic race between impressive old wooden ships, visit Denmark’s newest trade fair for used boats, and follow the yachters in both the Classic Regatta – taking place in Lunkebugten off the coast of Tåsinge – and the Silverrudder,


which is the world’s largest single-handed boat race, going the full 134 nautical miles around Fyn – the forest of colourful spinnakers is quite a view for the spectators. Read more at www.visitsvendborg.dk


Go to sea on the schooner Meta Go aboard this impressive old mussel boat and take a trip to one of the islands or watch the sun set over the South Fyn Archipelago. The twomasted schooner departs from Honnørkajen, from 12 June to 21 August 2020.

Enjoy a unique cruise and experience the South Funen Archipelago on board the vintage ship



Enjoy the salty sea air with views of the beautiful countryside with forests, beaches and the cosy, small harbours. Take a detour on the trip


and disembark in the cosy old sailors’ town Troense. Take a walk along the narrow streets with wellmaintained CHRISTIANS MINDE

half-timbered houses or go to Valdemar’s Castle and see the impressive museums, mini golf course and


playground area. Several of the bridges are close to great beaches and ice cream shops.



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SVENDBORG HAS SURPRISED ME Before Jeppe moved from Copenhagen to Svendborg, his biggest fear was that he would become bored without all the cultural options a large city like Copenhagen has to offer. But after moving to Svendborg, he quickly found that his fears had been groundless. He realised that Svendborg had a rich cultural scene, and that, in general, there was a lot going on. In fact, Jeppe thinks that Svendborg’s music scene is almost as vibrant as the one in Copenhagen. His transition from the capital to a much smaller town has been surprisingly easy, and meeting new people has not been difficult.


ENTREPRENEUR WITH A CAPITAL E Things are moving fast in Svendborg, and with a background in mechanical engineering and IT development, Jeppe’s professional life has not been stagnant. He has had lots of assignments, especially doing software development. Jeppe considers himself an entrepreneur with a capital E, and he thinks there is more room for entrepreneurs in Svendborg than in larger cities. There is more time to talk, which makes it easier to expand and develop your network. Read more at svendborg.dk/erhverv

South Fyn and the archipelago is a dream destination for a two-wheeled vacation, as it’s easy to explore even the remotest parts of South Fyn’s exciting and diverse cycling terrain on bike. Let loose on the flat coastal roads and work up a sweat in the rolling countryside among forests and open fields, and through villages and market towns. Or why not bring your bike on an island hopping trip around the archipelago?


There are lots of cycling routes marked with signs along the way. Try the Mountain Route leading you through quaint villages and over the hills of Svanninge Bakker, which offer spectacular views of the surrounding area. Or cycle along the water from Svendborg and over the dam to Thurø to see the old fishing community and relax on the beach. Find more local route suggestions at visitfaaborg.dk and visitsvendborg.dk

BIKE ISLAND With 1,200 km of signposted bike routes, also covering the archipelago islands, Fyn is one of Northern Europe’s top cycling destinations and therefore deserves its nickname – Bike Island.

BIKE FRIENDS Blown a tire? Help is always near. Across South Fyn and the archipelago, you can find service stations with bicycle pumps, puncture repair kits, drinking water, and toilets – all free of charge. Look for the Bike Friends sticker at grocery stores, cafés and wherever you spend the night.

17 CYCLE ROUTES The book ’17 Cycle Routes around the South Fyn Archipelago’ costs 75 DKK and can be purchased at the tourist offices in Svendborg and Faaborg.

THE BALTIC SEA ROUTE The Baltic Sea Route – or N8, as it says on the signs – is an 820 km cycling route traversing Southern Jutland, Fyn, Lolland, Falster, and Møn. Naturally, the route visits South Fyn and the archipelago islands as well. The route keeps to bike-friendly roads and the signage makes it easy to follow. You can divide the Baltic Sea Route into shorter trips or take a local detour along the way.



The hilly landscape of South Fyn and the archipelago islands offers some of Denmark’s best tracks in a challenging and scenic terrain that seems made for mountain biking. South Fyn also has two large mountain biking events: Bissen MTB and Outdoor Sydfyn.

LEGENDARY MOUNTAIN BIKING TRACKS MTB SVANNINGE BAKKER Located in the hills of Svanninge Bakker – also known as the Alps of South Fyn – this track is a true classic. 6.5 km in spectacular and very hilly terrain. Medium (red) difficulty. Free of charge Start at: Odensevej, Faaborg GPS: 55.1274, 10.2561.

