< Back to Denmark Homepage

Odense Travel Guide

The city of Odense lies on the Danish Island of Funen and is the third largest city in Denmark. Odense is also one of the oldest cities in Denmark and celebrated its 1,000th anniversary in 1988. The name Odense comes from the Danish “Odins Vé” meaning Odin’s shrine. During the Middle Ages Odense was a place of pilgrimage who came to visit the shrine of Saint Canute in the cathedral bearing his name.

The poet Hans Christian Andersen is synonymous with Odense. Here he was born to poor parents, and all over the city, in his childhood home in Munkemøllestræde and at the museum his influence is still strongly felt. The poet’s life is the story of the ugly duckling that turns into a stately swan with embracing wings. Life was hard for the thoughtful man who never found the love of his life. To us he leaves his talents in literature, drawings, collages and imaginative art; all characterized by exuberant imagination, merriment and daring. Try the walking tour in Andersen’s spirit with or without a guide in the old cozy neighborhoods. Don’t miss his childhood home, which is furnished according to descriptions in the poet’s autobiographies.

Play your way through the heart of Odense and dive into a treasure chest filled with specialty shops, venues, markets, galleries, cobbled streets and green spaces. The locals welcome you with open arms and a smile. They know full well that they live in a magical city that is steeped in history and atmosphere. How could Odense be anything else with such a famous fellow-townsman as Hans Christian Andersen? Give your curiosity full reign and explore the vibrant city centre and all the nooks and crannies.

Sights in Odense

Information Guide on the city of Odense in Denmark. Find out more about the National Railway Museum of Denmark

Information Guide on the city of Odense in Denmark. Find out more about the Den Fynske Landsby

Information Guide on the city of Odense in Denmark. Find out more about the Hans Christian Anderson Home

Information Guide on the city of Odense in Denmark. Find out more about the Zoo in Odense

Information Guide on the city of Odense in Denmark. Find out more about the Theatre in Odense

Information Guide on the city of Odense in Denmark. Find out more about the Cathedral of Odense

You may also be Interestd in

Discover a wealth of information on travelling by Motorhome, Caravan or Boat when planning your holiday or trip of a lifetime

Motorhome Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Motorhome

Find locations to travel in your motorhome as well as all other Motorhome related informtion

Browse Here


Caravan Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Caravan

Find many locations to travel in your Caravan as well as all other Caravan related informtion here

Browse Here


Baoting Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Caravan

Find Information on buying boats, taking care of your boat and all boating related information

Browse Here


Discover More

Amazing Destinations

Discover other amazing places to visit from all around the world. Why not create a bucket list and cross them off as you visit. Which of these would be on your list?

Discover More

Promoted Adverts

Which ever way you wish to travel, do it with style!