A weekend family adventure in Odense
Check out our take on a fun weekend adventure in Odense, complete with itineraries for three days.
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.
Are you looking for adventurous experiences, world-class culture or gastronomic gems for all tastes? Then experience Odense this spring.
Get to know Odense's most famous son, Hans Christian Andersen. A multi-talented artist, Andersen impressed with fairy tales, plays, biographies, travel accounts, paper art and more. Visit the local attractions that each point the spotlight on one or more sides to our famous fairy tale writ...
If you are considering a visit to Odense, we at VisitOdense have gathered everything you need to know as a tourist in Odense. We are the official tourist information centre in Odense, and on this page you will find an overview of what Odense is best known for. First and foremost, Odense is the fairytale hometown of Hans Christian Andersen on Funen in the heart of Denmark. Follow in the footsteps of the famous poet, where the romantic streets with small coloured houses and cobblestones meet modern urban development, Nordic architecture and a gastronomic scene with everything from street food to Michelin-starred fine dining. As one of Denmark's oldest cities, dating back to Viking Age kingship, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site certification for the hidden ring fortress, Nonnebakken, the city provides a unique setting for both historical experiences and metropolitan living with an international edge.
Light and shadows in the winter twilight.
We love Odense, of course, and luckily we're not the only ones.
A hotel accommodation for a conference guest, a night in a B&B with personal charm, budget-friendly accommodation right in the center, a tent site, a family room? Or perhaps a day ticket for the Andersen museums or a guided tour with one of the local experts?
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