Tornøes Hotel

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4.43620036298054 of 5 Stars

Kerteminde, on the island of Funen, is the quintessence of rural idyll, featuring fishermen’s cottages and fine merchants’ farms. In the heart of Kerteminde, you will find Tornøes Hotel. The hotel is full of atmosphere, charm and good cheer, with lovely rooms, excellent food and a magnificent view.

Strandgade 2, 5300, 5300 Kerteminde

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  • Funen
  • South Denmark
  • City Break
  • Beach hotel
  • Mini-break-offer
  • Weekend stay
  • Gastronomy
  • Super rate
  • half-board-offer

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  • Disabled-friendly
  • Free wifi
  • Pets
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Airport: 30 km
  • Train: 20 km
  • Busstop: 50 m
  • Beach: 100 m
  • Fishing: 50 m
  • Golf: 2 km
  • 59 Rooms

Stays and sleepovers atTornøes Hotel

Cosy hotel with a view over a small harbour

It was the good harbour that created Kerteminde. This was the starting point for the profitable herring fishery and the lively trade with the rest of Denmark and overseas. The town got its municipal charter in 1413, and for centuries the coat of arms of the town showed a three-masted ship. The find of the old ship Ladbyskibet right outside the town proves that ships have sailed here since the Viking age, and it was exactly this Viking ship which was the inspiration for the coat of arms of the new Kerteminde municipality.

Nowadays Kerteminde is the quintessence of Funen idyll. Many of the small fisherman s houses and the old merchant s houses in the centre of the town have been preserved, and because of the small size of the town you can reach everything on foot. For instance the beaches of the town, the beach Lillestranden with fishing nets, small skiffs and tarred sheds and also the large marina with thousands of yachting ships.

The old seaside hotel Tornøes Hotel can be traced way back to the 1600s. Then it was a merchant s house, but in 1862 the builder and innkeeper Wentzel Tornøe bought the house, and in 1865 he obtained a municipal license to run an inn. This was the beginning of Tornøes Hotel, which right since then has been one of the hallmarks of the town. The view over the sea, the town and the harbour is wonderful, and here you can relax, bathe or just sit holding hands and watch the moon that is reflected in the sea.

In the restaurant of the hotel you can enjoy not only the view of the fjord and the harbour, but also the skilled chefs menu comprising the temptations in season. Along with the food, you may have well-tasting beer from the hotel s own small brewery called Kerteminde Bryghus.

Directions

Strandgade 2, 5300
5300 Kerteminde

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Attractions nearby of Tornøes Hotel

  • Photo: VisitKerteminde

    Toldboden

    0.11 km

    Toldboden at Strandgade is Kertemindes exhibition hall. Here the museum exhibits its culture historical special exhibitions, alternating with different exhibitions arranged by Kerteminde Art Association. Regardless of time of year you will find exciting exhibitions at Toldboden.

    An exciting building
    Toldboden is one of the oldest buildings in Kerteminde, and it itself tells an essential piece of the towns history. The building is from about 1590 and erected by one of the many traders from Odense, who used Kerteminde as seaport. During the war against Sweden the building was destroyed and lay as a ruin in the years from 1959 until 1735 (the year on the façade). In 1735 it was rebuild in its present figure. From 1848 until 1970 the building contained Kerteminde Custom House.
    Read more : Toldboden
  • Photo: VisitKerteminde

    Kerteminde Church

    0.13 km

    You find the Sct. Laurentius Church in the middle of the market place in Kerteminde. The church is a three-aisled long-house linked under one enormous roof. Traditionally said to have been built in 1476.

    The chuch was greatly altered in the 1600'es, when a vault was added and the furnishing was renewed. In the south chancel there is a chapel for the Iuel family, abouve which there are memory tablets for two of the parsons of the church. You find a pair of riding boots and a sword dated from the time of the Swedish Wars.

    Opening hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 08:00-17:00
    Sunday: Open during service
    Sunday (June-August): 08:00-17:00
    Read more : Kerteminde Church
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    Høkeren

    0.14 km

    The museum shop Høkeren is housed in an old 18th-century building, which has been carefully restored by Kerteminde Municipality in collaboration with the museum. Høkeren collaborates with a number of suppliers across the country in order to be able to offer a product range that is as authentic as possible. From floor to ceiling, the store is filled with all sorts of goods, from toys to shingles. In short, a really old-fashioned 'mixed general store' that makes you feel transported to the beginning of the 20th century.

     

    Seasonally open

    Høkeren is open during the summer season and from mid-November to December 23, when there is plenty of opportunity to buy Christmas presents. In Høkeren you will find the old Danish Christmas decorations such as Epiphany lights, angel toys and Christmas rock sheets that grandma had.

