Couple walking in Paaskestræde

Hometown of Hans Christian Andersen


Welcome to Odense

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 oases.

Art and Culture

Odense has a surprisingly large selection for art and culture afficionados.

Weekend getaway

Book a long weekend in Odense and enjoy and urban vibe combined with historic charm.

Events & Festivals

Find big and small events in Odense. Festivals, events, concerts, entertainment and exhibitions

Dining out in Odense

Click here for great dishes and gastronomic experiences

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Fyn is a must see!

There are many good reasons to choose Funen and Odense for your summer holidays in Denmark - these are just some of them. If you want to see more about the possibilities on the rest of Funen, please visit

Fun for Children and their Families in Odense

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.

Bicycling in Odense

Odense is generally known as Denmark's cycling city number 1 with more than 540 km. cycling paths.

Golf in Odense

There are several good golf courses in Odense and the location in the middle of Funen means that the