Photo:Thomas Mørkeberg&Daniel Jensen

Welcome to Odense

 - hometown of Hans Christian Andersen

Odense is rapidly evolving, and if you haven't visited in the last few years, you'll be surprised by all the new possibilities. A new H.C. Andersen House, a brand new quarter in the city centre covering the real estate that the enormous 4-lane thoroughfare used to cover, the light rail is running, exciting things are happening at the harbour and much more. 


At the same time, Odense also features cobbled streets and colourful little row houses in the historic quarter, fantastic and sometimes quirky festivals throughout the year and a location in the middle of the island Funen, known for its many castles and manor houses and beautiful scenery.


When do you plan to visit Odense?

Click to find seasonal tips for your visit to Denmark's third largest city.

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Foraar - ikon


Finally, it's spring. If you are looking for an extended weekend or maybe more, take a look at what Odense has to offer this spring and Easter.

Pige i HCA haven
sommer ikon


Summer in Odense equals lazy days in the city's parks, lots of festivals with music and culture, a good cup of coffee, open air concerts and much more.

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Efterår - ikon


Golden leaves, chestnuts, long walks along the river, coffee / cocoa galore at the local cafés - that is the Odense recipe for hygge.

Kakao og glögg hos Fleurí
Vinter - snefnug ikon


Go for walks in the magical morning mists on the harbour, enjoy hot beverages at the local cafés and the particular welcoming vibe that is winter in Odense.