    You can visit Høkeren:

    1 June- 31 August AND mid-November-23. December

    • Monday - Friday at 10-17
    • Saturday - Sunday at 10-16

     

    Availability

    Høkeren is located in an authentic environment. That is why the courtyard has topped cobblestones, and the shop itself has stepping stones and door steps. We are ready with a helping hand if there is a need for it.

     

    The story

    The idea of ​​furnishing an old hugger's stall arose in 1983 on the occasion of Kerteminde Handelsforening's 100-year anniversary. In collaboration with the Trade Association, Kerteminde Museum, Kerteminde Municipal School and Kerteminde Municipality, the stall in Trollegade was furnished with original furniture from some of the many old shops that were closed down in these years. The municipality made premises available, while the Trade Association was helpful with the administration and procurement of goods. Pupils from the municipal school looked after the stall, and the municipality supported the project financially. The students gave the stall the name "Høkeren", the operation of which has since been completely transferred to Kerteminde Museums. In the early 1900s, there was a hawker's shop in the property.

    NOTE: You cannot pay by card

    Read more : Høkeren
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    Fjord & Bælt

    0.15 km

    Fjord & Bælt offers exciting and interesting presentations with the animals and stories that make you more knowledgeable about the blue universe of the sea. In the center's open aquariums, you can touch starfish and crabs while learning about their life in the sea.

    In the long underwater tunnel, you see life on the seabed just as the animals see and experience it. And on your way down into the depths, you meet the skeleton of the great sperm whale.

    Fjord & Bælt offers an experience where you feel, touch and generally use your senses. And, a little more from a distance, you follow how the harbor seals and the fascinating little whale, the porpoise, are fed and trained to participate in Fjord&Bælt's research work. Biologists and trainers are always at the center and ready to answer questions about the animals.

    Training and feeding the animals can be experienced all year round at Fjord&Bælt. During the holidays there are special events for children. See the day's program at fjordbaelt.dk

     

    Read more : Fjord & Bælt
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    Svanemøllen

    0.78 km

    On the Møllebakken next to the Johannes Larsen Museum towers Svanemøllen that functions as a symbol of Kerteminde. It has its name after the weather cock - a beautiful swan situated on the top of the mill.

    The mill was built in 1853 and was - in the possession of the artist Johannes Larsen - working until the nineteen fifties. During the latest years the mill has undergone a thorough restoration that has made it functional again.  
    Read more : Svanemøllen
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    Lundsgaard Gods

    1.38 km

    Over the past 20 years, the current estate owner couple – Vini and Rudolf Iuel – have awakened the estate from its Sleeping Beauty slumber. Together, they have made Lundsgaard a beacon both when it comes to cultural and nature experiences. So what Lundsgaard represents today is a modern take on how the estates can play an important role. Both as one of the local community's key players - and as a meeting point for ecologists, musicians, artists, researchers and creative spirits from all over the country. Often the whole world.

    Pioneer spirit and proud traditions

    The very special Lundsgaard spirit has arisen in the field of tension between Vini and Rudolf's interests and life experiences. Vini is a jazz singer, composer and creative director of the cultural center Anexet, which the couple has set up in the estate's former breeding buildings. She has previously lived in Brazil and New York. Rudolf was born and raised in Lundsgaard, descended from the naval hero Niels Iuel. In 1991, he took over responsibility for agriculture and forestry, which they changed to organic in 2008.

    With its 2,000m2, the annexed cultural center consists of a large number of rooms with very different sizes and moods in addition to the concert hall. So you can always find the perfect setting for your meetings, parties or conferences. The large concert hall, the high-ceilinged gallery, the beautiful harvest festival hall, the cozy barroom, the rustic barn for more informal events and long table dinners, the two cozy cafes... or a mixture of it all. Among the recurring events is one of the country's finest chamber music festivals, summer festival, September jazz festival.

    The breath of history

    Lundgaard's history stretches all the way back to the 13th century, when a small castle complex was built in Storskoven and the 'farm by the forest', Lundsgaard, is mentioned for the first time in 1484 in the written source material. The current beautiful white Rococo main building was built by Jens Iuel in 1765.

    The large stud farm facility was designed by the architect August Klein, who is also the man behind the beautiful barn and Herskabsstalden. It was built as a manager's residence for Agnes Henningsen's father. So here the writer and feminist, who later became the mother of PH, spent a large part of her childhood. It is nicely described in the 1st volume of her memoirs: Let Gang på Jorden and is also depicted in the Poet's Route for Agnes Henningsen, which will be inaugurated in May 2022 and which takes guests through Lundsgaard's forests.

    Around 1880, a 'constitution hill' was built in the park, where people gathered from near and far on Constitution Day. For over 100 years, it was completely overgrown, but in 2019 Vini and Rudolf woke it up from Sleeping Beauty, so that it has once again become the meeting point for the annual constitutional celebrations.

