Inside Denmark: Enchanting Ærøskøbing

October 13, 2016 at 8:52 am 2 comments

Location: Ærøskøbing, Ærø, Denmark

Spending a weekend in Ærøskøbing was a vacation from a vacation. It’s a town with a population of 1,000 in the island of Ærø. The island itself is small measuring about 12 miles long and 3 to 4 miles wide.

Ærøskøbing was magical. On arriving there, it felt like being transported into the past with its 18th century houses and beautiful landscape.

Danish Island Wedding Danish Island Wedding

Its slow-paced lifestyle and fairy-tale setting makes it a magnet for couples wanting to get married in a hurry. It doesn’t hurt that Denmark has one of the most liberal marriage policies in the world. Since foreigners comprise the majority of applicants, it’s now called the Las Vegas of Northern Europe.

Duke Hans the Younger Sobygaard

Our tour guide led us to Søbygaard, a manor house build as hunting lodge by Duke Hans The Younger in the 16th century.

Bregninge Church Bregninge Church
Bregninge Church Bregninge Church

As a group, we also visited the Bregninge Church. Built as a Romanesque church in the 13th century, it saw major renovations throughout the centuries.

Ærøskøbing Ærøskøbing
Ærøskøbing Ærøskøbing

Then it was time for me to chill out and relax. I spent most of the time wandering about town and watching small boats coming in and out of the harbor. In addition, I did laundry on the side in the privacy of the bathroom.

Mats and Gunnar
On our last night in Ærøskøbing, Mats,our driver, and Gunnar, owner of the apartment where we were staying, invited us to an impromptu jam session featuring some of the formers’s original songs. It was a special treat capping our stay in the island.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Zee  |  October 15, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I don’t really know how to pronounce that name, but that place looks so fascinating. As you said, I love the aura it gives off!

    • 2. plaridel  |  October 18, 2016 at 11:13 am


      yes, it’s easier to hear it said than read it. 🙂


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