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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.

Odense is the ”capital” of the island of Funen between Jutland and Zealand. Odense is one of Denmark's oldest cities with a history that dates back more than 1000 years. Many tourists visit every year Odense in Denmark, because of 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, the museum and attractions related to Andersen.

You can also visit Denmark's Railway Museum, Odense Zoo and Brandts, which combines an art gallery, the Museum of Photographic Art and Denmark's Media Museum and the city also has a University.

Follow a Hans Chr. Andersen route 

You can follow a specific Andersen route in the city and every summer the city offers 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 everywhere in Denmark because it is situated in the centre of Denmark between Zealand and Jutland. Odense is a 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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