About Svendborg

Svendborg (Danish: [ˈsvenˌpɒˀ]) is a town on the island of Funen in south-central Denmark, and the seat of Svendborg Municipality. With a population of 27,068 (1 January 2020), Svendborg is Funen's second largest city.[1] In 2000 Svendborg was declared "Town of the year" in Denmark, and in 2003 it celebrated its 750th anniversary as a market town. By road, Svendborg is located 195 kilometres (121 mi) southwest of Copenhagen, 183 kilometres (114 mi) south of Aarhus, 44.2 kilometres (27.5 mi) south of Odense, and 28.5 kilometres (17.7 mi) east of Faaborg.

Svendborg is home to "Danmarks Forsorgsmuseum" social history museum and "Naturama" natural history museum. The latter holds a wide variety of stuffed animals from whales and bears to birds and Foxes.

The largest container ship company in the world, A.P. Møller-Mærsk has its origins in Svendborg, in the "Villa Anna".[2]

 

Weather

Svendborg is 29m above sea level.

The climate here is mild, and generally warm and temperate. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Svendborg. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. This climate is considered to be Cfb according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. The temperature here averages 9.4 °C | 48.8 °F. Precipitation here is about 783 mm | 30.8 inch per year.

In Svendborg is the average length of day 13 hours (of which June and July are two months with longest days).

The highest temperature in Svendborg was recorded 31 °C.

 

Landmarks

Vor Frue Kirke (Church of Our Lady) located on a hill north of the market square was established in the 13th century but was enlarged in the late Middle Ages with a Gothic chancel, transepts and tower. A spire was added in 1768. The oldest section is the red-brick, Romanesque nave. Today the church reflects the comprehensive restoration work undertaken by Ove Petersen in 1884. The altar, pulpit and other artefacts date from the 17th century.[18][19]

Anne Hvide's House (Anne Hvides Gård), a two-storey, half-timbered building, is one of Svendborg's oldest houses. Anne Hvide, a widow of noble descent, had it built in 1560. It was used as an inn from 1837 to 1867. After being restored, it became the town museum in 1916. It still belongs to Svenborg Museum who use it for exhibitions on the history of Svendborg during the summer months.[20]

Naturama, established in April 2005, is a natural history museum enhanced by means of various technological support features including light and sound, film, and expedition scenarios. It has a large collection of stuffed animals and birds in natural surroundings.[21][22] A recent addition has been an exhibition depicting the world of spiders.[23]

Svendborg contains a branch of the Odense University Hospital, Odense Universitetshospital - Svendborg Sygehus. It also contains the Svendborg Museum.

Attractions close to Svendborg include Egeskov, the best preserved Renaissance water castle in Europe,[24] Valdemar's Castle on the nearby island of Tåsinge,[25] and Hesselagergård, a historic manor to the north of Svendborg.[26]

 

Population

Svendborg is a town on the island of Funen in south-central Denmark, and the seat of Svendborg Municipality.

With a population of 27,068 (1 January 2020), Svendborg is Funen's second largest city.

 

Time

The time zone is GMT+02:00.

 

Money and Exchange Rates

The krone (DKK) is the official currency of DenmarkGreenland, and the Faroe Islands.

For exchange rates please refer here.

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