Summer in Odense
Summer in Odense means lots of outdoor life, small cosy music events, fun in the parks and good food, a cup of coffee down by the river with a view of Stryget, concerts under the open sky and much more.
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Summer tips for Odense
Each season offers its own special experiences and summer in Odense means outdoor concerts, boat trips on the river, evening strolls on the harbour and lots of city, shopping and café fun.
Tinderbox Music Festival in Odense
Odense is buzzing with parties and good humour when it's time for the Tinderbox music festival at the end of June. In 2023 you can experience The Minds of 99, Dean Lewis, George Ezra, Jada, Lukas Graham, Maroon 5, Nik & Jay, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tobias Rahim and many more. See you in ...
Odense Flower Festival
Odense Flower Festival is one of Odense's most beautiful traditions. Every year, the city centre is decorated with thousands of flowers and plants from local nurseries and growers - and every year there is a new theme, such as Nordic mythology, China's cultural treasures, the fairytale gar...
Outdoor attractions for sunny days
On hot summer days, the outdoor attractions are perfect for a cultural stop. Here in Odense, you can visit the Iron Age/Viking Age in Odin's Odense and 19th-century country life in the Funen Village. If you're more into cute animals and playgrounds, Odense ZOO is your destination. And you can get there aboard the Odense Aafart.
Odense ZOO - Zoological gardens
Odense ZOO invites you and your family to a zoological garden that offers fun and educational experiences for all ages. You can meet all the animals in the garden while enjoying a lovely and cozy time in pleasant surroundings.
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Summer dishes and outdoor coffee
One of the most enjoyable things about summer is the opportunity to sit outside in cafés and restaurants. Here are some of the best outdoor dining options in summer Odense.
Café Fleurí - organic café
In Nørregade, just opposite Det gode Brød and Hytteballe Antikviteter, lies the organic café Fleurí, which serves delicious brunch, lunch, cold and hot drinks and pastries. The location right on the edge of the old quarter makes it a nice meeting place or a great location for a break betwe...
Café Biografen - Café and Cinema
Cafébiografen (The Cinema Café) is one of the city's oldest cafés that opened way back in 1983. The location in the old factory buildings from Brandts Klædefabrik gives the place its unique charm, and as the name suggests, the café contains three small movie theatres. Here you can enjoy th...
Green and shady oases
On a hot summer's day, it can be extra pleasant to relax in the shade of one of the large trees in Odense's many parks. No matter where you are in Odense, the nearest oasis is never far away.
Munke Mose Park
In 1881, Odense Municipality bought the area from Munke Mølle's factories because they wanted to keep it free of buildings. It was a low-lying bog and meadow area, which was partly used for grazing and haymaking. It was often flooded by the creek in the winter and used for skating.In 191...
Stige Island - peninsula of Odense
Explore Stige Island anew! In the past Stige Island was used as Odense Municipality's landfill. It is now completely cleaned up and reclaimed as a natural oasis and activity area, with multiple vantage points. The landscape resulting from the clean up is hilly and now houses a wide range o...