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Traveltips to Svendborg, Sydfyn

Svendborg - Tales of Captains and Shipyards

"Only few places in Denmark are so beautiful and smiling as  precisely these at the Island waters of South Funen." Quote: Historian Jørgen Barfod in his book about admiral Niels Juel who bought Valdemars Castle in 1678.

Svendborg is the beautiful, old capital of South Funen with a rich history. It's a maritime town. Lot's of sailors and captains still live here. It's also a former shipyard center. Hundred of ships and boats have been built here by dozens of small and large shipyards. Maersk was founded here. Around the town you will find the most charming and beautiful archipelago which attracts thousands of sailors each year. You will never regret visiting Svendborg. And we tell you the good stories.