Guide Service all over Funen
Funen is beautiful all over. A lot of people say so. This is where you will see blooming lilacs hedges, white or yellow washed half-timbered houses, thatched roofs and views to the sea in countless places.// List ?>
Faaborg – a Lovely Tour of a Lovely Town
A tour of the picturesque little town of Faaborg is always worthwhile. Let me tell you some of the half forgotten tales to let the days bygone come back to life for a while.
Faaborg was a town of merchants, craftsmen, sailors, churches and monastaries and even had it's own gaol. Many of the old buildings can still be seen in the townscape, and while we make our rounds I will tell you about life in Faaborg in days of yore and about how things are turning out for the town of Faaborg in our modern times.
Faaborg is rightly a town of Danish hygge.
Guided tour of Marstal
Town walk in the lovely shipping town Marstal, which holds one of Denmark's largest fleets. A story of the transformation of a hamlet
Odenses Violent Liberation
The day of liberation from the occupying German Forces, 5th May 1945 became a bittersweet day for Odense
Egeskov's Exciting Museums
You may live in the present – but at Egeskov you will enter the past
Tour of Troense on the Island of Tåsinge
Learn about the maritime heyday of Troense and it's 8 shipyards. This is a tour of one of the prettiest villages in Denmark
Guided Tour of Odense City Hall
Experience one of the most beautiful buildings in Odense from the inside, which means the City Hall of Odense, situated beautifully opposite the cathedral. During the tour I will introduce you to rooms which are usually not open to the public.
When you experience the building from the inside you will see impressive architechture from the past as well as today and a perfect match of colours. You will see a magnificent painting Fynsk Forår, Spring of Funen, by Yann Kai Nielsen, the wedding room and the memory wall with good stories from the past and the present. The city counsel room and an anteroom with portraits of previous mayors by some of the best painters in Denmark are also on our list.
In the grand hall we find impressive frescoes by the Funen painter Johannes Larsen and I will explain about Hans Christian Andersen who was appointed honorary citizen of Odense exactly here in 1869 – in the old city hall used before the present one was built! As a must the tour also allows you a view of the Queen's State Rooms for when she visits Odense – only when the Queen is not present of course.
The City Hall is an old building with stairs but also lifts. We do guided tours during normal working hours of City Hall only. If you want an exclusive tour outside normal working hours there will be an extra fee for security.
Guided Coach Tour through the Beautiful Funen Landscape
A guided coach tour around Funen will give you the experience of the island as a cornucopia of beautiful nature and good stories
Odense Cathedral, St. Canute's Church
The interesting story of St. Canute's Church, Odense Cathedral. A story that includes a regicide, a beautiful altarpiece and royalty
Hindsholm – Fyns Hoved – a guided tour by coach and on foot
A beautiful and exiting tour in a fantastic nature, not seen anywhere else in Denmark. Enjoy the(ghost)stories on the way.
Sculpture and Park Walk at Hollufgård
Experience scuplture in company of a well-informed guide in the beautiful park around the former manor Hollufgård, close to Odense
Visit Bjørnø – a Charming Little Island in the Archipelago of South Funen
The guided tour begins at the ferry to Bjørnø in the harbour of Faaborg.
You will visit the little village, Bjørnø By, with the old half-timbered farmhouses and stone fences.
On the walk round the island, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape, the birds and the wild plants of the location and the different types of coast at first hand.
I will find a nice spot, where you can eat our packed lunch.
During the walk, I will tell about the formation of the archipelago, landscape formation today, and the everyday life on the island.
Langelinie – a Cultural Historical Walk in Faaborg
Walk along Langelinie with me and learn about the cultural history of the picturesque coastal town Faaborg
A Tour of the Maritime Svendborg
Walking tour of Svendborg. See for yourself, how much excitement, beauty and atmosphere Svendborg and its port have to offer
Hindsgavl Peninsula – Hiking with Magnificent View of the Sea
Seaside hiking next to Little Belt strait – guarantee of a great experience and beautiful nature
Lovely guided citywalk in Ærøskøbing
Enjoy fairytale town Ærøskøbing, smell seawater and tar, see cobbled streets, latticework houses and an authentic baltic atmosphere
Odense, New Districts at the Harbour
City walk in the interesting harbour district of Odense – splendid development. I have been involved in the planning from the outset, and now you can learn about the interesting stories.
