Sæby (Danish pronunciation: [ˈseːˌpyˀ]) is a town and seaport located on the east coast of the historical region of Vendsyssel in the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The town is located in Frederikshavn municipality in Region Nordjylland. It has a population of 8,821 (1 January 2021).[1] Sæby was granted market rights in 1524.

Sæby
Town
Sæby Church
Sæby Church
Official seal of Sæby
Seal
Coat of arms of Sæby
Coat of arms
Sæby is located in Denmark
Sæby
Sæby
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 57°19′46″N 10°31′56″E / 57.32944°N 10.53222°E / 57.32944; 10.53222
CountryDenmark
RegionNorth Denmark (Nordjylland)
MunicipalityFrederikshavn
Settled11th century
City status1524
Area
 • Urban
7.68 km2 (2.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2021-01-01)
 • Urban
8,821
 • Urban density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Seal of Saeby, 1584, by J.Th Hansen

HistoryEdit

Until 2007 Sæby was the main town in Sæby municipality. Since 2007 part of Frederikshavn municipality.

AttractionsEdit

  • Sæby Glassblowing Workshop
  • Sæby Harbour
  • Sæby Church
  • Fruen fra Havet: 6,25 m. high statue standing on the pier at the entrance to Sæby harbour. The statue was made by artist Marit Benthe Norheim and it was inaugurated in 2001.
  • Sæby Museum
  • Sæby Old Town
  • Sæby Teddies (two persons in teddy-bear costumes)
  • Sæby Watermill
  • Sæbygaard Manor: A manor house from the renaissance. Inside there is a small museum with exhibitions of historical furniture.
  • Sæby Beach
  • Sæby Townsquare

Notable peopleEdit

 
Sophus Frederik Kühnel, 1911

Science & BusinessEdit

The ArtsEdit

SportEdit

  • Merete Pedersen (born 1973 in Saeby) a Danish former footballer, member of the Danish national team for 16 years
  • Rasmus Thellufsen (born 1997 in Saeby) a Danish footballer, playing for AaB

ReferencesEdit