This is the part of Denmark where I grew up as a child.
Having just spend a few days back in southern Denmark, where I grew up as a kid, I thought I would post some photos from the region as it’s actually very pretty and not that visited by other tourists than germans who drive up here during summer months. This is Horne Land where I grew up, I hope you like the photos.
Where is Horne Land?
Horne Land is located in south Denmark on the island Fyn. The closest town of any size is Faaborg which has around 7000 inhabitants, but Horne Land only has around 2000 inhabitants in the few villages and farmland it consists of.
Farming and fishing used to be the money maker at Horne Land.
Just 50 years ago a large percentage of the people made their living from farming and fishing here, as Horne Land is right by the sea and has very fertile soil. There is still a bit of farming these days, but the farms needs few employees these days, so it’s a very small handful of people making a living from that profession today and the commercial fishing has pretty much ended, but there are a few people fishing here as a hobby. There is a dairy factory that still keeps a few people employed, but otherwise most people commute to nearby Faaborg to work these days.
Rolling hills and old houses.
Horne Land is really scenic with rolling hills with corn and rapeseed fields and many of the farm houses are well preserved, with quite a few still having thatched roofs on them. Wind energy has become very big here in recent years and you will see many windmills on the fields these days, producing clean energy when the wind is blowing, which it does quite often in Denmark. Wind power generates around one third of all electricity in Denmark these days.
The church in Horne is biggest village church on the island.
The church in Horne is quite large for such a small village and it dates back to the 11th century, where it was constructed as a round church. An extension was made during the middle ages, so it’s only the center part of the church that is round these days, but it’s very scenic and has some interesting art work inside, both new and old. There is also a mausoleum in the basement, where the rich people at Horne Land used to be buried, mainly the Brahe family who used to have the nearby castle Hvedholm. The church is sitting on the highest hill in the village, so it’s almost impossible to miss if you drive by Horne.