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Det Gamle Værft

In a still-active mini ship-repair yard with century-old boats on the rear slipways, this memorable hands-on activities experience lets you hammer your name in runes into recycled copper, weave rope, catch crabs by …
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Café Aroma

Half of this terraced, harbour-area institution is given over to selling its delicious homemade ice cream (the apricot flavour is a particular delight). The other half is an informal cafe cosily plastered with film …
Deli in Ærøskøbing

Den Gamle Købmandsgaard

This picturesque outlet shop for local produce was originally set up by volunteers at a time when the old square seemed set to lose its last surviving shop. Now something of an attraction in itself, DGK sells fine l…
Museum in Ærøskøbing

Hammerichs Hus

Our favourite of Ærøskøbing’s lovable trio of little museums, half-timbered Hammerichs Hus is a gnarled, old hobbit-hole of a cottage, packed with antiques collected by sculptor Gunnar Hammerich. The walls upstairs …
Museum in Ærøskøbing

Æro Museum

For now, this little museum is a classic clutter of domestic ethnographic items, ship paintings, furniture and glass cases that rattle as you walk by on the creaky floors. But room 10 has a more modern approach with…
International in Ærøskøbing

Mumm Restaurant

With flickering candles, dark-painted beams and old-fashioned chairs, Mumm is a perennial favourite with relatively informal mini-wedding parties (Prosecco/Champagne per bottle 295/495kr). But it's warmly welcoming …
Museum in Ærøskøbing

Flaske Peters Samling

In what was once the poorhouse, peruse over 500 ships-in-bottles representing the amazing life’s work of Peter Jacobsen, nicknamed ‘Bottle Peter’.
Pizza in Ærøskøbing

Ristorante Pizzeria Badehotel Harmonien

Italian-owned and -run, the restaurant of the Badehotel has lots of character, with views to the waterfront and plenty of alfresco seating.
Cinema in Ærøskøbing

Bio Andelen

Claiming to be Denmark's smallest cinema, this sweet little 50-seater is beneath the Andelen Guesthouse, whose guests get complimentary tickets. It is also a venue for many gigs during the annual Jazz Festival.
Pub in Ærøskøbing


This unsophisticated local pub with panelling and beer-sign decor serves Rise Brewery's unusual walnut-flavoured Hertug Hans among its several tap-beer offerings (30kr). Small yard garden behind.