Odense’s open-air folk museum (Den Fynske Landsby – The Funen Village) is like exploring countryside life in Hans Christian Andersen’s time. Funen is Denmark’s middle, and it’s smallest island – and the Village showcases 28 Funen island farms and buildings dating back to the 1800s and slightly before. We enjoyed lingering so much, that we didn’t see 8 of them.

Our favorite docent demonstration were three women who gathered vegetables from the museum’s garden, and made a delicious “poor” soup in the Vickery’s kitchen, complete with samples. They spent lots of time answering our questions about the period.

There’s even an old timey bowling alley – we had a blast playing! There’s also a very nice restaurant and café. And lots of farm animals.

How to:

  • Buses 110 and 111 run right from the Radisson Blu hotel (and of course from the train station which is one stop from the hotel). They run once per hour on Sundays (more on other days). Radisson bus stop is called Hans Mules Gade. It’s about a 20 minute ride.
  • Buses: 24 DKK ($4) per adult, buy tickets on the bus
  • http://museum.odense.dk/en/museums/funen-village
  • Museum Hours: Tue – Sun: 10:00 – 5:00, longer in July and August.
  • 85DKK ($13) in high season