Explore Odense

Photo:Simone Stæhr Keller&Søren rosenberg
Home of H.C. Andersen

Why choose Odense?

There are many lovely places in Denmark, so why should you go to Odense? And bring your family, boyfriend or friends? If you ask us, the answer is obvious.

  • because Odense is big city fun with manageable distances 
  • because we have the largest concentration of recognized museums outside the capital area
  • because we are Denmark's greenest big city
  • because we host fun and impressive events all year round
  • because we are in the process of reinventing the city center with beautiful hang-outs, a light rail and super bike path
  • and because Odense is Hans Christian Andersen's hometown.

The best tips for your holiday

Whether you are visiting Odense for the first time or for the 20th time, here are the locals' tips for what to see and experience in Odense. We have something for families with children, couples on dates, art lovers and all the others - Odense is for everyone.

When do you plan to visit Odense?

Whether you are into summer, sun and outdoor life or winter fun and museum visits, you can find tips for your favorite season here.

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Foraar - ikon


Finally, it's spring. If you are looking for an extended weekend or maybe more, take a look at what Odense has to offer this spring and Easter.

Sommerstemning i Odense
sommer ikon


Summer in Odense equals lazy days in the city's parks, lots of festivals with music and culture, a good cup of coffee, open air concerts and much more.

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Golden leaves, chestnuts, long walks along the river, coffee / cocoa galore at the local cafés - that is the Odense recipe for hygge.

H.C. Andersen Skoven med sne
Vinter - snefnug ikon


Go for walks in the magical morning mists on the harbour, enjoy hot beverages at the local cafés and the particular welcoming vibe that is winter in Odense.