A Culinary Tour On South Funen, Denmark maj 25, 2022 – Posted in: Denmark, Travel – Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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The taste of South Funen

Come with us on a culinary tour to the South Funen! In the summer, the area is like a large, bulging pantry, with many exciting food producers and breweries. Svendborg is also home to the food festival Culinary Market, the largest food fair in Scandinavia Expect sausages, fish and vegetables, a cheese festival and beer from the local breweries.

South Funen – a region full of delicacies

But also the rest of the year there are exciting culinary experiences on South Funen in a number that you will not find anywhere else. Funen is often called The Pantry of Denmark, and if Funen is the pantry, then South Funen is the top shelf with all the delicacies!

The area is filled with local producers of both chocolate, wine, cheese and beer. Many of the things you can taste at the good restaurants in Svendborg are from the area. If you want to go out and see for yourself the goods are produced and maybe buy an edible souvenir, you can take a culinary trip to producers and farm shops in the area. You can see more culinary experiences and plan your own tour at: Culinary Tourist Office.

Right here you can take a guided culinary tour of South Funen. All the producers can be reached by bike, ferry or local bus, so just leave the car… especially if you plan to taste all the good wine and beer!

Culinary tour on South Funen – 8 tasteful experiences


Start in Svendborg, where the square in the center of the city is transformed into a marketplace every Saturday. Here you can buy local vegetables, fish and cheese. At Byens Gårdbutik in Vestergade, you will find local produce and delicious products from the farms around South Funen. In the small, organic bakery, Brødkompagniet, you can buy freshly baked croissants, ever so crispy and flaky. The city’s other organic bakery, Baguette, with equally lovely bread and cakes, can be found at the top of Møllergade.

Svendborg Vingaard

The next stop is Svendborg Vingaard, which you will find by leaving Svendborg towards Nyborg and then making a turn towards Gammel Skårupvej. The grapes grown here are transformed into white wine and dessert wine, just as a sparkling birch wine is made from freshly tapped birch sap. During the berry season, blueberry wine, blackcurrant rum and blackberry wine are produced, among other things. Svendborg Vingaard has a tour with tastings throughout the summer.


From here, the journey continues towards Thurø. Pass the small dam to the island and then turn left to visit Ø-Bryg in Thurø Bryghus. Here, local beer is brewed with names that fit the maritime history of Sydfyn. Taste a Steamship beer or a Sailing ship beer or join one of the interesting beer tastings.

Skarø Is

Back in Svendborg again, the trip now goes over the water with the small ferry, Højestene ( remember to book!). The ferry docks at Skarø, where you can taste the famous Skarø Ice Cream, which is sweetened with birch sap. Skarø is especially known around the world for the collaboration with Singapore Airlines, for whom they produce a Singapore Sling ice cream – and of course for the good taste!

Høkildegård Landhandel

Back on the mainland, the trip now heads west towards Fåborg. In Vester Skerninge, turn off towards Høkildegård Landhandel, which is located right on the edge of Syltemade Ådal and The Archipelago Trail. In the small farm shop you can buy meat from pigs, cows, goats and sheep, all from your own breeding. There are cuts for the freezer and ready-made delicacies such as sausages, pork chops and lamb rolls. From the small farm you can also buy fresh vegetables according to the season.

Gundestrup Mejeri og Bryghus

Next, the trip continues a little further down the country road towards Fåborg, until you can make a turn for Gundestrup. Here lies Gundestrup Mejeri og Bryghus, both dairy and brewery. Gundestrup is especially known for their smoked cheese, but in the small farm shop you can also buy Svendbo and Fynbo cheese as well as craft beers that go with the cheeses.

Konnerup & Co

Last stop before heading back is Vester Åby, where the luxury chocolate shop Konnerup & Co is located. From the large windows in the beautiful shop, there is a look out into the chocolate production – another distraction while you try to choose between all the delicious items. Here is homemade ice cream, cream buns, licorice and the most delicious chocolate!

Svendborgsund Bryghus

After the long trip around South Funen, it’s time for a beer! The last stop is Svendborgsund Bryghus, which you’ll when driving back towards Svendborg and then continuing over the bridge to Tåsinge. In the microbrewery, located in the old car workshop in Vindeby, you can buy beer and organic lemonades. Both beer and lemonades are brewed according to old methods without additives or pasteurization.

Find a great hotel in Svendborg

Are you looking for a good hotel in Svendborg, we have collected a list of lovely hotels for you, all of which can be booked through Booking.com. See more hotels by doing your own search here:


A kids-friendly hotel in Svendborg

Hotel Christiansminde forms a lovely setting for a holiday with children. Here you live right by the beach with the long jetty, playground, ice parlour and mini golf course. In the hotel there is a games room in the basement with table tennis and a swimming pool, and on the sumptuous breakfast buffet there is something that all children like! From Christiansminde it is a 15 minute walk to Svendborg.

Read more about the hotel here: Hotel Christiansminde

A great hotel in Svendborg

Stay at the lovely Hotel Svendborg right in the city center. Whether you come by train or car, the hotel is easy to get to. The rooms are large and tastefully decorated. It is possible to choose a room with view of the city. Dine well in the hotel’s own Restaurant Krinsen, which has a menu inspired by seasonal local ingredients.

Read more about the hotel here: Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg

An affordable hotel in the city center

If you’re planning to be out and about all day and just need a bed to sleep in, you will also find good and cheap accommodation in Svendborg. At Hotel Garni you live right by the harbor, opposite the train station and a 2-minute walk from the pedestrian zone. The hotel has 18 well-appointed rooms with everything you need for your holiday – including free wifi. Once you have checked in at Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg, where you can also have breakfast, you can come and go as you please.

Read more about the hotel here: Hotel Garni

See more great hotels in Svendborg here on Booking.com!

Read the other articles about Svendborg here!

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