- In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen
- Odense City
- The Cathedral
- The Former Brandt Woolen Mill/Textile Factory
- Open Air Museum – an 1800s Village
- The Harbor
- Egeskov Castle, Park and Museums
- City Tour in Old Odense -17th and 18th Century (1-2 hours)
- Thomas B. Thriges factories (1-2 hours)
- Design your own tour
I am passionate about conveying the history and culture off Odense and Funen.
Owner of Historiesnedkeriet and travelling guide at Gislev.
Join my guided tours in Odense or on Funen.
● H.C. ANDERSENS FOOTSTEPS (1 – 3 hours)
● ODENSE GUIDED CITYWALK (1 – 3 hours)
● SKT. KNUDS CHURCH – Odense Cathedral (1 hour)
Odense Cathedral is one of Denmark’s most magnificent churches. In the crypt you will find King Knud’s sacred bones and more royal tombs. In the choir you will see the famous golden altarpiece, commissioned by the Danish Queen Christine.
● CITY HALL TOUR (1 hour)
Odense City Hall is located in the middle of the city’s old center Flakaven and consists of an older and a newer part. Experience Yan’s artwork “Funen Spring” in the big hall, the town hall, the wedding room, the royal chamber and the memorial wall.
● DRAMATIC CITY HALL SQUARE (1 hour)
I will tell you the story of Odense’s exciting history, based on the city’s central square, Flakhaven and the Cathedral.
This tour is suitable for groups with walking difficulties.
● ODENSE HARBOUR (1 – 2 hours)
Odense is not a coastal city and we only got our harbour in the early 1800s, when the five-kilometer-long Odense canal was dug. A lot has happened since.
After working as one of the busiest industrial ports of Denmark for more than 150 years, the port is today being transformed into a new exciting area with modern constructions, canals and a budding cultural life.
● THE FUNEN VILLAGE (1 – 2 hours)
Experience the Funen Village as it looked in H.C. Andersen’s lifetime, in the 19th century. During our tour in the village we visit selected houses and I will tell you about the village life of that time.
● EGESKOV – castle and park (castle 1 hour / park 1 – 1 ½ hour)
Egeskov is one of Europe’s best-preserved water castles, built just after the medieval era. The castle is located in the center of a fantastic park, which has several times been voted one of the most beautiful in the world. I have been guiding the castle and the park since 2004, and I look forward to showing the place to you and your guests as well.
● CITY TOUR IN OLD ODENSE -17TH AND 18TH CENTURY (1(1-2 hours)
In the era of Absolutism, Odense was governed by laws and institutions under the Danish Kings. The important market town was protected and guarded to secure and protect privileged crafts and trade, and to ensure efficient collection of taxes. Therefore, access to the market towns was controlled and regulated by guarded city gates. The city had a limited extent and a limited population compared to present-day Odense. Our “Old Odense” city walks are focused on the era of Absolutism and Enlightenment, Odense before liberalization, before the privileges of the cities were abolished, and the city gates removed. Join the city walk in “Old Odense” with stories about the city and its inhabitants.
● THOMAS B. THRIGES FACTORIES (1-2 timer)
City-tour in Thomas B. Thriges factory area. The tour starts with an introduction to the industrialization off Odense in the 19th and 20th century and the story off Thomas B. Thrige and the production he founded and grow in Odense.
● DESIGN YOUR OWN TOUR
I can help you combine a tour after your needs and wishes. Contact me.