The Funen Village – Denmark 17th to 19th Century

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When I was a child I occasionally visited The Funen Village. This little historical pearl is an open museum, where the visitors can walk around and explore how a village looked between the 17th to the 19th century in Denmark.

This place is another good reason to venture outside of Copenhagen, and see what else Denmark has in store for you to explore.

This was how the countryside looked during the lifetime of the famous writer Hans Christian Andersen. While he was born in the city of Odense, he would often travel out of the city, and explore the nearby villages.

I am certain that it was his curiosity, and his lust to travel that gave him the edge in writing interesting stories set in the environment of his time.

This quote from Hans Christian Andersen still echoes as true today, as it did hundreds of years ago.


“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” -Hans Christian Andersen

The Funen Village Information

The Funen Village is located on the island of Funen in the city of Odense. There are always some ongoing activities in this village, which change depending on the season.

What really makes this place stand out is, that it is an open museum, where you can walk around and see how people lived and worked in the 1800s. The workers are dressed in historical costumes, and they will show you how their role was during this time in history. You will not have any problems with understanding the language, since everyone here also speaks English.