Ærø Travel Guide

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Ærø Things to Do

  • Flaske-Peters Samling (Bottle Peter...

    In the 1940s, Danish sailor Peter Jacobsen started building ships in bottles. He kept building them until he passed away in 1960. During that time, he built lots of ships. All sorts of ships in all sorts of bottles. Over 1700 of them. And now you can see many of them in the museum on Smedgade. If you have any maritime blood in your veins, this is a...

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  • Walk to Unrehoved

    Unrehoved, the name of the peninsula to the east of Ærøskøbing, is a pleasant stroll. Enjoy the sea view on both sides as you walk past rows of beach houses. Further on, you pass a few houses, then a series of pastures and fields. At the end, you come upon a beach with cliffs above. Wander along the cliffs as far as you dare, but I don't think...

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  • Walk to Voderup Klint

    A fine walk on a nice day is the walk from Ærøskøbing across the island to Voderup Klint. The walk takes about 90 minutes each way. The walk takes you up to the highest point of the island (admittedly not very high), then on to the north side's clay cliffs. Stop and enjoy a picnic cliffside and ponder the steps made by sudden landslides over the...

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  • Alley by the sea

    The most expensive houses in Aeroskobing are located by this alley with the view to the sea. They have small yards in front, of course the alley is not only for the owners, you can walk there as well. There are some benches for public use, so you can relax if you get tired in this small town :) The alley leads to the end of village, where large...

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  • Old fishermen houses

    I am not 100 percent sure, but I was told that these small houses belonged to fishermen some years ago. Nowadays the owners have dinner inside or in the terraces or just keep their things there necessary when they come to the strand for few hours. Besides, the beach by these small houses is the only place you can swim and sunbath in Aeroskobing....

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  • Admire the doors

    I have never seen so many different styles of house doors like in Aeroskobing. Just glance while walking and you will catch yourself already making photos of these small art works :) Or you can also look at my travelogue. There is just a small part of the doors...

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  • Water-pump

    As we walked around the narrow street of the residential areas passing through the cobbled-stoned centre we came across this water pump. In the picture, John, a friend from Scotland giving it a try and yes it worked! Like many parts of the island, its protected and perhaps suddenly you would feel you moved back few centuries.

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  • Village-homes

    Though inside the town you may find locals who live there just few yards away the coastline is dotted with nice summer houses owned by Danes from other parts of the country. Locals are friendly as they are in all over Fyn.

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  • Aeroe-Door

    Regularly panited old hoses are lined up in Ærøskæbing, some of them perhaps used as restaurents or private guest-houses and some of them as regular duelling places in a town with well-functioning community, with schools, a hospital, doctors and a full range of facilities and services. However when teens are ready to attend high school they either...

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  • Ærøskøbing 2

    Many of the 17th and 18th century houses are gently listing half-timbered affairs with handblown glass windows, decorative doorways and street-side hollyhocks.This is the main street of Æroøskøbing as you come down from ferry from Svendborg and walk up. Though it was July, a perfect summer month, the weather was interrupted by occasional rain and...

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  • Ærøskøbing 1

    Ærøskøbing is the capital of the island, Ærø and centre of most transportation system and well-connected to other parts of the island. By law this town is protected and preserved in its original set-up of 16th-17th century.

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  • Beaches and countryside

    On cycling around the island of Aero what strikes is the beauty of the scenery. The tidy and colorful countryside joins at the horizon the blue of the sea. Windmills are everywhere - almost the whole energy is produced by the wind here. Lying on one of the many beaches is a relaxing activity from one wonder to the next.

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Ærø Restaurants

  • Excellent Gourmet Dinners

    The restaurant offers very well prepared fusion cuisine. 3-course meals are offered for DKK 300, plus beverages. Eat inside, or out in the courtyard if the weather is good. This is an excellent place for a splurge. The featured meal varies from day to day. Rest assured, Chef Christian Møller Bentzen will take excellent care of you.

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  • Great Smoked Fish

    I understand that "smokeries" like this one are not all that unusual in Danish coastal towns. They're a nice choice for smoked fish. Order food to eat on the picnic tables outside, or have the fish packaged to take away. This one also had Carlsberg beer on tap. You can't go wrong with smoked herring or smoked salmon. I had a salad with pieces of...

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  • ICE CREAM!

    Yummy Danish ice cream served on freshly baked waffle cones. What more could you want? Grab a cone with as many scoops as you dare, head for the water, and enjoy. Favorite dish? Let me go out on a limb and recommend the ice cream. Check to see what the daily special is.

