Weekend getaway

Photo: Johan Joensen

Go on an extended weekend in Odense and experience an urban atmosphere combined with historical charm. The historic district, the cozy harbor, the green parks and the Brandts industrial area with its cafés and artisans are all part of Odense's identity.

Ideas come to you like chickens, one on top of the other.
Hans Christian Andersen

Top tips

Dine out in Odense

Tips for where to go in Odense, when you are on a weekend stay and in the mood for something delicious.

The cozy local vibe

Discover Odense as the locals do, from their favorite eateries and coffee shops, their favorite weekend spots, to what they do when it rains and more....

Storms Pakhus (Warehouse) - Odense Streetfood

Storms Pakhus - a gastronomic and creative food market Odense has a new, atmospheric food market of international format in Storms Pakhus' raw indust...


Odense is known for its many events and festivals, but we also have a rich cultural life on other fronts. Odense Theater, Odeon Concert Hall, the Fune...

48 hours in Odense - explore the city with your special someone

Here are our suggestions on how to spend an extended weekend in Odense, including suggestions for activities, dining and culture.

What to do

Art and Culture

Odense has a surprisingly large selection for art and culture afficionados. Brandts is the lighthouse with its international exhibitions, but there are plenty of galleries, theaters, music scenes, festivals and smaller, local initiatives that together form a cultural base.

A nice cup of coffee

A nice cup of coffee is one of life's great pleasures. Visitodense has chosen some coffee bars we think we should try.

In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen

Follow in the footsteps of our famous author - quite literally, there are footprints along the entire route - and see the most interesting places alon...

Feel the Presence of History in Odense

Odense is one of Denmark's oldest cities and you can feel the presence of history everywhere. In our museums you can explore the Iron Age, Viking Age,...

Street and City Art

Sculpture, street art and performance all help set the mood in the center of Odense. See ROA's beautiful fish and bird on the silo building at the har...