Odense

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Odense

Take a trip to magical Odense, the home of Hans Christian Andersen. Enjoy a city break in stunning surroundings featuring top museums.

Odense is the birthplace of the master of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen. Sail down the broad river running all the way through the city and witness the history of Denmark unfold around you. Excellent shopping is a feature of the city centre, with its specialist outlets and department stores. And when you're done, take a break and check out your purchases in one of the many restaurants and cafés.

Odense is one of the oldest towns in Denmark, first mentioned in records from 998, and the name itself stems from the Viking era. Several of the city’s museums tell the story of Denmark’s history, there for you to explore during a weekend break or a full holiday.

And if you're interested in history, don’t miss the Iron Age Village to see how people lived over 2,000 years ago. The open-air Funen Village uses actors to recreate life in Danish villages in the 19th century. If the kids are with you, they’ll love Odense Zoo where they can see the animals being trained by zoo personnel, hear the lions roar and even experience tropical rain.

Odense is synonymous with Hans Christian Andersen. Download a map and explore the city on foot to see a full range of sculptures inspired by his wonderful stories. Meet the Steadfast Tin Soldier in Overgade and the Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep in Kongensgade. The Hans Christian Andersen Museum is right by Hans Christian’s birthplace in the old quarter of the city centre – it’s well worth a visit to learn about contemporary life during his childhood. Take the shortcut to Hans Christian Andersen’s Childhood Home, where there are exhibits from the author's childhood.

Odense is right in the middle of the island of Funen which is easy to reach by motorway. The railway runs through the city, making it easy to arrive by rail and take an excursion elsewhere (on the Svendborg line for instance). If arriving by rail, an excellent place to start your visit is at the Jernbanemuseet. The museum itself is housed in a former engine shed and tells the story of the development of rail travel in Denmark.

A fairytale world awaits you in Odense. Whether you want to shop ‘til you drop, dance the night away or immerse yourself in history, this is the place to be.

CABINN Odense Hotel
CABINN Odense Hotel
2 out of 5
Ostre Stationsvej 7-9, Odense
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £71 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Located in the heart of Odense, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Danish Railway Museum, Fyrtojet and Hans Christian Andersen Museum. Brandts Klaedefabrik ...
3.9/5 Good! (896 reviews)
"the room is very compact and cute."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2021

CABINN Odense Hotel
Comwell H.C. Andersen Odense
Comwell H.C. Andersen Odense
4 out of 5
Claus Bergs Gade 7, Odense
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £119 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Located in the heart of Odense, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hans Christian Andersen Museum and ODEON. Funen Art Museum and Hans Christian ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (925 reviews)
"Was perfect for seeing the Han Christian Andersen musuem and getting food"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2021

Comwell H.C. Andersen Odense
First Hotel Grand Odense
First Hotel Grand Odense
4 out of 5
Jernbanegade 18, Odense
The price is £111 per night from 27 Dec to 27 Dec
Located in the heart of Odense, this hotel is steps away from Funen Art Museum and Odense Castle (Odense Slot). Fyrtojet and Saint Canute's Cathedral are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (938 reviews)
"This was an excellent hotel. It is certainly located, but still quite at night. Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast, which was included with my room, was the full spread (eggs, bacon, pancakes, smoked salmon, etc) and was excellent. I would value the breakfast alone at $30 (~190 DKK). Overall, ..."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021

First Hotel Grand Odense
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Odense Apartments
Odense Apartments
3 out of 5
Juelsgade 32, \N, Odense, Fyn
The price is £91 per night from 29 Nov to 29 Nov
Located in the heart of Odense, this golf apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of ODEON, Danish Railway Museum, and Carl Nielsen Museum. Fyrtojet and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (14 reviews)
Rart og komfortabelt
"Rart og komfortabelt. God beliggenhed tæt på centrum."

Reviewed on 18 May 2021

Odense Apartments
City Hotel Nattergalen Apartments
City Hotel Nattergalen Apartments
3 out of 5
Overgade 23B, Odense, Funen
The price is £136 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Situated in Odense, this aparthotel is steps away from Hans Christian Andersen Museum and Fyrtojet. Carl Nielsen Museum and Bymuseet Montergarden are also within ...
3.7/5 Good! (10 reviews)
"Okay room, but cleaning was not the best. Bathroom was full of long hairs and clearly not cleaned."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

City Hotel Nattergalen Apartments
Thorsgade 1A
Thorsgade 1A
3 out of 5
Thorsgade 1A, Odense
Located in the heart of Odense, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Brandts Klaedefabrik, Funen Art Museum and Odense Castle (Odense Slot). ...
Thorsgade 1A
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