MTB SKOVHUGGEREN Named one of Denmark’s 10 best mountain bike tracks by Danish newspaper Politiken in 2016. 15 km of extraordinary mountain biking experience on both medium (red) and easy (blue) tracks. Track fee is 100 DKK for 1-3 days. Start at: Alpevej, Stenstrup GPS: 55.0974, 10.5128. For more information about the many cool mountain biking tracks, visit mtbsydfyn.dk. Track fees can be paid at singletracker.dk or in the Singletracker app.

BISSEN MTB The Bissen MTB race, held in May on the Danish holiday of ’Store Bededag’, will take you from the former shipyard in Svendborg, through the beautiful townscape and onto steep tracks in the forest. This well-organised event is popular with mountain bikers of all skill levels. Bissen has been named ‘Best cycling event’ at the Danish Bike Awards. Read more at bissenmtb.com

OUTDOOR SYDFYN If you are into action sports, this event is made for you. A weekend in August filled with races in mountain biking, trail running, roller skiing, road cycling, etc. If you want to lower the tempo, you can try out some of the many free activities, such as yoga, stand up paddling, and other family-friendly activities. Read more at outdoorsydfyn.com



The coasts along South Fyn and the archipelago islands are known for their unique conditions for sea trout fishing. The fine conditions for making a great catch have been more than 25 years in the making, the result of a determined effort to improve living conditions for the sea trout as well as the quality of water. No matter the season and regardless of wind direction and wind force, you will always be able to find a suitable fishing spot along the coast. All year around, anglers catch large silvery sea trout. When the water temperature rises in spring, garfish and – later in the season – mackerel turn up in the waters around South Fyn. You can also catch codfish, pollock, and flatfish.


Due to the short distances, it is easy to find a different fishing spot when the weather changes. Remember to buy your fishing license at the tourist offices in Svendborg or Faaborg. The guidebook ’117 Fine Fishing Spots’ can also be purchased there as well as at visitfaaborg.dk.

GO HUNTING BELOW THE SURFACE Put your wet suit and flippers on and glide silently through the water armed with a harpoon. Skilled underwater hunters can catch flatfish, sea trout, codfish, and mullet.


The South Fyn Archipelago is a playground for outdoors people who love water – regardless of skill and experience level. Between the many bays and inlets of the archipelago islands, you will always be able to find a suitable spot that is sheltered from the wind.

gical undersea world. Explore one of numerous spots along the archipelago coast where remains of the local stone-age community are visible on the seabed and marvel at the stunning scenery.


Over the last couple of years, stand up paddling – also known as SUP – has become increasingly popular around the archipelago, and for good reason: SUP is a great way of getting into watersports and a fun way to exercise outdoors. Nicus Nature can help you get started.

There are no fewer than 22 diving spots across the archipelago, spanning fascinating wreck dives and challenging drift dives. One of the most stunning dives is the old ferry M/F Ærøsund, which hit the seabed in 2014 after a controlled scuttling. Another cool wreck dive is the four German torpedo boats, scuttled by the Germans themselves in May 1945. They are now located on the seabed just off the coast of Valdemar’s Castle on Tåsinge.

SNORKELING TOWARDS THE PAST The South Fyn Archipelago offers quite a treasure for snorkelers: the remains of a stone-age landscape. Archaeologists from Øhavsmuseet – the Archipelago Museum – will take you on a snorkeling trip to the ma-


GO ISLAND HOPPING IN YOUR KAYAK Enjoy the serenity of the South Fyn Archipelago from a sea kayak. The calm and narrow waters and the wealth of small islands make the archipelago a popular destination for kayakers. The ’Sea Kayak Guidebook’ with trip suggestions can be purchased at the tourist offices in Svendborg and Faaborg. For more information, go to visitsvendborg.dk and visitfaaborg.dk


FAABORG – THE GATE TO THE ARCHIPELAGO One of Denmark’s oldest market towns, Faaborg is nestled between the hills of Svanninge Bakker and the South Fyn Archipelago.


Faaborg is first mentioned in 1229, when the Danish king Valdemar the Victorious gave the town to his Portuguese daughter-in-law, princess Eleanor, as a wedding gift. Back then, the town was known as Foburgh – which according to experts means The Fox’ Castle.

market town has always attracted artists from near and far and still has a vibrant cultural scene. Faaborg is a popular destination for yachters, and the waterfront is always teeming with activity, in the old industrial harbour as well as at the impressive marina.

