The island of Funen is known for its majestic Renaissance castles, colorful coastal homes, and famous fairytale author, Hans Christian Andersen. Just about everything in this region screams whimsical and wondrous and makes it feel like you're living in a real-life storybook — and here's proof:
Honestly, the better question is what doesn't scream storybook about this Denmark snapshot?
Here's the childhood home he lived in during the early 17th century. Today he's still well-known for stories like The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, and The Ugly Duckling.
The is an open-air museum that makes the 19th century reemerge.
This snap is from Odense, the main city on the island.
This quintessential 16th-century structure stands proudly in a , and rumor has it that a princess who gave birth out of wedlock was once imprisoned in tower there.