The Funen Village, Odense

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Discover the traditional life of Danish farmers from the time of Hans Christian Andersen at The Funen Village. This open-air museum was founded as a public works project in 1942 during the German occupation. Some 30 original buildings were moved to the museum from various sites in the Funen region. Walk down the village street along half-timbered houses, flower gardens, and fenced enclosures with livestock. With the living history you can experience the atmosphere of a day in the country in the 18th century. Smell beer brewing, watch a young girl helping the mistress in the kitchen, and hear the sound of the blacksmith's hammer. Use our Odense day trip planning app to visit The Funen Village on your trip to Odense, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A nice little place. Compared to places like the open air museum in Broad and Cooperative city Nyvang missing just the last finish. A few things stand a little offhand in barns and stables. Spisestedet is almost a gourmet restaurant decorated in a fine old Inn. It gives an extremely price level which doesn't work quite right.
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  • The setup of open air museum is very nice. Explore the early rural live of the Funen with a setup of 26 houses and farms. Every house is open and shows how the life was back then. In some of the house...  more »
  • We spent a rainy day in the Museum, with few other visitors, we had plenty of time and space to study the various exhibitions. The houses provide a good insight into the history, but we wanted more information on what the various objects and machines were used to. To hit on live animals is always exciting and not at least try to milk cow. Usendvanlig nice Museum Shop, but relevant items related to the region
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  • Fun tourist sightseeing, old vintage village like life used to be in denmark. Awesome acting and representation from the personnel/volunteers. Price, various eating and drinking options (vending machine with good coffee near the playground).
  • Beautiful museum dedicated to tell the stories and share the atmosphere of a traditional vernacular village of Fun and Denmark in general. Visit all the old farms, pat the animals and talk to the locals. There are also often special events and horse carriage riding. When you are hungry you should visit the inn cafe.
  • Good park. Complementary to the one of Aarhus as more rural life and farms are shown
  • Very nicely maintained houses and extremely friendly staff
  • It's interesting to see how people lived back in the 1700-1800's

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Variety is no problem when searching for a place to stay in Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. The city is a transportation hub for the rest of the island, and many of its sights can be seen by foot or bicycle no matter which neighborhood you choose to stay in. There is no shortage of hotels here, though it is more expensive to stay in the city center. For more affordable options, look outside the center, or if you want a prime location, a basic hostel in the city center. If you prefer a more personalized experience, the city boasts a number of guesthouses and family-owned bed and breakfasts.
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