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    Wonder at Egeskov Castle, Europe's best preserved Renaissance moat castle Explore the cathedral city and birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense Go island hopping in the South Funen Archipelago Visit the quaint cobbled town of Ærøskøbing  Take a day trip to Faaborg, another lovely coastal town Further reading Read more about Funen.

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    Funen (Fyn) is Denmark's second largest island, situated between the island of Zealand and mainland Denmark (Jutland). It is a fantastic place to go if you want a holiday in Denmark. You can instantly see why it is called Denmark’s garden island, with its gently rolling hills, orchards, hedgerows and thatched, half-timbered farmhouses. The South Funen Archipelago, just south of Funen, is a great place to explore, with islands of many sizes and beautiful straits, bays and inlets. You can drive to Funen over the Great Belt Bridge from Zealand and the Little Belt Bridge from Jutland.

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    Many historic towns on the island of Funen can be reached on daytrips from Copenhagen. But a holiday stay on the home island of Hans Christian Andersen lets you to explore its many fairytale castles and attractions.

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    History, adventure and fine dining – the home island of legendary fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen has much to offer, including romantic accomodation, maritime heritage and age-old castles. Funen is the heart of Denmark, beautifully located between Jutland and Zealand within easy reach of major cities such as Copenhagen and Aarhus. Download itinerary for the Island of Funen

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    Christmas starts early in Denmark when, in mid-November, market squares and streets are dressed for the holiday season. There’s a unique atmosphere - and Christmas spirit. Visit the Christmas markets at Egeskov Castle on Funen, experience Christmas of old in Aarhus - and go ice-skating. Download itinerary as PDF

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    Celebrated for its classic modern design tradition, Denmark invites visitors to discover architectural wonders and new contemporary art museums, offering an inspired vision of Nordic living. Download itinerary as PDF

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    Denmark has literally hundreds of castles, manors and palaces. Many are still privately owned by aristocratic families, who welcome visitors to their magnificent homes and private collections. Enjoy these impressive heritage homes and their parkland surroundings either in country settings nationwide or in major towns and cities. Download as PDF

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    A unique area of 55 islands in the Baltic and easily accessible from the islands of Funen and Zealand, this archipelago is popular with yachtsmen, watersports enthusiasts and anyone looking for their own quiet stretch of sand.

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    You find fine sandy beaches, with calm waters suitable for swimming, all along the Great Belt coast and the southern stretch of the Little Belt.

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    Denmark's garden island is a fantastic place to visit for those who love their food! Fresh produce is readily available across the region and you can also sample traditional Danish dishes on your way.

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    Thousands of years of history are waiting to be explored on Funen, an island packed with manor houses and castles. Be inspired by the place that has inspired painters for generations and gave the world Hans Christian Andersen.

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    From quaint harbour towns around the coast, to the historic city of Odense at its heart, Funen is a great place to tour and experience unique Danish culture.

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    Danish regions: Funen 

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    Funen provides a wealth of opportunities for meetings and conferences. Funen, and its capital city Odense, is easy to access from any part of Denmark. The short distance between urban centres and stunning landscapes allows you to include both in your meeting experiences.  and Funen is an ideal destination for meetings and conferences. 

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    Share your love of Egeskov Castle, Odense, Nyborg and Ærø Island with the world! These are just a few of the most popular tourist attractions and places to visit on or nearby the island of Funen (Fyn). We've picked seven seriously shareable places on Fyn to add to the list of Denmark's 50 most shareable places. And we're looking forward to seeing your pictures!

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    From the hill tops of Funen, you can take in amazing views of the South Funen Archipelago and all the varied flora and fauna that covers the island. Known as the garden island, Funen is characterised by fields and pastures and has a wonderful relaxed feel.

