54° 53.5′ N · 10° 24.9′ E
The little town of Ærøskøbing on Ærø, Denmark is worth visiting, evening just for its quaint houses that line the old narrow cobblestoned streets.
The colorful houses in typical danish style let you unwind the minute you start wandering around. Some still have the mirrors attached to the windows so their inhabitants could see what was going on along the streets. Apart from that in Ærøskøbing you can choose from three spots to spend th night. There is the central fishing harbour, the marina and if the weather is suitable mooring in the bay to the north is als very popular.
Go, See and Do
Weather permitting walk along past the marina over the field to the beach with its colorful huts
lining the bay. Great for swimming, even for smaller children, as you can go out for meters without the water getting deep. Also good for barbeques of an evening.
There is an ice cream parlor in Ærøskøbing where they make their own waffles and the ice-cream is wonderful too. Delicious stuff! It is at the harbour end of the main street, on the right side, it is in the old cinema, Aroma. You know you are right when you can smell the sweetness drifting along the street.
For all interested in high quality local produce the small store and café Den Gamle Købmandsgaard at Torvet 5 is an absolut must. Delicious food wares from across the island of Ærø: mustards, jams, salts, even beer, whisky and rum.
Right at the fishing harbour you will also find a typical selection of fresh and smoked fish. To take away or eat on the spot. Ærøskøbing Røgeri at Havnen 15.
Should you get rained in, take the ferry across to Svendborg. It leaves just north of the old fishing harbour. You can do some shopping and stock up on groceries or just go for a meal. This summer, all ferries are free for everyone, but it is a good idea to reserve tickets, as they are often booked.
Or jump on the local free bus and take a trip around the island, up to Söby or down to Marstal. It leaves just across the road from the information center near the harbour.