The new district at the harbour in Odense is a lovely mixture of owner-occupied flats and rented flats. Furthermore, there are a lot of new company domiciles and old company buildings that have existed here for many decades. Some of the buildings you can admire is the old tollbooth and the Northatlantic House, Nordatlantens Hus which also holds a wellrenowned restaurant.
The challenge is to make these different building types and activities coexist in harmony and beauty. This is about the interplay of living, working and moving people and goods through an area in a way that maximizes Quality of Life for all. Let me tell my story, i.e. partly seen from the viewpoint of the communal housing societies.
Odense, Vollsmose Housing District
Vollsmose is a much discussed and beautiful district in Odense. Visit and judge for yourself. Does the media give the right image
Medieval and Renaissance Odense
Experience a knowledgeable and dedicated guide tell about Medieval and Renaissance Odense including a few stories
Visit Three Interesting Churches on West Funen
Learn about churches and their history, murals, and traditions by visiting three churches in Western Funen with a local guide
City walk in Odense – Old and Modern
What did Odense look like 500 years ago? What role did it play in Denmark's history? Find out more on this city walk
Odense – From Urban Freeway to Secluded Spots
A city walk in Odense with sights from historical buildings to urban freeways and bustling modern areas.
Odense has undergone a massive transformation the last few years, under the motto ''Going from being a big city to being a metropolis''. A wide 4-lane road was constructed through the city's beautiful old centre in the 1970's. That road has finally been removed and the inner city is slowly being reunited.
We'll take a walk through the city centre along the newly built areas that the new tram will go through. During our walk, I will tell you some of the interesting stories about all the problems and challenges that digging up the earth around here posed while the area was still under construction. Whether being problems with pipelines, electric cables or how on earth they managed to plant such beautiful trees on top of an underground parking space. Whether it's an ancient bishop's burial place or the well-known ruin from the 15th century that had to be moved once again. We'll also explore some of the inner city's beautiful secluded spots.
We'll walk in the beautiful Hans Christian Andersen neighbourhood, where I'll give you a detailed account of his life and we'll pass the house where he was born as well as the new museum which you'll see from the outside. Afterwards we'll take a walk along Odense River in Eventyrhaven towards Odense Cathedral, where I will tell you about Saint Canute's murder and the city's abbeys.
Coffee and/or lunch arrangements at one of the city's excellent restaurants can be arranged by Guideservice Danmark.
Ghettos arise, ghettos exist, ghettos perish
Ghettos arise, ghettos exist, ghettos perish
Beautiful Bike Tour Ringe-Korinth by a Disused Railway Line
We ride at a moderate pace through the beautiful landscape of Funen from Ringe to Korinth and we pass Lyngvild's Viking castle
Guided Walk Lyø Town
See the beautiful village of Lyø and hear about the exiting history of the island on this short guided walk
In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen
City walk with all the stories about places connected to the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen's life in Odense
Open-Air Museum: The Funen Village
Den Fynske Landsby, the Funen Village, is an open-air museum, where you can learn about living conditions and village life in Denmark in the 18th and 19th centuries.
This open-air museum for agriculture and rural life on Fyn was opened in 1946 and consists of almost 30 buildings, which have been moved here from all over Funen and meticulously rebuilt. This museum attempts to recreate an authentic village environment of the 18th and 19th centuries with clear social barriers reflected in the buildings: from the smallholder to the farmer and from the workhouse to the rectory and moreover the water mill, the windmill and finally the village school.
Den Fynske Landsby is situated in the beautiful woods near the forests Hunderup and Fruens Bøge, and the walk there is enjoyable in its own right, but you certainly get a deeper understanding if you visit the buildings and have a look inside. They are furnished with authentic pieces and kitchen utensils from the period.
On the outskirts of the village the 200 year old inn is open for business. During the season you can enjoy your tea or coffee in their beautiful garden and the restaurant stays open all year round.
