Viewed from the high bridge as you arrive on the island, Langeland's main town offers a pleasing mass of red-tiled roofs, punctuated by a church spire and windmill, and looking onto a yacht marina. Several Rudkøbing streets are attractively lined with low, tilting houses fronted by hollyhocks and roses – Ramsherred and Smedegade are especially pretty.
It's worth strolling on past the church to the main square, Torvet, where the tourist office gives away a free tri-lingual guidebook covering the attractions of Langeland. Then continue along partly pedestrianised Østergade, which has several cafes, the fabulous everything-shop Tingstedet and a free museum. There are several art galleries around town too.