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Odense & Funen

odense: DENMARK'S 3rd LARGEST CITY IS THE
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THE BIRTHPLACE of beloved WRITER HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN. EASILY reachable BY TRAIN and BY CAR.

TRADITIONAL THATCHED, HALF-TIMBERED FUNEN FARMSTEAD
Photo Nicolai Perjesi © VisitDenmark

FUNEN: DENMARK'S third LARGEST ISLAND IS THE Nation's TRADITIONAL agricultural 
heartland WITH THATCHED FARMSTEADS,
pony carts, hay wagons, sun-drenched
golden fields, and miles of biking and
walking paths. FUNEN AND ITS SATELLITE

ISLANDS ALSO PROVIDE THE TRADITIONAL,  LAID-BACK, FAMILY BEACH HOLIDAYS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELL-PUBLICIZED HAPPI-NESS AND CONTENTMENT OF THE DANES. TOUR-ING RURAL FUNEN IS Best by auto. FERRIES ARE NECESSARY TO SOME OFF-ISLANDS.

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Attractions in Odense:

          Denmark's third largest city is also the birthplace of its greatest citizen, Hans Christian Andersen. Visit the 11th century cathedral and the nearby Hans Christian Andersen House.

 

ODENSE STREET SCENE
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H. C. ANDERSON PLAY AT
FUNEN VILLAGE IN ODENSE

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON BOYHOOD HOME
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Attractions Elsewhere in Funen:

          Castles (like Egeskov Slot, Europe's best-preserved moated Renaissance castle), palaces, and great manor houses; Funen Village open-air museum of local agriculture; charming fishing villages; prehistoric sites with Viking and Bronze Age artifacts; beaches of pebbles (shingles), and golden and white sand. Most offshore islands are connected to the Funen mainland with road bridges but a few require ferry journeys to reach. Of these, the island of Aeroe (Ærø) has gained international famed in recent years for becoming largely energy self-sufficiency while remaining an undisturbed destination of beaches, villages, and cycling lanes.

ATTRACTIONS IN FUNEN, CENTRAL DENMARK

 

Yellow, half-timbered, thatched farmstead
Photo Mikkel Grabowski © VisitDenmark

 

FUNEN, CENTRAL DENMARK
Valdemars Castle gatehouse with swans
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FUNEN, CENTRAL DENMARK
Fish Chef at Falsled Kro
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FUNEN, CENTRAL DENMARK
Red, half-timbered, thatched farm
Photo John Sommer © VisitDenmark

 

FUNEN, CENTRAL DENMARK
The Milk House
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FUNEN, CENTRAL DENMARK
Family Cycling Picnic, Nørreskoven Forest
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FUNEN, CENTRAL DENMARK
Egeskov Castle reflected
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FUNEN, CENTRAL DENMARK
Beach cabins near Marstal on Aeroe Island
Photo Søren Lauridsen © VisitDenmark

 

FUNEN, CENTRAL DENMARK
Romantic Dining
Photo Christian Alsing © VisitDenmark

 

Getting to/from the Region:

         Drive your Rental Car east to Funen via a short crossing from WESTERN DENMARK on the European mainland or across the Great Belt Bridge from Copenhagen and EASTERN DENMARK; International Flights to/from Copenhagen's International Airport, Danish Rail to Odense.

Our Lodgings: Ideally located small hotels in Odense and south of the city in the rural center of Funen island.

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            Odense & Funen:

          Central Odense is very walkable, but getting to other parts of the city will require visitors to use its subway, buses, and trams.

          Outside of Odense use of a rental car permits far greater flexibility and independence for touring the Danish countryside — especially for those wanting to stop and enjoy the scenery, and explore small, out-of-the-way places. Car ferries provide frequent access to certain popular offshore islands, such as Aeroe.

 

THE GREAT BELT BRIDGE
CONNECTS FUNEN WITH ZEALAND.

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