Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Funen

Egeskov Slot

Complete with moat and drawbridge, Egeskov Slot is a magnificent example of the lavish castles that sprang up during Denmark’s 'Golden Age'. Though still lived in, you can look inside many of the furnished rooms and…
Top Choice Museum in Odense

Den Fynske Landsby

Wind back the clock to the 1850s at this delightful open-air museum, a landscaped 'village' of over two dozen furnished old buildings transplanted from around Funen. The scene comes complete with farmyard animals, a…
Top Choice Historic Site in Bagenkop

Langelandsfort

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 turned hot. Themed exhibitions within various bunkers add contex…
Top Choice Museum in Odense

Jernbanemuseet

For train buffs, this fabulous video-rich museum is almost reason enough to come to Denmark. The core collection of over 30 engines and wagons, ranging from 1868 to 1981, includes an 1869 snow plough, a double-decke…
Top Choice Museum in Svendborg

Danmark's Forsorgsmuseum

This highly thought-provoking 'welfare museum' is housed in Svendborg's old poorhouse, within which paupers lived segregated by sex, as virtual prisoners during its century of operation (from 1872). They became forc…
Top Choice Museum in Odense

HC Andersens Hus

Lying amid the seemingly miniaturised streets of the former poor quarter is the sparse little cottage where Hans Christian Andersen was born. Visiting it is a small part of a much bigger, modern museum experience th…
Top Choice Museum in Ærøskøbing

Det Gamle Værft

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 name in runes into recycled copper, weave rope, catch crabs by …
Top Choice Waterfront in Svendborg

Sejlskibsbroen

Sejlskibsbroen is a jetty lined with splendidly preserved wooden sailing ships, including some multimasted schooners, all seaworthy and making regular sorties, along with a plethora of yachts from the adjoining mari…
Castle in Troense

Valdemars Slot

Ideal as a boat-trip excursion from Svendborg, this lavish palace is crammed with antique furniture, Venetian glass, 17th-century Gobelin tapestries and little eccentricities like a toilet hidden in a window frame, …
Museum in Kerteminde

Vikingemuseet Ladby

Vikingemuseet Ladby, 6km southwest of Kerteminde, preserves the site of the only known Viking-era ship grave in Denmark. The key site is hidden within a grassy burial mound. Press a knob and electronic doors swing o…