The Iconic Buildings

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Some buildings are particularly charming / beautiful / quirky and leave an extra distinct mark on the city. We call them iconic and they range widely in age and use. From Odense Cathedral to Hans Christian Andersen's House to Brandts Klædefabrik and the North Atlantic House.

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Odense Cathedral - St. Canute's Church
Photo: Andreas Bastiansen

Odense Cathedral - St. Canute's Church

Odense Cathedral was built in the 14th century. It is a Gothic cathedral with a high and bright nave, and in the crypt you will find the remains of Saint Canute, Denmark's last Viking king. The cathed...

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Odense City Hall - built 1881-1883
Photo: Johan Joensen

Odense City Hall - built 1881-1883

Odense City Hall stands as a striking landmark in the heart of Odense, a city rich in history and culture. This classic building, located on Flakhaven, is an architectural gem that reflects the city's...

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St. Alban's Church
Photo: Joan

St. Alban's Church

St Albani's Church is the Catholic church in Odense and serves primarily immigrants from Poland and Germany, but also a large group of Vietnamese Catholics who live here. Today's Albani Church is not ...

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Green ExperienceHans Christian Andersen House
Photo: Thomas Mørkeberg

Hans Christian Andersen House

H.C. Andersen's House - a world you think you know - Visit the popular Hans Christian Andersen House in the historic quarter.

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Hans C. Andersen's Childhood Home

In Munkemøllestræde, close to the Odense Cathedral, the river and the Fairytale Garden, you will find the little yellow half-timbered house where Hans Christian Andersen lived with his parents from th...

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Odense Theatre, Regional Theatre
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Odense Theatre, Regional Theatre

Odense Theatre is Denmark's second oldest theatre, centrally located in the heart of Odense.

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North Atlantic House
Photo: Johan Joensen

North Atlantic House

Culture, food and experiences
The ground floor of Nordatlantisk Hus is the heart of the house, where everyone is welcome. Here, Nordatlantisk Hus offers cultural experiences with North Atlantic artists...

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Odense Slot (Castle) in King's Park
Photo: Thomas Mørkeberg

Odense Slot (Castle) in King's Park

Towards the end of his reign, Frederik IV wished for the same degree of comfort in provincial castles as he enjoyed in Copenhagen. In 1720 a contract was signed for alterations to be made to "Odensegå...

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Oluf Bager's Gaard
Photo: Restaurant Oluf Bagers Gaard

Oluf Bager's Gaard

Restaurant Oluf Bagers Gård, nestled in the heart of Odense, holds a rich historical significance as part of Oluf Bagers Mødrene Gård (Oluf Bager's Mother's Yard). Its origins can be traced back to 15...

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The Old Odense Train Station
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The Old Odense Train Station

The old railway station served as the city's railway station from 1914 until the late 90s. Many of the neo-baroque characteristics can be seen on the building. Notice, for example, the roof with coppe...

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The Washing Site at Odense River
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The Washing Site at Odense River

H.C. Andersen's mother worked as a washerwoman and washed clothes in Odense Å. Along the river, there were several washing places where the women could put their soapy water. When the clothes had to b...

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