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. In addition, there are 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. This is the perfect place to see vintage cars and motorcycles, use one of the many playgrounds, tour the labyrinths and view the beautiful gardens. There is entertainment for children and adults. When on Funen, you can quickly reach our Danhostels, namely Danhostel Svendborg, Danhostel Faaborg and Danhostel Odense Kragsbjerggaard.

Learn more about Egeskov Castle and all the activities here.


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The Funen Village
Travel back to the 19th century when you visit the open-air museum, The Funen Village. Discover a village recreated from Hans Christian Andersen's time and experience what it was like to live back then. You will be delighted to 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 historic attraction is less than 4 km from Danhostel Odense Kragsbjerggaard.

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Denmark’s Railway Museum (Jernbanemuseum)
The Danish Railway Museum has 19 railway tracks lined with historic and working steam locomotives, vintage trains, carriages and more. This is a wonderland for children and adults who love exploring fun machines. Take your hands out of your pockets and touch all there is to see. The Railway Museum lies just a few km from Danhostel Odense Kragsbjerggaard.

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Odense Zoo
Odense Zoo is a great place to visit with many playgrounds, eateries and a variety of animals. See the giant turtles and the large indoor water system with manatees. This is perfect for anyone who would like to enjoy a whole day of activities. Odense Zoo is an obvious attraction when you stay at Danhostel Odense Kragsbjerggaard.

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Naturama
History comes alive at Naturama, a natural history museum with films, lights, sounds, drama and action. Experience an underwater voyage to see the giants of the sea, then view the 16-metre-long whale skeleton. There are 3 floors with hundreds of exhibitions of mammals and birds. Naturama is within walking distance of Danhostel Svendborg and is an obvious choice when you are in the beautiful town of Svendborg.

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Fjord&Bælt
Experience the magic of the sea at the Fjord and Bælt Centre located at picturesque Kerteminde Fjord. Meet the two porpoises that are trained and fed every day, check out the seals, fish and crabs and walk through the 40-m-long underwater tunnel. The 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.

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Go on a boat trip to the South Funen Archipelago and experience its unique natural surroundings. Take the ferry from Svendborg to other islands such as Skarø, Hjortø or Drejø, and cross 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.