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“A gem among Danish islands”
Review of Aero Island

Aero Island
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Aero
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Beautiful towns and villages, lovely landscapes, long walks on cobbled streets or across country and beaches, wonderful and quirky museums, cosy restaurants and cafés, a sailor's paradise.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We arrived from Svenborg by the first ferry on a saturday and were cheerfully welcomed by the owner of the Pension Vestergade 44 and shown to our lovely room. Although tempted to luxuriate in the guest room, we left on a walking tour of the village. One can tour the entire town in a few hours on foot, of course stopping to explore the Aero Museum, the beautiful church and enjoy a wonderful seafood meal in a variety of restaurants. Our favorite was Addi's, across from our B&B. Sat in a sunny garden and fished out on a variety of herring, flounder and accompanying dishes. The town closes down early and we were glad to oblige. On sunday we had planned to bicycle from Aeroskobing to Marstal to visit the church and maritime museum. Unfortunately we found the Aerohus Hotel bike rental service was closed on sundays, so we opted for the free bus service. Only, from sept 1, the bus schedule is somewhat truncated, the first bus departing Aeroskobing at 3:30 pm. Not good, since the museum and the church are shuttered at 4pm. Resorting to plan C, we set out on a 13 km walk to Marstal, following the recently improved bicycle path beside the sea. A tiring but rewarding walk with fabulous views. Needless to say, one must time their walk to arrive in Marstal by say 2pm to allow time to visit the key sites. The returning free bus to Aeroskobing was a delightful sight for sore feet. By the way, no bikes allowed on the bus, rather surprising to us after witnessing countless bikes on trains, metros and buses in Copenhagen and other cities. Spent monday morning catching up on the sights we previously missed in Aeroskobing. It is a charming town, with surprises on every street; the town where the sea captains lived, whereas the seamen chose to live in Marstal. 2 days is sufficient for the active traveler, whereas 3-4 days would be fine for one who really wants to relax.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

There is a bus service on the island that runs from Aeroskobing to Marstal and to Soby, at either ends of the island, and several places in between. This is a SUPERB way to see the countryside and to get off and wander. Dunkaer has a nice old Kro (inn/restaurant) to consider for lunch or dinner (though for dinner, the bus won't work, as it closes down around 6PM or 1800 hours). Marstal is a fun town: do not miss the church with the hanging ships and the candelabra which were brought by ships' captains from Asia back in the day. Soby is not much, truth to tell but the towns in between are fun. There are also several prehistoric grave sites which can be visited on the island. Finally, for fun, ask for a Gammeldagsis (Gammel days ees) at an ice cream shop: ice cream, jam and whipped cream, nothing better! To eat, rodspaette (red spot plaice) which is pan fried in butter with potatoes or baked eel.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Aerøskøbing looks like a fairy tale village from Hans Christian Andersen. It is very picturesque but there is not much to do beyond appreciating idyllic views. We stayed for 2 nights and rented bikes for a great day in between. The quiet peaceful island reminded you of how life in Europe was 200 years ago. It is easy to reach from Copenhagen via public transportation in 3.5 hours. Take the train to Odense, then the train to Svendborg & walk to the ferry about 5 minutes away.

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Leave the car at Faaborg and bring your bikes, a lot cheaper

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