Faaborg is incredibly picturesque, with roses climbing up the old houses in the narrow cobblestone streets. The old merchant’s houses have been preserved, as has the old bell tower – the town’s landmark. The small

Jump on one of the island ferries heading to Bjørnø, Lyø, Avernakø, or Ærø, go on a kayaking trip, or take a swim in the fjord from the bathing jetties at Faaborg Havnebad.



Take your time experiencing Faaborg – the market town, which was one of Fyn’s most important ports in the 18th century. Staying a couple of days will give you time to enjoy the splendid scenery and visit all the sights.


FAABORG MUSEUM – A WORK OF ART IN ITSELF Faaborg Musem is quite extraordinary. It is constructed specifically for the artworks of the Fyn Painters (a group of local artists around 1900) and comprises painting, sculpture, architecture and furniture design. The museum is an architectural gem in itself, and one of the most significant buildings of Danish neo-classicism. Call ahead to book a guided tour in English.

THE JAILHOUSE – COME IN AND BREAK OUT! The former jailhouse is bound to get you thinking. How does it feel when the door slams shut and you find yourself behind bars? A visit at the jailhouse is a great learning experience, for both kids and adults. You will learn about prisons past and present – and about your own attitudes towards justice and punishment.

KALEKO MILL How did we process grain 100 years ago? Find out at Kaleko Mill, which is the oldest preserved water mill for processing grain in Denmark. There is a special vibe to the thatched and half-timbered mill, making you feel as though you have travelled back in time.

TAKE THE VINTAGE TRAIN Experience a train ride out of the 1950s aboard the vintage train from Den Syd Fyenske Veteranjernbane. During the half-hour trip from Faaborg to Korinth, you can enjoy the views of the lovely South Fyn landscape and the archipelago.

THE BELL TOWER – FAABORG’S LANDMARK The bell tower is Faaborg’s best-known landmark. After the Reformation in 1536, the Church of St. Nicholas was torn down, and only the bell tower was left standing. The view from atop the tower, overlooking the town’s red roofs, the hills of Svanninge Bakker, and the South Fyn Archipelago, is simply magnificent. The saying goes that a true child of Faaborg will never move so far away as to lose sight of the bell tower. For more information, go to visitfaaborg.dk


EXPLORE FAABORG Accompany the watchman on his evening round, explore the town on your own, or travel back in time to the 1890s.

FOLLOW THE NIGHT WATCHMAN In 1592, the first night watchman did his rounds in the streets of Faaborg. The watchman’s task was to keep order at night and sound the alarm in case of fire. The tradition was revived in 1995, and so, every evening during summer, the watchman sets off on his round at 8pm from the bell tower. Everyone, big and small, is invited to follow in the watchman’s footsteps – and it’s free of charge.

EXPLORE FAABORG AT YOUR OWN PACE With the combined map and guide ‘Walk through the town’, you have a local historian in your back pocket. The booklet can be purchased at the tourist office and at visitfaaborg.dk.

A TOWN WITHIN A TOWN Faaborg Miniby is a historically correct 1:10-scale version of Faaborg in the year of 1890. Take a stroll through the miniature town of 150-plus houses, all built according to original architectural drawings and with authentic building materials – an exact copy, down to the smallest detail.




THE ALPS OF FYN IS FULL OF MYSTERY AND GREAT VIEWS The forces at work during the last Ice Age shaped a unique hill country almost encircling Faaborg: Svanninge Bakker, also known as the Alps of Fyn. Many, many years ago, Svanninge Bakker was a desolate, uninhabited area, overgrown with heather. The townspeople of Faaborg were not fond of passing through the hills at nighttime, and place names such as the Thief’s Button and the Coffin Lid are a testament to those feelings of fear and superstition. Today, though, the hills, valleys, and forests of Svanninge


Bakker are best known as a popular choice for excursions and outdoor activities, as the rolling hills exude adventure, beauty, and romance. The many paths meandering through the hills are perfect for hiking or mountain biking trips. There are also marked routes for those who prefer to enjoy the scenery on horseback. Also note that in case of snow, Svanninge Bakker is where you find the best toboggan runs and ski slopes on Fyn. Read more at visitfaaborg.dk


