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The beautifully preserved historic town of Aeroskobing lies on the idyllic island of Aero to the east of mainland Denmark and south of Funen Island. Aeroskobing was a prosperous merchants' town in the 1600s and features narrow streets lined with 17th and 18th-century houses. The main tourist attraction is the Flaskeskibssamlingen or Ships-in-a-Bottle Museum where you can see the 1700 exhibits of the lifetime work of Bottle Peter. There are also two local history museums.

Ærøskøbing, an attractive old market town, lies on a promontory of the north coast. The town received its trading charter in 1398, grew in importance as a result of its trade with South Jutland and provides an example of a well-preserved merchants' township of the 17th and 18th C. There are 36 houses which are under preservation orders, including Denmark's oldest post office (1749) and the Køobinghus (1645). Hammerich's House (ca 1700; note the furniture and glazed tiles), formerly the residence of the sculptor Hammerich, and Hans Billedhugger's House are furnished as museums.

Walk the cobbled stoned streets through the medieval town center, view the fisherman's houses dating from the 17th century and then enjoy a tour around the island.

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The tiny capital of this amazing island is a village that has retained all the beauty of the past. 36 buildings are considered as national monuments and thus being protected and restored. This island is only reachable by ferry and so the few cars that come here contribute to the peaceful atmosphere. Aeroskobing seems to be indeed suspended in the past, when it used to be an important fish harbor.

Highlights: Aero Island, Historic Town, Ships-in-a-Bottle Museum.

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On cycling around the island of Aero what strikes is the beauty of the scenery. The tidy and colorful countryside joins at the horizon the blue of the sea. Windmills are everywhere - almost the whole energy is produced by the wind here. Lying on one of the many beaches is a relaxing activity from one wonder to the next.

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the Søndergade and the Vestergade are the town's main shopping streets.


Denmark is not part of the EURO-monetary system, but major shops will probably give prices both in Danish kroner and in EURO (€). Most major international credit cards are accepted in Denmark.

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Danish, english is widely spoken.

Emergency number: 112

Opening Hours and Holidays:

the general opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 9.30/10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Fridays from 9.30/10 a.m. to 7/8 p.m. Some shopping centers may stay open until 7/8 p.m. on weekdays. On Saturdays shops generally close at 12.00 or 1 p.m. and department stores at 2 p.m. On the first Saturday of every month, shops are permitted to stay open until 5 p.m., and in Copenhagen, other cities and larger towns most shops take advantage of this rule.

Some shops in tourist areas stay open beyond the normal opening hours, particularly during the summer season.
Shops are allowed to open on the first Sunday of every month, as well as on all Sundays in December, preceding Christmas Eve. However, if the first Sunday of a month falls on a holiday or on Constitution Day, shops will stay closed.
Please note that ordinary shops are closed on public holidays including Constitution Day, 5 June, and Christmas Eve, December 24. Kiosks, bakeries, station shops etc. are usually open on Saturdays after 5 p.m. and Sundays.

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