Christmas holiday on Funen

A Christmas holiday on Funen has a lot to offer you

  • A possibility of some relaxing days in the hectic month of Christmas
  • A possibility for shopping unique and charming Christmas gifts for the entire family
  • A possibility of enjoying some of the many interesting sites on Funen

A Christmas holiday on Funen almost has to involve a visit to the largest Christmas market on Funen – the charming Hans Christian Andersen Christmas market. You will find it in Odense, and there are also other Christmas markets in many other Funen towns. Nothing can start the Christmas spirit better than glittering Christmas lights in the trees and buildings and the Christmas decorated streets that smell of cut greenery and burnt sugar almonds. It makes Christmas shopping special.

Sites for the entire family

Funen hosts many sites for the entire family, but the island is small enough to cross twice in a day without stress.

One of the main attractions on a Christmas holiday on Funen is Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous house. In the old writer’s museum, you can experience in text and images the life of the famous writer’s life from 1805 to 1875, and you can find beautiful souvenirs for friends and family.

Arts and crafts

A Christmas holiday on Funen offers you the possibility of learning Danish history the fun way. Besides Hans Christian Andersen’s House, you can visit museums that pay homage to the composer Carl Nielsen and the painter Johannes Larsen. The Johannes Larsen Museum in Kerteminde offers excellent artistic experiences. Johannes Larsen was the most prominent member of the group of Funen painters that thrived in Kerteminde, and the museum shop has many Christmas gift ideas for those interested in art.

After the visit to the museum, you can visit the many crafters in Kerteminde, who are selling their unique pieces of arts and crafts. You can find everything from ceramics to jewellery, and for the gastronomically interested there are many locally produced delicacies.

Restaurant and brewhouse

Tornøes Hotel is a family-friendly hotel in nostalgic settings at Kerteminde harbour.

Our rooms have bathrooms, TV, radio, telephone and wireless internet. Most of our 38 lovely hotel rooms, have a wonderful view to Kerteminde fjord and harbour. The restaurant offers a delicious Christmas menu, with classic Christmas dishes with a twist.

If you care for good beer, you can enjoy the production from our local brewhouse that has brewed beer through generations.

The Johannes Larsen Museum in Kerteminde offers tourists outstanding artistic experiences. The museum represents an interesting historic building environment with the artist’s home in the centre and beautiful modern annexes. Johannes Larsen was the most prominent member of the group of painters called the Funen Painters that thrived in Kerteminde.