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.