The town of Faaborg is situated on the peaceful island of Funen, which lies to the east of the Danish mainland. This tranquil shipping town is home to a plethora of historic monuments and buildings scattered across a picturesque landscape with a quiet and tranquil ambience. Flourishing forests stretch across lush fields of flora and fauna to create a series of exquisite parks, gardens and green spaces, where outdoor activities are encouraged. Travellers can revel in an incredible variety of sight-seeing opportunities and excursion possibilities found all across the region.
Visitors to Faaborg have access to a wide range of outdoor activities, which are a great way to get outside and appreciate the region's stunning natural beauty. Bike rental, horseback riding and a range of ocean based activities such as sailing, fishing and kayaking are all available across the region. Other excellent activities around Faaborg include tennis and golf as well as the Holstenshuus Climbing Park, where guests can navigate a series of elevated obstacles through the verdant forests and hills of Rococo Park. The town is also home to a wonderful collection of historic buildings, fascinating museums and beautiful parks and gardens.
Faaborg boasts a collection of impressive historic castles and manor houses located across the region. Egeskov Castle is one of Northern Europe's most astonishing Renaissance structures. The castle also contains an impressive display of classic cars, motorcycles and doll houses as well as adjoining park, which boasts a large children's play area and a series of fun mazes. Other historic castles in the area include Holstenshuus, Brahetrolleburg, Arreskov and Hvedholm Castle.
Fascinating museums are located all over the town of Faaborg including the Museum of Funish Art, the Edit and Punishment Museum, the City Archives, the Davinde Stone Museum and the Faaborg Model Village Workshop amongst many others.
Parks and Gardens
The parks and gardens of Faaborg offer visitors and locals a calm place to relax and take in the wonderful scenery found all over the town. Particularly popular parks and garden include the Japanese Gardens, Rhododendron Park, Holstenshuus Castle Park and Egeskov Castle Park. Other larger areas of natural beauty can be found in the nearby Svanninge Mountains and Svanninge Hills as well as the regions of Brændegård, Nørresø, Rings Lake, Trebjerg and Bøjden Nor.
Shopping in Faaborg
A fantastic range of shops and stalls can be found around the town of Faaborg selling everything from clothes, shoes and sports equipment to books, stationery and electronics. The town also boasts a great selection of souvenir and speciality stores, where visitors can purchase mementos of their stay in the form of local arts and craft amongst other quirky items.
Eating Out in Faaborg
Excellent restaurants and cafes are located within Faaborg, serving local delicacies and international cuisine to please everyone's pallet. Delicious, freshly caught seafood is served in many of the eateries around town as well as locally produced chocolate available from the many chocolatiers and sweet shops along the coastline and in the town centre.