Hindsgavl Alle 7, (formerly "Tulip Inn"), Middelfart, Fyn and the Central Islands, 5500, Denmark
More about Odense
Odense, H.C. Andersen Museum, fairy tale stage
Egeskov slot - 40 km south of Odense
HCA's room where he lived as an adult
Apartment in Odense
The lab secretary has found a 120 kvm apartment with 3 rooms, tv and internet connection for us (me, husband and one-year -old child). It is in a 2nd floor, overlooking a park. The price is DKK 7000 including water, heat and electricity. Does it sound reasonable or very expensive? How much can water, heat and electricity cost? It sounds really expensive to me... Should I tell her to rent it? She says we can get out of the lease with one month notice if we want.
Re: Apartment in Odense
Danmark is quite expensive and 120 square meters is quite a big appartment , so 7000 DK seems to be OK including water, heat and electricity.
It will depend on your salary, if you are able to take it.
good luck !
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Sounds reasonable to me too. I pay almost 7000 SWEDISH crowns in Malmö for a slightly smaller apartment but with one room more. Odense is further from Copenhagen than Malmö but still close enough (and a big enough city) not to be the cheapest in Denmark either so yes, definately reasonable.
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120 kvm, 3 rooms, all features and just DKK 7000 sounds really good. Of course, ir depends on which part of the town the flat is, but anyway, I think it's worth renting.
Travel Tips for Odense
The official tourist information
Visit this page: http://www.visitodense.com/index_uk.htm
This is the official tourist information site for Odense and here you'll find a lot of information about hotels, restaurants and much more, as well as a map of the city.
And it's in english too!
Canute IV (1043-1086) (Knud den hellige, Icel. Knútur helgi) was the son of King Sweyn II Estrithson of Denmark, and succeeded his brother as king of Denmark (1080). Canute opposed the aristocracy and kept a close association with the church. He generously patronized several churches, established a Benedictine abbey at Odense; and supported apostolic preaching throughout Denmark. His administrative reform however incurred the wrath of the rural aristocracy and those aristocrats who opposed his tax policy revolted. He fled from the rebels, led by his brother Olaf, to St. Alban's Church, Odense, which he had founded, and was assassinated there with the entire royal party. Canute was buried in St. Alban's, renamed c. 1300 St. Canute's Cathedral. Miracles were recorded at his tomb, and he was canonized (1101) by Pope Paschal II.
St. Knuds church
One of the most beautiful examples of gothic architecture in Denmark must be St. Knud's Church. Saint Knud was a king of Denmark who was killed in 1086 AC. ANd was canonized already in 1101 AC. His remains are still in the church's crypt.
This and the following tips will each contain several photos.
To be honest, it didn't look very remarkable on the outside. Just a church, built out of red bricks.
Opening hours are 10-16 hrs on weekdays and 12-16 hrs Sundays.
Entrance is free.
St. Knud's church - the main organ
I had to search quite a bit for some more info on the main organ in St. Knud's church.
The organ has 56 stops and was rebuilt in 1965 by the organ builder Marcussen.
I found the following text on the internet:
I 1750erne fik Skt. Knuds Kirke sit store orgel, hvis rokokofacade er bevaret, mens orgelværket er ombygget flere gange. Det er et arbejde af orgelbygger Amdi Worm.
What I can make of this is that it has a roccoco facade and that it was probably built by Amdi Worm? (Danish friends, help me out here, please!).
My interest in organs is usually not very technical. I used to play church organ and was happy to hear it play when I visited the church.
Again, as was the case in 1995, we failed to visit the interior of the Andersen Museum, but this time for a legitimate reason: we arrived in town only in the course of the afternoon and we had to leave again the next morning. But we did make some pictures of the garden surrounding the museum!