The final destination for us in Denmark was the city of Odense, on the island of Funen. Funen is the second largest island in Denmark and Odense is famous for one thing apparently: Hans Christian Andersen was born here. He left at age 18 as soon as he could but there are statues to him and his fairy tales everywhere in the city and you can visit his childhood home and a museum dedicated to him and his writing. We didn't, but you could. We instead wandered around the city and went to the Danish Railway Museum instead.
|Andersen's "Flying Trunk"|
Odense is named after "Odin's Vi" or Odin's shrine that existing some 1000 years ago. Nothing of it remains. Today, it is Denmark's third largest city. We enjoyed seeing a less touristy city and loved that our hotel room was substantially bigger than in Copenhagen, but that the bed had two pillows each!
|entrance into Munke Mose, one of the green spaces in Odense|
|eating a traditional Danish chocolate: marzipan, flavored creme, and chocolate|
|so sugary sweet|
|another statue to Andersen's stories|
|feeding the ducks along the canal|
|boat houses along the canal|
|woodland path in the Hunderup Woods|
|Danish Railway Museum|
|better get your ticket ready!|
|luxury car with railway wheels--for the big wig owners of the railways|
|bridge over the canal|