The town of Faaborg

Photo: Faaborg Turistbureau

The town of Faaborg

Photo: Faaborg Turistbureau

The town of Faaborg

Photo: Faaborg Turistbureau

The town of Faaborg
Faaborg Shopping and City Life
The city name “Foburgh” which is believed to mean “the castle of the fox”, is mentioned for the first time in the year 1229, where King Valdemar the victorious presented Faaborg as a gift to his Portuguese daughter-in-law, Princess Eleonora. The old merchant’s city still has its original small and cosy streets that provide a glorious setting for a wide variety of shopping possibilities. And it is certainly worthwhile to explore all the specialised shops. Film about Faaborg. Films about active holiday around Faaborg.
All the restaurants, cafes and the architecture of the buildings surrounding the sculpture “Ymerbrønden” on the town square, create a pleasant atmosphere. Many events take place on the town square throughout the year, featuring eg music or entertainment, resulting in an almost Mediterranean atmosphere in the idyllic merchant’s town. Find lots of information about the local eateries and delicatessen shops in the free culinary guide.
Bell Tower, City Gate and Watchmen 
Faaborg’s landmark, the Bell Tower is a relic of the old Skt. Nikolajs church which was demolished in the middle of the 16th century. The oldest parts of the tower date back to the 15th century. The view from the tower over the red roofs of the city, the hills of Svanninge Bakker, as well as the Southfunen Archipelago is breathtaking. Listening to the melodies from the largest glockenspiel on Funen is a pleasure that takes place every day at 8 am, 12 noon, 4 pm and 8 pm. Throughout summer, the city watchmen start their rounds from the bell tower at 9 pm from July 3 to August 27. The western gate at the street Vestergade has been built around the year 1400 and is the only one, out of 3 presumed city gates in Faaborg, which has survived. In Denmark one can only find a similar medieval city gate in the city of Stege on the island of Møn.
One of the most beautiful ar museums in Denmark - an architectural gem presenting the funen artists, who lived here and painted sceneries from the nearby surroundings of Faaborg - Faaborg Museum. The Faaborg Gaol Museum - at the town square in the middle of Faaborg lies the town´s former gaol and town court; a building nowadays housing the Gaol Museum. Here you can experience a closed world normally hidden behind bars and fences.
Castles and manor houses
On Funen, ther are 123 castles and manor houses. Not all are open to the public but can be armired from the street. Some of the castles near Faaborg have played an important role in the history of Denmark. Egeskov is for the whole family an experience.

Hotels nearby of The town of Faaborg

  • Hotel Faaborg Fjord Spa Konference

    2.34 km

    If you wish for a weekend away or a mini break from daily stresses, then a stay at Hotel Faaborg Fjord is good for the soul. Here you find fresh air, light, life and play for young and the young at heart.

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  • Brobyværk Kro

    15.05 km

    Brobyværk Kro is situated where the road between Odense and Faaborg crosses the stream Odense Aa. The idyllic inn with the river in the backyard has traditions for receiving guests. Naturally it has been modernised, but the spirit and the cosiness still preserve here, and the cuisine has a good reputation.

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  • Hotel Knudsens Gaard

    33.28 km

    Hotel Knudsens Gaard in Odense emphasizes personal service, high quality and a peaceful atmosphere. The uncontested attention is on the guests, who must be able to enjoy a relaxed stay in green surroundings. The hotel rooms have a homely feel and the restaurant delivers fantastic culinary experiences.

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  • Hotel 6400

    34.82 km

    Minimalism can certainly equate to outstanding service and quality. At Hotel 6400 in Sønderborg, there are no superfluous frills, and even the hotel’s name has been reduced to the bare essentials – the city’s postal code.
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  • Frederik VI's Hotel

    36.35 km

    Since 1882 guests have enjoyed being pampered at Frederik VI's Hotel. Set amongst the beautiful Funen countryside in it’s own park with a system of forest paths and jogging trails right outside the door and only 10 km from Odense City centre, the hotel boasts tastefully furnished rooms and a highly regarded restaurant.
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  • Fjelsted Skov Hotel & Konference

    42.17 km

    Welcome to Fjelsted Skov Hotel and Conference - a unique refuge in the midst of nature. We offer an exclusive experience where tranquility and charm blend with modern comfort surrounded by the breathtaking Fjelsted Skov. The ideal place for both business travelers and holiday guests.

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  • Munkebo Kro

    44.91 km

    Experience the cozy atmosphere at Munkebo Kro, located right by the water with a view over Kertinge Nor. Here, you can enjoy well-prepared dishes and explore the harbor town of Kerteminde and the capital of Funen, Odense.

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  • Tornøes Hotel

    47.47 km

    Kerteminde, on the island of Funen, is the quintessence of rural idyll, featuring fishermen’s cottages and fine merchants’ farms. In the heart of Kerteminde, you will find Tornøes Hotel. The hotel is full of atmosphere, charm and good cheer, with lovely rooms, excellent food and a magnificent view.
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  • Benniksgaard Hotel

    50.29 km

    Benniksgaard Hotel is beautifully situated on the highest point at Flensborg Fjord, and the nearest neighbour is the golf course. The old family farm has undergone a very tasteful rustic-style renovation. The chefs cook the menu of the evening following the old traditions but adapted to the palates of the present time.
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