Svendborg is largest town on Funen and a peaceful borough with a nice atmosphere and good shopping opportunities, as well as a variety of cafes and live music.
The town is situated at Svendborg Strait, across from Tåsinge, and is home to 26.525 people. By the harbour, you will find the ´the old town´ featuring the church of Skt. Nicolai from the 13th century and Vor Frue church – a gothic, originally roman, church restored in 1884 – as well as Anne Hvide´s farm from 1575. This is now a county museum and a protected building. In addition, you will find the church of Skt. Jørgen from 1450, the roman-catholic church of Skt. Knud and Krøyer´s warehouse from the 17th century. Svendborg also boasts a town hall from 1936, a high school, maritime school, hospital, zoological museum and the Kai Nielsen museum.
From Svendborg, you can board the ferry to Ærø; take the train to Odense or cross the bridge to Tåsinge. The bridge, the first of its kind in Denmark, is 1200m long and was constructed in 1966 as part of the direct connection from Funen to Langeland. Svendborg was awarded borough status in 1253.