Photo:Simone Stæhr Keller

The historic quarter

What can you find in the historic neighbourhood?  

In the historic neighbourhood you will find a variety of cafés, shops and cultural offerings. For example, you can have a cup of coffee or lunch at Konrads, Café Sølle, StudieStuen or Nelle's. You can also visit the biweekly farmer's market on the historic Sortebrødre Torv on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or check out all the other interesting things in the neighbourhood such as the Thumbelina sculpture, the Charity School, Hans Christian Andersen's Childhood Home and the museum Møntergården. You can also go shopping in the various shops, such as the museum shop Kramboden. The possibilities are endless - simply get going.

What area does the Historic Quarter cover?

The Historic Quarter covers a relatively large area in Odense's city centre: From Nedergade and the beautiful Paaskestræde, to Hans Jensens Stræde and all the way up to Hans Christian Andersen Square by Odeon. The Hans Christian Andersens quarter is part of the historic neighbourhood, and covers the area immediately around the museum.

A photogenic neighbourhood

The historic neighbourhood also contains several beautiful and very photo-friendly spots. For example, you can walk down Paaskestræde - a street beautifully adorned with flowers in the summer and leading directly down to the river Odense. You can also stop by the Hans Christian Andersen gable painting by Don John, which adorns the wall at Bangs Boder no. 26. The obvious place to get a beautiful picture is of course also in the Hans Christian Andersen Quarter, where you'll find many small, fine and colourful houses that exude lots of history and charm.

Nedergade om sommeren

Photo:Johan Joensen