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Top Choice Pub in Odense

Carlsens Kvarter

From outside it looks entirely forgettable, but within, Carlsens offers Odense's best selection of beers (20 on tap, over 130 in bottles), including such hard-to-find delights as Amager's sublimely hopped miracle Ba…
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 Danish in Tranekær

Restaurant Generalen

At the western base of Tranekær Slot, Generalen has converted classic 1800 stables into a stylish restaurant, maintaining the horse-box divisions between tables, though there is also cafe seating outside. Menus are …
Top Choice Danish in Faaborg

Falsled Kro

Book well ahead for a full-on gourmet experience, but with bigger portions and far warmer service than in so many upmarket places. Falsled Kro's cuisine focuses on prime, locally harvested ingredients cooked using F…
Top Choice Brewery in Odense

Midtfyns Bryghus

Some of Funen's best and most imaginative beers, including a stupendous 9.5% imperial stout, are brewed 10km south of Odense at Midtfyns Bryghus. It also produces a range of SMaSH (single malt, single hop) pale ales…