City hall and Cathedral in Odense

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Denmark's third-largest city, Odense, owes its name to the Norse god, Odin and it is also believed to be one of the country's oldest cities.  In 1988 the city celebrated its 1000th anniversary and, to mark this occasion, the “Thousand Year Forest” was cultivated.  Visitors will notice the strong influence of Norse mythology in this city.   The Odinstårnet (The Odin Tower) underlined the city's connection to the ancient god and it is also interesting to note that this was the second-largest tower in Europe.  It was built in 1935 and is surpassed only by the famous Eiffel Tower.  It was destroyed during WWII and was never rebuilt.  In its place, tourists can visit the miniature model that has been constructed in its place.  Odense is quite easily accessible by rail, bus and the local airport.  Visitors to Odense can also take their pick from a wide variety of types of hotel accommodation in Odense.  Just like any other location, the best hotel room in Odense with its own en-suite and other services is bound to be priced higher than a cheap hostel or room at your local motel.  Regardless of your budget, you should be able to find several suitable options by running a quick search on online.

Immerse yourself in the local history and culture

Odense has an abundant variety of historic sites and attractions to offer.  The Funen Village is an open-air museum that showcases rural buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.  Just looking at the way of life back then will make you really appreciate even the simple things back in your Odense hotel room like a warm bed, shower and all the things we usually take for granted.

The historic district of Møntergården is also worth visiting and you will find attractions like the Odense City Museum in this area.  There are several exhibition buildings with various fascinating items on display.

Many tourists staying in Odense can't help their enthusiasm when it comes to the ancient Viking history of this fine city.  The Vikingmuseum Ladby attracts visitors from all over the globe and is the only ship grave in the country.  In 925 AD, the king of Ladby was buried with his ship and all of his fine possessions.  The grave was ransacked back then and precious little remained. However, the imprint of the ship can still be seen at the burial mound and the few items that did remain are now on display for all to enjoy.

Plenty of fun for the kids

When going on holiday with young children, it can be tricky.  Not only do you need to find the perfect hotel accommodation or a place to stay that won't break the bank, but you also need to consider where you will eat and what kind of activities the young ones will enjoy.

Thankfully when staying in Odense, there is plenty of fun for the young and young at heart.  If you are a fan of Fairy tales, then you should be familiar with Hans Christian Andersen.  His most popular works include The Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling and The Emperor's New Clothes.  Take your young ones to The Tinderbox where the Andersen's stories come to life!

The Danish Railway Museum is also a fun activity for everyone and you can easily spend several hour here.  With different games and experiences to be had around each corner, this is a truly interactive museum.

If you are looking for a cheap day out, the local parks and trips to the many impressive religious sights are a great way of enjoying yourself for next to nothing.  By saving money on your Odense hotel accommodation and choosing cheaper activities, you can splash out more on meals and shop around for gifts, souvenirs and more.