FINDSTRUP CHURCH RUIN The ruins of the former Findstrup Church is located just east of Diernæs (around 5 km east of Faaborg). There are many stories connected to the site, but nobody knows for certain why the church fell into ruin. Visit for the mystery and the amazing views of the surrounding area. Read more at visitfaaborg.dk

PIPSTORN FOREST With its many burial mounds and prehistoric monuments, there is a special vibe to Pipstorn Forest, stimulating the imagination and transporting you

back to ancient times. Around 4,000 years ago, the Pipstorn area started being used as a burial site, and only later the forest grew up around it. Today, Pipstorn Forest is used for forestry and leisure activities besides being home to wild animals and plants. Some hundred metres into the forest, there is a combined shelter and bonfire cabin as well as a playground with a course for playing ”The floor is lava!” There are mountain biking tracks in the forest as well as fixed control points for orienteering. Entrance and parking at the Lucienhøj outlook point. Read more at visitfaaborg.dk


A PIECE OF JAPAN ON FYN The Japanese Gardens outside Faaborg is landscape gardening at its finest. Take a relaxing walk through six themed gardens laid out according to old Japanese traditions. Marvel at the carefully sculpted bushes and trees and their reflections in the lakes and streams. Rhododendron, cherry, hydrangea, and azalea are among the many fascinating plants in the garden. For more information, go to visitfaaborg.dk



South Fyn is the land of lilacs. Every year, beginning in mid-May, the South Fyn landscape undergoes an almost magical transformation when the tender green colours of springtime are woven through with a net of violet lines – the flowering lilacs! Ever since the early 1800s, it has been tradition on South Fyn to plant lilacs along roads and property lines and as windbreaks. Traveling along the narrow winding roads of South Fyn in summer, the scent of flowering lilacs pervades

the air and the view of nature’s own decorations is something to behold. The flowering lilacs are best experienced on foot or on bike. If you choose to go by car, just remember to roll down your window to enjoy the scent as well! De Sydfynske Syrendage – South Fyn Lilac Days – are held on the third weekend of May. Read more at visitfaaborg.dk


FAABORG HARBOUR – TAKE A SWIM IN THE FJORD Faaborg’s lively and charming harbour was established in the late 17th century and remains active to this day. Commercial vessels and fishermen still use the harbour, as do the ferries serving the islands of Lyø, Avernakø, and Bjørnø. The harbour is visited by large ships, yachts of all sizes, and kayakers, who have embraced the South Fyn Archipelago because you never lose sight of land. The harbour is located right in the centre of this lovely old market town. There is only 100 m from the harbour to the town square. Throughout summer, you can go on a tour of the archipelago on ’Haabet’, an old wooden ship based in Faaborg Harbour. On the waterfront, Faaborg Røgeri Café serves homesmoked seafood, and there are lots


of other eateries, shops, and grocery stores nearby. In the eastern end of the harbour, you can go for a swim in the fjord at Faaborg Havnebad, which has two wide bathing jetties. There’s also a sauna, so winter swimmers can warm up after taking a cold dip.

SOUTH FYN ON HORSEBACK Riderute Sydfyn is one of the longest and most scenic riding trails in Denmark – 75 km over the hills of Svanninge Bakker, through the state forests around Sollerup and past large manor houses and open fields. The estates of Brahetrolleborg, Holstenshuus and Steensgaard on South Fyn have allowed access to their properties on a number of riding trails. The Riderute Sydfyn trail is the perfect option for a horseback trip in a varied landscape full of scenic

and historic sights. The trail passes through ancient woodlands and wide-open spaces offering great views of historic buildings and the impressive archipelago. Finding your way is easy, as the main trail is clearly marked by posts with ‘horseback riding’ symbols. For more information about riding maps, trip suggestions, horse-friendly B&B’s and camp sites (also known as ’hay hotels’), go to visitfaaborg.dk.


THE ARCHIPELAGO TRAIL Put one foot in front of the other, and return home with renewed strength. Hiking is more popular than ever – perhaps because it enables your mind to wander along with your feet. At 220 km, The Archipelago Trail is one of Denmark’s longest hiking trails, winding its way through a unique landscape with impressive castles and manors, stunning scenery, charming villages, laid-back fishing hamlets and historic market towns. Some parts of The Archipelago Trail follow the coastline while others take you through inland hill country, with great views of the archipelago everywhere you look.


