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Explore the secrets of Odense

Follow the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen and visit Odense, one of Denmark’s oldest cities. Visit the fairytale writer’s home, his commemorated museum or simply stroll through town in the spirit of H.C Andersen. Catch a train from Copenhagen to Odense

For a guided tour, contact Odense Tourist Bureau

Tel: +45 66 12 75 20

Email: otb@odenseturist.dk

Website: www.visitodense.com

The Hans Christian Andersen Parade

A performance with 35 of Andersen's characters that appear in his particularly famous fairytales. It is carried out every day during the summer in a park behind the Andersen Museum.

Website: www.hcandersen-paraden.dk

 

Saint Knuds Church (Odense Domkirke)

The Saint Knuds church is a 13th century gothic-style church and it was here H.C Andersen was baptized. Well worth a visit!

Website: www.odense-domkirke.dk/

 

Den Fynske Landsby

An open-air museum located approximately 4km south of the city centre. 25 or more farmhouses typical of Funen during the 18th and 19th century are on display. The museum consists of a farm with people living and working there during the summer. A great activity to do during the summer.

Address: Sejerskovvej 20

Tel: +45 66 14 88 14

Fax: +45 65 90 86 00

Website: www.odmus.dk

Andersen Museum (H.C.Andersens Hus)

This museum explores Andersen's life from his birth 1805 to his death 1875. Here you find collected works, translated in every language and his cut-out art. The houses are still preserved around the periphery of this museum and are used as regular housing as well as restaurants and shops.

Address: Hans Jensens Strade 37-45

Tel: +45 65 51 46 01

Website: www.odmus.dk

Egeskov Castle

The Egeskov Castel is an ancient renaissance-style castle with a beautiful garden, constructed in 1554. The name Egeskov means "oak tree forest, "and is based on the fact that a whole oak tree forest was used as a foundation to build the castle. Egeskov Castle, which was originally built in the middle of a grand manor, still has ranches and farms around its periphery.

Address: Egeskovgade 18

Tel: +45 62 27 10 16

Email: info@egeskov.dk

Website: www.egeskov.com

Brandts Kladefabrik

The Brandts Kladefabrik is a defunct textile factory that was owned by the Brandts family. It is today a centre with galleries, theatres, restaurants, and boutiques.

Address: Brandts Tivoli

Tel: +45 65 20 90 00

Fax: +45 66 13 73 10

Email: info@brants.dk

Website: www.brandts.dk


Odense

Odense is the largest city in Funen, renowned for being Andersen's hometown. The third major city in the country. Its name originated from the All-Father of Norse mythology, Odin. According to legend, the morning after Odin built his castle in the central region of Funen, his wife, the goddess Frigga, awoke early and looked out the window, seeing a beautiful sea of fields and forests in the light of the morning sun. Having seen such a beautiful sight, Frigga shouted "Odin, look! (Odin, se!)," and this became the name of the city. There is plenty so see in Odense, so do not miss this city break, it take around 1 ½ from Copenhagen by train.

Website: www.visitodense.com


Andersen's House during his Childhood Years

This was H.C.Andersen’s child home. Andersen, who was born as the son of a shoemaker, lived here between the age of 2 and 14. Although the family was poor, Andersen noted later in life that the stories his father used to tell him led to his life as a poet.

Address: Munkemollestrade 3-5

Tel: +45 66 14 88 14

Website: www.odmus.dk


Andersen Outdoor Play

Between July 13th and August 7th, plays of Andersen's fairytales are performed by children every day from 4pm at Den Fynske Landsby.

Open hours: Everyday from 4pm at Den Fynske Landsby.

Admission fee: 80kr

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