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Welcome to Odense

Odense is Denmark`s third biggest city and most known for the world famous author Hans Christian Andersen.

Many thousand tourists every year visit Odense in Denmark, because Hans Christian Andersen, the famous fairytale author, was born here in 1805. People come here to discover and learn about his life, visit the house where he was born, museums and attractions related to Andersen.

Hans Chr. Andersen route and shows

You can walk a specific Andersen route in the city, and you can also download an app. Every summer local actors play his fairy tales nearby the H. C. Andersen Museum.

You can also take an H. C. Andersen boat tour on the Odense River, where you can hear about the famous writer’s life in Odense. Every year in August Odense celebrate Hans Christian Andersen with a special festival event.


Odense is a city with good shopping possibilities

Odense is today a modern city with cosy pedestrian streets. Here you find all from shops and galleries to buzzing cafes and bars.


How to reach Odense

Odense is easy to reach from all over Denmark because it is situated in the centre of Denmark between Zealand and Jutland. Odense is two hours drive from Copenhagen and also 2 hours drive from Aarhus. 

Odense is a very recommended stopover for a day or two.

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Things to See and Do in Odense

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

The house in Bangs Boder 29 is the birthplace of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, who was born here in 1805.

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The Funen Village Museum

The Funen Village Museum

The Funen Village is a Danish open-air museum located Odense. Here you can see 25 buildings most of which date to the 18th and 19th century.

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Shopping in Odense

Shopping in Odense

You find many shopping possibilities in Odense

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The Danish Railway Museum

The Danish Railway Museum

The Danish Railway Museum in Odense is a real family attractions.

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The Historic Quarter

The Historic Quarter

Visit the cosy old part of Odense and get the spirit about the city back in time.

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H.C. Andersen`s Childhood Home

H.C. Andersen`s Childhood Home

Located close to St. Knud's Cathedral lies the childhood home where the famous fairy tale author lived.

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Odense ZOO

Odense ZOO

If you are going to visit Odense then don`t forget to visit Odense ZOO. Here you can find the animals living in different parts of the world.

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The Farmer Market in Odense

The Farmer Market in Odense

Visit the local Farmer Market in Odense.

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Top Attractions nearby Odense

The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments are one of Europe’s finest Viking Age monuments on the Unesco Heritage list in Denmark.

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Legoland®

Legoland®

Lego® are a Danish company and you find the original Legoland here just nearby the factory. The Legoland theme Park is one one the most visited attractions in Denmark.

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Trapholt Art Museum

Trapholt Art Museum

Trapholt is a museum, where you can find famous designer furniture and pictures from modern artists.

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Vikingmuseum Ladby

Vikingmuseum Ladby

Visit the only Viking ship in the world, still placed in the burial mount, where it was placed 1000 years ago.

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Egeskov Castle

Egeskov Castle

At the old Egeskov Castle from 1554 in Funen, you can enjoy beautiful nature, discover history and fun at the same time.

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Givskud Animal Park

Givskud Animal Park

A Zoo for the whole family with a lot of animals for all ages to explore.

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Recommended Hotels in Odense

The Radisson Blu H.C. Andersen Hotel

The Radisson Blu H.C. Andersen Hotel

The Radisson Blu H.C. Andersen Hotel, Odense is a charming accommodation choice in idyllic Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s cobblestoned hometown.

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Hotel Plaza

Hotel Plaza

Hotel Plaza is one of Odense's oldest and most beautiful hotels.

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City Hotel Odense

City Hotel Odense

City Hotel Odense is situated right in the middle of the Hans Christian Andersen quarter of Odense.

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Inspiration for your visit

Romantic getaway

Romantic getaway

Hotel Plaza's exclusive atmosphere is the perfect setting for your romantic stay. Odense's pedestrian streets and sights provides plenty of opportunities for adventures and strolls hand in hand

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Odense Transport Options

Odense Transport Options

The easiest way to reach Odense is by train or car.

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Hans Christian Andersen Festival

Hans Christian Andersen Festival

Odense is the place to visit for cultural activities for all ages.

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Odense Pass

Odense Pass

With the Odense discount pass, you get cheaper access to attractions, museums, city walk, etc....

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Rosengårdcentret

Rosengårdcentret

Rosengårdcentret is one of the largest shopping centers in Denmark with over 150 stores on 100,000 m2.

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 The Ugly Duckling Restaurant

The Ugly Duckling Restaurant

The Ugly duckling Restaurant is an old cosy recommended restaurant with a nice atmosphere nearby the H.C. Andersen Museum.

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Beautiful Funen Castles