Top Choice Museum in Odense


The former textile mill on Brandts Passage has been beautifully converted into a sprawling art centre, with thought-provoking, well-curated changing displays.Brandts Samling (the permanent collection) traces 250 yea…
Top Choice Museum in Odense

HC Andersens Hus

Lying amid the miniaturised streets of the former poor quarter, this museum delivers a thorough, lively telling of Andersen’s extraordinary life and times. His achievements are put into an interesting historical con…
Top Choice Castle in Egeskov Slot

Egeskov Slot

Egeskov Castle, complete with moat and drawbridge, is a magnificent example of the lavish constructions that sprang up during Denmark’s ‘Golden Age’. It was built in 1554 on a foundation of thousands of upright oak …
Historic Site in Bagenkop


There are few better Danish examples of Cold War paranoia than unique Langelandsfort, built in 1952-53 to defend the western Baltic against the Russians. You can descend into various bunkers and command centres, boa…
Top Choice Museum in Kerteminde

Johannes Larsen Museet

The vivid naturalistic paintings of wildlife and provincial Danish scenes that flowed from the brush of Johannes Larsen are on show in his former home north of town. Larsen (1867–1961) painted near obsessively from …
Museum in Odense

Den Fynske Landsby

Wind back the clock at this delightful open-air museum, which has relocated period houses from around Funen and created a small country village, complete with barnyard animals, a duck pond, apple trees and flower ga…
Museum in Svendborg


A thought-provoking place, the Welfare Museum is housed in Svendborg's old poorhouse, which was home to paupers during its century of operation (from 1872). There were two ways to be admitted to this institution – t…
Museum in Odense


Clamber aboard a diverting collection of 19th-century locomotives at the Danish Railway Museum, just behind the train station. The museum has two dozen engines and wagons, including double-decker carriages and the R…
Top Choice Waterfront in Svendborg


Don't miss Sejlskibsbroen, a jetty lined with splendidly preserved wooden sailing ships, and with an adjoining marina catering for the great number of yachts that sail local waters.
Museum in Odense

Brandts 13

In a stately building from 1884, this offshoot branch of Brandts presents changing contemporary art exhibitions: the likes of multimedia, video etc are nicely juxtaposed against the neoclassical architecture.