A firesoul came to Kerteminde
Marianne is a true native of Funen. She is born
and raised in Odense, where she and her family had a
summer house in Hasmark by Otterup. Marianne used
to love going to the coast, living in the house - peace
in soul and mind.
When Marianne’s sister decided to sell the summer
house, Marianne immediately took a decision to
move from Odense to one of Funen’s many coast cities
and live. She had to be able to be close to the ocean.
Marianne began her research.
She chose Kerteminde. As the heavily gifted woman,
within crafts and old beautiful things - she is truly
addicted to using her creativity and independence
and has done for many years, - Kerteminde was the
Kerteminde is a theater- and revue city, has an active
shopping- and city life, had many tourists every single
year, and - back then - did not have any shops within
crafts or homemade art, and last - but not least - had
a harbor lying beautifully by the sea.
Marianne decided to make a true arts shop in Kerteminde
- and not just a regular gallery. She wanted a
shop collective where local crafts artists could display
and sell their art. She had a vision about everyone
working in the shop would split the costs of the operation
and help with minding the place. It just did not
work out to share the costs. Or getting help with the
minding. But they wanted to display...
Then, only one option was left if Marianne should live
out her dream; she had to do it all by herself.
In the spring of 2012, Marianne was notified that one
of Kerteminde’s most beautiful old houses was on the
market. It had to be sold immediately due to death of
the owner. Marianne came to the city, saw the house,
and bought it right away.
Located beautifully by the harbor, across Thornøes
Hotel, were the old timbered houses - a previous large
merchant’s house. But it was some mouthful for Marianne
to buy the place. To make the financials fit some
of the buildings were sold, and Marianne started decorating
the main building, facing Langegade and the
harbor, as a shop with handicraft work, crafts art, and
She succeeded in getting some of the local crafts
artists to buy stands in the shop, and gather artists,
who would sell their work as commission sales. But
economy was tough, and desperate times calls for
Marianne had at that point moved to Kerteminde
herself and decorated an apartment in the old merchant’s
house. One day, she interestingly read an article
about the tourism in Kerteminde - and especially
interesting for Marianne; that a lot more tourist could
come to the city, if there were more accommodations
to stay at.
Marianne rushed to an unused part of the house. She
started planning, how the rooms could be used, to
paint, and to decorate it as a Bed and Breakfast. 3 nice
rooms with common kitchen and bathroom could be
Marianne thought: How nice with a little hotel...
Like everything else in this world, the reality is far
from the dream. Marianne soon realizes that servicing
up to six guests daily is hard work, when you
already have a large shop to take care of. But the joys
are worth the work.
Throughout the summer, Marianne has a lot of happy
guests, who experiences the area of Kerteminde for
the first time. Experiencing the city, the forests, the
beaches, and all the attractions nearby.
For Marianne, the tidiness and decoration of the place
is not enough - she also cares about the social life at
accommodation. Marianne takes great pleasure in
introducing guests to each other, telling lively about
the city and the experiences, guests can have nearby.
Marianne does her best in everything she does.
Kerteminde City Bed
Location in the old part of Kerteminde,
right down by the fiord with the reestablished
Our 3 nice rooms are decorated in themes:
classic room, family room and the beach
room. When you are staying with us you
will get free coffee and tea, free wifi, access
to backyard and occasionally large living
room, common kitchen and bathroom,
free parking and bed linen + towels are
included. Prices starting at 450 DKK
Kerteminde City Bed
+45 26 21 03 04