Svendborg Travel Guide

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Svendborg Things to Do

  • Strolling along the Marina

    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.

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  • Ringing bells

    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.

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  • City center walk

    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.

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  • Market square

    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,...

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  • Skt Nicolai Church

    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...

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  • Christian's Mill

    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 61The hill where the mill stands offer great views of the town,...

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Svendborg Restaurants

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    by PatriX82 Updated Apr 15, 2007

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    An old Dutch river boat, the "Oranje" is a piece of maritime history. Sit on deck under the canvas roof and enjoy the view of the harbour, or move below deck to the magnificent dining hall.

    The food is everything from fish to lamb, and comes in generous helpings. A large menu makes it easy to compose a 3 or 5 dish dinner, and with a well-stocked wine cellar, you will find everything, you might wish.

    The staff are very friendly and prefessional, and will be happy to tell you about the boat and its history. Don't be surprised if you are offered second helpings - free of charge.

    Favorite Dish: Be sure to try one of the exellent fish soups as a starter. They are absolutely amazing. Also, if you choose to sit on deck, ask to see the dining hall below, it's worth a look!

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Svendborg Transportation

  • Ferry to Ærø

    Unless you have a car, the best way to get to Ærø is the ferry from Svendborg to Ærøskøbing. Through June 2008, ferries will depart Svendborg Monday-Friday every 3 hours from 07:30 until 22:30. On most weekends, the 07:30 ferry doesn't run. Travel time is approximately 1 hour. The return trip from Ærøskøbing departs Monday-Friday every 3 hours from...

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  • The ferry to Ærøskøbing

    There are 6 daily ferries going from Svendborg to Ærøskøbing (4-5 in the weekends).The current prices (december 2006) are:Adult DKR 92/149 (single/roundtrip).Car 201/332.Other combinations can be see on the shipping companys homepage.The ferry departs from a dock near the railwaystation in Svendborg, and you can follow the signs from the station to...

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Svendborg Shopping

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    by Liolio Written Jan 17, 2006

    There is nothing special about shops in Svendborg. Souvenir, clothes and alike shops are in the center of the city, the furniture, food and other bigger shops are mostly located quite far from the center. The special thing about Svendborg (or even Denmark in general) - there are second-hand shops, very popular among danish people. They sell furniture, dishes, bikes, books, clothes, lamps, pictures and many other things. These shops are working only several days a week and they are full of people wanting to find something old and special or just to buy something cheap.

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Svendborg Warnings and Dangers

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    by Liolio Written Jan 17, 2006

    Don't leave your car for a long time unattended in Svendborg. Sometimes the thieves may crash your car window and steal the players or your own things. It is ok for a day or several, but this may happen during a night if your car stood in the same place for some time especially unmoved. If you are going by bike, don't forget to lock it!

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Svendborg Sports & Outdoors

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    by Liolio Written Jan 17, 2006

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    Sailing is probably the most popular activity in Svendborg (in summer of course). Although if you want to have some sport during the other time of a year you can go to the sport clubs (there are around 4 sport clubs, but I should say all of them not so nice) or a swimming pool.

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Svendborg Favorites

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    by travelfrosch Written Jul 9, 2006

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    Fondest memory: While we were waiting, several sailboats passed by. It made for a pleasant diversion while sitting at the dock.

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