Tunø has only one village with farms and well kept houses built in the traditional style along the only street. In the center of the village there are several relics from ancient times, and the old smithy is today a working museum. The church lies in the middle of the village on one of the higest points of the island. Because of this, the church tower has been turned into a lighthouse. In the old days, Tunø had it's own vicar, and for many years the vicar also worked as the lighthouse keeper. A well known joke in those days was: On Tunø the vicar sleeps with the lighthouse keepers wife.
Experience Tunø on foot
A narrow path, following the coast, takes you around the island. It's a three hour walk. On the walk, you have a good chance of finding different fossils, especially below the steep cliffs.
On Tunø, you will find varied bird life.
On August 5th, in 1852, a large part of the town was destroyed by a fire. Besides the vicarage 16 farms and 15 houses was consumed by the fire. At the reconstruction the opportunity was seized to move out several farms for the town and today the farms are spread all over the island. In the centre of the town a memorial stone is raised as a memorial to the great fire.