Sascha Byvært

Saschas Favorite Places in Odense

Photo: Sascha Barker

Hi, my name is Sascha and I grew up on Zealand and moved to Odense in 2016 in order to enroll at the University of Southern Denmark, where I studied international business communication.

Photo:Amy's Bar and Winehouse

When I moved to Odense, I initially lived with 3 wonderful friends who were exchange students from Portugal. We were all very curious to get to know our new city. We often went out to the city's various cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. One of my favorite places to go out is Gråbrødre Plads because I love the atmosphere there.

It is always so cozy with lots of people in the cafes, which are next to each and offer outdoor seating. There is a beautiful fountain and the stately building Gråbrødre Kloster also brings charm to the square and you get the sense that you are in a city with lots of history. On the weekends there is often live music, so it is an ideal place to start an evening out, either at Cafe Kræz, Gertruds, Amy’s or one of the other delicious places.

Photo:Johan Joensen

I feel very much at home here in Odense, because I like the size of the city, which in my opinion is quite perfect; it is small enough that you often meet people you know when you are out and about and it is large enough, that you always meet new and interesting people. I am also excited about all the lovely places, especially the green areas, which we are so lucky to have lots of, and I love to go on a good picnic with my boyfriend or some good friends.

Most often it will be in Munkemose or Eventyrhaven, because it is so nice and easy to buy some delicious food up in the pedestrian zone and take it down to the parks. Another place where I also think it is super nice to have a picnic is at the Funen village, where it is absolutely wonderful to spend a day outside in idyllic surroundings with nature, old nice houses and farms and cute farmhouse animals. In addition, you can get a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

I am very grateful that I moved to Odense and found out what a lovely city it is and how many beautiful places the city has to offer.