Funen is an Outstanding and Beautiful Destination
On your next vacation, consider renting a holiday home on Funen, where you and your entire family will have memorable experiences, very enjoyable and fun adventures, and visits to amazing attractions.
Funen is the third-largest island of Denmark. The region has 90 islands and 700 miles of coastline. On Funen, you will find beaches, national parks, fishing lakes, mountain climbing and biking, sleigh rides, skiing, thatched farmhouses, harbor towns, and gorgeous views.
Sightseeing is amazing with grand Renaissance castles, medieval villages, fortresses, places belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage, and much more.
Egeskov Slot is a magnificent castle with a moat and a drawbridge. Still being lived in, you can look inside furnished rooms, explore the beautiful gardens, and visit several museums with remarkable antique vehicle collections.
The most popular spot is Odense, which has an imposing cathedral that took 200 years to build from 1300 to 1499 with its Gothic arches and a tower that was added in the 1580s.
Odense was the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish prolific writer of novels, plays, poems, and travelogues. He is best remembered for fairy tales, many of which became films, that included "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Little Mermaid," "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling,” "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl", and others.
H.C.A.´s 3,381 works were translated into over 125 languages. His modern museum includes the little cottage where he was born as well as audiovisual material and exhibits. A new museum is under construction and is due to open in 2020.
Experience 8 enchanting days with more than 500 cultural activities in the city centre of Odense. There are enriching experiences for everyone and good entertainment is guaranteed when H.C. Andersen Festivals opens its well-known world in late August. Anything can happen when the streets of Odense are filled with energy, colour and spontaneity at its heart.
The Odense Zoo, elected the best zoo in Europe, has an ‘oceanium’ with manatees and penguins, a 'Kiwara' open space that mimics Africa, natural environments for the animals, lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, kangaroos, and chimpanzees. Animal feeding times and events are posted on the website and at the entrance.
The Ladby Ship Museum has the excavated remains and 1963 reconstruction of a 72-foot long warship in its glass sarcophagus and with an anchor which is identical to today's anchors. It was the burial site of a 10th-century Viking chieftain along with dogs, 11 horses, jewelry, weapons, clothes, all of which were to well provide him for his afterlife.
The Jernbanemuseet Museum is fabulous for train buffs with its 1868 to 1981 collection of model trains, 30 engines, ships, wagons, an 1869 snow plow, a double-decker carriage, a 1970s InterRail exhibit, a 1900 royal saloon car, and more.
Den Fynske Landsby is an open-air museum, which is an 1850s village of more than two dozen old furnished buildings, farmyard animals, a windmill, a duck pond, and a windmill. Daily in the summer, you will see costumed ‘peasants’ tend to geese and children in knickerbockers playing.