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10 Things TO DO ON TÅSINGE AND THURØ 1 THE SVENDBORGSUND BRIDGE The bridge is so much more than just a link between Funen and Tåsinge. Enjoy the view of the strait, the islands, and the entrance to Svendborg from a height of 40 metres. Park your car below the bridge on the Svendborg side and experience the bridge on foot. 2 THE SKIPPERS’ TOWN OF TROENSE with its small quaint streets, Grønnegade in particular, which is lined by half-timbered houses. 3 BREGNINGE CHURCH is located at the highest point of Tåsinge. There is an amazing view of the South Funen Archipelago from the church tower. 4 VALDEMARS CASTLE The ferry M/S Helge berths just beneath the castle that is home to both the Manor House Museum and the Hunting and Trophy Museum. In the summertime, there is a café in the dainty tea pavilion and restaurant in the castle basement. 5 LANDET CHURCH Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre’s love story was a tragic tale, and they were laid to rest together here at Landet Church. A lovely modern day tradition is that when a couple is married in the church, it is the custom that the bride leaves a bouquet on their grave. 6 TAASINGE MUSEUM has an exhibition about the tragic 1889 love story of Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre. There are also several exhibits focusing on local history and life on Tåsinge in former times. 7 THE “WALL” ON THURØ Long before Facebook, the inhabitants of Thurø posted messages about everything happening on the island on an actual wall. At the end of the dam leading to Thurø, banners and signs impart information about birthdays and village fairs, new potatoes and flea markets. This tradition is over 100 years old, and is quite a sight! 8 SMØRMOSEN A fun and unique mini golf course with a large playground that has free activities, tables, benches, and an area for ballgames. Right next to all of this is a lovely beach with a bathing jetty and a slide. No wonder Smørmosen is a popular excursion spot! 9 THE OLD FISHERMAN’S COTTAGES AT GAMBØT behind the drying ground. From here, you can look out towards Thurø Bund, a deep natural harbour. In the glory days of shipping, the harbour was used for winter storage of large ships, and at times, over 100 schooners wintered here. 10 THE SCENIC AREAS OF MONNET, VEJLEN, SKANSEN, AND THURØ REV If you enjoy bird-watching and simply spending time in nature, there are several amazing and very diverse scenic areas to explore here. SV ENDBORG 2017 - CAPITA L OF THE ARC HIPELAGO 15


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