Odense… Hometown of the very famous Hans Christian Andersen, although he spent little time there. Doesn’t ring a bell? Ever heard of The ugly duckling? The little mermaid? The little match girl?
If you have young children, you’re probably familiar with the movie Frozen? The animation film was inspired by Hans Christian’s tale, Snedronnigeng (The snow queen).
Third largest city in Denmark, Odense is a beautiful place to wander around, especially walking along the river running through its heart. If you are patient enough, it will lead you to the city’s beautiful zoo.
If you visit, make sure to take some time to enjoy Kongens Have (The King’s garden) just behind Odense’s Domkirke (Cathedral)… One of my all time favorite parks, especially during spring, when all the flowers are in bloom.
One of Fyn Island’s gems, Odense is definately a must see, if you are planning a tour around Denmark!