Odense is situated at the very heart of Denmark. Famous as the birthplace of author Hans Christian Andersen, you might not know that it is also the official bicycle city of Denmark. Uncover more about Denmark’s third-largest city here…

Lotzes Garden Odense

At the heart of Denmark

You will find Odense nestled on Denmark’s garden island, Funen, which is packed full of manor houses and castles, such as the stunning Egeskov Castle. The city is named after Odin, the Norse god of war, poetry and wisdom, a perfect patron for a cultural and historical hotspot.

H. C. Andersen's home

City of Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen put Denmark on the world map through his fantastical 19th century fairy tales. At the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, you can form a strong impression of the writer as a person as well as the world he lived in. You can also visit his childhood home, see his sketchings and papercuts and take a Hans Christian Andersen guided tour of the city.

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