Idyllic inn in the ski town Troense at Svendborgsund
Hotel Troense is situated in the old sailors town Troense on the island Tåsinge, which is a perfect idyll wherever you look. On the one side the blue and twinkling sound Svendborgsund, on the other side cosy streets with small half-timbered houses and in the middle of everything with a very beautiful view over the sound you find Hotel Troense. From here, the sailing ships from Troense set out on long voyages on the seven seas; today it is peaceful and quiet here and a cosy yachting harbour makes sure that the maritime atmosphere is intact. In the summertime the tourist vessel Helge calls at the bridge right below the hotel.
At a stone s throw or two from Troense you will find the castle Valdemars Slot. It was built by King Christian the 4th for his favourite son Valdemar Christian during the years 1639-44, and the naval hero Niels Juel later on bought it for the money that he earned from the battle in the bay Køge Bugt. It was also here that the tightrope walker Elvira Madigan and the Swedish nobleman lieutenant Sixten Sparre settled down in the summer of 1889 having fled from everything so that their hopeless love could be fulfilled. Many years later many people still visit their graves in the graveyard Landet Kirkegård, where they were buried after they had been found dead in the woods Nørreskoven.