Odense is often overlooked by many other cities in Denmark, but if you’re passing by, make sure to stop for two or three nights and you’ll find that there is plenty to do in this city!
Here are some of the things I enjoyed the most in Odense..
Visit H.C Andersens home
Odense is Denmark’s third largest city, and is perhaps most famous for being the home of one of the most praised Danish authors of all time: Christian H.C Andersen.
A trip to Odense wouldn’t be complete without visiting the picturesque house where H.C Andersen lived. One can truly understand where H.C Andersen got his inspiration from for his books when walking along the cobbled alleyways in the little neighborhood of small quaint houses where H.C Andersen and his neighbors lived.
Stroll through the town center
When walking around the city center there is something that feels…different. It takes some time to put the finger on it, until you realize that it’s the sound – or rather, the lack of it. You suddenly realize that there are no cars around. A few years ago Odense turned the whole city center into a pedastrian only area, forbidding cars to drive on the streets. This adds a lovely vibe to the town and a calm atmosphere.
Enjoy some great food
Despite its rather small size, you’ll be surprised by how many high quality restaurants there are in Odense. The city actually has the most restaurants per capita in the whole of Denmark, making it a hotspot for foodies. From authentic Italian gelaterias and Middle Eastern restaurants to local cuisine and artisan bakteries, you’ll find something for every taste here.
So when planning a trip to Denmark, make sure to pass through Odense for a few days, it’s well worth the trip!
Take a day trip to Egeskov castle
Egeskov Castl) is located in the south of the island of Funen, Denmark. The castle is Europe’s best preserved Renaissance water castle, and is well worth a day trip in spring and summer. The castle is absolutely gorgeous, and there is a large nice garden where you can relax in the sun.