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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

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.


Radisson SAS H.C. Andersen Hotel

A spacious hotel with modern architecture, optimal for groups. It is located in a convenient location with the concert hall next to it and the Andersen Museum within walking distance. The service is great!

Address: Claus Bergs Gade 7

Tel: +45 66 14 78 00



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!


Restaurant Den Gamle Kro

Here you can find traditional Danish dishes. The medieval atmosphere is impressive.

Address: Overgade 23

Tel: +45 66 12 14 33


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


Inspiration Zinck

Inspiration Zinck stocks a selection of functional and simple Denmark design tableware, such as dishes and kitchen utensils.

Address: Vestergade 82

Tel: +45 66 12 96 93



Restaurant Knudsens Gaard

This restaurant is very international and serves continental dishes. It is popular for its tastes and atmosphere. A vegetarian menu is also available.

Address: Hotel Knudsens Gaard, Hunderupgade 2

Tel: +45 63 11 43 10



Blommenslyst Golfklub og Golfcenter

9-hole course

Address: Vejruplund 20

Tel: +45 65 96 71 20


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



The Odense branch of Magasin, Denmark's largest department store.

Address: Vestergade 20

Tel: +45 66 11 92 11

Restaurant Sortebro Kro

Open-air restaurant in Den Fynske Landsby. The only ‘Kro’ to be specified as a museum in Denmark, constructed in 1807.

Address: Sejerskovvej 20

Tel: +45 66 13 28 26



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



Restaurant A Hereford Beefstouw

This is a well-know and popular steak house

Address: Vestergade 13

Tel: +45 66 12 02 22

Fax: +45 66 12 00 76



Astrid Lindgrens Värld

Know as the author of "Pippi Longstocking", Astrid Lindgrens is a well know Swedish children's book author. The theme park in her home town of Vimmerby stages the buildings that appear in her stories, and you can meet the characters. Vimmerby is one of Sweden's oldest towns and the colourful buildings are sure to stimulate your imagination.

Address: 598 85 Vimmerby

Tel: +46 492 798 00


Restaurant Under Lindetraet

High-class restaurant with an attractive exterior, located in front of the Andersen Museum. This restaurant is popular for both tourists and locals. The name of the restaurant means "under the lime tree."

Address: Ramsherred 2

Tel: +45 66 12 92 86

Fax: +45 66 19 00 86


Staying at Kros

If you go to the suburban areas of Denmark, you will find accommodation facilities called Kros. The Kros have great atmosphere and charm. Although Kros vary from large-scale facilities with pools and conference rooms, to classic ones with thatched roofs that are typical of Denmark, many serve delicious meals. Kros exist throughout Funen.

Antik Bla A/S

Antique shop inside Rosengardcentret.

Address: Rosengadcentret, Gul Gade

Tel: +45 66 15 58 18


H.C.Andersen Sightseeing Bus Tour – Odense

Operation period: May 4th to September 29th Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 11am

Duration: Approximately 1 hour Reservations and inquiries to:


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




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.


Restaurant Al Dente

Al Dente is an Italian restaurant that focuses on dishes from Tuscany.

Address: Magelos 7

Tel: +45 66 11 28 66

Business hours: Monday to Saturday 6-10pm

Closed days: Sundays

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


Odense Tour of the Night Watchman

(The Watchman makes his evening round)

Operation period: June 24th to August 31st (Mondays, Wednesday to Sunday) 9pm

Reservations and inquiries to: Overgadeforeningen

Tel: +45 66 12 75 20


Denmark's largest shopping center. In addition to 124 shops, it also contains restaurants, fast-food stores, and a movie theater.

Address: Blågede

Tel: +45 66 15 91 18

Fax: +45 66 15 49 88



Odense Golfklub Hollufgard

27-hole course

Address: Hestehaven 200

Tel: +45 65 95 90 00

Fax: +45 65 95 90 88 


Guided Tour of the City Hall

OperationPeriod: June to August Monday to Thursday 2pm Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Fee: 10kr Reservations and inquiries to: Odense Tourist Bureau

Tel: +45 66 12 75 20


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

Scandic Hotel Odense

This is a very cosy hotel, located south of Odense.

Address: Hvidkarvej 25

Tel: +45 66 17 66 66



Odense Eventyr Golf Center

27-hole course

Address: Falen 227

Tel: +45 66 17 11 44