The 'Garden of Denmark,' Funen mixes the stoicism of stark castles and ruins with the whimsy and artfulness of its greenery, parks and status as the birthplace of famous children's author Hans Christian Andersen. Choose one of the Funen cottages we feature and enjoy access to many historic towns.
Egeskov Castle is famous for its Renaissance splendor and could be the site of virtually any fairy tale with its moat, battlements and Victorian elegance; the lawns, hedged gardens and bridges will take you back in time. The castle even has a detailed dollhouse (Titania's Palace, which boasts 3,000 individual components) on display, loaned from the LEGO Fund.
Funen's main towns and resorts include Odense (Andersen's place of birth) and Nyborg, while picturesque and inviting beaches are located on the islands of Langeland (which is also the home of indigenous wild horses) and Tasinge. Langeland also offers a fortress that was key to détente during the Cold War era. Meanwhile, to experience the flora and fauna of the region without the bugs and mud, check out Naturama, a recently debuted (2005) museum that uses three levels of multimedia interaction to celebrate local natural history.
When you're ready to leave the old world for the nuances of modern hospitality, enjoy a stay in one of the Funen cottages we offer.
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