Hans Christian Andersen House
H.C. Andersen's House - a world you think you know - Visit the newly built Hans Christian Andersen House in the historic quarter.
- a vibrant city in the centre of Denmark
Odense is going through a wild development and the transformation from big city to big town has finally come true. The urban space in the city centre has changed dramatically in just a few years, so if you haven't visited Odense in the last few years, you'll be surprised by all the new things the city has to offer. A whole new car-free city centre, a new Hans Christian Andersen House, a new harbour with view houses, harbour baths, restaurants and sports grounds and a new light rail that has become the backbone of public transport.
We're not the only ones who have spotted Odense's many good sides - this year, for example, we're on the New York Times 2023 list of places to see this year. You can find the link to the article and see who else is featured on this page.
Odense offers international exhibitions and world-class attractions, but there are also plenty of galleries, theatres, music venues, festivals and smaller, local initiatives that together form a cultural base and the backbone of the city's cultural life. You can read more about the wide range of cultural experiences here
Odense International Film Festival is a Danish film festival with a long and successful tradition.Since it's first appearance in 1975 OFF has strived to be the cosiest, most courageous and adventurous film festival – that’s why we always offer a varied and experimenting film programme with...
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 ...
Hans Christian Andersen FestivalsHardly is the Flower Festival over before a new festival starts and brings Odense to a boil.Hans Christian Andersen Festivals offer fairy tales, imagination, adventure and wonder. And much more than that. It will be a week of cabaret, concerts, parades, art...
Maybe not that much, but both are topics you can read more about in the international magazine Vogue. The link to the article about Danish harbour baths and winter bathing can be found on this page
Drewsens Spisehus is a mixture of a café and restaurant - hence the name. As something unique in Odense, they further combine their café / restaurant with a showroom and shop for Bang and Olufsen, and they call themselves an experience house on three floors. The location means that when th...
Small, cozy café in Nedergade, where you can get a cup of coffee, homemade baked goods, and light, shareable dishes. You can also buy specialty beers and natural wines, as well as organic soft drinks from Ebeltoft Gaardbryggeri. The ingredients are as local and organic as possible and if y...
You can ride the light rail from Tarup in the north via the city centre to southern Odense, where you will reach the University of Southern Denmark and the new hospital. The price is the same as in the city buses and there is free parking - park & ride - at several stops. You can find more information on the Odense Letbane website.
Other traffic tips
If you come to Odense by car and need to visit the city centre, there are plenty of parking spaces - the large Odense P is located under the new part of the city centre and has entrances to the Odeon Concert Hall (P-11) and the new Hans Christian Andersen House (P-15). You can download a map of the underground car park below.