WALK THE TRAIL ALL YEAR AROUND The Archipelago Trail is open throughout the year, and is equally suited for a brisk two-hour walk, a mini vacation with luggage transfer, or a whole week of backpacking. The Archipelago Trail is reserved for hikers and marked by poles with the blue ”hiker” symbol. Read more and book guided tours at visitsvendborg.dk and visitfaaborg.dk. The combined map and guidebook of The Archipelago Trail is available for purchase at visitfaaborg.dk and at the tourist offices in Faaborg and Svendborg.

FACTS ABOUT THE ARCHIPELAGO TRAIL The Archipelago Trail – A Walking Tour of the South Fyn Archipelago’ is a 180-page guidebook with detailed maps and descriptions of each section of the trail. Buy the book at visitfaaborg.dk or at the tourist offices in Faaborg or Svendborg, where you can also pick up free maps of the region. If you want to spend the night outdoors, try one of the new architect-designed shelters. To book in advance, go to bookenshelter.dk.






The owners have called this impressive castle home through 12 generations.

Restaurant and castle hotel. Wake up feeling like nobility.

The impressive and picturesque Egeskov Castle is the most well-preserved renaissance moat castle in Europe – and the most popular tourist attraction on Fyn. Within a radius of 40 km, many other estates rise above the landscape – Brahetrolleborg, Broholm Castle, Holstenshuus, Valdemar’s Castle, Hesselagergård, and Hvedholm Castle, among others. Fyn has a total of 123 castles and manor houses – a large proportion of which are located on South Fyn – and several of them are open for visitors. The large estates offer a variety of experiences for nature lovers, history geeks, gourmets, and those with a penchant for waking up in a canopy bed within the solid walls of a castle.

EGESKOV CASTLE – the living castle on Fyn The 460-year-old Egeskov Castle is not only ’home to count Ahlefeldt and his family, but also a museum. Explore the impressive collection of classic cars, get lost in the labyrinth, or go tree-top walking. In late May, the castle grounds serve as venue for Heartland Festival. For more information, go to egeskov.dk



Visit the castle’s rhododendron park – you enter from he road called ’Spanget’ in Korinth.

Throughout the year, you can visit the castle’s rococo gardens from 1793.


SOUTH FYN – INSPIRING ART We could write a whole book about art on South Fyn and the archipelago. Artists have always been attracted to the region because of the scenery and the special light, and in the early 20th century, the Fyn Painters put South Fyn firmly on the art map. Today, creative souls are prospering on South Fyn. There are sculptures on many a street corner and small shops with glassware, ceramics, and various artisanal and one-of-a-kind objects. In Faaborg and Svendborg, galleries, museums, and churches present all kinds of art and exhibitions.


SVENDBORG – AN ABUNDANCE OF ART GALLERIES In Svendborg, there’s not far from one art gallery to the next. The town has a wealth of art spaces of different sizes, among them SAK.

FAABORG – A MAGNET FOR ARTISTS Throughout the years, many artists have chosen to settle in Faaborg. Especially Bøjestræde in the old part of town has a vibrant art community with galleries, workshops and boutiques selling glassware, ceramics, jewelry, and paintings. Konservesgården is located next to Faaborg Museum and has changing exhibitions. Artists may borrow the historical Levins hus to exhibit their own artworks. Read more at visitfaaborg.dk, and pick up the arts and culture guide at the tourist office in Faaborg

The galleries all exhibit works of local as well as internationally acclaimed artists. Several artisans reside in Svendborg’s Latin Quarter – try visiting the open workshops of ceramist Ulla Sonne or glassblower Bente Sonne. The town is also known for its active music community, and each year in late August, Svendborg hosts the SVEND film festival. For more information, go to visitsvendborg.dk

THE FYN PAINTERS In the late 1880s, an artist’s community based in Faaborg and Kerteminde on Northern Fyn was formed. Fritz Syberg, Peter Hansen, and Anna Syberg (née Hansen) were central figures in the community. They were all originally from Faaborg and returned home after completing their artistic education in Copenhagen. Also among the group’s core members were Alhed and Johannes Larsen from Kerteminde. The Fyn Painters were called ’peasant painters’ and ’clog painters’ because their paintings were inspired by nature and rural life rather than the hustle and bustle of the big city. Several of the Fyn Painters’ well-known paintings are at Faaborg Museum, which was constructed specifically for their artworks.




