Visit Hans Christian Andersen's home town

What can you experience in Odense

Why pick Odense?

There are many lovely places to choose from in Denmark, så why should you choose Odense? And bring your family, your friends or your partner?

We have the answer - because Odense is a big city with a small city feel, because we have the largest concentration of recognised museums outside the capital area, because we are the greenest city in Denmark, because the summer months are packed with large festivals of all kinds and because we are reinventing the city centre with nice hang-outs, a light rail, a super bike path - and because Odense is the home town of Hans Christian Andersen.

Do you need more persuasion?

Here a 6 further solid reasons for choosing Odense as your next holiday destination.

Hans Christian Andersen's Hometown

Get to know Odense's most famous son, Hans Christian Andersen. This multi-artist impressed his contemporaries with fairy tales, plays, biographies, travel accounts, paper art and much more.

The cozy local vibe

Come and meet the locals to find out why Odense is Denmark's best place to live.

Vibrant gastro scene

The local restaurant scene has gone through an interesting development over the past 3-5 years.

Feel the Presence of History in Odense

Odense is one of Denmark's oldest cities and you can feel the presence of history everywhere.

The Funen Experience

Fyn is affectionately known as Denmark's garden and it is green and lush as few other regions in DK

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What are you looking for?

Find inspiration for your visit to Odense.

Free Activities

Odense offers lots of activities - even if your budget is a bit of a challenge. We recommend that you visit our beautiful Gothic Cathedral, visit Brandt's on Thursdays, grab a city bike and go for a ride along the river out to the lake in Fruens Bøge - the possibilities are many.

Family Activities

See our recommendations for activities for families with children. Odense has a great selection.

Active Holiday

Are you looking for a bicycle holiday,golf holiday, holiday on the water or something else entirely?

Dine out in Odense

What will be on your menu during your stay in Odense? Between our street food market and four Whiteguide restaurants maybe your new favorite restauran...

Art and Culture

Odense has a surprisingly large selection for art and culture afficionados.


Find big and small events in Odense. Festivals, events, concerts, entertainment and exhibitions

A fun evening out

A fun evening in the Odense offers wine bars, beer bars, cocktail bars, delicious food and more

Fun Facts about Odense

Did you know that Odense has more than 540 km. bike path? No? We did'nt think so.