Nowhere in Europe are there more manor houses and castles than in East Funen.
The parks and gardens are a fairy-tale in themselves and many are open to the public.
It is impossible to forget about Hans Christian Andersen when in East Funen. It is approximately half an hour’s drive from Kongshøj to Odense where you can visit the author’s house and ‘Fyrtøjet’ (The Tinder-Box), the children’s arts centre.
Odense is the capital of Funen and there are many things to see and do in general. The Village in Funen illustrates life on the island around the year 1850. In addition, Odense Zoo offers the opportunity to see animals from the four corners of the world, from reptiles to lions.
The advantage of holidaying in Funen is not least its attractions, and there is very little distance between them.
Our magnificent bridges make getting there and back easy and fast. Copenhagen and Legoland are both just over one hour’s drive from Kongshøj.
However this is just a small fraction of what Funen has to offer. Other sights include:
Europe’s best zoo offers unique, adventurous moments for the whole family. Fill your day with great impressions, knowledge, play and learning. Look, listen and learn a lot when we feed and exercise the animals – and let the kids explore the many play areas, while you enjoy some delicious food or a good cup of coffee.
The Funen Village
In the Funen open-air museum – with rural structures from the 18th and 19th century – a complete village environment has been recreated, with half-timbered buildings, fences and farm animals, village pond and village street. The museum tells the story of life in the country around the 1850s.
Egeskov is no ordinary castle – it is one of Europe’s finest Renaissance buildings, featuring a real moat, spires, a knight’s hall and ghastly creatures in its masonry. Egeskov is also a PlayForest, where children and youthful souls can enjoy themselves for hours – on the ground or up in the trees in Tree Top Walking.
Gorillapark Svendborg is a high rope adventure park beautifully located in the little town Stenstrup, it lies about 12 kilometres from Svendborg. 8 different courses from 1 to 26 m. height above ground with different skill levels.
The castle was built 1639-44 for prince Valdemar, son of Christian IV_ and Kirstine Munk. Later the castle was taken over by the naval hero Niels Iuel. The castle still belongs to this family. You can also visit the Restaurant, the Tea Pavilion or the Apple Orchard.
The Danish Railway Museum
Lose yourself in 10.000 m2 of rail technology, experiences, discoveries, games and nostalgia. The Danish Railway Museum is housed in an old roundhouse from 1954 in the centre of Odense. Here you will experience Denmark’s railway history and get close to lots of engines and carriages.