Summer in Odense

Photo:Simone Stæhr Keller&Daniel Jensen
- hometown of Hans Christian Andersen

Experience the summer magic in Odense

Welcome to Odense, a city where summer blooms with adventure and fun, perfect for families and couples looking for an unforgettable holiday experience. In Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace, a world of imagination and cultural richness awaits you, where every street corner tells a story.

Visit the new Hans Christian Andersen House

Be amazed by architecture, adventure and history on a different kind of museum experience with an audio guide.

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Photo: Daniel Jensen

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.

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.

Mand cykler i grønne omgivelser med børn i ladcykel

Visiting Odense with children?

See our many offers for children and their families

Photo: Rico Feldfoss

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.

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.

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