Fyn is known as Denmark’s orchard. Throw away an apple core, and a new tree will sprout right away – or so the saying goes. The fertile Funish soil is the origin of many food products sold in Denmark. On South Fyn, you won’t have to drive far to pass a roadside vegetable stall or a farm shop, and local food producers make excellent cheese, meat, flour, rapeseed oil, honey, juice, candy, and chocolate – and then there is the ice-cream made on Skarø, which tastes so heavenly that Singapore Airlines serve it on first class. Many of the specialties produced on South Fyn end up being served at Denmark’s finest restaurants. On South Fyn, you can find first-class award-winning restaurants, ambitious chefs firmly grounded in the


Funish soil, and a community kitchen serving food made with love, care, and locally sourced meat and produce. South Fyn has something for every taste bud and wallet size – even if you want to hit the highest gastronomical notes. Kulinarisk Sydfyn Each year in June, the largest food market in the Nordics, Kulinarisk Sydfyn, fills the streets of Svendborg with the best of slow food, organic food, and local products. The enthusiastic exhibitors will offer you plenty of samples while telling the stories behind their products. The tourist offices in Svendborg and Faaborg are ready to offer you great tips for a culinary road trip. Read more at visitsvendborg.dk and visitfaaborg.dk

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THE SOUTH FYN SPIRITS ROUTE The people of South Fyn prefer living life outside the fast lane, focusing on quality of life and attentiveness to the little things – inspired by the Tuscan way of life. The rolling hills are similar as well, so in a number of ways, South Fyn is the Tuscany of Denmark. South Fyn has many breweries, vineyards, and distilleries, all inviting you in for a taste of their spirits. Visit Grands Vin, Gundestrup Mejeri, Midtfyns Bryghus, Svendborgsund Bryghus, Ø-Bryg, Kunstbryggeriet Far & Søn, Skårupøre Vingaard, Svendborg Vingaard, Kimersbjerggaard Vingaard, Aqua Vitae Sydfyn and Mosgaard. Located near the town of Oure in a charming farmhouse overlooking the sea, the organic whisky and gin distillery Mosgaard has received wide acclaim for its gin, and the distillers are constantly working on developing new exciting tastes. Read more at visitsvendborg.dk and visitfaaborg.dk



The Organic Gin and Whisky distillery of Southern Funen

Experience the atmosphere and get an exquisite experience with our Gin and Whisky - or get the whole story on one of our guided tours. Current opening hours can be found at our website: www.mosgaardwhisky.dk Tanghavevej 43, 5883 Oure - Tlf: (+45) 2480 9302



Taasinge Museum

CAPTAINS HOME - FOLKLORE ARCHIVES ELVIRA MADIGANS LOVE STORY - MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - CRAFTS - TOY 1/6 – 31/8. Tue. - Sun. 11.00 - 16.00 1/9 – 15/9. Thu. - Sun. 11.00 - 16.00 Entrance DKK 50. Children free. Open by appointment outside the season Tel. 63225091 · taasingemuseum@mail.dk www.taasinge-museum.dk

Segway Sightseeing Enjoy the beautiful nature when you are riding a Segway with our guide. We drive along the small roads, forest paths and the beach while we tell you about the area. It is fun, it is fantastic and everybody can learn how to ride a Segway. Minimum age 12 years.

Segway Track Both children and adults of all ages can drive at our 17.000 m2 Segway track. We practice together and afterwards you are good to go. It is recommended that children’s height is minimum 115 cm. We drive both tours and on our track several times every day. Please call and book in advance; it is your guarantee for a vacant Segway.

THE TOWN JAIL Experience the world behind bars Experience the past and the present in a Danish town jail. Being behind bars triggers a lot of reflections among young and old alike.

Faaborg Arrest, 19 Torvet, 5600 Faaborg Open February to October Follow all exhibitions and activities on www.ohavsmuseet.com


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Are special experiences something you and your family and friends want to share together? Maybe it’s time for a romantic getaway or a cultural minibreak? Could you do with going out into the countryside, getting more out of art or discovering a local taste sensation? Then book a tour with local enthusiasts and guides who are passionate about revealing Faaborg’s best kept secrets. At visitfaaborg.com you can book local experiences all year round.



Take af trip with The Heritage Railway from Faaborg to Korinth and enjoy an experience of a journey like your Grandparents did!

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SUMMER BUFFET - Delicious summer buffet in Svendborg

Enjoy a delicious, all inclusive summer buffet at Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg’s fabulous Restaurant Krinsen. Ample opportunity to enjoy a delicious alfresco dinner on our terrace.

