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Odense: River Cruise on the Odense River

Odense: River Cruise on the Odense River

Since 1882 Odense River Cruise has been sailing people up and down the river. Depart from the center of Odense, pass the Odense Zoo and arrive at the beech forest in Fruens Bøge for a relaxing stroll or simply return to the center of Odense. Enjoy the tranquillity of the water while listening to the birdsong, which may or may not be accompanied by a lion’s roar while sailing past Odense Zoo. Odense Aafart’s tour boat will moor at the zoo after the relaxing trip on the stream where you will be passing many beautiful gardens located in the old quarter of Odense. Start sailing from Odense City heading for the forest in Fruens Bøge. During this whole trip, you'll be surrounded by many beech trees, making you feel like you're in the countryside and not in the city center. Take the opportunity to disembark in the forest of Fruens Bøge and go for a walk, enjoy a picnic basket or have lunch in one of the surrounding restaurants, and take a later departure back. You can also stay aboard the boat, sail out and return home on the same trip as you go on a sightseeing ride.

GoBoat Odense: Self-drive Boat Tour

GoBoat Odense: Self-drive Boat Tour

Drive your own boat around Odense Harbor. Choose your own route through the picturesque surroundings as you captain your boat on a 1 or 2-hour ride. Start your adventure at the meeting point where the local operator will show you how to drive the boat. After a brief safety chat, set out on the water. Travel on the peaceful waters of Odense Harbour as you witness local landmarks and historical sites from the water. Use the map given to you during your orientation to help you navigate around. Pack your own picnic or buy snacks and drinks to take with you. Create memories with your friends and family as you behold the exciting atmosphere of Odense Harbor.

Odense Viking Walk: Self-guided Audio Walk with StoryHunt ⚔️

Odense Viking Walk: Self-guided Audio Walk with StoryHunt ⚔️

Discover Odense's main sights on this guided viking walk through the city centre. Learn about Canute the Holy, Odense and Denmark through 8 unique stories available as audio and text. On this tour, you'll follow in the footsteps of a true Viking king. You'll be transported back to the 11th century, where a man named Canute takes the throne in Denmark. Canute has grand ambitions for the country, but not everyone is happy with the king's rule. When a rebellion reaches Odense, it turns into a fiery battle that changes the history of Canute, Odense, and Denmark forever. Apart from learning about Canute you'll also visit the main sights of the city, including the City Hall, Canute's Church, Nonnebakken (UNESCO viking castle site), Albani Church and The Old Town. Beyond a typical tour, this tour engages you with interactive quizzes at each stop, encouraging deeper involvement with the city's history and culture. The tour includes a guided map for effortless navigation, allowing you to start, pause, or repeat sections as per your preference. So, are you ready to unlock Odense's viking past? Let the StoryHunt begin!

Odense: Murder Mystery City Exploration Game

Odense: Murder Mystery City Exploration Game

ClueBreak is a big outdoor event that takes place centrally in your city and cities around the world. On your way around the inner city of Odense and you will visit many famous places like Kongens Have, Odense slott, H.C. Andersen Haven and also see many famous places in city center along your way. First you download the app CLUEBREAK and with the code you recieve by e-mail you will login and start your adventure. You will search for witnesses, find clues, test your knowledge and solve the murder mystery. One ticket is valid for 1-6 people. You will receive an exclusive code and further information that you need to log in to our app and start the game. In the app, you will find a map with marked places and witnesses. Visit the witnesses and answer the questions and riddles to get their testimonials. The testimonials are in the form of films and contain information that will allow you to eliminate suspects and weapons. In the end, you will hopefully have the right solution to the murder mystery! THE CASE The game takes place in a fictional small town called Glenndale. A man named Carl Brown has been found murdered in his own home. Why did someone want to kill Carl? Who had the motive and opportunity? Your task is to find out who the guilty one is and which murder weapon was used. This is our first case and more will come. We estimate that it takes at least 2h to complete the assignment. It usually takes a longer time as you may want to watch the testimonials an extra time, stop for a cup of coffee, or go into a place so that the whole team keeps up. It is not the fastest team that wins, but the team with the most points! Is this suitable for children? Absolutely, the activity is fun to do together as a family but is not designed for children to manage on their own. We recommend an age from 12 years old and up if there is no accompanying adult. But remember that its all about a murder and all about it. You will have a fun day together!

