City Districts

Photo:Thomas Mørkeberg&Rico Feldfoss
Odense's charming quarters

Odense offers many different neighbourhoods where you have plenty of opportunities to explore the vibrant city life and enjoy the green oases.

gaatur i paaskestraede
Photo: Andreas Bastiansen
Julie og Emra på bænken i H.C. Andersen Kvarteret
Photo: Johan Joensen

Start your tour in Odense's historic district with its cosy cobbled streets, quirky half-timbered facades and a wealth of wonderful shops, restaurants and museums. This is the original part of the city and also where prominent citizens such as Hans Christian Andersen and Oluf Bager (local business man) strolled around a very long time ago.

Brandts arkitektur
Photo: Søren Brønserud
Cyklist i Vintapperstræde
Photo: Benjamin Dalby

From there you can head to Brandts Klædefabrik (an old textile mill covering several blocks), an authentic oasis in the centre of the city. Here you can immerse yourself in a world of art at the Brandts Art Museum, explore the exciting speciality shops and be tempted and pampered at the many eateries.

Photo: Johan Joensen
Photo: Andreas Bastiansen

Just two kilometres from the Latin Quarter, you'll find the Port of Odense, which has undergone a wonderful transformation from an industrial port to a fashionable residential area with harbour baths, restaurants and sports grounds. You must experience this before travelling on to another favourite retreat in the southern part of the city - Fruens Bøge. Once upon a time, picnics here were reserved for the upper middle classes, but nowadays everyone can soak up the greenery, have lunch on the forest floor, enjoy the view of the forest lake and devour old-fashioned ice cream cones.

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