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Make your stay part of the adventure Hotel Christiansminde offers fantastic southern facing rooms with a view of the water, restaurant with a panoramic view of the beach & sea and a Nordic inspired cuisine who uses local produce whenever possible.

We recommend a trip with the veteran ferry “Helge” from the hotel or island hopping to many of the historic glacial landscape of 55 inhabited & uninhabited islands. The area invites for hiking, biking or kayak tours, fishing, diving, sailing and exciting food tasting beyond the ordinary. There is room for everybody at Hotel Christiansminde Remember to book your room, reserve your table well in advance Christiansmindevej 16 | 5700 Svendborg |Tlf. +45 62 21 90 00 | booking@christiansminde.dk www.christiansminde.dk | www.outdoor.christiansminde.dk


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in the centre of Denmark’s nicest market town Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg offers a wide selection of great package deals including concerts and other activities on beautiful South Fyn as well as delicious menus and buffets in our charming Restaurant Krinsen. Check out upcoming events at www.hotel-svendborg.dk or follow us on our Facebook page. Ask for an offer on +45 6221 1700 or via booking@hotel-svendborg.dk Read more about Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg at www.hotel-svendborg.dk Centrumpladsen 1

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Svendborg has it all if you like the pulsating life of the big great cafés and restaurants, inspiring shops as well as a harbour full of activities. Danhostel Svendborg is a modern hostel located in the heart of Svendborg.

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Each year, one of the biggest events of the summer is when 30-40 large historic sailing ships make the journey around Funen. This year, the Tour of Funen celebrates its 35th anniversary. Give the ships a festive reception when they arrive at the different harbours on the tour – or go on the tour yourself! Joining does not require any training or qualifications, and everyone is welcome.

ONE-DAY TRIP Two of the schooners in the Tour of Funen field – Fulton and Fiona – offer you the opportunity of joining the tour for one day. Sign on in the morning; participate in the day’s voyage; eat lunch on board, and sign off when the field arrives at the next harbour the same afternoon. The price for a one-day trip is 900 DKK, which includes breakfast at the harbour bewoodnwonder.com fore embarking, and lunch aboard the ship.

JOIN A SHIP FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK Some of the ships in the Tour of Funen field can be boarded for an entire week. Everyone participates with the on board chores - being part of the unity on the ship is an amazing experience, and soon, guests are just as obsessed with the race as the regular crew. However, first and foremost, it is a friendly race. A highlight of the race are evenings spent at the harbour enjoying great company and good food. The price for the full week is 5-6,000 DKK, which includes all meals, except drinks.

FESTIVE FINISH IN SVENDBORG The traditional ending of the tour takes place on the Friday of week 30 (this year it’s 28 July) when the ships arrive in Svendborg. The day is filled with activities for the whole family at the Maritime Centre warehouse. It is fascinating to watch the crews dock the ships simultaneously, and afterwards, you

get the chance to go on board some of the ships. In the evening, the ships’ crews and guests – around 400 people in total – eat dinner, celebrate the finish, and crown the winners of this year’s friendly race.

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Custom made. A Danish Made from locally grown design. wood Made in Denmark Bente by female sculptor,byfurniture Do you want to join the Hovendal, a female designer and naturefurniture lover Tour of Funen? designer, sculptor and Bente Hovendal. Contact Maritime Centre Danmark by phone nature lover.

on +45 6223 6955 or send an email to maritimbooking@svendborg.dk to get a place on one of thewoodnwonder ships. hovendal denmark Further information at www.fyn-rundt.dk

Restaureringofafold gamle skibe, træ/stål • Restoration ships, wood/steel Reparation • Repairs Nybygning • New buildings beddinger 150 tons og • 2 slipways ofpå 150 tonnes and350 350tons tonnes Flydedokdock 1000oftons • Floating 1000 tonnes


v/ Peter Ring-Andersen Frederiksø · DK-5700 Svendborg Tel. +45 62 21 02 68 · Fax +45 62 22 46 66 E-mail: info@ring-andersen.dk

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TOP 10 BEACHES Pack your beach bag and go for a swim! There is a total of 1,100 km of coast around Fyn, and the South Fyn Archipelago boasts some of the finest sandy beaches with clean water and

wonderful views of the many yachts, ships, and ferries criss-crossing the waters. This is our top 10.

