Munkebo Hill

On the outskirts of Munkebo, there’s a lookout tower on a stunning hill, which offers a clear view of Odense Fjord on one side and Kertinge Nor on the other. Here, Vikings could monitor traffic on the water – and if enemies approached send alerts to neighbouring villages by lighting the beacon. On a clear day, you can see a large part of Northeast Funen and beyond from the top of the grave mound, though it was raised long before the Viking era. There was a farm on the hill in Viking times, and in 2015 a minor silver hoard was found here consisting of several pieces of silver bullion and jewellery that were cut into pieces and silver coins, so-called dirhems, that had been minted in the early 900s. Today Munkebo Hill is a gathering place for various cultural events during the summer.