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Strynø is an island in the South Funen Archipelago in southern Denmark .

Understand[edit]

Strynø covers 5km², and is home to around 200 people. It is one of the most successful island societies in the country, and one of few who have managed to stale the endemic depopulation - in no small part thanks to an open and inventive but closely knit community, including many artists and craftsmen, which might be worth visiting.

Get in[edit]

Ferry: from Rudkøbing, 30 minutes 6-8 departures [dead link] per day, 70 DKK.

  • 1 Strynø ferry Harbor (Strynø Havn). VHF:16&12; ? berths at ? DKK; Depth:1,5m; Speed:3 knots.

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See[edit]

Like most of the islands in the archipelago, Strynø is a picturesque combination of farms and wetlands with many birds during the summer months. But to many the real attraction is the pretty village, which is usually densely build up for a Danish island - and in fact before depopulation took hold, it used to be the 2nd most densely populated island in the whole country. The nice red brick buildings are mostly from the 18th and 19th century, and some of them feature some quite spectacular ornamentation, are built up around several village ponds and small alleys and twisting roads- it makes for a very pleasant exploration. Remember to look out for the many inventive Weather vanes on top of the buildings, it makes for good photos and a reminder of the islands maritime history.

  • Bådmuseet (Maritime Museum), Strynø Brovej 12, +45 50 98 13 06. May-Oct: Daily 10-16. Is a summer only exhibition inside Øhavets Smakkecenter (see Get in section), run together with the Museum of Langeland, it shows the natural and cultural history of the archipelago, with special focus on maritime. While, not especially large, it is worth your time if you are on the island. 30 DKK.
  • Strynø Mølle (Strynø Windmill), Møllevejen 30. No public access. The islands beautiful old windmill dates back to 1832, and is lovingly restored and preserved. Though there is no public access, it makes for some good photo opportunities in the vicinity
  • 1 Strynø Kirke (Strynø Church), Kirkevej 16. Originally from 1589, unfortunately the only remaining part from the old church is the porch. The modern day church was build in 1867 in typical Danish style. It is worth going inside to see the renaissance pulpit from 1618 - a relic of the old church. Strynø Church (Q12337508) on Wikidata

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Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • [dead link] Peters Kabys, Strynø Brovej 12 (Strynø), +45 60 77 88 67. May-Oct: Cafe: noon-17, dinner (W-Su) by appointment only. Cafe in the Smakkecenter boat rental center. Uses fresh local produce to cook up an ever-changing menu with whatever is available, often inspired by the mediterranean kitchens.
  • Stryno Kro, Stjernegade 4 (Strynø), +45 62 51 53 00. M-F 11-20,F-Sa 11-23,Su 11-20. Traditional Danish food served the islands old blacksmith. Call ahead to make sure its open, especially outside the summer season
  • Strynø Gl. Mejeri, Nørrevej 6 (Strynø), +45 62 51 51 92. Daily 11-21 (but in low season reservations must be made before 11). Small restaurant in the islands old dairy, the menu is tinted towards traditional Danish cuisine.

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Sleep[edit]

  • Strynø Gl Mejeri, Nørrevej 6 (Strynø), +45 62 51 51 92. 5 holiday apartments of around 50 m2 each, fitted into an old diary - all with kitchens and private bathrooms. ~500 DKK.
  • Sønderly (Bed & Breakfast), Kærvej 6 (Strynø), +45 62 51 53 03. 10 bedrooms in the renovated stables of an old farmhouse, they share 3 bathrooms and 2 wash-rooms. Access to a garden, a common room with television and a good size kitchen. Double bedroom: 400 DKK, single 250 DKK.

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