Assens (Funen)

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Assens coat of arms
Assens (Denmark)
Basic data
State : DenmarkDenmark Denmark
Region : Syddanmark
(since 2007) :
Municipality / Office :
(until the end of 2006)
Assens Commune
Fyns Office
Harde / Amt:
(until March 1970)
Båg Herred
Odense Office
Sogn : Assens Sogn
Gamtofte Sogn
Coordinates : 55 ° 16 '  N , 9 ° 54'  E Coordinates: 55 ° 16 '  N , 9 ° 54'  E
Founded: 1231
Population :
Postal code : 5610
Street in the old town.
Street in the old town.
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Assens [ ˈasəns ] is a Danish port city on the Little Belt . It was founded in 1231 and has a well-preserved old town center.


Assens is located on the west coast of the Danish island of Fyn ( English : Funen ) on the Little Belt. A possible approach can be made via the car bridge over the Little Belt past the city of Fredericia .

Local authority

The city forms its own parish ( Danish : Sogn ) Assens Sogn , but now also extends to the area of ​​the adjacent Gamtofte Sogn to the north . Both originally belonged to Harde Båg Herred in the Odense office , then since 1970 to Assens municipality in the Fyns office , which was merged with the municipal reform on January 1, 2007 in the "new" Assens municipality in the region of Syddanmark , whose administrative seat is Assens.


The city has an industrial port with a shipyard and two docks, one of which is covered. From the harbor there is a ferry connection to Bågø . Directly opposite the industrial port with its docks is the marina for sport boaters with 600 berths, 100 of which are for guests.


A deep-sea tug is pulled into the covered dock by a small motorboat.

From May 31, 1861 to May 21, 1966, the Assensbane connected the city with Tommerup Stationsby. There were connections to Odense there . Since 1995, part of the route can be used with bicycle trolleys.


  • Assens Miniby: Assens in miniature format around 1900.
  • Museum Ernst's Samlinger: Collection that was brought by F. Ernst during his travels.
  • The island of Bågø can be reached four times a day by car ferry. She offers nice walks.
  • The former island of Helnæs , now a peninsula, is connected to the south by a dam. It offers fishing opportunities
  • Gammel Alvernæs Manor , a Fyn manor near Ebberup , is 6 kilometers from Assens.
  • The medieval Hagenskov Castle near Ebberup offers the opportunity to visit an old dungeon.


See also

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics banks -> Befolkning og valg -> BY1: Folketal January 1st efter byområde, alder og køn (Danish)
  2. Assens Marina website , accessed September 13, 2011

Web links

Commons : Assens (Funen)  - Collection of images