Lundeborg strand

Bøjden strand

Havnebadet i Faaborg Klinten

Drejet, Knold, Dyreborg

Christiansminde Strand Nab Strand Smørmosen

Thurø rev Slotshagen strand


Christiansminde Beach Christiansmindevej 20 5700 Svendborg

Smørmosen Gyldenstensvej 10 5700 Svendborg

Thurø rev Øster Skovvej 2 5700 Svendborg

Slotshagen Beach Slotsallén 100 5700 Svendborg

Lundeborg Beach Havnevej 1 5874 Hesselager

Klinten Klinte Allé 5600 Faaborg

Nab Beach Kildegårdsvej 8 5600 Faaborg

Drejet, Knold, Dyreborg Knoldsvej 5600 Faaborg

Bøjden Beach Bøjden Landevej 12 5600 Faaborg

Faaborg Harbour Chr. IX’s Vej 12 5600 Faaborg

PRACTICAL INFORMATION AMBULANCE: Tel: 1 1 2 POLICE: Tel: 1 1 4 EMERGENCY SERVICE DOCTOR: Tel: + 45 7011 0707 EMERGENCY ROOM: OUH Svendborg Sygehus Valdemarsgade 53, Svendborg Tel: +45 7011 0707

Tel: +45 6252 4000 www.aeroe-ferry.dk

remember to set the parking disc in parking spots without pay stations.

ÆrøXpressen (Rudkøbing-Marstal) Tel: +45 7370 7800 www.aeroexpressen.dk

TAXA: Tel: +45 7010 2122 Tel: +45 6261 8800 (Faaborg only)

Bjørnøfærgen (Bjørnø) Tel: +45 2029 8050 www.bjoernoefaergen.dk

TRAINS: DSB Tel: +45 7013 1415 www.rejseplanen.dk

Ø-Færgen (Lyø & Avernakø) Tel: +45 7253 1800 www.oefaergen@fmk.dk

FERRIES: Højestene (Skarø & Drejø) Tel: +45 6223 3000 www.hoejestene.dk

TOURIST INFORMATION: VisitFaaborg Torvet 19, DK – 5600 Faaborg Tel: +45 7253 1818 www.visitfaaborg.dk

Alslinjen (between Fyn and Als) Tel: +45 7023 1515 www.alslinjen.dk

Hjortøboen (Hjortø) Tel: +45 6223 3084 www.svendborg-havn.dk

VisitSvendborg - SvendborgEvent Havnepladsen 2, DK- 5700 Svendborg Tel: +45 6223 6951 www.visitsvendborg.dk

BUS SERVICES: Fynbus.dk & Rejseplanen.dk Tel: +45 6311 2233

Ærøfærgerne (Svendborg-Ærøskøbing, Faaborg - Søby & Søby- Fynshav)

PARKING: Look for parking pay stations, and


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Address: Svendborg Bycenter Vestergade 16 5700 Svendborg Tlf.: +45 6221 0062

Hesselager Apotek Hesselager Apotek is placed between Nyborg and Svendborg. Opening hours: Monday–Friday: 09.00-17.00 (thursday to 17.30)

Saturday: 9.00-13.00 Sunday: Closed

Address: Langgade 5 5874 Hesselager Tlf.: +45 6225 1003



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Løve Apoteket Svendborg Øst Opening hours: Monday–Friday: 9.00-19.00 Saturday: 9.00-15.00 Sunday: 10.00-14.00

Address: Møllegade 92 (in Føtex) 5700 Svendborg Tlf.: +45 6221 0062


Go island hopping

Faaborg III: Faaborg, Lyø, Avernakø

Skarø - Drejø Stry nø - Bjø rnø Hj ortø - Averna kø & Lyø

Book dit personlige Ø-hop i det Sydfynske Øhav på www.ø-hop.dk For at gøre det nemt og overskueligt for dig som ø-hopper, kan du på www.ø-hop.dk læse mere om øerne, færgerne, attraktioner samt booke dit eget personlige ø-hop.

Faaborg Lyø


Book your own Island Sightseeing on



Avernakø Skarø Lillebjørn: Faaborg, Bjørnø



Hjortøboen: Svendborg, Hjortø, Skarø

Rudkøbing Strynø

Højestene: Svendborg, Skarø, Drejø

Strynø: Rudkøbing, Strynø

At www.o-hop.dk you can read about the islands and book your own sightseeing.

Design: Streich.dk Foto: Sven Storm

Island Combiferry: Svendborg, Strynø, Lyø, Bjørnø, Avernakø, Drejø, Skarø

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