Amalie Bed & Breakfast
Juelsgade 32, Odense, 5000, Denmark
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Odense, monument to King Christian III
The museum of vintage cars in Egeskov
Tranakaer Slot in Langeland
Travel Tips for Odense
See the sailingships in the churches
Take a closer look in the local churches and in many of them you will see small-cale models of sailingships hanging down from the ceiling in order to pray for a safe return of the fishermen, who quite often had to spend several weeks on the open ocean fishing and many of them did not return safely.
This is the one I saw in Bagenkop on the island of Langeland, a small fishing-village, but in fact you may see them also in various churches in Odense.
Inside the HCA museum
My goodness, I am getting to sound like a local, too lazy to spell out Hans Christian Andersen (HCA). Anyway, the museum was very informative. I realised I didn't know much about HCA apart from his fairy tales. He was an enormous traveller and was abroad some 10 years of his life. Also he wrote plays and was famous for intricate paper cuttings and drawings.
Here are 5 photo's taken inside his tiny childhood home. The house is accessible from inside the museum.
Outdoor ice skating
If you like ice skating and you visit Odense in the winther period (November - Frebruary), you gotta find 'Graabroedre Plads', which is a small square located in the center city - just a two minute walk from the city hall.
Here you'll find a small outdoor skating rink where you can take a free skate and enjoy the light from the nearby popular cafes.
It's free, but if you don't have your own skates, you have to pay 25 kr. (about 3 Euros) to rent a pair for an hour.
The rink is open all seven days a week.
On normal days from 12.00 - 21.00 and on weekends from 10.00 - 21.00. The skate-renting closes one hour earlier though!
This photo is a bit boring, but you can find a 'night-photo' of the rink in my 'Christmas-photo' album.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN became...
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN became a dear friend to Charles Dickens. This is a picture of a original letter just before they meet first time.
Fourteenth July 1847.
I dine at the Gore House on Friday, when we will discuss our great question. Tell Andersen not to let the nimrods of London kill him, but to live and write more books. I mean, if I can, to live and read 'em.
Ever Your Dear Jerdan
The first thing you see when you arrive to Odense by train is the huge shopping centre right at the station. It's relatively new, and has lof of funny little shops and the big cinema Biocity, which is a chain.
Right next to the centre is the library which is really convenient, if I forgot to hand in the books or need to kill some time reading papers.
check pictures on this page: http://www.time2look.dk