All Saints

Autumn break, October 16 - 24 and October 30 -31

Hear about superstition, ghosts and scary stories at All Saints. Make a spooky turnip lantern and hear how turnip lanterns were used to frighten neighbours and friends, from the middle of the 19th century. Find out about the difference between All Saints and Halloween.

The Bell Deep

The clergyman's widow in the Eilschou Almshouses

Listen to Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about an aged Merman who lives in the Bell Deep, the deepest point in the Odense River. The fairy tale is in Danish.

Meet the Shoemaker’s wife in the Shoemaker's home. Hear the story about all saints and see the children make turnip lanterns.


Playtime and scary stories at the Fair Ground

Visit the Jugglers on the Fair ground and try the swings, the can throw and Skittles

Hear also tales of the three-legged ghost horse that is an omen of death, disease and misfortune for anyone who comes near the horse.


Turnip lanterns

Make a spooky turnip lantern and hear how from the middle of the 19th century turnip lanterns were used to frighten neighbours and friends. Also make boiled sweets.

Find out about the difference between All Saints and Halloween.

Price: 40 kr. for both activities
Venue: At The Renaissance house.


Mandrakes and homunculus

The Gardeners in the Apothecary’s garden. Hear all about superstitions and poisonous plants – including the mythical and poisonous mandrake or “homunculus”. The Danes also call it a “dragon doll” because of the roots, which with a little imagination look like a human body.

1pm and 3pm at the Apothecary's garden.
Duration: 20 min.


Warm soup

Enjoy a warm potatos and leek soup at the Apothecary' stall at the Fair ground.