Sønderho - Denmark's Most Beautiful Village

A visit to Sønderho is a must when you visit Fanoe as it has won the award of Denmark's most beautiful village. As you walk in the small streets, with the pretty old houses, you feel as being in another age of time.

Park the car at the church and spend a couple of hours walking in the small crooked streets, visit Fanø Art Museum, Hannes hus, Sønderho Mølle (Mill) and Sønderho Kirke (church).

The many old, well preserved buildings mainly stem from the 18th and 19th centuries, when Sønderho was the dominant shipping town of the Jutlandic west coast.

The harbour and shipyard area was situated in a small sheltered bay in the north-eastern end of Sønderho. The entry was, however, eventually sanded up and today the area is filled with meadows. The connection to seafaring is very characteristic in Sønderho Church - it is the danish church with the most votive ships, 15 altogether.