Rugardsvej 590, Odense, 5210, Denmark
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Travel Tips for Odense
ODENSE CITY MUSEUM...
ODENSE CITY MUSEUM (Montergaarden)
The museum of urban history consists of houses form the 16th century to the present day.
It features exhibitions on Odense during the Viking Age end medieval period, interiors from the 17th and 18th century to the 1950s.
In the Nyborgladen - the open storehouse of the museum - there are thousands of items exemplifying everyday life from the middle ages to the present day.
In front of the Town Hall
Do see the 4 photo's in this tip.
The large open, car-less square in front of the Town Hall is alive with people chatting and hanging around. Children play with the naked lady. And there is HC again! With bare feet. Supposedly he had a shoe size 47...
The kings' garden
Just across the street from the trainstation in Odense, you'll find a place to relax or just to enjoy a short walk.
'Kongens Have' - which means; the kings' garden in danish, is a small park with a walking-path across it, and many people walk through here everyday to get from the trainstation to the center of the city.
There is a few scultures/statues here (like the one pictured), and you can find a bench to relax on, and watch the people go by...
During the summer-period you can sometimes find free outdoor concerts here, free outdoor cinema and sometimes a tivoli (amusements).
When nature calls
Not far away from the center of the city you'll find a great and idylic place to relax in Odense.
This area is known as 'Skovsoen' (the forest lake) or Fruens Boege (the name of the meadow).
The lake (which is more like a big pond) and the meadow is parted by a small road and surrounded by a forest that offers two good restaurants - 'Karslund' and 'Restaurant Skoven'.
In very cold winters it's possible to go skating on the lake/pond and you are always welcome to feed the ducks, swans and other birds here.
The forest is actually a neighbour to Odense Zoo, so you can actually see Zebras walking around from the forest sometimes - there is a fence between of course.
Many people use the forest to take a walk, a run or a trip on their bike and during the summer there are outdoor-concerts, outdoor-movies and other things going on at the meadow. The two kiosks in the area are 'famous' for their icecream that is very popular in the summer.
The small river Odense A (with a dot above the A) also runs through the forest and it's possible to go fishing here, but it requires a specific 'fishing-card'. Ask at the tourist information in the center city!
Saint Albani Church
One of the first churches you stumble over in the city, Gothic style Albani is Odense's catholic church. It is known for the old version of it being where King Canute came to quench a peasant revolt in 1086, but where he was then killed by the rebels.