Svendborg – the Guided Tour
Svendborg is an old and interesting city. I look forward to telling you all the good stories about my beautiful town
A Lovely Day Out on Langeland Island
A lovely day on the beautiful island Langeland. Significant landscapes, a red manor, wild horses, Rudkøbing town, Tranekær and more
Egeskov Castle – a Guided Tour of the House
Enjoy a wonderfull guided tour of the house at Egeskov Castle with surprising details in the walls, magic creatures and cruel fates
Ærø from West to East
Visit Ærø the island of "elongated" villages and popular with couples ready to get wed
Medieval and Renaissance Churches in Odense
In the Middle Ages there were four churches in Odense: Sct. Albany Church, Church of Our Lady, Sct. Hans Church – with the outside brick pulpit and Sct. Knuds Church (Odense Cathedral). The last three of these still exist today.
In 1086, king Canute the Holy was killed in front of the high altar in Sct. Albany Church. Only 15 years later, this brutal ruler was canonized because of the scene of his murder and Odense got a new cathedral named after Sct. Canute.
The cathedral is the finest gothic building in Denmark and absolutely worth visiting. It is also known for its altarpiece made by Claus Berg.
My guests prefer usually to see the inside of the Cathedral and the outside of both the Cathedral and Sct. Hans Church and a broader tour into the renaissance in Odense.
Look Up, Look Down – Get to Know Your Town!
Book this city-walk to enjoy Odense from a rare perspective and find the interesting and subtle details only few notice
Svendborg, the Cosmopolitan Town – kind of…
Let me tell you some of the fascinating stories about the harbour in coastal Svendborg – and about the people, who made things happen
Walk the History of Assens
Join me for a guided walk through the history of Assens, where we'll have a look at its industry based past and former glory
Egeskov Castle, Museums and Park – 3 Hours with Guide
Guided tour of the beautiful park, interesting museums and Egeskov Castle. A perfect tour on warm summer's days for children or adults
By Bike Around Bogense
This cycling tour starts at the town hall of Bogense. We bike along the coast and witness the overwhelming bird and animal life in the coastal lagoon. We bike through forests, pass the manor houses Gyldensteen and Harritslevgård and I tell you the stories of their importance for the neighbourhood and the town.
Back in Bogense I will give you a guided tour through the narrow streets of the inner town Bogense has a long-standing history which I'll unfold for you. We will find Manneken Pis, a copy of the original sculpture from Bruxelles, which is occasionally dressed up. I will talk to you about the old inn "Erik Menveds Kro", named after the king Erik Menved. In 1288 he issued the the town of Bogense municipal charter. The inn is an old half-timbered house that dates back to 1543 and is considered to be the oldest inn on Funen.
Back at the town hall square I can highly recommend that you end your adventures with a visit to the Museum of Northern Funen, which is located in the former railway station.
Cycling a total of about 15 km at a moderate pace.
CLAY – Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark
Discover CLAY, Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, in the company of a dedicated guide, fan of ceramics, porcelain and architecture
Take a boat down-river and up again.
We'll take a boat from Munke Mose til Fruens Bøge on Odense River. Guided tour and games
Brandt's – from Thriving Industry to Cultural Centre
Explore a former industrial area in the heart of Odense now a cultural centre. Quite a story from child labor to present days students
Guided Tour and Boating on Odense River in the Wake of H C Andersen
Nice two hour tour of Odense includes Boating on the river. Hans Christian Andersen theme. Very suitable for groups with small children
Guided walk in Middelfart
The little pictoresque town between the old ferries across Lillebælt got its name as it was the middle of three crossings (fart): Middelfart (Yes, the name sounds silly in English!)
The streets and the architecture testify the history of the charming coastal town from the Middle Ages till today. Real people and their stories are part of the tale. A small seafaring and agricultural settlement going through the age of industrialization.
The modern thriving town shows world class architecture and Scandinavia's very best museum of ceramic art, CLAY.
Watch the Market Town, Faaborg from Above during a Walk in the Sund Hills
Explore the Funen landscape with an experienced and dedicated tour guide. Some of Denmark's most beautiful nature and wildlife
Hans Christian Andersen – Fairy Tale Sculptures in Odense
Explore the city of Odense by following the trail of Hans Christian Andersen's lovely fairytale sculptures. Suitable for children
Guided Tour Through New Odense – Culture, Music and Renewal of a City
Meet old and new in a changing city. Classical and modern music, houses for music and shows and a town that wants to be a city
The idyllic island of Thurø
Historical coach tour on Thurø. Bjørnemose, den Blå By and many more beautiful locations.
