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Experiences on Funen 2023

On Funen you will find wonderful experiences for both children and adults - whether it is a trip to the zoo, the Funen cultural life or a good hike that you are looking for.

In this guide, we have gathered the best recommendations and tips for memorable experiences on Funen.

The capital of Funen 

Visit Odense

The largest city on Funen is Odense, and therefore it must be said to be Funen's Capital. The city is one of the oldest in all of Denmark, and if you are looking for culture and history, Odense is just the place for you.

There are experiences for both young and old when you visit Odense - We recommend that you make your way past Odense Zoo, and explore the old town, where you can follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen.

© VisitOdense

Free experience

Find His Cave Hand

Go on a troll hunt in Odense. The artist Thomas Dambo has created trolls from recycled wood, which are located around Denmark - The troll Hans Hulehånd lives in the middle of Funen's capital Odense. 

You can find a map of the trolls right here.

Main attraction

Visit HC Andersen's House

In the middle of Odense there is a small yellow house - Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home. Today, the house is decorated like a museum, where you can experience the birthplace of the famous poet. 

During the summer of 2021, a new HC Andersen's house will open, which consists of both architecturally beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Nature experience

Go hiking in the Funen countryside

When you move out into the Funen nature, you understand why it is said that Funen is fine. The Funen nature offers everything from hilly landscapes with unique views to flat beaches where you can take a dip or a rest.

Below we have collected some of the best hiking routes on Funen.

Main attraction for children

Take a trip to Odense Zoo

Odense Zoo is high on the list of the biggest attractions in Denmark. When you visit Odense Zoo, it is both possible to get very close to a number of the animals, but it is also possible to observe the impressive animals from the treetops.

In Odense Zoo, suspension bridges have been built at a height of 6-10 meters, which ensures a very special experience. 

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© Odense City Museums

Historical experience

Visit the Funen Village

Come for a walk in the countryside in the middle of Odense city. In the Funen Village live peasant wives, men and priests, all of whom help to create an authentic experience and story about how people lived in the 19th century.

At this open-air museum you can explore the history of Funen, and the place offers experiences for all ages.

Free nature experience

Denmark's biggest rock

Close to the southeastern Funen village of Hesselager is Denmark's largest stone - Damestenen.

The 10 meter high and 1000 ton heavy stone was brought here from Sweden by means of the ice during the last ice age, and with its large size, must be said to be an impressive sight.

Main attraction

Visit Egeskov Castle

Egeskov Castle contains a lot of history, which you can explore during the day.

When you visit the castle, you do not just enter a museum - the castle still functions as a private residence in the evening when it is closed to visitors. 

During the visit to Egeskov Castle, you can try to solve the treasure hunt Museums Mysteriet via the app USSEUM. 

Attraction for the whole family

Gorilla Park Svendborg

At Gorilla Park in Svendborg, the whole family is guaranteed to get one on the experience! A visit to the park is an obvious opportunity to try boundaries while having an active experience together.

The climbing park has 8 different courses, which vary in height and difficulty, so there is something for everyone regardless of age and courage.

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Main attraction for the adventurous

Experience the Little Belt Bridge from above

At Bridgewalking Lillebælt you can feel the adrenaline and enjoy the spectacular view from the top of the Little Belt Bridge while you move around at a height of 60 meters. 

The trip up to the heights takes place with a guide, who along the way tells about the bridge and the history of the area, and ensures that safety is top notch.

Attraction for the whole family

Danish Railway Museum

Stand in the cab of one of the old steam locomotives, experience how you once traveled in 1st class, or take a ride in the popular mini train with the kids. 

The Danish Railway Museum offers both play and history for both young and old, and therefore it is an obvious place to visit with the whole family.

© Ard Jongsma

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