Svaneke the prettiest town in Denmark
Svaneke is the island’s (and Denmark’s) most-easterly town and is slightly less touristy, or at least more upmarket, than Gudhjem. It has handsome old merchants’ houses in the harbour and narrow alleys of half-timbered houses leading down from the town square. It also has Svaneke Bodega, one of the island’s best pubs, which even early in the season, was lively with locals and tourists. It serves beers from the town’s tiny brewery, Svaneke Bryghus, which include an excellent stout and brown ale. The town is also home to Svaneke Bolcher, where you can watch traditional Danish sweets being made, and Johan Bülow’s inventive liquorice, which is now sold in shops such as Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason.