Svanninge is situated by the scenic hills 'Svanninge Bakker' in southern Funen, 3 km north of Fåborg.
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The holiday houses of Svanninge are situated in one of the most scenic areas of Funen, Svanninge Bakker, from where you can enjoy the magnificent view of the vast areas and the Little Belt in the horizon. Lovely forest areas, lakes, nice bathing beaches and a bird sanctuary characterize the nature, surrounding Svanninge.
Svanninge is centrally situated on Funen, and the distances to activities, sights, lovely nature areas and larger towns are short.
It is possible to buy groceries in the area, and only 3 km from here, the old and cosy commercial town Fåborg offers a vivid commercial life, small cosy alleys, many craftsmen, more cultural sights as well as many good restaurants.
As Svanninge is situated a few km inland from the coast, no beach is available right by the holiday house area, but close by you will find more good bathing beaches, which are suitable for children. These beaches have their ideal conditions for windsurfing in common.
The beach 'Klinten Strand' in Fåborg is a really lovely sandy beach with a sandy bottom, deep water and Blue Flag (ca. 3 km).
The beach 'Hesseløje Strand' by Fåborg has fine sand, shallow water and a sandy bottom with stones. The shallow water makes the beach very suitable for children (3 km).
'Strandholmen' by Faldsled is a sandy beach with stones and shallow water (7 km). A similar beach is available by Bøjden, but here the beach is longer (10 km).
The beach 'Sinebjerg Strand' is also a good beach, and here you can rent boats and kayaks (8 km towards south).
By the area 'Knold' by Dyreborg a beach with lovely sand, fresh and deep water as well as a bathing jetty is available (9 km).
The hilly area 'Svanninge Bakker' - 'the alps of Funen' - is situated just next to Svanninge. The area is a beautiful and alternating forest area with heathery hills, a rich animal life, meadow, lakes, streams as well as bicycle and walking paths. You will also find a gazebo with an exhibition about the nature area here.
The forest 'Sollerup Skov', a few km north of Svanninge, is situated in a scenic and undulating area.
The nature area Trebjerg by Håstrup has the third highest point in Funen, which raises 128 metres above the sea (8 km).
In the forest 'Dyreborg Skov' towards east you may see a fallow deer (9 km).
The lake 'Nørre Sø' by the town Korinth is surrounded by forest, and a 6 km long path leads you around the lake (9 km).
The preserved 'Bøjden Nor' is a bird sanctuary, where about 50 different bird species can be observed. A walking path leads you along the salt meadow, and from a shelter you can observe the bird life at close range (10 km).
Golf players can test the course of 'Fåborg Golfklub', which is one of Denmark's most scenically situated courses with 18 challenging holes. The course lies by Dalkildegaard in the northern part of 'Svanninge Bakker'.
The district, surrounding Svanninge is very scenic and invites therefore bicycle trips and walks along the many paths.
If you wish to sail on the Little Belt, you can rent boats and kayaks in Sinebjerg, 9 km towards south. Windsurfers will find good conditions all along the shores of Horne Land.
The area is ideal for anglers, as the possibilities for coastal fishing are very good along the shores of Horne Land. The water is abounding in fish here. You can also go deep-sea fishing with a fishing vessel from Fåborg.
In Fåborg you can play tennis in lovely surroundings, play petanque and minigolf and make use of the swimming baths with i.a. hot-water pool, sauna and solarium.
The mill 'Grubbe Mølle' by Svanninge is a recently restored and now functioning Dutch wind and watermill. Grain is still milled here and you can learn more about the restoration, the work and the history of the mill here.
In the old market town Fåborg you can sense the cosy atmosphere and visit some the many sights of the town, like f.x. the beautiful merchant's house 'Den Voigtske Gård', the remains of the fortress from the Middle Ages, the flower garden 'Strandlyst', the prison museum 'Fåborg Arrests Fængselsudstilling', the miniature town of Fåborg 'Fåborg Miniby' and the art museum 'Fåborg Museum for Fynsk Malerkunst' (3 km).
At the nearby castle 'Hvedholm Slot' you will find a wine cellar and a shop with handicraft (4 km).
'Kaleko Vandmølle' by Fåborg is Denmark's oldest functioning watermill and situated scenically in its original surroundings (6 km).
Horne has the only round church in Funen, which was build as a church of fortification around the year 1100 (6 km).
See the beautiful gardens, a giant maze and more museums at the beautiful castle 'Egeskov Slot' by Kværndrup (23 km).
'Frydenlund Fuglepark' by Tommerup is a lovely nature park with 700 birds from the whole world, waterhole, aviaries and a 2 km long walking path, leading you under large old trees and out on the open savannah (30 km).
'Fun Park Fyn' in Aarup contains is a water world, farm animals as well as various amusements for the whole family. When the entry has been paid for, all activities are free (37 km).
Visit the home town of H.C. Andersen, Odense, a modern and evocative town with a number of leisure potentialities (37 km).
In Odense Zoo you can see a special chimpanzee department and a large 'Oceanarium'. 'Den Fynske Landsby' by Odense is an open-air museum, showing a Funen village environment from around the year 1850.
The railway museum 'Danmarks Jernbanemuseum' is a large museum with games, technique, experiences, discoveries and nostalgia.
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