Hans Christian Andersen House
H.C. Andersen's House - a world you think you know - Visit the newly built Hans Christian Andersen House in the historic quarter.
Odense has a surprisingly large selection for art and culture afficionados. Odense offers international exhibitions and attractions of international standard, but also plenty of galleries, theatres, music stages, festivals and smaller, local initiatives that form a cultural base and the backbone of the city's cultural life.
Did you know that we offer free digital city walks?
As early as 1796, Odense Theatre was engaged in producing theatre on a professional basis. In 1914 Odense Theatre was established at the present location in Jernbanegade, in the centre of Hans Christian Andersen's native hometown.Being a theatre, representing the province of Funen; Odense ...
Brandts is housed in the former textile mille Brandts Klædefabrik which now forms Odense's Latin Quarter. The exhibition covers 3 floors and there is alway several guest exhibitions as well as a permanent exhibition showcasing our much loved Funen artists.
HINT - Skagen was not the only Danish Golden Age artist colony
A well known artist residing in Odense is Jens Galschiøt. He is known primarily for his protest art and many have seen his Pillar of Shame and My Inner Beast sculptures. You can visit his studio and watch him work. Other notable galleries in Odense are Gallerie Rasmus and Filosoffen, housed in a beautiful building on the river front.
During the last couple of years Odense has collected quite a few new works of art on prominent buildings in the city. The biggest is without a doubt ROA's Fish and Bird on a silo on the harbour, but our favourite is probably Don John's (a local artist) portrait of Hans Christian Andersen in the historical quarter.
Here are a few suggestions for a delicious complement to your cultural experience in Odense. Odense is full of delicious options, whether you want a total experience with a white tablecloth, waiter and wine menu or you just want a quick snack on the go.
Kong Volmer is located in Brandts Passage in Odense next to Brandts Klædefabrik. The buildings served as a clothing factory for hundreds of years and after its closure in 1977, it was converted into a cultural institution with museums, offices, shops, cafés and restaurants.Restaurant Kon...
Something else that you will quickly notice are the many sculptures in Odense. The city centre is filled with works of art, many Hans Christian Andersen themed. Some are loved by the locals, others cause more debate. If you visit Odense, make sure to take in Oceania, a sea goddess, who lies on Flakhaven, the square in front of city hall. Many visit the information centre to ask if she is a man or a woman and what on earth she is doing there. Regardless children love her and often use her as a slide, which can be seen from the shiny path down her front.
We love Odense, of course, and luckily we're not the only ones.