    In the early 1900s, Lundsgaard Manor was a gathering place for artists and writers whom the 'theatre count' Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvigs invited to both theater and concerts on the special 'theatre squares' he created in the middle of the woods.

    In front of the main building, he set up a large stone on which he engraved: "This corner of the world smiles at me more than any other". That's how most people still feel when they visit Lundsgaard Gods. Because here you intuitively let the joy of life and the spirit grow.

    Café

    Lundsgaard Gods has opened its own café, Café Frits. See the opening hours at Café Frits on Lundsgaard Gods' website.

    Good walking routes in the area around the estate

    The scenic areas around Lundsgaard Gods are ideal for walks. See more at the links below.

    On the Accident Patient Association's website, you can e.g. see a map of good walking routes and a video that shows the access options for e.g. people with reduced mobility.

    See the Accident Patient Association's video and map on the association's website

    Read more : Lundsgaard Gods
  • Photo: VisitKerteminde

    The Vikingmuseum Ladby

    2.86 km

    At the Viking Museum Ladby by Kerteminde Fjord you can step inside Denmark's oldest royal tomb. Here, a nameless king was laid to rest in his Viking ship more than 1,000 years ago. The museum contains Denmark's only ship grave from the Viking Age – an attraction of international format. The Ladby ship is atmospherically displayed as a burial chamber in a rebuilt burial mound exactly on the spot where it was found in 1935. Archaeological investigations have established that the Viking ship was pulled up on land around the year 925, where the dead king was buried in the ship with his horses, dogs, weapons and other valuable goods.

    Exhibitions

    Viking Museum Ladby's main attraction is the Ladby king's Viking ship grave; but is also a museum for the entire East Funen Viking Country. The exhibition "Ladbykongens Verden" tells about the Viking Age in a broad and general way. With the help of exhibited finds, films and artistic renderings of Viking Age East Funen, you can explore the world and daily life that the King of Ladby was a part of. In the "Vikings' Wardrobe", both children and adults can try dressing up in Viking clothes. Everywhere in the exhibitions you will also find many unique local metal detector finds that tell about people and gods in the Viking Age in gold, silver and bronze. The Ladby king's funeral is presented in the exhibition "King and Warrior". Here you can experience the illusion of being present on the day when the dead Viking king was laid to rest in his ship, ready for the voyage to the beyond. A full-size replica of the Ladby ship, recreated Vikings, dead horses and grave goods can be seen next to display cases with the original items from the grave. Furthermore, in the exhibition you can see the unique Ladby Tapestry – a seven-metre long embroidered tapestry inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry from Normandy. Here the story of the death of the King of Ladby and the discovery of his grave 1000 years later is conveyed - in colorful pictures.

    The Ladby Dragon

    All summer long, you can experience the reconstructed Viking ship, the Ladbydragen, lying and rocking in the fjord below the burial mound. Exactly where the original ship was pulled ashore over 1,000 years ago. Read much more about the shipwreck, the Ladby dragon, the Ladby tapestry and much more on the Viking Museum Ladby's website.

    Experiences all year round

    Throughout the year, the museum's visitors can experience an exciting program with current lectures about the Viking Age, tours about the King of Ladby and the Viking Age, as well as lots of Viking activities for children and adults. During the school holidays, an exciting program of Viking activities is offered. Depending on the time of year, visitors of all ages can try their hand at archaeology, archery, javelin throwing, Viking combat, ceramics, woodworking, etc. accompanied by the museum's skilled and knowledgeable mediators. All year round there are also treasure hunts for children throughout the museum.

    The museum shop

    In the Viking Museum Ladby's museum shop, you can buy a wide range of delicious items with the Viking Age as their theme. The shop offers a large selection of jewellery, mead, books, toys and other Viking souvenirs. It is also possible to buy coffee, cocoa, soft drinks, ice cream and cakes, which can be enjoyed in the small café area or in the museum's cozy courtyard.

    Access conditions and availability

    Both the museum building and the mound with the Viking ship grave are handicapped-friendly with ramps, no high door steps and, in the case of the museum building, an elevator. The trip from the parking lot in front of the museum to the museum building as well as the trip from the latter to the hill (approx. 300 m) can be challenging due to gravel and dirt paths, respectively, which by their nature are not 100% level. However, there are benches along the way, so it is possible to take a break from the walk.

    In the basement of the museum building there is a toilet which is suitable for the disabled. The basement is easily accessible by elevator.

    There is free entry for disabled helpers who visit the museum during working hours.

    Dogs are welcome on a leash in the museum's outdoor area.

    The museum has a wheelchair that can be borrowed.

