Places in Funen
Woodlands and agricultural fields claim most of Funen, with surprises hiding in the rural landscape – a Viking ship slumbering in an isolated mound, the fairy-tale castle Egeskov, an enigmatic 2000-year-old passage grave. Funen’s sleepy towns curl themselves around fortified mansions and medieval houses.
Darling of the Danish yachting fraternity, who pack the town's cafe-dotted streets each summer, Svendborg is a major sailing centre. There are more Danish boats registered here than anywhere else outside Copenhagen, and the town is the main gateway to Funen's beautiful southern archipelago.
Tips and articles
Viking Denmark: following the footsteps of ancient explorers
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Top 10 reasons to love Copenhagen
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Copenhagen with kids
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