Things to see and do - Odense
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Odense Travel guide
Odense : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Odense : Things to see and do
Hans Jensens Staede
This is the most attractive part of Odense, with cobbled streets and tiny half-timbered houses dating from the late 18C and early 19C. The homes have been carefully restored and look quite enchanting with their fresh paint, small square windows and h..
A superb ensemble of old houses. The porch of the Østerbyesgårda, a fine half-timbered residence dating from 1631, provides access to a roughly paved courtyard lined by 16C-17C bourgeois residences. One of these is home to the Bymuseet ( Town Museum)..
Bangs Boder 29
This bright, modern and enjoyable museum provides an insight into the life of this famous Danish writer. An introduction to the man himself is followed by a collection of his famous papercuts. Other highlights include a huge library containing works ..
Hans Tausens Gade 11 DK - 5000 Odense
This good-value hotel is within 5 minutes' walk of Odense Station and the main square, Flakhaven. It offers free WiFi, free 24-hour tea/coffee and modern en-suite rooms with a flat-screen TV. Ydes Budget Hotel is situated on a quiet side street in c..
Østre Stationsvej 7-9 DK - 5000 Odense
Prix Prices from : 495 DKK
Situated in Odense, right next to the central station, is Cabinn Odense. It offers a 24-hour reception and rooms with a TV, work desk and free Wi-Fi. All rooms at Odense Cabinn have private bathrooms with a shower and an electric kettle with free te..
Jernbanegade 18 DK - 5000 Odense
Prix Prices from : 761 DKK
Set in an elegant 19th-century building, this hotel offers modern rooms with luxury beds, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Kongens Have Park and Odense Castle are just around the corner. Originally opened in 1897, First Hotel Grand was often the pref..