Under the open sky

Photo: Johan Joensen

Odense is known as a green city, here are plenty of parks and green areas throughout the city. In fact, it has been decided that, in the city centre,  the nearest green area can never be more than 300 m away.

At leve er ikke nok. Solskin, frihed og en lille blomst må man ha'.
H.C. Andersen

Gardens and Parks

The Romantic Garden Sanderumgaard

Located next to the main building of Sanderumgaard Manor House is the old romantic landscape garden, one of the first of its kind in Denmark, originally set up by Johan Bülow in the period 1793-1828. The garden covers 15 hectares / 37 acres and on these grounds, the original design of the...

Hans Christian Andersen's Garden (The Fairy Tale Garden)

The garden is situated in the quarter between the city centre and Sankt Knudsgade. It was established by a book club in 1876. This meant that it was c...

Kongens Have (King's Garden) in Odense

Kongens Have was laid out as a Baroque garden in the 1720s on the basis of a plan by Johann Cornelius Krieger. Many changes have taken place since the...

Botanical Garden

The Cultural Botanical Garden is one of Odense's green parks, but with its own distinctive character. The garden has several functions, as the municipality wants it used both as a common green area, inspiration garden for garden lovers and as a training location for kindergartens and schoo...

Munkemose Park

In 1881 the Municipality of Odense bought the grounds around the Munke Mølle (Monks Mill) Factory to prevent it from being built on.This was a low-lyi...

Klosterhaven - Medicinal Herbs

Right beside the Cathedral an old wrought-iron gate shows you the way to Klosterhaven (Monastery garden). The monastery garden is a fine little geomet...

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Green areas nearby

Stige Island - peninsula of Odense

Years ago Stige Island was in use as a landfill, but now it has been cleaned up and turned into a nature/activity area. Among other things there is a dirt track for mountain bikes, a playground and lots of facilities for outdoor campers.

Fruens Bøge Skov (Woodland)

Fruens Bøge Skov (Beech Wood Forest) is a woodland park by the river. It originally belonged to Christiansdal Manor, but was purchased by Odense Municipality in 1875. Already at the beginning of the 19th century, the local upper middle classes went on outings and picnics in Fruens Bøge Sk...


The landscape is changing rapidly. Gravel excavation is turning the region into an area of lakes. This is the largest area af gravel excavation in Fyn County. The area has supplied gravel to country for the pasrt century, and looks set to continue doing so for the next 50 years. The Ibjerg...

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Fitness in the nature

Outdoor Gym Munkemose

The gym in Munke Mose has fitness equipment for both children and adults and some are placed together so that you can compete with each other. The gym...

Outdoor Gym Paaskestraede / Aastien

This outdoor gym is primarily intended for adults and teens and you will find no dedicated fitness equipment for children. The place works really well...

Funky Monkey Park (Climbing Park)

Welcome to Denmark's largest climbing park Funky Monkey Park offers challenges and adventures for all ages with 9 climbing lanes and 16 cable ways p...

Padelsport on Odense Harbour

Use the holiday actively, take the whole family or friends out to try the new sport padel at Odense Harbour. You can book online on the web site.

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