Fairytale Town in the Centre
Ærøskøbing is the island ‘s fairy-tale town, with well-maintained old houses, cobble-stoned streets and lots of atmosphere.
When you walk around Ærøskøbing, you will probably encounter happy couples from around the world either on foot, in a horse-drawn carriage or in a vintage car. Ærø is Denmark’s wedding island and Ærøskøbing is Ærø’s wedding town. Enjoy the sight of happy newly-weds when you stroll through this beautiful town.
Ærøskøbing Marina is well equipped with all facilities including a playground, a barbecue area and a mini golf course. Within easy walking distance is the popular Vester Strand and its iconic beach huts. Excellent shopping facilities lie nearby: Next to the marina is a well-stocked supermarket, and a little further into town you will find Ærøskøbing Bakery with delicious Danish pastries and cakes.
Attractions within walking distance: On the hill overlooking Ærøskøbing, you will find the old town windmill, and on the main square in the town centre, Den Gamle Købmandsgaard (the Old Merchant’s court) offers foods and handicrafts produced on Ærø as well as good old-fashioned hospitality and a unique atmosphere. Ærøskøbing’s fine, small museums – Hammerich’s House, City Museum and Flaskepeters (Bottle Peter’s) Collection provide many good hours of experiences and should definitely be visited.
If you have a bicycle on board, we recommend a trip along the beautiful Nevrestien coastal cycle path which will bring you through idyllic countryside to untouched village environments and onward to Marstal, if you wish. Rise Brewery can be reached in an hour, and for the ancient history enthusiasts, the passage graves at Store Rise Langdysse and Kragnæs Jættestue are a must. If you cycle out of town on Vråvejen in the direction of Borgnæs, you will come across local farm shops with wonderful fresh from Ærø.
Bus travel is free on Ærø. The buses run almost hourly every day, and you can usually take your bicycle on board if you wish. Just a few bus stops and a short walk away is Voderup Klint – one of Ærø’s most beautiful viewpoints and most popular destinations. A few more stops on the route bring you to the thriving village of Bregninge with Uldgaarden – its high quality knitwear store , Gallery Fuglsang – an interesting handicraft gallery, Bregninge Church and its impressive murals, and Bregninge Gæstgiveri, serving great homemade specialties.
At Vester Strand beach, some of Ærø’s most spectacular sunsets await you, and at Det Gamle Værft (The Old Shipyard), maritime experiences abound; why not try your hand at the forgotten craft of blacksmithing – Available for the whole family. A stroll along Kærlighedsstien is one of the island’s hidden treasures and not to be missed.