Denmark – Exploring Central Funen

I think it’s safe to say that after 5 years of traveling together, Ingrid and I have pretty much seen most of Funen’s coast. It was about time to explore other regions of the island. The best thing you can do first is to go to some of the biggest tourist information offices and ask for advice. Here are some of the gems that we found.

Langesø

If your GPS can’t find this place, program it for Morud.

Morud is the name of the village, whereas Langesø is the name of the manor. It was built in the late 18th century, but is not open for the public. Langesø also refers to the lake next to it; in Danish the name means “long lake”. You can hike in this area – which is very picturesque with forest surrounding the lake -, but if you want to cycle, you need a special license.

Nearby, we found a small cemetery.

Stige

Let’s face it: Stige itself has little to offer (even if you are an off the beaten path traveler). But venture a little outside the town and you will discover the world’s smallest ferry, that takes you to an uninhabited island. It used to be a junkyard, but now in the high season the local population go to it for a picnic.

Dallund Slot

Another beautiful manor. If you can find it with your GPS, program it for Søndersø. Anyway, this manor was built between the 16th and the 19th century and now functions as a rehabilitation center for cancer patients. The surrounding grounds and lake are accessible for the general public.

Gravendrupstenen

Close to Dallund Slot, you will find something more ancient…

 

 

1 Comment

  • unclerave February 5, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I had an aunt, on my mother’s side, but by marriage, who was of direct Danish heritage. Her given name was Helen, but she was widely known as Denny! A very intelligent and gracious woman, who was taken from us far too early. She so loved the arts! — YUR

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