Svendborg is situated on the island of Funen and it has been named the most charming town that Denmark has to offer, it is the second largest town on the island with a population of almost 30000 there is plenty to see and do for a short stay there! With its unique atmosphere and plenty to see, you can start your visit by taking a stroll along Havnepladsen towards the lively marina to watch the large wooden ships and ferries pass by. After walking along the harbor front, there you will find the town centre, here you can experience many artisan shops, cozy cafes, and specialty stores that sell a range of goods. There are so many amazing places to take some photos after your ceremony against the amazing coastline or the wonderful buildings.
If you are arriving into Svendborg via Copenhagen and traveling via car, you should expect it to take you around 2 hours and 15 minutes. If you're arriving via a direct train from Copenhagen, you can expect your journey to take around 2 hours. If the bus is your chosen method of travel, your journey time from Copenhagen to Svendborg will take you around 4 hours. There are great links to Odense and Faarborg by train and Nyborg.
Svendborg is dated back to the 12th Century with its position at the head of the harbour. It is known to have held great importance in the middle ages as it held 3 fortress towers as it grew in size and became one of the most important market towns in Scandinavia. The town has continued to grow into recent years with a large industrial port and a hub for many companies in the food and metalurgy industry.
If you love a day trip, Svendborg Harbour offers a range of day trips that allow you to visit its surrounding islands. The small island ferries depart from Svendborg several times a day, allowing you to hop on a ferry in Svendborg, Faaborg, or Rudkobing.
If it's history that you are looking for, we recommend that you visit Anne Hvide's House, which is one of Svendsborg's oldest houses - dating back to 1560!
Or if Museums excite you, pop in and see Naturama, a natural history museum that contains a large collection of stuffed animals and birds that are featured in natural surroundings, here you can get close to the animals while lighting, sounds, and films change the atmosphere in the rooms.
For more information on what to do and see in Svenborg please see this link.
The weather in Svendborg can be changeable due to its position, find out more here in Summer it can be stunning, but watch the winds in the winter months!
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