The Southern Denmark region includes southern Jutland and the island of Funen, as well as the smaller islands south of Funen. Here is also the only national border (with Germany) that the country knows. The beaches stretch as far as the eye can see. And the hinterland is dotted with meadows and fields, where many castles can still be found.
Faaborg is a small port city on the Danish South Sea, from which various ferry services depart. The town has one of the two city gates that Denmark has.
City of fairy tale storyteller
Odense in Central Funen was an important place dedicated to Odin during the Viking Age. The famous fairytale storyteller Hans Christiaan Andersen was also born here. But the city was best known for the murder here of King Knud and his brother.
Denmark's oldest city, or some say Scandinavia, is located in South Jutland. Thanks to the Frisians, Ribe became a trading place. The city still has many beautiful Medieval buildings.
Bicycle tour along moated castle
The most beautiful and best-preserved moated castle in Europe is located in Central Funen. Those who want can have a full day on Egeskov. We cycle from Ringe (ANWB Active Denmark day trip 7) and along the way we also pass a Dutch mill from 1855 and a mill that even has a ruin appeal.
Funen is an island where the Danish nobility has settled since the 17th century. It is therefore full of castles and estates. Using the ANWB Active Denmark booklet, we cycle a round (day trip 6) past a number of these beautiful buildings.