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    The cosy town of Faaborg (pop 7,150) lies on a promontory with the islands of the South Funen Archipelago stretching out to the south, and the gently rolling hills of Svanninge in the backyard

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    & FUNEN: Staying at a Danish country inn or a seaside hotel is a great way to discover Denmark’s scenic beauty and the charm of its culinary traditions. Beautifully located by Danish shores, you find numerous seaside inns and hotels. Sit back and enjoy inspiring cuisine and the peace and quiet of scenic coastal nature. Download itinerary as PDF 

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    Funen offers lots of options for fun and exercise in the great outdoors, on land and on water.

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    Denmark has wonderful beaches open to all. Nowhere in the nation are you ever more than 50km from the coast. In Denmark, you’ll find sandy beaches, national parks and rocky cliffs. Among the most spectacular coastal destinations are the almost 500km sandy west coast with its mighty drifting sand dunes and the tree-capped white cliffs of the island of Møn. And almost everywhere you visit there are coastal holiday homes and seaside hotels. 

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    Odense, Aarhus og Aalborg Architecture, history and spectacular new art – Danish cities have much to offer. Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg feature heritage centres and highlight attractions.

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    The Island of Funen   History, family adventure and fine dining – the island home of legendary fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen has much to offer. Romantic island B&Bs, maritime heritage and age-old castles, Funen is the heart of Denmark.

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    You don’t have far to go to find yourself in rich and varied countryside in Denmark. With an exceptionally long coastline and hundreds of Danish islands waiting to be explored, Denmark is a haven for beach-lovers. The south coast dramatically meets the Baltic Sea with high cliffs and the whole country is criss-crossed by walking and cycling trails. Whether you are looking for peace and tranquillity or the rush of an exhilarating outdoor adventure, Denmark is the place to find it.

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    Why not take a tasting tour of traditional Danish dishes? It’s not only a great way to fill your belly, but you’ll learn a lot about Danish culture and history and meet a lot of Danes along the way. So dig in to a plate of Plaice á la Skagen in North Jutland or pick your favourite pickled herring at Møn in South Zealand. Every region has its speciality and here are some of the highlights.

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    Odense is situated at the very heart of Denmark. Famous as the birthplace of author Hans Christian Andersen, you might not know that it is also the official bicycle city of Denmark. Uncover more about Denmark’s third-largest city here…

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    A historic destination with homegrown cuisine

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    Inspired French cuisine in a thatched heritage inn

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    Its Magical. Inspiring. Fun! The Danes are crazy about Christmas. Since the Viking Age – and even before – the Danes have celebrated the dark of winter and that cosy, scarf-snuggling mood they call hygge.

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    Denmark sits near the top of Europe, and is connected to the continent via Germany. With the recently constructed Øresund bridge connecting Sweden to Denmark, it is now also possible to go via car or coach from the rest of Scandinavia and beyond.

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    Top French cuisine by the beach of a historic town

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    The North of Jutland is an island on the top of Denmark, split from mainland Jutland by the enormous Limfjord. To the north, it juts dramatically out into sea on all sides. You’ll find that this isolation produces a very special light and more hours of sunshine than the rest of Denmark. The landscape is beautiful but harsh, with endless white beaches, sand dunes, cliffs, heathland and forests. Witness the bizarre sight of trees bending east from the sheer force of the prevailing wind or take a break from the wind around the sheltered straits, inlets and bays of the Limfjord.

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    South Zealand offers you the highest cliffs in the country, Møn’s Cliff (Møns Klint) and Stevn’s Cliff (Stevns Klint). These dramatic, white fortresses border the Baltic Sea and are a great place to hike. You can reach these natural phenomena easily by road. The rest of the area is characterised by open, green landscapes, beautiful beaches and bridges connecting South Zealand with the rustic islands of Falster, Lolland and Møn. The islands are popular holiday spots and it’s easy to see why. You’ll find great attractions, laid-back living and some of the best beaches in Zealand.

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    West Zealand is a part of Denmark steeped in history. From the stone age through the Viking era, medieval times and the present, West Zealand has played an important role in Danish history. The region is home to the impressive cathedral city Roskilde, dating back to Viking times. West Zealand has plenty of Viking attractions to look at, including Viking ships and Viking fortresses. The region is scattered with small market towns and quiet harbours, and the nature consists of beautiful fjords, beaches, cliffs, rolling hills and islands.

