South Denmark
Odense
Recommended
Odense The Essential
Recommended
At first sight, the modern city of Odense may disappoint. However, the carefully restored old quarter is well worth a stroll, and seems almost unchanged since the time that Hans Christian Andersen, author of the famous Fairy Tales, was born here. Located in the middle of the greenest of Denmark's islands, Odense is named after the god Odin. After the murder of King Knud in 1086, the town became a place of pilgrimage, with many monasteries and churches, some of which can still be seen today.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Odense
Andersen Quarter
Andersen Quarter
This is the most attractive part of
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Hans Christian Andersen's museum
Hans Christian Andersen's museum
This bright, modern and enjoyable museum
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Møntergården
Møntergården
A superb ensemble of old houses. The
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Brandts Cultural Centre
Brandts Cultural Centre
This centre is without doubt one of the
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Fyn Village
Fyn Village
The open-air museum consists of
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St Knud's Cathedral
St Knud's Cathedral
The brick-built Gothic cathedral was
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