Art and Culture
Odense has a surprisingly large selection for art and culture afficionados.
Hometown of Hans Christian Andersen
Odense is a cultural and historical city where you can sense the city's long history clearly. Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, and his lively imagination continues to inspire the city. In Odense you can go walking in H.C. Andersen's footsteps through the historic district and sense the life of the city 200 years ago.
The inspiration can also be felt in the many annual festivals that create an exciting and inspiring city all year round. However, Odense is also a vibrant and urban city, where you have the opportunity to take part in the good local life, where you can enjoy the cozy atmosphere, taste the vibrant local food scene or go for walks in one of the city's many green spots.
Odense is a very child-friendly city with fun attractions, restaurants with room for little people and lots of other activities. Here, the whole family can travel back in history, sail on the river and become wiser about animals and climate at the Odense ZOO.