Fåborg Travel Guide

  • The clock tower in Faaborg.
    The clock tower in Faaborg.
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  • Soze kaffebar.
    Soze kaffebar.
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  • Soze kaffebar.
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Fåborg Things to Do

  • The clock tower.

    The old clock tower is still standing in the center of town, very well preserved and still working.It has become the symbol of Faaborg and is the first thing you can see if you arrive to Faaborg by boat.Unlike most clock towers it´s not connected to a church, but it was many years ago, but the church was torn down and now the tower is standing free...

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  • Sundet.

    Sundet is a bird reserve and nature area right next to the center of Faaborg.Back in the day , several centuries ago this was the harbour of Faaborg, but the harbour was moved further out as the boats grew bigger and needed deeper waters.In 1940 the local goverment decided to dry it our and reclaim the last for agricultural purposes and it was like...

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  • The garden pavillion at the harbour.

    At the harbour in Faaborg you have a little garden pavillion that was originally made by a wealthy merchant so that he could sit there with his family and have afternoon tea, or whatever drink he preferred while watching the life at the harbour.These days it´s part of a museum and is open to the public and the old 19th century building is sitting...

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  • Watch old sailing boats.

    Because Faaborg is situated in a protected bay wth a good harbour, it´s a favorite place for old sailing boats to stop while touring around Denmark.You have old scooners and clippers there almost every day during the summer season and they are damn scenic these old boats.I find myself walking along the pier very often just to take a look at them.

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  • Vesterport.

    Vesterport is the old entrance to town.It used to serve as a gate where people were checked before they enterd town and today it's still standing there very well preserved.Nice remain from the time where Faaborg was one of the most important trading towns in Scandinavia.

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  • Ymerbrønden (the ymer well)

    Ymerbrønden is together with the clock tower the most important landmark in Faaborg.It´s a well that might seem very odd at first sight but it tells the story of the creation of the world in the nordic mythology.Audhumbla was the name of the cow and it was feeding the giant Ymer with her milk a long long time ago, according to the nordic mythology...

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  • Svanninge Bakker

    Denmark is a very flat country, so when something finally does rise a bit, it gets a lot of attention. Svanninge Bakker ("Svanninge Hills") is such a place which however deserves the attention it gets as it is very pretty, even if not quite the "Funen Alps" its nickname suggests. The highest points (main peak is 128 metres) remind you of some parts...

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  • Fåborg Museum

    Primarily a museum dedicated to art and sculpting by Funen artists. It was closed during our visit but amongst things to see is the original Ymerbrønden which you can see a copy of in the main square. It is also interesting since Fåborg itself is so full of artists so the museum really feels justified as a local sight.

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  • Vesterport city gate

    The only medieval city gate still standing of three along the walls that protected town in those days. In calmer times, it was used to collect toll instead. To me, it looks like Ieper or somewhere similar in Flanders.

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  • Ymerbrönden

    Kai Nielsen's sculpture of Ymer represents the old Norse viking religion of Scandinavia. If you do not know this, it might strike you as a peculiar piece of art. Ymer was a giant who was killed by Odin and his brothers who then built the World upon Ymer's body. Thus, the sculpture (its original is in the town museum) symbolises the creation of the...

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  • St Nicolai Belfry

    This belfry is a bit of a Fåborg landmark and symbol. It was built as the belfry to St Nicolai Church in the mid 15th century, but then the church was torn down during the reformation and only the belfry left standing because it was a good landmark for seafarers. Today, you can listen to "carillions" in the evening. Then you find lots of Danes...

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  • Den gamle gard Museum

    Walk into a Fåborg house from the 18th century and see how people lived when Fåborg belonged to Denmark's most important harbour towns. There is also a glass exhibition and the house itself is gorgeous.

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Fåborg Restaurants

  • Damn good coffee at Soze.

    Soze kaffebar is by far the best coffee shop in Faaborg and serves high quality coffee aswell as high quality tea.The place is tiny, but has outdoor seating too and it´s a quite lively place with a very cheerful owner who likes to play funk and jazz.The place is mostly frequented by Faaborgs arty people, both young and old and the place has a bit...

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  • Mabye the best durum rolls in Denmark.

    Faaborg has a turkish take away too.This is one of the best i have tried in Denmark though and the durum rolls they make there are brilliant.Way above what you get in most copenhagen places for instance.This is mainly because they bake the bread on the spot for you and that just gives the rolls a much better taste. They do fantastic durum rolls...

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  • Nice restaurant by the seafront.

    Det hvide pakhus is one of the nicest restaurants in town.It serves well prepared food and also has a good selection of wine and danish micro brews.I would consider most of the food quite local but there is quite a french touch to it too.It´s not the cheapest place to eat, but well worth it if you wanna splurge for an evening or an afternoon while...

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  • Fancy some moked fish?

    This is a little cafe that specialises in smoked fish.It's located right next to all the fishing boats and has a very authentic atmosphere.The place has outdoor seating too and it's a really nice place to grab a bite while sightseeing.This is kinda made like a fastfood place, but instead of deep fried fastfood you get smoked fish. You haven't been...

