Well, today I will present to you one of the oldest cities in Denmark. Odense is a city located in Funen’s island and it is the third largest city in the country.
Did you know that Hans Christian Andersen and Carl Nielsen, the author and the composer respectively, were born in this city? Well, Odense is a city full of surprises. It is a place where are plenty of activities to do and places to visit.
When in Odense you can stay in First Hotel Grand which is located in Odense’s center. This classic and luxurious place is seen as the “city’s premiere hotel” and all over the years has received royalty and celebrities but has also been a place of exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Therefore, you can’t miss it.
This city offers you great restaurants as well. One of them is Den Grimme Ælling which is a restaurant specialized in high quality buffets. Here they have two distinct areas – one for cold meals and other for hot meals.
You can also try another restaurant which makes you travel to the seventeenth century because of the decoration. It is Den Gamle Kro restaurant. The meals are based in traditional Danish and French recipes. Now, are you curious? You only have to choose or you can try both.
To get to know even further about the culture of the city I can tell you about other important places to visit. You can go to Carl Nielsen’s Museum which presents his and his wife’s life and work stories, as she was also an artist or you can visit Hans Christian Andersen’s Museum where people can know more about him and his work.
Visit as well Funen Village Museum and you will not regret it. This is different from the traditional museums because it is an open-air museum. Here it is possible to see buildings from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries belonging to the Funen’s region.
Don’t miss the Kunsthallen Brandts art gallery. You will be able to see different types of art whether they are sculptures, paintings or Scandinavian design exhibitions. Furthermore, if you are interested in architecture you have to take a look at Nedergade which is a street with traditional houses and antique shops.
Well, I hope you enjoy it!