Although it might not be well-known to non-Danes, Denmark is in fact an island nation, with over 400 separate islands helping to make up the nation, as well as Jutland, the part connected to mainland Europe. Indeed, the capital city of Copenhagen is located on the large island of Zealand, and one of the most famous Danes of all, writer Hans Christian Andersen, was born in Odense on the island of Funen.
Funen is the third largest of the Danish islands, and is the 163rd largest island in the world and boasts some truly beautiful Danish Islands holiday homes. Odense, Andersen's birthplace, is Denmark's third largest city, and visitors can enjoy the shopping and socialising opportunities the city offers. The island is known as the agricultiural heartland of Denmark, and is often referred to in Danish as 'Danmarks grønne ø', which means 'the green island of Denmark'. The island enjoys good communication and transport links with the rest of Europe, and is crossed by a all Danish transnational trains.
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Funen is linked to Zealand, the largest of the Danish islands, by the Great Belt Bridge. As well as most of the capital city of Copenhagen, which is partly situated on Amager, the famous towns of Roskilde, home to loads of Viking history and Elsinore, associated with Hamlet, are located on Zealand. Local legend states that Zealand was carved out of Sweden by a woman named Gefion using four oxen and a plough. Whether a visitor to Danish islands holiday cottages believes the legend or not, they can see a statue celebrating the tale in Copenhagen. Three islands together make up the Lolland-Falster region. These islands are Lolland, Falster and Møn. The latter in particular holds a particular place in the affections of Danes, largely because of its beautiful scenery as well as its striking chalk cliffs and Viking age burial mounds. Lolland is the 'sugar island' where much of the sugar used to make the country's famous pastries is manufactured. Falster is the home of the southernmost point in Denmark, at Gedser, were Germany is just a short hop away.
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Bornholm is considered by many to be the finest of the Danish islands, and is located some miles to the east of the rest of Denmark in the heart of the Baltic Sea. Poles, Germans and Swedes have visited the island as holiday makers, along with Danes, for years. It has a lovely unspoilt forested landscape, as well as some beautiful beaches. This island is a real gem of the north, and is well worth a visit.
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