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January 9, 2022

Best known as the birthplace of Danish author Hans Christian Anderson, Odense is a charming, peaceful town that is only a couple of hours outside of Copenhagen. Covered with cobblestone pathways and colorful buildings, Odense is a great escape from its surrounding big cities. Here are some ways to make the most out of your trip to Odense.

Hans Christian Anderson Attractions

Odense celebrates the spirit of the beloved Hans Christian Anderson through many of the town’s landmarks, including Hans Christian Anderson’s childhood home and a newly opened underground museum dedicated to his famous fairy tale books. The museum also connects to an idyllic garden that feels like a fairy tale itself.

Picturesque Outdoor Activities

Odense offers many ways to take advantage of a beautiful day. Here are a few places to check out during your visit:

  • The Romantic Garden Syndergaard: enjoy 37 acres of tranquility, where you can escape from reality and connect with nature. This nearly 200-year-old garden offers everything from apple gardens to historic canals and gazebos.
  • Klosterhaven: meander this geometrically shaped monastery garden, which also has a collection of over 100 rare medicinal herbs.
  • Odense Aafart River Cruise: do your sightseeing with a scenic boat ride through Odense’s landmarks while enjoying treasure hunts and wine and food tastings.

Whether you’re a die-hard Hans Christian Anderson fan or simply looking for an escape from your busy life, you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to experience the unique Danish town of Odense. Book your trip today.


  1. Barbara Skaliotis

    It’s Andersen not Anderson
    I’m 74 and learned his name when I was 5 years old . Still remember

    • Lois M Nielsen-Johns

      Danes usually use sen instead of son.

  2. Elizabeth Schemmer

    Lithuanian name?

  3. Charlene Hansen

    Yes. I have family from Demark. The Danes used ‘en’ while the Sweden used ‘ on”.


    Let’s keep it Danish


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