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  • One of the best restuarants in Faaborg.

    This rstaurant serves quite high quality local food.This is not the cheapest place in town, but a place where you will see that danish food is not always as boring as it seems when you eat in ordinary restaurants.It´s very traditional and the interior is quite old fashioned in a charming way. The fish dishes are highly recommended.It's a fishing...

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  • Nice ice cream place.

    Det blå ishus is a little ice cream bar with a great vareity of ice creams and the place has a couple of tables outside on the square where you can sit and enjoy it too.they also sell coffee and juices too.It´s located in a cute little blue house right on the main square in Faaborg.The place is run by a very friendly danish/spanish couple who spend...

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Fåborg Nightlife

  • The local pub.

    Heimdal is you typical local bar that has recently become morepopular with a bigger crowd.It used to be only a few alcoholics there, but these days you see more and more people from different walks of life there.In a town that does not have much nightlife, this is not a bad choice.

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  • Harbour life

    We were in Fåborg off season and so, the harbour area seemed devoid of life. However, in summer, I believe it's bursting with activity and it is undergoing further developments thanks to EU regional funding. There is a fish smokery and some other nice places here where you can sit and watch the world go by, listen to the odd musician, watch people...

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Fåborg Transportation

  • if you are coming from or going to ærø.

    if you are coming from or going to ærø then you catch the ferry that connects faaborg with søby on ærø.it´s a pleasant one hour journey on a little ferry that runs several times a day.

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  • Boat trip

    You can get to and from Fåborg in many ways by sea and also make daytrips using it as a base. There are regular sailings to the islands of Bjørnø, Lyø, Avernakø and not least Ærø (Søby). You can also go to Als from Claus' village of Bøjden nearby.

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  • Biking

    The tourist office (with more generous summer opening hours of course) have lots of bike for rent. I suggest a tour of Svanninge Bakker if you can muster up the energy to tackle the hills. Fåborg itself is just as easy to walk around on foot.

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Fåborg Shopping

  • For international newspapers and lottery...

    Walthers kiosk is the best place in town to pick up foreign newspapers.There are also quite a few international magazines, so this is your place to stock up on reading meterial i Faaborg if you are a foreigner.Also note that this little place has had a record number of people winning the lottery after buying there tickets there, so you might wanna...

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  • The pedestrian street.

    Faaborg has a pedestrian street with lot's of shops and little cafes.Nice place to do some shopping while taking breaks sipping coffee in one of the cafes.It starts at the townhall square and ends by the museum and is around 200 meters long.Saturday morning is a particular good day to take a walk in the pedestrian street as that is market day on...

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  • Bicycles and fishing.

    Hardys is the place in Faaborg to go for gear if you are in Faaborg by bicycle or here to go fishing.Cycling and fiashing are very common persuits for tourists in Faaborg so this could easily be helpful to the visitor here.The shop has a very good selection of gear and the staff is very good at guiding you towards the right choice.In the southern...

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Fåborg Local Customs

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    by cachaseiro Written Dec 18, 2004

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    just wandering around town is very pleasant.
    the town is full of well preserved old houses and cobbstoned streets.
    it's a small town and everything can be visited on foot without problems.

    street scene from faborg.
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Fåborg Off The Beaten Path

  • Go hiking on Øhavsstien.

    Øhavsstien is a new hiking trail that opened recently in this part of Denmark.It´s a hiking trail that goes around the southern part of Fyn and to some of the little islands off the coast.The trail is well marked and easy to hike and it´s a great way to explore that part of Denmark.in english it´s also called the archipelago trail.

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  • Dyreborg.

    Dyreborg is a very pretty little fishing town about 5 kilometers from Faaborg.It´s your typical idyllic danish village with old houses and a little harbour, surrounded by agricultural countryside.A fine half day trip if you wanna see a nice danish village.

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  • The church in Horne.

    The church in Horne, a small village just outside Faaborg, is one of the most famous in Denmark, because of the way it's build.It's partly round and was used both as a church and as a place where the locals could defend themselves against invaders when it was first build.Today it's just used as a church, but it's also a big tourist attraction.In...

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Fåborg Favorites

  • The postoffice is inside one of the...

    In Faaborg you will need to go to one of the main supermarkets if you need the postoffice.There used to be a postoffie in town, but a few years ago the danish postal service closed it down and opened a small postoffice inside the supermarket Superbrugsen.It's open in the afternoon and should be able to serve you the most common needs you might have...

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  • Faaborg once had a prison.

    From 1929 to 1989 Faaborg had a prison right on the main square.In danish that old prison was called "faaborg arrest".It was a very small prison with a few cells and these days the building is part of the local archives and they have kept 3 old prison cells open for the public so that people could see what prison life was like in the past.they even...

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  • The little canals at the harbour.

    A few years ago the harbour in Faaborg underwent a major restoration where they aimed to turn it more in to a recreational place as most of the industry was not there anymore so making it a livable place seemed the obvious thing to do and i think they did a pretty good job.These days you have a few small canals at the harbour where small boats can...

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