Make a holiday home in Taasinge your home away from home
Situated south of Funen, Denmark’s second-largest island, is the island of Taasinge whose name is derived from ‘Thor’s bed’ in Danish. It is the home of one of the country’s medieval castles and is just the place to find the seclusion and relaxation holidaymakers crave. This island also provides the perfect base from which to explore Funen and Langeland which are abundant in natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor activity. A holiday home in Taasinge is ideal especially for families as there are lovely cottages and bungalows there that are surrounded by nicely landscaped gardens. The places of accommodation on this island made available by HomeAway are wonderfully furnished and boast a slew of great facilities. Visitors here will wish they could prolong their stay in Taasinge holiday homes.
Things to do
-Ancient castle: Without travelling far from their homes, residents of Taasinge holiday rentals can partake of Denmark’s rich architectural heritage with a visit to the Valdemars Castle. Put up under the auspices of King Christian IV towards the middle of the 17th century. This castle was dedicated to the king’s son Valdemar Christian, hence the name. Though privately owned now, the castle is open to the public from May to October giving visitors the chance to marvel at the huge game trophy collection belonging to the castle’s current owners.
-Museums: The Valdemars Castle houses a local maritime museum. But those in search of more treasures from the past will want to visit the nearby island of Langeland and pay homage to its military museum. Museum Langelandsfort, as it is known, houses relics from the Cold War including an old submarine and some fighter jets. Visitors are free to step inside the submarine and put themselves in the shoes of the soldiers of yore, on the lookout for the enemy. A short trip north to Funen will bring visitors to the Hans Christian Andersen Museum dedicated to the renowned Danish poet.
-South Funen: Those keen on a water sport-filled excursion should confidently book holiday homes in Taasinge as this will put them within reach of the South Funen archipelago. Here they can sail the surrounding waters in hired yachts. Those looking to laze in the summer sun or take unhurried promenades will find stretches of fine sand here on which to fulfil their fantasy. They can also take in the quaint sights of ancient harbours and quiet fishing villages.
-Food and drink: There are a number of places visitors to the Funen, Langeland and Aeroe area can get a bite as they explore this part of Denmark. One of these is Thummelumsen and the burgers there are to die for. And the atmosphere is made amicable by the top-notch service. There are also such nice cafes as the Cafe Skovsgaard where they can put up their feet after hours of walking or cycling and enjoy a reasonably priced meal.
Weather in Taasinge
This part of Denmark experiences fairly warm weather with temperatures rising as high as 22°C in July and August. This period is however also the wettest in the year and so those planning summer stays in Taasinge holiday homes should cater for the odd rainy day. Temperatures are agreeable for holidaying from May to September.
Travel to Taasinge
Apart from the well-heeled who can afford to jet into the Odense Airport on a chartered plane, most tourists headed for the Funen-Langeland area will fly into Denmark via its main Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen. From Copenhagen’s central train station visitors can get a train to Odense. From there they can access their Taasinge holiday rentals by ferry.