Main Attractions and Sights in Odense

Danmarks Jernbane museum, dedicated to the Danish railways, houses a large collection of 19th century locomotives, including dozens of old trains, carriages and rail memorabilia. Located behind the train station, it has a large model train and a miniature railway, set up for children.

The Marklin model trains, in particular, are impressive. Some information about Denmark’s ferries is also displayed.

The Hans Christian Andersen Museum dedicated to the great author, poet and famous son of the city, is located in the original house, where Anderson was born. The impressive collections are reminiscent of his life, character architecture and furniture, paintings and paper clippings that he is known for. Hans’ house lies in the middle of a miniaturised street in the poor neighbourhood, known as the ‘city of beggars’, a contrast that cannot be missed.

A former textile mill on the Brandts Passage has been modified to house the art and cultural centre of Odense, Brandts Kl?defabrik. This sprawling venue houses two museums and a cinema. The Danish Museum of Media houses all types of media and history with an emphasis on photography. Another gallery with four huge halls display different and changing exhibits of various international artists.

The Odense zoo is the second largest zoo in Denmark and borders the rivers. It is just 2 km from the city centre. Spread on a sprawling 4 hectares, the animals generally have larger enclosures. The zoo supports environmental conservation and educational programs. It is a large tourist attraction in Denmark as it houses the Oceanium, featuring South America, an aviary and rain forests.

Outside the city
Located about 20 kilometres to the Northeast is Kerterminde, a small seaside town has a population of 6000 people. This harbour town is known as the ‘garden by the sea’, visited by people, during summer. Keterminde is popular for its fish restaurants, the Viking Museum Ladby and the streets are filled with 18th century old houses, amidst the nice greenery and blue waters.

Another beautiful medieval fortress town is Fredericia, which is founded in 1650 by Frederick III. The town is famous for its greenery and old town walls and sandy blue beaches. It is also close to the Jutland Peninsula. Denmark’s capital Copenhagen and is only 90 minutes by inter-city train, which takes to the Carlsberg brewery and Tivoli Theme Park.

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