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 DK - 5000 Odense
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..
Møntestrædet 1 DK - 5000 Odense
The Museum of Urban History and Culture is housed in a remarkable group of merchants' houses dating from the 16C and 17C. On the right of the main courtyard, there is a row of workmen's cottages from the same period.
Bangs Boder 29 DK - 5000 Odense
It was in the humble house on the corner of Hans Jensens Stræde and Bangs Boder that the world-famous fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen was born on 2 April 1805. You can see letters, notes, manuscripts and rare editions of his works as well a..
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 Wi-Fi, 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 ..
Jernbanegade 18 DK - 5000 Odense
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..
Claus Bergs Gade 7 DK - 5000 Odense
Prix Prices from : 795 DKK
Situated 500 metres from Odense Train Station, Radisson Blu H.C. Andersen Hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and rooms with cable TV. The H.C. Andersen Museum is a 3-minute walk away. All rooms at Radisson Blu Hotel H.C. Andersen include a priva..