Bogense, situated on the North coast of Fyn, is known as ‘the city of mermaids’. It is a fully fledged sailing
The town is small, but not without character. A walk round the northern part, round by the church, is quite rewarding,
as there are many old houses, including the smallest in Denmark. The church has a commanding position looking out over the sound.
A footpath follows the coast from the Church along to Otterup - a large moor area.
One of Bogense’s claims to fame is a copy of Mannekin Piss. This is an exact replica of the famous statue in
Brussels, and was donated by a local following an improbable story about being rescued from a ferry as a baby (Dont ask, you'll
just have to go there)
A few miles northeast of Bogense (by water) lies the Island of Aeblo. This is now largely uninhabited and a conservation
area. Its possible to walk out via a causeway, but much more popular as a weekend anchorage. There are bouys just off the old
The nicest part of Bogense is the restored harbour area. The old fishing harbour has been renovated and can be
used as an alternative to the marina. Although a few fishing boats are still around, the quay has been rebuilt with a few posh
shops, including a chandlers and a wine shop.
The best restaurant to our mind was the Rogeriet, (Vestre Havenvej 29A) tucked away behind the fishing boats, alongside
the Harbour wall. It does both Lunches and Dinners in some style, and is considerably more adventurous then the standard Danish
fare. The Marina restaurant, (Restuarant Marinetten) above the Harbour master, was also doing a roaring trade. There are a number
of other resturants in the town, notably the Bogense Hotel, and Den Gamle Kobmandsgard