Hike on the beautiful island Lyø
On this trip we go for a hike on the island of Lyø. The hike can be combined with a citywalk.
The hike can be 4 or 8 kilometers.
We walk to the eastern part of the island, where there is a beautiful and hilly landscape.
We can also walk to the westerns part and see the bellstone – a burial mound from the Peasant Stone Age.
While we walk we talk about the history of the island and how life on a small Island with only 80 inhabitants is today.
The duration is 2 to 4 hours.
Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre – a Disastrous Love Story
Lovely scenery on a guided tour in Southern Funen and Tåsinge. The tracks of Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre's deadly romantic journey
Egeskov Castle – guided tour house and garden
The beautiful house and gardens at Egeskov Castle. The right combination if you are interested in both the garden and the interior
Coast and Nature at the Little Peninsula, Knold – Dyreborg
Explore the Funen coastal landscape with a local. Experienced guide will explain about the magnificent nature on Funen
Hike Along Stavis Stream
A cosy hike along one of Odense's streams, which has a lot of overseen cultural treasures scattered along its way
Egeskov's Parks and Gardens
A guided tour of the fantastic parks at Egeskov is a wonderful experience. The colours are changing every minute. The gardeners of Egeskov are skilful and hardworking, and the magnificent international rewards are well deserved. Join in and hear the stories about the parks and the gardens.
The parks and the gardens are subdivided into various areas, you can reach everything on very well maintained gravel paths, and on the way you will see examples of the works of some renowned Danish sculptors.
The history of the gardens starts in 1722, due to inspiration from the royal baroque gardens of Fredensborg and Frederiksborg, and generations of owners have cherished, renewed and extended the gardens at Egeskov. Every year there will be new items, and the various owners have all contributed to the scenary.
The parks of Egeskov have won several important prizes, amongst others "Best European historic garden 2012". The gardens of Egeskov are counted amongst the 12 most spectacular gardens in the world and each garden area is surrounded by impressive hedges, some og which are more than 400 years old. Of course there is a vegatable garden and of course it is 100% organic. You'll also have the opportunity to greet the peacocks of the castle, which roam the grounds.
On the guided tour you will enter the Dahlia Garden, the Fuchsia garden, the water garden, the garden of life, the renaissance garden with the styled bushes, the white garden and the scent garden with scents ranging from chocolate to lovesick tomcat and you are allowed to touch the plants.
You are welcome to visit the big conservatories where you can buy plants to take home.
You can round off your visit with a guided tour of the Castle or of the many fascinating exhibitions and museums. Each takes about an hour.Opening hours 2023 Egeskov Castle
Winter: open for play and exhibitions (the House and garden are closed)
2.1. – 28.4. 10 – 16
10. -19.2. 16 – 21 open only for the LUMINIS event
9.12.- 30.12. 10 -16 (closed 24.+25.12)
Summer: Everything is open
29.4. – 23.6. 10 – 17 (The house 11 – 17)
24.6. – 6.8. 10 – 19 (The house 10 – 18)
7.8. – 22.10. 10 – 17 (The house 11 – 17)
23.10. – 29.10. 10 – 17. (The house closed)
Odense Å River tour from Munkemose to Den Fynske Landsby
A day out boating and walking in the company of an enthusiastic guide, see Odense River and the Funen Open Air Village
Merchant Oluf Bager's Life in Odense
Hear the captivating story of one of the wealthiest merchants in Denmark in the 1500s and 1600s Odense. Restaurant is named after him
Bike Trip Lyø
Take the bike to Lyø and see the best of the island in only two hours
Medieval Monasteries of Odense
Experience a knowledgeable and dedicated guide talk about the monasteries and their duties in Medieval Odense
Guided tours on Funen
Where to start to explore Funen is an obvious question for a first time visitor. First of all it is probably a good idea to decide whether you are more into the city or into nature. Next, it's a good idea to decide how you want to get around. Should it be on a guided tour in the city, a guided bike tour, a tour with a coach and guide or do you feel fit for a walking tour? Which attracts you the most? Only you know that.
Check out our many good suggestions for guided tours and make your choice. You can also describe you request and we will help plan and arrange it.
