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 ?>
Beautiful Bike Tour Ringe-Korinth by a Disused Railway Line
Guided bike tour from Ringe (in the middle of Funen) by a disused railway line, now asphalted road and utmost comfortable for biking. We will ride at a moderate pace through the beautiful landscape of Funen from Ringe to Korinth and to the manor house of Brahetrolleborg.
We will pass by the manor of Boltinggård, the small towns of Espe and Højrup, the Viking castle of the designer Jim Lyngvild, Ravnsborg, to Korinth with its recently restored charming inn. From here we go to Brahetrolleborg and pay a visit to the church containing a beautiful baptismal font made by the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. Our ride back to Ringe can be by smaller side roads or by the disused railway line again, if that is preferable.
The countryside is not very hilly, and we will make reasonable stops on the way, both for drinking and for pieces of information. I recommend the use of a bicycle helmet.
The tour starts and ends at Ringe Railway Station. Total distance about 36 km.
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
Odenses Violent Liberation
The day of liberation from the occupying German Forces, 5th May 1945 became a bittersweet day for Odense
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
Hindsgavl Peninsula – Hiking with Magnificent View of the Sea
Seaside hiking next to Little Belt strait – guarantee of a great experience and beautiful nature
Guided Tour and Boating on Odense River in the Wake of H C Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen spent the greater part of his childhood near the little river Odense Å. On this guided tour, you will learn how this area looked in Hans Christian Andersen's days and how it inspired our renowned fairytale writer and poet. And to cap it all, we finish by boating on Odense Å.
We start at Vaskepladsen, the washing place, where Hans Christian Andersen's mother did the laundry for the high society in Odense. On we go, across Eventyrhaven, Garden of Fairytales and Munkemose, Moor of the Monks to the Shipping Company Odense Åfart. From here, we go on a nice boating trip on Odense river, past the villas and mansions in Hunderup and past the Zoo, all the way to the forests Hunderup Skov and Fruens Bøge, The Beeches of Our Lady.
During the trip, I will tell you about the sights and connect it all to the life and times of Hans Christian Andersen.
Medieval Monasteries of Odense
Experience a knowledgeable and dedicated guide talk about the monasteries and their duties in Medieval Odense
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
Port of Odense – the extended tour from industrial past to modern present
The Port of Odense from a worn out industrial neighbourhood to a prosperous area housing, the new habour bath and culture
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
Medieval and Renaissance Odense
City walk focusing on the development of the medieval and renaissance city of Odense
Challenge your idea of the size and surroundings of Odense in the Middle Ages on this guided walk along the former city boundary and be surprised at how small medieval Odense actually was. The city boundary consisted of big and small streams and swamps. In the renaissance Odense developed – but slowly.
On this guided walk your imagination will be challenged because there are only few visible traces of the Middle Ages such as a couple of churches and the former bishop's palace. From the renaissance period we have several more buildings.
My story will deal with the origin of Odense, its appearance and development in the course of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. And of course I will point out these buildings and tell you about their 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
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
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
Odense, past and present
Experience Odense's past, see where Hans Christian Andersen grew up, and learn more about the city as a modern metroplis today
Odense, Vollsmose Housing District
The Area Vollsmose is controversial, and often appears in the headlines of the Danish press. Unfortunately, this picture is distorted and without nuances.
Through my work, I am very well aquainted with this neighbourhood. Vollsmose has been named after a swamp, and this type of landscape is still recognizable between the tenements, townhouses and areas with detached houses. Vollsmose is a meltingpot of traditional Danish lifestyle and the mulicultural and social variety of an international, modern neighbourhood. All in all, Vollsmose is an inspiring and nice place to live.
If you only know about Vollsmose from the media, this is your chance to exchange second-hand opinion with direct knowledge, based on experience. Take part in this guided tour and see for yourself. There are a great many really nice people here.
I have worked with one of the cooperative housing societies in this area, so I am very well informed about the neighbourhood.
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
Egeskov's Exciting Museums
You may live in the present – but at Egeskov you will enter the past
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
Odense – From Urban Freeway to Secluded Spots
A lovely city walk through Odense – see its diversity and rich history
Hindsholm – Fyns Hoved – a guided tour by coach and on foot
Visit beautiful Hindsholm and the impressive and wild Fyns Hoved.
The nature here is unique, you will not find like it anywhere in Denmark.
