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Adventurous experiences in Odense

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Adventurous experiences in Odense

Located in the middle of Funen, the fairytale like city of Odense is a natural base for a visit to Denmark’s garden. Denmark’s greenest city is filled with charming streets, countless museums, and impressive events – and finally it’s the birth town of famous author H.C. Andersen. Odense, and Funen, offers experiences for families, romantic dates, art lovers and everyone and everything in between.

H.C. Andersen’s Odense

Odense is one of Denmark’s oldest cities, and you can feel the rich history wherever you go. Travel back in time in Odense’s old town, where H.C Andersen grew up and found the inspiration for many of his stories.

Experience the city’s new attraction H.C Andersen’s house - an artistic and innovative exhibition where sound, light, and architecture give you the opportunity to rediscover the well-known fairytales and make you see them from new perspectives.

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Experience a piece of Denmark’s history

We recommend a visit to The Funen village, an open-air museum with a complete village environment where the past meets the present. The village includes more than two dozen furnished old buildings, livestock, a windmill, and a street pond. Here you can learn about life in the eighteenth century.

If you are longing for more history, you might want to pay a visit to the Danish Railway Museum. As the biggest Railway Museum in Scandinavia, the museum houses 19 railroad tracks filled with historic locomotives and carts. The museum is located just behind the main railway station and makes it possible for both young and old to explore the history of the Danish railways up close.

In Odin’s Odense you can go all the way back to the Iron age and the Viking Age and learn about how it was to live in Denmark when the Vikings took the world by storm.

Culture and Experiences are calling

If you’re visiting with children, or you’re just interested in exotic animals yourself, The Odense Zoo is open 365 days a year. The Odense Zoo is one of Europe’s best Zoo’s and offers a unique and amazing experience for the whole family.

If you wish to explore the city in your own tempo, find Insta-friendly spots, hidden gems and all the fairytale sculptures, you can download the free web-app called “Storyhunt”, or go to VisitOdense for more information. Here you’ll gain access to digital city tours and different routes so that you can explore new sides of Odense.

Only a short drive away from Odense, you’ll find Egeskov Castle which is one of Europe’s most beautiful renaissance buildings with an impressive garden, tower, a real moat, and a knight’s hall. The family friendly castle comes to life with its great park, tree top walking, a labyrinth and old-fashioned doctors’ equipment. And do you know what the very best thing is? You can go inside the actual castle and look at the stunning and unique interior.

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First Hotel Grand – Your base on Funen

First Hotel Grand is centrally located in Odense and is the perfect starting point to explore what Funen and Odense has to offer. When you’re full of all the great adventures the city has to offer, you can return to the hotel end enjoy a delicious meal at the Restaurant Grand, whose signature menu is created with direct inspiration from 1932.

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