Welcome to beautiful North Funen
Here you will find beautiful landscapes, cozy towns and lots of good adventure. Enjoy nature in the many surrounding woods. Perhaps you would like to go to Ditlevsdal Bison Farm to have a look at some impressive buffaloes. You might also wish to explore Gyldensten Strand or the moorland Enebærodde between Kattegat and Odense Fjord – or to go on a bicycle ride along the MTD trail passing Langesø wood, Langesø Manor House and some cozy old villages. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to North Funen!
In Bogense you can see the world-famous Manneken Pis, a replica of the original statue in Brussels. Bogense got its own little peeing boy thanks to a butcher’s family, the Levinsohns, who adopted a little baby that was found on the ferry from Klakring at Juelsminde. The boy had a good childhood and adolescence in Bogense, so in return for that he presented his town with Manneken Pis in 1934. At that time the citizens of Bogense were little pleased with the naked peeing boy in Adelgade, so they dressed him in trousers. Today the townspeople are quite fond of Manneken Pis, and they dress him up at special occasions.
Bogense – a Market Town
What’s it like in Denmark’s nicest market town? A town with pretty, old houses, a Thursday market offering specialties – and a town with many lovely restaurants and cafés. It is an old town and the oldest preserved house is from 1543, whereas the status as market town was bestowed on Bogense already in 1288. The famous church is named after Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors. The church has an east-facing tower (steeple) unlike almost all Danish church towers which are west-facing. Visit the town and jump into the sea at the baths, buy local produced food at the market or enjoy a delicious meal in one of the cozy restaurants and cafés.
Bogense Marina and Yachting Harbour
Bogense is the biggest yachting Harbour in Funen, and its modern marina is situated between the old and pleasant fishing port facing east and the wide, child-friendly beach facing west. At the marina one can find all the facilities that a yachtsman can wish for – and even for landlubbers it’s a pleasant place to stay. You will find a playground, barbecue facilities, Wi-Fi, a TV-room, a yachtsmen’s kitchen, a restaurant, ice cream parlors and much more. Enjoy the sight of the big yachts and the fine view. The marina is located only 10 minutes’ walk from central Bogense with shops, 4 super markets close to each other and a baker’s shop.
Large Flea Market in Bogense
The flea market Bogense Kræmmermarked offers lots of fun, exciting, beautiful and antique items. Come and get a bargain – here is 1000 m² of stands, and the market is open every day, also in the weekend. There is nice atmosphere and great prices. There are always new items from porcelain, glassware and knick-knacks to toys and bicycles – and lots of things to see. You can also try clothes or buy fishing gear. You can eat at the small café, which sells sausages, soft drinks and delicious cakes. The market takes place both indoors and outdoors.
Experience the unique nature at Gyldensteen Strand. It was previously a reclaimed area, but now the dikes have been removed from the coast, and there is a large lagoon on the earlier fields. Go for a bike ride or a walk along one of the trails in the area and enjoy the fantastic view from the birdwatching towers found in the area. You can see many different birds, deer, seals and sometimes even a white-tailed eagle. Enjoy a nice bike ride between Bogense and Gyldensteen Strand – head towards Stegø Mølle and follow the blue Clover Trail.
Visit Ditlevsdal Bison Farm
Ditlevsdal Bison Farm is the biggest in Europe with more than 400 buffaloes. The farm is close to Morud. Come to the prairie of North Funen and get close to the big animals. Embark on a tractor-drawn farm trailer with a skilled guide who will tell you about these magnificent animals and their behavior adding anecdotes from everyday life. After the tour you can enjoy a delicious meal in the rustic rooms of the restaurant and admire a scenic view from there. You may also fancy buying some delicious, low-fat buffalo meat at the farm shop as a souvenir to take home.