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Here are our recommendations for a visit to Odense that does not blow your budget. Visit our beautiful Gothic cathedral, take a walk along the river, take a dip in the harbour bath or the open-air bath(summer) and join the watchmen as they make their evening rounds in the historic quarter.

They could see she was a real Princess and no question about it, now that she had felt one pea all the way through twenty mattresses and twenty more feather beds. Nobody but a Princess could be so delicate. Hans Christian Andersen

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Odense Cathedral - St. Canute's Church
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Odense Cathedral - St. Canute's Church

The Cathedral, St. Knuds, was built in the 1300s. It is a Gothic cathedral with a bright, high nave. Many consider this to be the finest Gothic building in Denmark.

It is named after the king Canute th...

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Odense Harbour Bath - go for a free swim
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Odense Harbour Bath - go for a free swim

Take a dip at Odense Harbour

You will find Odense Havnebad in the heart of Odense Harbour. It opened in the summer of 2016. The structure resembles a ship with a deck and cabin, making it easy to fin...

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In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen

Many of the buildings and places that were significant to H.C. Andersen can still be seen today. Follow in the footsteps of our famous author - quite literally, there are footprints along the entire route - and see the places / buildings in Odense related to our most famous citizen.

Find the Fairy Tale Sculptures in Odense

In Hans Christian Andersen's home town, Odense, you can see the characters from his fairy tales come to life all over the city; In parks and streets and alleys you will find sculptures by various artists, all of whom have been inspired by the author's writings.

The Watchman makes his evening round
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The Watchman makes his evening round

Go for an evening walk with the night watchman in the Overgade / H.C. Andersen Quarter. The walk starts in Overgade at "Den Gamle Kro" at 9 pm. During the walk the night watch man will sing the tradit...

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Are you travelling with children?

Many attractions are free for children and young people under 18.

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Free City Buses in Odense
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Free City Buses in Odense

With the city bus you can take a trip around the center of Odense for free. The bus circles the inner city and passes each stop approx. every 10 minutes. The buses are easy to recognize - they are pin...

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Papas Papbar - Board Game Café
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Papas Papbar - Board Game Café

Papas Papbar, located a few steps from the Cathedral, is a board game café where you can try out  more than 600 different board games with your friends. As in a regular café, there is also a selection...

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Gallery Galschiøt
Photo: Jens Galschiøt

Gallery Galschiøt

ART GALLERY * STORE * ATELIER * SCULPTURE PARK * FREE ENTRANCE

Visit Jens Galschiøt and experience one of Denmark's largest and most spectacular privately owned art workshops. On an area covering 800...

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Art Gallery Filosoffen
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Art Gallery Filosoffen

Experience a growing art and design museum. 'Filosoffen' is not only a museum but rather a creative meeting-place for pictorial artists, designers and the exchange of ideas. In that sense, we are open...

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The Funen Printmaking Workshop
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The Funen Printmaking Workshop

Art creates joy and life. The living studio has always seemed like a magnet for curious and graphic-interested people. Printmaking is magical, and we all try in turn to master this magic. We have two ...

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North Atlantic House
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North Atlantic House

North Atlantic House is as the title suggests a cultural center, which will act as a platform to raise the profile of Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland in Odense and Southern Denmark. The house...

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