Hulbjerg Jættestuen


Dating back to around 3200 BC, this tunnel-grave mound 2km south of Bagenkop is so well-enough preserved that you can confront your claustrophobic demons and crawl inside. It's a slightly disquieting experience, but don't expect to bump into the skeletons of its original 53 corpses. They were removed in 1960, when one of the skulls was found to have had its teeth drilled in what's the oldest-known evidence of dental work in Europe.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Funen attractions

1. Langelandsfort

1.65 MILES

Built in 1952–53, this complex of gun emplacements dug into the Langeland fields was designed to delay an assumed Warsaw Pact invasion if the Cold War…

2. Skovsgaard

7.97 MILES

Spired and moated but more modest than many other publically accessible country manor houses, Skovsgaard is part nature-education centre, part organic…

3. Marstal Søfartsmuseum

10.51 MILES

You'll need an hour or two to do justice to this packed-full maritime museum with countless model ships, paintings, sea chests and grippingly realistic…

4. Langelandsmuseum

13.85 MILES

Changing exhibitions of local interest are displayed in the former clothing store of a Rudkøbing merchant who spent much of his life collecting an array…

5. Æro Museum

15.24 MILES

For now, this little museum is a classic clutter of domestic ethnographic items, ship paintings, furniture and glass cases that rattle as you walk by on…

6. Hammerichs Hus

15.25 MILES

Our favourite of Ærøskøbing’s lovable trio of little museums, half-timbered Hammerichs Hus is a gnarled, old hobbit-hole of a cottage, packed with…

7. Flaske Peters Samling

15.29 MILES

In what was once the poorhouse, peruse over 500 ships-in-bottles representing the amazing life’s work of Peter Jacobsen, nicknamed ‘Bottle Peter’.

8. Det Gamle Værft

15.34 MILES

In a still-active mini ship-repair yard with century-old boats on the rear slipways, this memorable hands-on activities experience lets you hammer your…