Fairytale history of Funen
You can experience works by the artists' movement known as The Farm Painters (Fynboerne) at Faaborg Museum and at Johannes Larsen Museum in Kerteminde. You'll find temporary exhibitions of contemporary art at Brandt's in Odense and Grimmerhus near Middelfart, where you'll also find Denmark's Ceramics Museum.
There are a particularly high number of manor houses on Funen and they make a truly impressive mark on the island with their grand buildings and large parklands. Many manor houses are open to the public, for example Egeskov Castle, which is Europe's best preserved Renaissance moat-surrounded castle. You can enjoy other houses from outside, walking in their landscaped parks and formal gardens.
Funen’s landscape has many well-preserved remains from the past, such as The Lady Stone (Damestenen) and Hesselager’s Stone (Hesselagerstenen) on East Funen. It is presumed that the almost 10 metre high, 1,000 tonne Hesselager’s Stone was carried to Funen by ice during the last glacial period. The stone still shows scrape marks today.
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