| 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
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.