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Odense Sights and Landmarks Guide, Denmark

Today's world is characterized by haste and a desire to get ahead. The frantic pace, which we too often struggle to keep up with, often leaves us wanting the simpler things in life. To those who crave for that modest slice of life your search stops in Odense Denmark.

Denmark's scenic getaway is a mere hour and a half's travel by train from the nation's capital. However, you'd be surprised to lay your eyes upon a city from a distant time. Odense, Denmark's third largest city, is over a thousand years old. The city's structural art is a testament of the old world. Odense takes pride in preserving its wealth of culture and heritage even as they grow along with the times.

 Odense's pride stands boldly for the world to see the Funen Art Museum whose collections of artworks are among the largest and oldest in the country. The past could not stay intangible anymore, as made evident in the Funen Village. This is an atypical museum in that its artifacts are displayed outdoors. Here one can see, smell and touch for themselves Funen Village as it was during the time of Denmark's more notable sons Hans Christian Andersen. Better yet, visit Andersen's childhood home where the famous author lived from childhood until his teens.

One might also want to include visiting the H.C. Andersen Museum which is solely dedicated to the writer. Here one can learn about the man, his work and his life. Intensify the magic and visit the Egeskov Castle that has proudly stayed in its top form and is one of the most well preserved castles in the land since its construction during the Renaissance period, or visit the Odense Zoo for a change. Watch animals from land, air and water and then get the opportunity to take part in the feeding times of these lovely children of nature.

A strongly suggested alternative to the typical car rides would be to use the transportation vehicle that this city is mostly known for, bicycles. It is no coincidence that Odense is named Denmark’s National Cycle City. This has got to arguably be the town with the most supply and use of bicycles. Tourists can pedal their way in the breeze to museums, cafes and restaurants.

When in a foreign land, it is ideal for one to grab the opportunity to be as intimate with the city as possible. Odense gives you just that, as this city is remarkably known for its streets. No, Odense is not known for its vehicle traffic. Rather it garners recognition for its unique pedestrian-only streets. Here in Odense it's the feet that will take you places. Stroll along town squares, step into the halls of history and art; let your feet guide you!

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