Funen, the island in the middle of Denmark, also called Denmark’s kitchen garden

Tour no. 2: The city of Sleeping Beauty – Bogense

The trip goes along the road between Middelfart and Bogense. Visit to the beautiful Sleeping Beauty castle Harritslevgaard. The castle is mentioned for the first time in King Valdemar’s Land Register from 1231. The current building is a Renaissance building from 1606 in 3 half-timbered buildings with i.a. knight’s hall and a vaulted medieval cellar. There is a scenic garden with peacocks.

The trip continues to the charming town of Bogense, where you have lunch at one of the many restaurants along the harbour.

From there the drive goes to Gyldensten Strand (beach), which is Funen’s largest natural restoration. The 616 ha area was previously dammed. In the dammed area there were fields and agricultural land, but now the dikes are gone from the coast and the water has returned. It is the large Danish fund Aage V. Jensen Naturfond that has bought the area and has recreated a shallow coastal lagoon, freshwater lake and a reed forest. An info center provides the opportunity to gain knowledge about the nature, animal and bird life in the area.

On small roads, the tour continues to Humlemagasinet, which was originally a warehouse and space for the purchase of hops for beer brewing. Over the years, it has been transformed into a unique garden complex with 12 themed gardens, a gallery and museums. The royal is at the center, both when it comes to the exhibitions and the gardens, but there is also the opportunity to hear more about the history of the place. It is possible to buy coffee with princess layer cake in the café, which is run by volunteers –

Tour of Harritslevgaard
Introduction to the Humlemagasinet in the Dagmar Hall

The drive is a total of 107 km – The tour in Google Maps