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A Danish island lifestyle at your Holiday Home in Funen
Rent a holiday home in Funen and you'll be located on an island in Denmark surrounded by white sandy beaches. This picturesque island is famous for being the birthplace of the world renowned poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. You can also explore the fascinating Egeskov Castle with a large garden hosting many concerts and events at night; ideal for visiting with your family. Try out local dishes and visit the Danish Railway Museum to see what life was like as a Dane hundreds of years ago.
Explore the intriguing island of Funen
If you love literary history, then Hans Christian Andersen’s little cottage in Odense where he was born is a destination you should not miss out on. This charming house has been turned into a small museum where you can discover fascinating information about Andersen’s remarkable life. You can even see his sketches and notes that he made, as well as a large selection of his books. Also in Odense, train lovers will admire the Danish Railway Museum where you can take a look at the royal wagons and the oldest working steam engine dating from 1868. At this location, you can also find out more about Andersen’s train travels that he would regularly undertake, complete with staged acting to give you the experience of being on a similar train journey back in time.
Travel with your family and friends in Funen
Revisit the past with your family and venture off to the castle, Egeskov Slot, with its tremendous 15-hectare garden containing multiple adventure courses to enjoy. You can even explore from high above in their treetop adventure park and admire the prestigious castle below, complete with a moat and its drawbridge. If you are visiting the area in the summer, then book yourself a ticket to one of the concerts that take place at night with fireworks and food! Take a day trip out to the Odense Zoo, where you will find Siberian tigers, giant manatees as well as penguins in the Arctic section. Here, your family can be educated and find out more about these extraordinary animals and even get the chance to be able to feed the giraffes.
Unwind in your holiday home in Funen
Choose from a wide range of holiday apartments in Funen as well as more traditional homes. Having a holiday home in Funen allows you the freedom to explore the island whenever you want, with the ability to live like a local in Denmark. Each home comes with your own exclusive kitchen so that you can try out cooking some locally inspired dishes to impress your family and friends. Eat your meals outside during the summer and look out onto the white sandy beaches and boats docking, or stay inside during the winter months by the fire and relax. With restaurants and cafes minutes away from your front door, you have plenty of time to explore the small cobbled streets and local markets selling freshly caught fish for the day.
The traditional food of Denmark
The fact that Funen is a large island means that you can easily buy or cook fantastic fish dishes regularly. The most common fish to dine on here are trout and cod which is seasoned and cooked perfectly by the Funen chefs. They can even give you their secrets to how they make the fish taste succulently and melt in the mouth so that you can have a go at re-creating these dishes in your own holiday home in Funen. Denmark is well known for its meat dishes, particularly pork, and when visiting, you must try one of Denmark's national dishes, stegt flæsk med persillesovs (fried pork with a parsley sauce and potatoes). This flavoursome dish is very popular and can be found in most restaurants around the area.
Locations to visit close to Funen
The North coast of Funen is a great location that will be easily reached from your holiday home in Funen. There is the small deserted island of Æbelø, which is home to fantastic wildlife and beautiful sandy beaches that stretch along the coast–this is the perfect location for summer. Odense-Fjord is also in the north and here you can try out kayaking and even go bird watching. This is the perfect spot for nature lovers due to the large array of birds that visit this part of the island throughout the year. Or why not travel to the East coast of Funen and visit the Great Belt Bridge, which is famous for being the world’s longest suspension bridge connecting Denmark to the small islands Funen and Zealand.
Travel to your holiday apartment in Funen
The quickest and easiest way to travel to Funen is by flying from a major city such as London to Denmark's Billund airport, which takes only an hour and a half as it's usually a direct flight. From here you can take a bus and then a train to Odense station, which in total will take 1 hour and 30 minutes. However, if you want to rent a local hire car and be able to explore the whole island easily and with more independence, then driving from Billund to your location in Funen will take just over an hour. Driving will also allow you to stop off at one of the many sights that you may want to see in Denmark on the way to the island.
The best time to go on holiday to Funen
If you are planning on visiting Funen during summer, then the best time to travel is between June and September, as the temperatures can reach over 22°C on average over these months. This is perfect for when you want to sit on the beach and relax in the sun and explore the outdoor activities. If you prefer travelling in quieter periods with fewer crowds, then the beginning of June or mid-to-end of September will suit you better. However, all the attractions are open during winter as well, making Funen an ideal spot for a winter break. Christmas time in Funen is a great experience for the family, with plenty of markets and stalls to enjoy.
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