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390.000 overnight stays in Faaborg

ZEE Germans are back.

2021 was yet another huge success for tourism in Faaborg-Midtfyn. Over 390,000 overnight stays were recorded last year – an increase of 25 percent compared to 2019. The mayor sees it as evidence that Faaborg-Midtfyn has what tourists are looking for.

Faaborg-Midtfyn: Market town. The South Funen Archipelago. Attractions like Egeskov Castle and The Japanese Gardens. Svanninge Hills and Mountains.

Faaborg-Midtfyn has a lot to offer, and therefore more and more visitors are flocking to the municipality.

This is evidenced by the latest figures for overnight stays on Funen in 2021.

There were 390,100 overnight stays in Faaborg-Midtfyn – an increase of 14 percent compared to 2020. Compared to the last year before the coronavirus, 2019, the number of overnight stays in Faaborg-Midtfyn has increased by just under 25 percent. This is the largest increase among the Funen municipalities, according to a press release.

Camping is particularly in demand. 130,000 of the visitors stayed at a campsite. Holiday homes were also in high demand with 106,000 overnight stays in 2021.

The clearly most popular months are July, where last year there were close to 126,000 overnight stays, and August, with over 73,000 overnight stays.

But also in the so-called outer months, there has been a significant increase. In March and April 2021, there were 10,000 and 20,000 overnight stays respectively – more than double the amount in the same months in 2020. Compared to the previous year, every month of 2021 – with the exception of January – saw an increase in the number of overnight stays.

In addition to Danish tourists, it was especially the Germans who visited Faaborg-Midtfyn. The number of German overnight stays in 2021 was on par with the years before the coronavirus.

2021 was yet another huge success for tourism in Faaborg-Midtfyn. Over 390,000 overnight stays were recorded last year

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Outstanding Development

The mayor of Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality, Hans Stavnsager (S), is thrilled with the tourism development in recent years.

  • If you lived in or just visited Faaborg last summer, you knew there were many visitors. But it’s wonderful to now see in black and white that tourists keep coming to our fantastic little corner of Denmark. This clearly shows that both the Danes and our neighboring people are seeking exactly what we can offer – sea, nature, and lots of outdoor opportunities combined with culture and some major attractions, he says.

He is particularly pleased with the development in the months outside the high season.

  • This is something we, in our tourism efforts and together with the stakeholders, have been working purposefully on, so it’s fantastic that this work seems to be bearing fruit. The same applies to the outdoor area. We see great prospects in this for the coming years, and of course, we will keep pushing so that Faaborg-Midtfyn remains a sought-after destination all year round, says the mayor.
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