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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Centrumpladsen 1, Svendborg, DK-5700, Denmark
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
Valdemar's Slot in Svendborg is just about 15 km from Egeskov: it is an interesting castle, that also has - quite unique on earth - a restaurant right under the chapel of the palace - see it in my 3rd photo!In Svendborg - on your way to Valdemars Slot you will also pass by a lot of beautifull straw-thatched and halftimbered houses. The Manor house,...more
You will find an excellent collection of Vintage-cars in Egeskov castle, I have posted the 5 best of my photos here and there are a lot more photos of this wonderfull car-collection in my travelogues !You can see this museum as one of the many museums of Egeskov Slot, included in the all-inclusive-entrance-fee at the main gate.In this collection...more
Look at this very special dollhouse: Titania's Palace is a dollhouse that a british Officer named Sir Neville Wilkinson had built for his daughter, who wanted to have a "real palace" for Titania, the queen of the elfs. It took him 15 years to build this palace that consists now of 3000 parts and there is even a chapel with a fully functional organ...more
The Great Belt bridge is an enormous construction connecting Fyn (Funen) with Sjælland (Zealand). It spans 18 km's, and is actually composed of two seperate bridges. The East-brigde being a road suspension bridge with a free span of over 1600 meters, making it the second longest suspended bridge in the world.If you travel across Denmark you will...more
Christianslundsvej 119, 5800 Nyborg
Good for: Business
In consequence of the construction of the fixed link, Nyborg got a new trainstation. The station is located near the old trainstation, but is situated rather isolated with fields and forests on all sides of the station.There are frequent trains to Odense and Copenhagen. Travel time to Odense is 15 minutes, Copenhagen can be reached in just over an...more
The water in the bay is very clean and clear and you can jump in via the piers or from the side.The bay does have a lot of jelly fish and for some people ( my 14year old daughter) this can be off putting but watch them when the sun is shining on them and that's when they become especially beautiful . There were several kinds to see. We particularly...more
Most of the houses along the coast road in Brunshuse each have their own private access to the water from a little pier. We had the use of the rowing boat and a pedalo that were tied up to the cottage's pier. The rowing boat was great. We were able to visit the tiny island where birds nest in Spring but you're not allowed to step foot onto it for...more
Catch the ferry from near the harbour in Assens. Times are shown on the board. We caught the 10.00 out from Assens and returned on the 15.35. It was DKK70 each return (2008). You can take cars etc but for a day trip it's more fun to hire a bike. The trip takes about 30 minutes.Take a rain coat and thick clothing because there's no shelter on the...more
This was a most unusual and enjoyable visit to the home of the artist Johannes Larsen (1867 -1961). He lived during almost exactly the same period as my Grandfather who died two years later. The home that Larsen established in 1901 has been preserved exactly as it was when he and his family lived there. The extensive grounds - garden and fields...more
We spent a night here en route to København from Jutland. Kerteminde is a small resort and we were...more
Starting out from the Tornoes Hotel you can take a self guided walk with the help of a map and descriptive account from the hotel or the Tourist Office.Because we stopped off to visit the Larsen Museum where we also had a cup of coffee, spent some time in a book shop - where we bought the most expensive Danish- English Pocket Dictionary in the...more
Getting to Fyn from Jutland, there are two brigdes that can be used. One is the highwaybrigde crossing the Lillebælt strait. Although a considerable size the brigde fades in comparison with the newer and greater Storebæltsbro connecting Fyn with Sjælland. Driving over the brigde gives a nice view of the strait area including Middelfart, Fredericia,...more
Kongebrovej 63, Middelfart, 5500, Denmark
Good for: Business
This is actually not a 'must see acticity' but more a 'can't avoid seeing activity :0)If you go to Middelfart from the west you have to cross this bridge that connects Jutland (Jylland) with Funen (Fyn) or the old one. This is the newest one of the two 'Lillebaelt' bridges. 'Lillebaelt' is the name of the ocean you cross driving on the bridge.It's...more
This is probably the cloest you get to a 'sight' in Verninge.This cornfield can be seen from the backyard of my parents' house, and is a beautiful relaxing sight on a sunny day.As kids, me and my friends used to dig tunnels through the corn, which was not too popular with the farmer though :0)On a quiet evening you can hear these three windmills...more
Rynkeby Church is a lovely whitewashed stone church. What amazed us most about it was its frescoes with different musical instruments in a biblical context. A definite place to go therefore, if you like church music. Click on the second photo to see the frescoes.
When I said "I do".
For once in my Life…this is the most special Thing I did in Denmark ;-)
Denmark is well-known for its less bureaucratic ways of conducting Wedding ceremonies.
Although this story I will tell might be of less interests to some but maybe for those who dreamed about putting marriage and holiday together as one can be of great interest or just an eye opener for others.;-).
In my opinion an adventurous and advantageous thing to do!
First of all I came to know my husband in the year 2007. He lives in a place in Germany one hour by car away from my place.. At first it was just like acquaintances then later part our communications became more intensive. In the year 2010 on Valentine’s Day we became a pair and agreed to live in one place together. I found out that we have almost the same interests and that we both can laugh and cry together depending on appropriate situations, we decided to take our vows for marriage. But, I put him under condition not to marry locally in our town because I find it all boring. In reality I hate all these turbulences of lots of audiences in marriage preparations. I hate stress and nervousness bec. my work is stressful enough. All I want is peace and silent. Besides I like it very simple but unforgettable. The fact that I do love to travel i told him i only like to get married in a traditional "Ho`ao" in Hawaii with all its traditional ceremonies along the beach. I must not spend thousands for expensive dress because there i can wear only two pieces of stuffs with flowers leis as if i am ready to go swimming after that. The Man with just coconut leaves on. Very natural.- indeed. (Although my partner will look more like a Buddha in Hawaii Costume ..LOL) That is something special and unique for me. On the other hand, I can save my money expenses for the next Holidays ;-)
Second choice in Las Vegas with all these Casino lightings and American way of lifestyle. Part of my Family who live there can attend wit less transportation expences. The Marriage ceremony there is fast and quick procedure and the rest of the days I can concentrate on the Holidays or Honeymoon.
Finally, we decided spontaneously to take the cheapest, nearest alternative. To make it here in Denmark. First, I never have been there yet, secondly I heard they have beautiful nature surrounded by water. Thirdly, i disliked to be absent for too long from my work in the Hospital so we decided to travel in my free week. I wanted the ceremony to be solemn, simple and practical. We didn´t invite anyone. Just the two of us. Witnesses were provided from them. It was not complicated to prepare the required papers. We needed Birth Certificate, a Certificate of Registration as a resident ( Residence Permit), Eligibility to get Married and if one is divorced then Evidence of Divorcement or dissolution Papers. We paid 75 Euro for it. Within two weeks’ time we have had the agreed schedule. They do So that´s it. My wedding was very simple but memorable and unforgettable.
Horne. fs. is a small club with many famous visitors.If you happen to come by in the summer time, don´t forget to ask if there is a big game there.The odds are that there is a game.Their stadium is called "egsfield ground" by the way. just bring enthusiasm and love of football.that is what this club was made of.more