Oh my, Aeroskobing on Aero Island Denmark just might be the cutest little town in all of Denmark. We haven’t seen them all, mind you. So, it’s just a guess.
The best way to get to Aeroskobing is on your own sailboat, but that isn’t really practical for us, so hopping a ferry in Svendborg is a close second. We didn’t have any time to investigate the vibrant town of Svendborg, but from what we have read since, we missed out.
The ferry trip is about as scenic a sail as we have ever been on. Under cerulean skies, the ferry scribes its route from Svendborg to Aeroskobing.
Upon arrival, you will notice that this little town doesn’t appear to have changed its appearance in the last couple of centuries. And you would not be mistaken. This is one of the best preserved 18th century towns in Denmark. And, there are strict building codes in place designed to preserve that look and dictate precisely what can and can not be done when renovating.
This fairy-tale town celebrated its 750th anniversary not that long ago. Seven hundred and fifty years! Most Americans think of anything about 50 years as old!
As you stride from the harbor along the cobbled streets, suitcase in tow, (I’m assuming you have wheels on your bags and are staying, of course.) and passed the climbing roses, you’ll notice the pride with which the residents maintain this town. As proud of there heritage as they are, they are also very up-to-date, being one of the most sustainable in Denmark. It also hasone of the world’s largest solar-power plants.
The solar collection plant is located in Marstal, which is also the home of a navigation school and a maritime museum. I always enjoy specialized museums, because you come away with things you never knew before.
Aero Island Review: Things to See and Do
Aeroskobing is not the only show on the island, just the main attraction. The island is very small and relatively flat so renting a bicycle is a fabulous way to see the island. If you really aren’t into the whole cycling thing, you still won’t need a car, as the local bus service is quite good.
Life is pretty sweet here, and much of what there is to see and do is all about that. Being outside on the sunniest island in Denmark. Spending time hiking, cycling, swimming, just hanging, sailing, and just plain enjoying life. And, of course, there is always eating good food, whether in one of the fine restaurants, or on the beach barbecuing.