Scenic walk around the city's "sugar" peninsular and marina


Assens, 5610, Denmark

Created By: Lars Bo Hansen

Tour Information

This walk is a loop starting at the 2nd tallest building in the city of Assens- the Sugar Chimney!. The imposing yellow brick building harks back to the days when it was a thriving sugar factory. The walk enters the natural park peninsular and traces the coastline with panoramic views over the Little Belt. The beaches end at the harbour mouth where great views of the city and the passing boat traffic can be taken. Walk through the marina and gaze at the old lighthouse on the way back to the start.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Start your tour with the imposing chimney at 60mts height ! It has stood for over 130 years.
There was always water rising out of the ground here so it was decided to build a cable park for enthusiastic wave boarders - check out the action.
A relic from when the sugar factory had freight and passenger trains is now used as a recreational activity for families to cycle along the tracks which run for 16km!
Walk up to the top of the peninsular. The high ground (10mts above sea level) is the result of 120 years of washing sugar beets that came into the factory from all around Fyn and Jutland. The washed off earth was transported by conveyor b... Read more
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From here the path offers expansive views from high up over the little Belt sea.
The peninsular has several sheep paddocks in the earth pools area and it is permitted to walk through their paddock. Dogs must always be on a leash and it is not permitted to feed them. A lamb is on the city+s coat of arms.
Proceed along the beach.....past quaint Danish "summer cottages" and the camping grounds. There are 2 large piers which are perfect to take a swim from.  In winter when piers are dismantled, cormorants are often seen drying their wings af... Read more
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Holiday rental townhouses with the beach on the front doorstep and the Marina on the back doorstep.
Watch ships sailing in and out.....look out for the little red ferry which goes across to Bågø or Bow Island.
Stroll along the waterfront with boats galore in the 600 berth marina. In winter this harbour beach can be covered with snow!
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The old lighthouse has stood guard for approaching ships to the harbour since 1900. In 1975 the harbour entrance was adjusted and new signals were erected. 
Admire the old Sugar factory from several angles.


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