Thirteen kilometers (8 miles) from Odense, the childhood house of the famous composer is now a museum and archive of his life. Nielsen lived here until his confirmation in 1879. He was born as one of a dozen children to a poor peasant family, his father a house painter and amateur musician. For more about Nielsen's early days, you can read a delightful memoir called My Childhood on Funen. Two studies have been made into commemorative rooms, where the collections illustrate the composer's life.