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    Visit Bornholm, Denmark's slow-paced Baltic island. Bornholm receives many hours of sunshine and the extraordinary, pure light has always attracted artists to the island. Bornholm presents the Danish landscape in a nutshell; it is hilly and fertile with fields and large forests. It's the only place in Denmark where you can walk out on craggy, granite coastline.

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    North Zealand is a popular holiday destination in Denmark, not least because of its beautiful nature, pristine beaches and proximity to Copenhagen. North Zealand has everything for the nature enthusiast - deep woodlands, open landscapes and varied coastlines.

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    South Jutland is Denmark’s historic borderland and has both a rich and varied past and a unique culture. South Jutland is a gentle, open land, bordered by Little Belt to the east and the UNESCO World Heritage site the Wadden Sea National Park to the west. The history of South Jutland closely mirrors that of Denmark as a whole. The areas in South Jutland have changed hands countless times throughout history and the region is scattered with historical sites and monuments.

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    West Jutland has some of the most beautiful nature in Denmark. Dunes, heathlands, windswept beaches, inlets, straits, bays and plantations, - West Jutland has it all! The dramatic coastline is shaped by the uncompromising North Sea , and to the north the landscape is characterised by countless bays, straits and inlets by the beautiful Limfjorden.

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    Stand in two seas at once at The Branch (Grenen), Denmark’s northernmost point Uncover the intriguing buried church in the dunes south of Skagen Wander round the artistic seaside town of Skagen

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    Visit Bornholm’s four impressive round churches Walk the stunning, white-sand beach at Dueodde  Cycle around the island on disused railway cycle routes Taste delicious smoked fish in the picturesque towns of Svaneke and Gudhjem Take in the ruins of Hammershus Castle Further reading Read more about Bornholm.

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    Absorb wonderful art, architecture and sea views at Louisiana, Denmark’s most popular modern art gallery Follow Shakespeare’s Hamlet to it setting, Kronborg Castle Relax in the cute fishing villages and beach areas of the North Sealand coast See the stunning Frederiksberg Castle, nestled on a lake  Visit the home of the late, great writer Karen Blixen Further reading

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    Lose yourself in the rolling heathlands of Djursland’s National Park Spend an exciting weekend in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city Cycle or hike the many, varied trails of The Lake District Go green on Samsø island, home of some of Denmark’s best produce

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    Feel the power of the North Sea on West Jutland’s wind-swept beaches. Take in the vast Wadden Sea National Park, a haven for birds and wildlife.

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    Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens Experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum

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    Stride out on Denmark’s widest beach on the holiday island of Rømø See history come alive at the annual ring riding festival in Sønderborg, a medieval jousting sport enjoying a revival Experience the unbelievable Black Sun phenomenon at The Wadden Sea National Park Explore picturesque Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city Wander the historic streets of Christiansfeld, set to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site Further reading Read more about South Jutland.

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    Hike the top of Denmark’s highest chalk cliff, Møns Klint Kick back and relax at Marielyst, Falster’s popular summer resort Wander the ancient streets in Køge’s historic quarter

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    350 years of charm and heritage

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    It’s easy to get out onto the water and experience real Danish maritime history for yourself. A number of harbour towns around Denmark have important maritime attractions, festivals and vintage sailing ships to board. Here are some great places to discover Denmark’s history on the high seas.

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    Manors, please! When recommending visits to castles and manor houses in Denmark, you will send your clients time-travelling through history. And what a history! Denmark is the oldest monarchy in the world with castles and fortresses that were built both for splendour and for defence. They also served to support the artists of Denmark by offering lodgings in return for entertainment. After all, how many countries can claim to have world-famous Shakespeare dramas written about their castles?

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Come and be charmed by Copenhagen - home of The Little Mermaid and Danish royalty. The centre is a cosy knot of winding streets and old buildings, so you can easily explore on foot or by bike.