Nyborg Castle, Funen Funen can also be reached from the island of Als. When to travel to Scandinavia The ferry across the Little Belt from Fynshav to Bejden (Funen) takes 45 minutes. Half-way between Bpjden and the Assens road junction lies Home where there is possibly the best round, fortified church in Denmark, the interior of which is most attractive. The main road (A8) comes in 9 km (51 miles) to the town of Faborg, 1-5 km (1 mile) off the road to the S (pop. 18,000; Feriehotel Klinten, holiday houses, SB; Faborg Fjord, 80
Steensgaard Herregardspension, 30 youth hostel; camp sites). Faborg has well-preserved old houses and streets (W gate), When to travel to Scandinavia a belfry with the largest carillon on Funen and a museum housing a large collection of pictures by the Funen school of painters, and sculpture by the sculptor Kai Nielsen (1882-1924), a native of Svendborg. 2 km (1J miles) E is the Kaleko M&He (museum), a 600-year-old watermill which was renovated in 1968. There is a ferry service from Faborg to Gelting (2 hours), and boats to the island ofr0 (1 hour).
Beyond Fciborg the road to Nyborg (48 km (30 miles), A8) runs through the hills known as the Funen Alps. To the left of the road is the Lerbjerg (126 m 41 3 ft). 9 km (5 miles) from Faborg, on the right, is Brahetrolleborg Castle (partly 12th c.), with a large park, at the entrance to which is the Humlehave, a restaurant with a gallery of modern art and antiques. 9 km (51 miles) farther on, to the left of the road, the handsome mansion of Eges-kov (1 524-54), built on piles in a lake, is one ofthe best preserved moated houses in Europe. The house, set in a beautiful park, contains a museum of cars, aircraft, etc. From here it is 25 km (1 5 miles) to Nyborg.
The green road from Faborg to Svendborg (26 km 1 6 miles) follows the curve of S Fyn, never more than 5-6 km (3-4 miles) from the shores of FSborg Bay, When to travel to Scandinavia and comes in 22 km (14 miles) to the manor-house of Hvidkilde, to the left of the road (central range of buildings c. 1560; not open to public). Then on to Svendborg (pop. 37,450; Svendborg Hotel, 100 Royal, 40 Christiansminde, holiday houses, SP; Tre Roser, holiday houses; youth hostel; several camp sites), finely situated on the Svendborg Sound (tobacco manufacture, packaging, shipbuilding). There is a pleasant walk along the beach to Christiansminde Wood, to the SW (fine views over the sound to the island of TSsinge). Fine Romanesque church of St Nicholas (1220; restored 1892), with a beautiful interior. The Municipal Museum occupies two houses, one of which, Anne Hvides GSrd, is the oldest secular building in thetown (1 560; restored 1978). At various points in the town are sculptures by the local artist Kai Nielsen (at St Nicholas’s Church, the Library, the swimming pool, etc.).
From Svendborg a large bridge (1 966:1200 m (1 300 yds) long, clear height 33 m 1 08 ft) crosses the Svendborg Sound to Vindeby on the island of T£singe (area 70 sq. km (27 sq. miles); in Troense: Troense Hotel, 60 Troense Motel, 1 5 in Vindeby: Park-Pavillonen, 10 Vindebyore vacation resort, with huts and camp site). 3 km (2 miles) SE lies the village of Troense, with a picturesque main street. 1 km (f mile) S we come to Valdemarsslot, which has a maritime museum and a beautiful park. From the tower of the village church (alt. 74 m 243 ft) in Bregninge there are panoramicviews. The museum contains a section devoted to the tragic love affair of Count Sparre and Elvira Madigan, who are buried in Landet cemetery, 3 km (2 miles) S.