Faaborg is mentioned for the first time in the year 1229, where the Danish king presented the village as a wedding gift to his Portuguese daughter-in-law. The old merchant’s town still has its original small and cozy streets that provide a glorious setting for a wide variety of possible film settings.
Faaborg’s landmark, the Belfry, is a relic of the old Saint Nicolai’s Church, which was demolished in the middle of the 16th century. The view from the tower over the red roofs of the city, the beautiful Svanninge Hills (Svanninge Bakker) as well as the South Funen Archipelago is breathtaking.
The islands, the daylight over the southern parts of Fyn, the castles, the historic sites, the benevolence of the locals and last but not the least the persistant local assistance of film crews in their search of locations, etc. give you the optimal starting point for your production.
Film Commission Fyn is happy to point your production in the right direction and to welcome your crew on recce to Fyn. Knowing the importance of connecting with local location scouts and managers, we have compiled a brief list of experienced contacts for you.