Visit the small and picturesque villages, and learn about the people, who lived there, how they built their communities and hear the rather scary legends about pirates, ghosts and evil noblemen. See the impressive Scheelenborg Castle and hear about Marsk Stig who assasinated a danish king. See one of the few road crucifixes in lutheran Denmark and hear about the lady who put it there. Drive on to Korshavn, where we have time for a walk on the narrow path to Fyns Hoved where we can enjoy a spectacular view.
On the way back you will hear about the scary funeral of Marsk Stig, you will drive along the coast past Hverringe and finish back in Kerteminde.
A very beautiful – and also exciting – tour.
Ærø from West to East
Visit Ærø the island of "elongated" villages and popular with couples ready to get wed
A guided tour on the Odense Tramway
This is the story about the tram of Odense – from when the project was just a crazy idea and all the way up to the opening in 2022
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
Port of Odense – from industrial past to modern present
The Port of Odense from a worn out industrial neighbourhood to a prosperous area
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.
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
The idyllic island of Thurø
Historical coach tour on Thurø. Bjørnemose, den Blå By and many more beautiful locations.
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
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
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.
Lovely guided citywalk in Ærøskøbing
Enjoy fairytale town Ærøskøbing, smell seawater and tar, see cobbled streets, latticework houses and an authentic baltic atmosphere
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
Guided Walk Lyø Town
See the beautiful village of Lyø and hear about the exiting history of the island on this short guided walk
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
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.
Guided Tour of Odense City Hall
Enjoy Odense City Hall from past to present. Beautiful architecture, surprising stories and an enthusiastic guide
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
Downtown Odense – from busy street to urban city centre
Discover how the gigantic work with a new city centre in Odense has come to life. Hear the fascinating tales and grand dramas
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
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.
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
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
Visit Bjørnø – a Charming Little Island in the Archipelago of South Funen
Join me on a walk at the island Bjørnø. Visit the charming Village and nature. Learn about culture, plants, animals and geology
Bike Trip Lyø
Take the bike to Lyø and see the best of the island in only two hours
Sculpture and Park Walk at Hollufgård
Join us on an exciting walk in the beautiful sculpture park and forest area at Gæsteatelier Hollufgård on the outskirts of Odense.
The ''Gæsteatelier'' consists of many workshops for professional sculpturers and paintors which may be used by travellers, foreign visitors and artists alike.
Come on a guided tour of the sculptures in this lovely landscape. I'll tell you about the materials the artists use, the production process, the thoughts behind the artworks, and I will also give you a thorough look at the sculpturer's workshop.
Odense, New Districts at the Harbour
Odense Habour is an interesting mixture of new company domiciles and old companies. Hear about architecture, activities and culture
Egeskov's Parks and Gardens
The parks and gardens at Egeskov Castle are an eldorado for garden enthusiasts, playful children and everyone with a love for flowers
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
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
The wild journey of Odense: From hick town to modern city
Few cities have undergone such drastic changes as Odense has since the beginning of the 00’s. A brand new city centre, new bridges, a transformed harbour and lots of new neighbourhoods and a tram system to tie it all together.
It has all been based on a long-term strategy with the aim of transforming the city from a sad provincial hick town into a modern city.
On this guided tour all the major urban development projects will be tied together – and along the way we will both walk and ride the tram.
We can enjoy lunch or dinner along the way at one of Odense's most classic restaurants if we add an hour. This must be mentioned when making the booking.
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
Ghettos arise, ghettos exist, ghettos perish
Ghettos arise, ghettos exist, ghettos perish
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
Langelinie – a Cultural Historical Walk in Faaborg
Walk along Langelinie with me and learn about the cultural history of the picturesque coastal town Faaborg
Hans Christian Andersen – Fairy Tale Sculptures in Odense
In the centre of Odense you find a number of fairytale sculptures inspired by the world famous fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen who was born i Odense 1805.
Children around the world know the wonderful fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen. This city walk in Odense guides you and your children to a number of the sculptures in the centre of Odense and hopefully recalls lovely childhood memories. How well do you and your children remember the fairytales – join the walk and find out.
Get to know Odense as well as the walk takes us through most of the historical centre.
Some examples of fairytale sculptures:
- The wife with the eggs
- The Steadfast Tin Soldier
- The King's New Robes
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
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
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
Hike on the beautiful island Lyø
Experience the beautiful nature of Lyø while you learn all about the history and how life on an island works today
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.
Middelfart – a traditional and modern town
Middelfart city walk, exploring traditional and modern city culture. Middelfart as a city focuses on climate change and ceramics
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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