This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Svendborg. To help you make friends with Svendborg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Svendborg is a small city located in the south of Denmark, on the island of Funen. It is the capital of the municipality of the same name. This is also the second largest town on the island. At over 750 years old, Svendborg is a good destination for tourists who want a taste of the history and culture within Denmark and its islands.
While in Svendborg, a hostel is probably the best place to stay. Prices are quite low, depending on the part of town you are situated. Hostel staff are friendly, open, and love a good conversation. English is spoken at many of the hostels, due to the large number of tourists who visit the town during the tourist season.
One of the best places to start your exploration of the town is Naturama, a nature theater that features a large variety of taxidermy animals. Bornegrotten, a small room in the museum and theater, is the perfect place for children to experience the seasons and nature through all their senses. You can also try on some of the authentic costumes here.
The welfare museum is another good spot in Svendborg where you can experience the storied history of the town. It is located in the old poorhouse of the town, an ancient shelter for those with no income, those who were sick, and for those who were homeless.
You can check out the two sections of the museum where the worthy and unworthy poor lived. Other museums include the massive Taasinge Museum, a collection of five different houses highlighting different aspects of the history of the town and region.
If a more light-hearted adventure is what you seek, leave the museums and go to Stenstrup, a small town a short trip from Svendborg. Here you can find the famous gorilla park, an adventure park where you can traverse the entire forest along the treetops.
Written by local enthusiast for Svendborg hostelsJakob Lombardi