On Funen, the good sights to experience are close to each other. Furthermore there are so many manor houses it is unbelieveable. Funen is the place in Denmark where you find the most manor houses. This is due to the good and fertile Funen soil. Back in the day, each Funen manor house could produce more on smaller areas than elsewhere in Denmark. Therefore, Funen has room for so many manor houses.
Egeskov Castle is probably the manor house on Funen that is best known in the wider world. More than 100,000 visitors from all over the world come every year to experience the beautiful castle. Many visitors want to hear the history of the castle and the count's family through the ages. Others would like to experience the park and exhibitions while they listen to the good stories of what they see. So all you have to do is choosing what interests you the most.
You can go on guided tour of the house of Egeskov Castle or go exploring on your own. Whether you want the full guided package or just an hour's tour of the house is up to you.
Manor Houses on Funen outnumber the rest of Denmark's
It's not just Egeskov Castle that will impress you when it comes to manor houses.
Holckenhavn Castle, which today is probably best known for its events and weddings, is one of the manor houses that the noblewoman Ellen Marsvin bought and owned.
Ellen Marsvin was a remarkable lady. A noble woman acting in the men's world on equal footing with noble men whom she actually surpassed in many ways.
Holckenhavn Castle was originally named Ulfeldtsholm after the Ulfeldt family, who owned the manor house before Ellen Marsvin bought and renamed it. Only much later did the manor house pass to the Holck family, after which the manor house Holckenhavn Castle is named.
Beautiful Funen nature
Funen is a rather hilly island. We who cycle here every day feel that. You may also have heard of Svanninge Hills, Svanninge Bakker, and Frøbjerg Bavnehøj, which are some of the hills on Funen.
The Funen landscape is partly created by the Ice Age, which left behind material that the ice pushed forward or dragged along. Where a large lump of ice was stuck and subsequently melted, we have dead ice holes, which today can be beautiful lakes.
If you want to listen to stories of how the various ice ages have shaped Funen, you should probably choose a guided nature tour. You'll experience the nature much better by being out in it, rather than seeing it from a coach on the road. Scents, sounds and windy hair are all part of being outdoors.
Charming Funen towns
Funen is closely packed with lovely towns. A number of coastal towns all the way round the beautiful island are there to impres you. Funen calls itself a Bike Island and has many BikeFriends throughout Funen in favor of cycling tourists. On Funen as well as a lot of other areas of Denmark everyone on a cycling holiday will be able to find assistance when in need of repair, water or just a rest. Especially for cycling tourists, it is great that the Funen towns are so close, as the distances are all manageable. And the experiences are just waiting for you to turn up.
On Southern Funen, Faaborg is one of the beautiful coastal towns not to be missed. The bell tower is the town's remarkable mascot. A good trot on the bicycle from Faaborg, and you can make a well planned stop at the gastronomically famous Falsled Kro, Falsled Inn. If you continue further west, a good ride on the bicycle, you will reach Assens.
Two people are famous in Assens, Ernst and Willemoes. Ernst was a collector of silver items. In the museum Ernst Samling you can see much of his collection and get to know its silver history and the Assens town itself has a very interesting history of Willemoes for you to discover.
Further north you find Middelfart, with the two beautiful bridges over the Little Belt, Lillebælt. Both will please your eyes. On the Little Belt you can also go on a porpoise safari and in Middelfart town there is a lot of beautiful architecture to discover, both new and old buildings. Most of the new ones are on the harbour front. By the harbor you will also find what is called the hanging gardens in Middelfart.
If you go east from Faaborg instead of west, you will have a relaxing cycling tour along the coast to Svendborg. Here there is another beautiful and exciting harbour and a charming town centre. Svendborg is known on Funen and the rest of Denmark for being a film town. Here the Svend Prize is awarded to Danish films once a year.
If you ride north, you might want to make a stop in Nr. Lyndelse, that is if you are into classical music. In Nr. Lyndelse you find the childhood home of the composer Carl Nielsen. His childhood home is a cozy and authentic little museum not to be missed.
Have you heard the coastal town on the Great Belt, Nyborg mentioned? This is where we used to go on the ferry from Korsør to Nyborg back in the days. Separate ferries for trains and vehicles. Today Nyborg is perhaps best known for its medieval market in the summer and for Nyborg Castle which is open to the public.
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