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Ærø Transportation

  • Ærøskøbing Ferry

    Unless you have a car, the best way to get to Ærø is the ferry from Svendborg to Ærøskøbing. Through June 2012, ferries will depart Svendborg Monday-Friday every 3 hours from 07:15 until 19:15, with the final ferry departing at 22:30. On most weekends, the 07:15 ferry doesn't run. Travel time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. The return trip from...

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  • Bus and Day-ticket

    Once you are in Odense and that you start early morning and want to make use most of your time exploring few sites in Fyn including Egeskov castle on the way to Svendborg and then on to Ærø, you may buy so called day-ticket (dag-billet) from the bus-chauffer. The ticket also includes a return ferry trip to Ærø and vaild until midnight. So it...

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  • Different ways to come to Aerkoskobing

    There are different ways to come to Aero. If you come from Germany, you can take a ferry from Mommark to Soby and then go by bus to Aeroskobing. On the website www.aeroe-ferry.dk you will find all information - prices, timetables of ferries as well as buses.If you come from the opposite direction than Germany, i.e. from mainland Denmark, you should...

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Ærø Shopping

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  • Anachronistic Supermarket

    All of Ærøskøbing is comprised of quaint buildings from the 17th Century... except for the Netto. This supermarket, located within sight of the ferry dock, has a large selection of groceries at reasonable prices (by Danish standards). Great for picnics, and/or if you have accommodations with a kitchen. Open Monday-Friday 9AM to 7PM, Saturday 8AM to...

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  • List of shops in Aeroskobing

    There are two shops to buy food in Aeroskobing - lower price shop Netto (you can see it when you come by ferry) and Spar (in the main square of the town). If you want to taste locally made cookies and pies, you can try it in the main street - Vestergade. Also the shops of other kinds are also mostly located in Vestergade - there are 3 shops to buy...

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  • Ærø-butik

    Ærøskøbing is a small town but there are some specialized butik and a branch of discount supermarket Netto. That makes you spend less even tho you are a little far from the mainland Denmark.

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Ærø Local Customs

  • Ærø Microbrews!

    Would you believe this island has a microbrewery? Well, it does indeed. The Rise Bryggeri makes 3 types of brew: Ærø Pilsener, Ærø IPA, and Ærø Dark Ale. I tried the first two -- they were both quite good. The beer is available in bottles at the Ærøskøbing Bakery, as well as many restaurants around town, including Restaurant Ærøhus.

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  • Fresh Produce on the Honor System

    As you walk, bike or drive around Ærø, you'll see several stands selling various farm products. Prices are posted next to the items. The way it works: you take what you want, you leave what it costs. I'd expect this would work for about 15 seconds in most of the world, but it seems to work just fine here.

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  • Nosy people

    In the picture you can see the doubled mirror on the window. You know why is it there? The people sitting at their homes can look at the mirror and observe the whole street even without opening the window or going out. So be careful, even if you can't see anybody around you, maybe somebody is watching you! :)))

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Ærø Off The Beaten Path

  • Olde Mølle

    A little group of houses surrounds the old mill on the road to Tranderup. There are two commemorative stones: one marking the return of Ærø to Denmark, and another honoring a pioneer from the U.S. state of Washington. There is also a bench that is known as the "Peace Bench."

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  • Outlying place for picnic

    Some people living in Aeroskobing for 30 years do not know this place! And it is very strange, because it is just 5min on foot out of town :) There is nothing so interesting there, I just go for a walk with my dog there. But if you are looking for a more queit place than the visited by tourist, you can come there to have a picnic, burn the fire,...

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  • Photogenic Cows

    OK, so we're walking back from Voderup Klint, just outside of Tranderup. We pass this pasture full of cows. Big deal, right? Well, the cows spot us and line up along the fence as if for a picture. After we stopped laughing, we obliged them and took some pictures. Were they looking for a handout? I guess we'll never know.

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  • Killer Bunny!

    On the road to Tranderup, we encountered a Killer Bunny. Fortunately, we had a spare Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch in our pack, so we vanquished him.

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  • The best time to visit Aero

    The first tip I would mention is: come to Aero in summer! Aro is completely different in the summer time (touristic time) and in the other seasons. After tourists leave the iceland, lot of shops and restaurants close, there is almost no nightlife and no things to do. It is much worth to visit not the "dead" towns, but to feel the joyfull atmosphere...

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