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Port Cities

Photo: Knud Mortensen

Sailing and shipping ties the South Funen Archipelago together and is rooted in the special geological conditions. The archipelago has always been a centre for shipping, and throughout history, the locals have made a living from the sea.

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Geopark: Svendborg Harbour
Photo: Kund Mortensen

Geopark: Svendborg Harbour

Svendborg grew out of a deep bay in Svendborg Sound

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Geopark: Marstal Harbour
Photo: Søren Svendsen

Geopark: Marstal Harbour

Marstal Harbor is originally a natural harbor, protected by a Holocene marine foreland, Erik's Tail, as well as several islets and shoals in the waters

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Geopark: The Skipper town Troense
Photo: Marstal Søfartsmuseum

Geopark: The Skipper town Troense

Troense was founded by Niels Juel from Valdemar Castle around 1750.

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Geopark: Lohals Harbour
Photo: Bent Lange

Geopark: Lohals Harbour

The small port town of Lohals in North Langeland was approved as a shipping point for goods and people as early as 1630.

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Geopark: Fiskerlejet Dyreborg
Photo: Kasper Orthmann Andersen

Geopark: Fiskerlejet Dyreborg

Dyreborg is a fishing village situated not far from Faaborg and surrounded by forest.

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Geopark: Skipperbyen Faldsled
Photo: Faaborg Turistbureau

Geopark: Skipperbyen Faldsled

Faldsled was a maritime village in the 19th century that had shipbuilding and became the home of skippers and seamen.

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Geopark: Faaborg købstad
Photo: Michael Fiukowski and Sarah Moritz

Geopark: Faaborg købstad

Faaborg is a well preserved old town, first mentioned in the sources in 1229.

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Geopark: Rudkøbing købstad
Photo: ELS Production

Geopark: Rudkøbing købstad

The town of Rudkøbing had its first royal privileges in 1287, but it is some generations older.

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Geopark: Ærøskøbing købstad
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Geopark: Ærøskøbing købstad

Ærøskøbing was found at some unknown time during the Middle Ages

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Geopark: Lundeborg
Photo: VisitSvendborg

Geopark: Lundeborg

The site includes two former mineral extraction areas

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