Guide to Budget Accommodation and Attractions on Funen

Funen, with its beautiful scenery and shopping opportunities, lies in the middle of Denmark
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Enchanting Funen - A Holiday Adventure
Outstanding nature and Hans Christian Andersen's adventures are some of the fantastic experiences you will enjoy when you spend your holiday on the island of Funen. The fairy tale adventure on Funen is made possible by the works of the world-famous author, Hans Christian Andersen. With fairy tales like The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and The Emperor's New Clothes, the author put Funen on the map. When you visit his well-preserved house and museum in Odense, it is easy to see where the author got his inspiration. Green hills, idyllic villages with old half-timbered houses, castles and manor houses dot the Funen countryside. There are also many attractions in the area to tempt you.
 

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Egeskov Castle
Visit Egeskov, the fairytale castle with mysterious secrets and ghoulish ghosts. Discover vintage cars and motorcycles, use the playgrounds, tour the labyrinths and the beautiful gardens. There is entertainment for children and adults. When on Funen, you can quickly reach our Danhostels, namely Danhostel Svendborg, Danhostel Faaborg, Danhostel Odense City and Danhostel Odense Kragsbjerggaard.
Learn more about Egeskov Castle and all the activities here.
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The Funen Village
A trip to the open-air museum called The Funen Village will take you back to the 19th century. Discover a village recreated from the time of Hans Christian Andersen and experience what it was like to live back then. You will see people in period clothing, Funen’s characteristic timber-framed buildings, flowering gardens and fences, farm animals, the village pond and the cosy streets - all surrounded by cultivated fields. This attraction is less than 4 km from Danhostel Odense Kragsbjerggaard.
Read more here.
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Denmark’s Railway Museum (Jernbanemuseum)
The Danish Railway Museum has 19 railway tracks with old and working steam locomotives, vintage trains, carriages and more. It is a wonderland for children and adults who love to explore fun machines. Take your hands out of your pockets and touch everything. The Railway Museum is only a few km from Danhostel Odense Kragsbjerggaard.
Read more here.
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Odense Zoo
Odense Zoo has several playgrounds, eateries and a variety of animals. A large indoor area houses manatees and giant turtles. You will enjoy an entire day of activities at Odense Zoo which is close to Danhostel Odense Kragsbjerggaard.
Read more here.
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Naturama
History comes alive at Naturama, a natural history museum with films, lights, sounds, drama and action. Exhibitions of mammals and birds are on 3 separate floors. Take an underwater voyage to see the giants of the sea and view the 16-metre-long whale skeleton. Naturama is within walking distance of Danhostel Svendborg and is an obvious choice when you are in the beautiful town of Svendborg.
Read more here.
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Fjord&Bælt
Experience the magic of the sea at the Fjord and Bælt Centre located at the picturesque area, Kerteminde Fjord. Meet the two porpoises that are trained and fed each day and see seals, fish and crabs as you walk through the 40-m-long underwater tunnel. Fjord and Bælt Centre is an ideal attraction if you are in the cosy town of Kerteminde. It is within walking distance (approx. 1 km) of Danhostel Kerteminde.
Read more here.

Take a boat trip to the South Funen Archipelago and experience unique natural surroundings. Sail on the ferry from Svendborg to other islands such as Skarø, Hjortø or Drejø, and walk across the bridge to Tåsinge and Thurø. For a workout, try the 1,000-km cycle route which makes the island the ultimate cycling destination. There are four Danhostels on Funen. Whether you experience Hans Christian Andersen island on foot, by bike, car or public transport, you will find exciting adventures wherever you go.