Top things to do

Top Choice Waterfront in Svendborg


Don't miss Sejlskibsbroen, a jetty lined with splendidly preserved wooden sailing ships, and with an adjoining marina catering for the great number of yachts that sail local waters.
Top Choice French in Svendborg


There's a clever blend of rustic-France-meets-Denmark at this appealing little bistro, tucked into a half-timbered house. Cheese or charcuterie for lunch, a small, sweet menu of selections for dinner (coq au vin, br…
Museum in Svendborg


Make a date with nature at Svendborg's impressive natural-history museum. Its three levels focus on water, land and air: whale skeletons dominate the basement, Scandinavian mammals congregate on the middle floor, an…
Italian in Svendborg

Pizzeria La Pupa

Run by a real-deal Italian family, this rustic pizzeria-trattoria is a short walk back from the harbour and is a local favourite for its warm-hearted hosts as much as for its excellent pasta and pizza.
Museum in Svendborg


A thought-provoking place, the Welfare Museum is housed in Svendborg's old poorhouse, which was home to paupers during its century of operation (from 1872). There were two ways to be admitted to this institution – t…
Seafood in Svendborg

Bendixens Fiskehandel

What could be better than fish and chips for Dkr70, and a boat-filled harbour as your view? This fish shop has an attached bargain-priced grill where you can buy fresh fish dishes to down at alfresco picnic tables.
Burgers in Svendborg

Jettes Diner

It's all about bumper burgers at Jettes, a popular and inexpensive spot favoured by everyone, from workers nipping in for a beer to yachties from the nearby harbour. There's a good selection, too – from standard bee…
Supermarket in Svendborg


For self-catering; home to a decent bakery (opens 7am).
Bar in Svendborg


Walk across the bridge from the ferry area to find the town's hottest new bar and live-music venue, opened for summer 2014 in an old shipyard building. The local guys behind Kammerateriet have put together a place f…
Historic Building in Svendborg

Anne Hvides Gård

The oldest house in Svendborg, dating from 1560, is a bumblebee-coloured structure that leans tipsily to one side, highlighting its antiquity when all around is quite modern. The interior is only open by appointment…