I don't know the name of the church, but the bell ringing here is the most beautiful I have ever heard. It rings at 12 o'clock and it takes not 1 minute as usually, but 5 minutes for sure or even longer. Great melodies.
The old part of Svendborg is a nice place for a walk. When the shops are working, lot of clothes are taken out, so the streets are much different than in the evening. Walking the streets you will find some small cosy streets, corners, churches and views.
A nice place just to walk aroung in Svendborg is the market square you see in my picture. I don't know exactly when is the market taking place there, but it is there on Saturdays till about 1p.m. for sure. Sometimes there are small open air free concerts in this square. All the old town of Svendborg is around that place. Old buildings, streets, shops, cafes, enjoy it!
Sankt Nicolai Kirke is the oldest building in Svendborg. It was built in the first half of the 13th century and is protected by the patron saint of sea farers; Saint Nicolaus. (Yes; Santa!) The church is built in late romanic style but parts has been added later so like with other churches it is a bit of a mix of different styles.
The church is open all days except monday.
Christian's Mill was built in 1837 by the miller Christian Klingenberg for Kaptajn Moelmark. The milling stopped in 1958 and the mill is now a protected building.
Different milling equipment are kept inside.
You can get to see it from inside if you contact Svendborg Museum at
62 21 02 61
The hill where the mill stands offer great views of the town, the sea and the neigbouring island of Taasinge (where I lived all my childhood). The wings of the mill are fitted with lights so that you can see it at night. Beautiful!
This is one of the oldest buildings in Svendborg and it is now a museum. The house was built in about 1560 for Anne Hvide, a noble lady. After her death it has belonged to different noble families. For a while it was an inn and has also been used as a school and for the library.
In 1912 it was finally given to the Svendborg Museum and they restored it. Now it houses different exhibitions. To celebrate the 750 year anniversary for Svendborg as a merchants town there is a new archeological exhibitions telling the history of Svendborg town.
Prices: 25kr for adults (over 12 years)
15kr for students and pensioners.
It's just a nice place to wander. Work your way away from the Ærøskøbing ferry dock and explore. No breathtaking sights, but just relaxing surroundings.