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Fyn (Funen)
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Known as the ‘Garden of Denmark’, Fyn (Funen) has some of Denmark’s most picturesque and historic castles and manor houses. Odense is famous as the birthplace of the great fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). Fyn (Funen) is connected to Jutland by bridges. Main towns and resorts include Odense, Nyborg, Svendborg, Middelfart and Bogense.


Castles and churches are the main attraction in the region. Egeskov Castle is a superb moated Renaissance castle, which is fairytale in every detail. Castles also in the area include Nyborg (seat of the former National Assembly) and Valdemar, which houses a naval museum.

There are also a number of beautiful beaches, particularly on the southern islands of Langeland, Tåsinge and Ærø.

Odense has a festival every July and August celebrating the life and works of Hans Christian Andersen. Visitors can see the Hans Christian Andersen Museum and his childhood home. Other museums include a major railway museum and Fyn Village, a major cultural centre. Also in Odense is the Brandts Klaedefabrik, a major cultural centre.