    Read more : The Vikingmuseum Ladby
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    Ulriksholm Castle

    6.39 km

    The history of Ulriksholm Castle

    In 1616, King Christian the 4th bought the main manor Skinnerup at the bottom of Kerteminde Nor. In 1632, the king decided to build new stately buildings that were to serve as a residence for the illegitimate king's son, Ulrik Christian Gyldenløve, who was then 2 years old. Therefore, the castle's name was changed to Ulriksholm.

    After Christian the 4th died, his mistress and mother of Ulrik Christian Gyldenløve, Vibeke Kruse, fell out of favor. Upon her death, Vibeke Kruse was buried on a poor farm outside Copenhagen's city walls. However, Ulrik Christian Gyldenløve made sure to take his mother's body to Kølstrup Church. He himself died at the age of just 28 after a valiant effort in the Swedish War.

    Ulriksholm Castle today

    The castle is today privately owned. There is no public access to the castle or garden, except for the castle's open garden events and when the castle is visited by Herregårdsspillene.

    Follow Ulriksholm Castle's Facebook page for more information.

    Read more : Ulriksholm Castle
  • Photo: VisitKerteminde

    Mårhøj/Snavehøjen

    12.13 km

    Burial mound form the neolithic age. An 7 metre long entrance leads in a chamber built of 18 stones on which 7 emormous stones are placed.

    The chamber is 10 metre long and as tall as a man. Denmark`s largest singlechamber burial mound. Preserved in 1888.
    Read more : Mårhøj/Snavehøjen
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    Botanical Garden

    15.57 km

    The History of the Garden
    The Garden was founded in 1948 by the teacher Arne Emdal and was originally owned by the Odense School Authority. It was named the "School Botanical Garden" and was used for botany education and plant distribution. Later, the garden was taken over by Odense's park department.

    A Botanical Treasure for All
    The Garden is now an inspiration for garden owners and a popular destination that offers a unique botanical experience. Visitors can admire an impressive variety of perennials and Denmark's largest collection of birch and fern plants from around the world. There is also an extensive assortment of cranesbill and daylilies. The old-fashioned, densely flowering, and fragrant roses are a delight for both the eye and the nose. All plants are labeled with their name, variety, and place of origin.

    The Path to the Garden
    To reach the garden, you can either follow the stream path across the red bridge or start the journey from the parking lot in the allotment gardens and follow a picturesque path along the stream. In the facility, you will find a water station, a toilet that is open during the summer months, and a canoe mooring area.

    Read more : Botanical Garden
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    Odense ZOO - Zoological gardens

    19.83 km

    A zoo for the whole family
    Odense ZOO is a zoological garden for the whole family – with lots of experiences for both little ones and adults. When you visit the zoo, you will surely get a nice and educational day filled with different experiences and lots of fun. While the younger ones play, the adults can enjoy a nice meal or a cup of coffee. Afterwards you can continue the tour around the garden which offers adventures for the whole family with many kinds of animals.

    Experience the different animals
    In Odense ZOO there are many different animals – maybe some you already know and maybe some more exotic ones. In the garden you can experience all kinds of animals like the Siberian tiger, exotic birds and the manatee below the water. When you tour the garden and see all the animals, you will experience a quite unique atmosphere and scenery which is a perfect fit according to which animals you come across – from the tropical South America to the Antarctic cold. You will also see the zebras and giraffes on the savannah and the turtles in The House of Darwin. There are many different animals in Odense ZOO, both the dangerous and wild and the smaller and softer animals.

    Up close
    There are lots of options when you want to get totally close when seeing the different kinds of animals. In Odense ZOO you can handfeed the big giraffes and during the summer holidays you get to visit the island of the lemurs where you will participate in feeding the perky animals. You can of course also watch as the zookeepers feed and train the animals in the zoo. as you can imagine, there are many opportunities for you to listen, see and learn when you visit the zoological garden with the very special and cozy atmosphere.

    Go tree-top-walking
    When visiting Odense ZOO, you have got an incredible opportunity to go to Bøgetoppen (top of the beeches). The trip in Bøgetoppen offers a walk in the canopy of the beautiful beech forest. In the canopy there are nine different platforms which are all connected by suspension bridges. Here you will get to experience a trip in a height of six to twelve meters above the ground! A very fun experience for the whole family when you get take the 250 meters long walk in the trees. A walk which offers both a beautiful view and maybe even some challenges. On the trip you will get to test your trivia knowledge in a digital quiz about Danish nature. In the quiz you might get some new information or maybe you get to beat your family in the fun game of who has the most knowledge about animals and insects in the canopy or the forest floor below.
    And the best part of it all: Odense ZOO is open all year round – so bring your family and get an experience of a lifetime!   

    Prices and tickets

    Daily Programme

    Read more : Odense ZOO - Zoological gardens