Odense offers several must sees, i.e. the Hans Christian Andersen House & Museum, the Cathedral, international art at Brandts and more

Odense's Attractions

Odense offers many exiting attractions for children as well as for adults. Don't miss the atmosphere of the Old Town, currently being reconnected to the modern walking street, with an expected completion in 2020. The Old Town is also where you will find the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, the Hans Christian Andersen birthplace, The Elfmound (Elverhøj) folklore childrens cultural house, along with the City Museum, Møntergården. 

All of these Old Town attractions, along with Hans Christian Andersen’s childhood home, are available to visit under 1 multi-pass ticket. Remember! - Children under 17 are free in most attractions, when accompanied by an adult.

Hans Christian Andersen original manuscript

Hans Christian Andersen Attractions

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense and a visit here is an opportunity to really explore our favorite fairy tale writer in detail.

The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep

Find the Fairy Tale Sculptures

Odense is where Hans Christian Andersen was born and grew up - and it shows. Many of our sculptures, for instance, depict fairy tale characters or the poet himself.

City History Museum

Historical Attractions

Odense's museums cover history right from the city was founded more than 1000 years ago to today. Explore our colourful local history and find out why monarchs should tread lightly here

The H.C. Andersen Garden

Parks in Odense

Odense is affectionately known as the green capital of Funen because of all our lovely parks and the river, that winds its way through the city centre. 

Fish on Silo by ROA

Street Art in Odense

Find some of the more prominent examples of street art in Odense, among others two murals by the Belgian artist ROA depicting a fish and a bird in his very recognisable style