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Svendborg is a city on Funen of around 30.000 people
Svendborg is reachable by highway route 9, which branches of the main highway (E20) across Funen south of Odense, it's about a 25 minute drive. Though the Fynbus' regional bus lines; 121, 162 and 163 mainly uses local roads and take about 1½ hours to do the trip. Trains  are faster and the locals prefered choice, they take 42 minutes from Odense. If you are travelling from Copenhagen, you might want to consider switching to a bus in Nyborg instead, as this might be faster, depending on how long the stop over is.
Svendborg harbour  is open to both leisure sailors and commercial ferry traffic, routes out of Svendborg goes to Ærøskøbing on Ærø and to serveral small islands in the South Funen archipelago. All ferries depart from the ferry terminal at Havnepladsen square.
International Clown Festival File:Http://www.clownfestival.dk/items/images/35 clowns 2011.jpg
Svendborg has hosted an International Clown Festival for over a decade. For a week in mid May the town is full of exciting street performances. There is also a grand parade and a theatre gala show which is well worth trying to get tickets for. Clowns from all over the world gather the festival and perform around the town in various venues throughout the week as well as in the streets. Check out the festival website for details: 
Svendborg is located at a beautiful fjord, or in correct terms the Svendborg Sound, and is a good starting point to explore the Sydfynske Øhav archipelago. Several ferries connect to some of the islands from Svendborg, and there are also some pretty veteran tour boats to take you on short cruises in the area.