Copenhagen : eSIM Internet Data Plan for Denmark 4G/5G

Copenhagen : eSIM Internet Data Plan for Denmark 4G/5G

Experience the seamless blend of historic charm and modern innovation in Denmark without missing a beat! Our eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're wandering through the colorful streets of Copenhagen, exploring the majestic castles of Zealand, or enjoying the serene landscapes of the Danish countryside. How It Works: Purchase: Select the data package that fits your travel plans. Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your Danish adventure. Compatibility: Ensure your device supports eSIM. Check our compatibility list at https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices for more details.

Odense: City walk - The new green Odense - City development

Odense: City walk - The new green Odense - City development

The goal is to offer you something different from the usual tourist city tours - I want to provide you with something new and informative for your vacation. The focus of the tour is on urban development and the transformation from an industrial city to a city with the declared aim of being a green city with innovative creativity, where young people can also find affordable housing in the city center. However, we also talk about the Danish education system, daily life in the city, infrastructure, the economy, and much more. The tour begins in the old part of the city. From there, we head towards the harbor, which in many ways symbolizes the modern transformation of Odense. Along the way, we pass through, among other places, the former industrial area where a completely new district is developing these years. Back to our starting point - so we take a round trip - we walk through a completed urban area that now lies where just a few years ago a six-lane main thoroughfare ran right through the city center. The best part of the tour is especially the many insider pieces of information that you cannot find in any tourist brochure or elsewhere. The city tour is for those who want to gain more knowledge.

Odense: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Denmark 4G/5G

Odense: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Denmark 4G/5G

Explore the charming city of Odense, Denmark, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, without missing a beat! Our eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're wandering through the picturesque old town, visiting the fairy-tale author's house, or enjoying the green spaces and riverside cafes. How It Works: 1. Purchase: Select the data package that best suits your Odense adventure. 2. Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! 3. Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your exploration of Odense. Compatibility: Ensure your device is eSIM-ready. Check our compatibility list at https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices for more information.

Copenhagen Audio Tour: Following Hans Christian Andersen

Copenhagen Audio Tour: Following Hans Christian Andersen

Step into the magical world of Hans Christian Andersen on this captivating audio tour through the heart of Copenhagen. Follow the footsteps of the famous fairytale author as tour producer, Pernille, recounts the stories of the life and times Hans Christian Andersen. Along the way, you'll see the places and sites that inspired his writing and learn more about Copenhagen. As you stand outside the majestic Royal Danish Theatre, you'll hear the voice of Pernille welcoming you and she'll provide essential details about the tour. You'll embark on a journey through Andersen's life and imagination as you stroll past iconic landmarks, starting with Nyhavn, where colorful buildings and hidden stories await. Marvel at the reconstruction of Andersen's former room inside Magasin du Nord, a surprising gem tucked away in a department store. Continue your adventure to Frederik's Church, also known as the Marble Church, and learn about its significance to Andersen's literary inspiration. Delve deeper into Andersen's world as you encounter the Hans Christian Andersen Monument in the King's Garden, a timeless tribute to the beloved storyteller. Stroll through Rosenhaven within Rosenborg Castle Gardens, where Andersen found solace and inspiration among the blooming flowers. Feel the historical significance at the Round Tower, a 17th-century landmark that inspired Andersen's poetry. Pause for a moment of reflection at the Hans Christian Andersen cafe on Nyhavn, where you'll hear anecdotes about the author's love of travel. Along the way, Pernille will share insights into Andersen's friendships within the artistic community and how theater shaped his timeless tales. As the tour concludes near the Bishop Absalon monument, you'll have a deeper appreciation for the places and events that influenced Andersen's creative journey. With Pernille's expert guidance you'll experience Copenhagen through the eyes of one of the world's most beloved storytellers.

Best of Odense Day Trip from Copenhagen by Car or Train

Best of Odense Day Trip from Copenhagen by Car or Train

Odense is the largest city on the island of Funen, easily accessible from Copenhagen by car or train. For this private tour, we let you choose your preferred mode of transport, tailoring the experience to your needs and interests. Explore the highlights of Odense with a Local Guide and learn how this charming city inspired the works of Hans Christian Andersen. Feel the magic of Osdense! Choose the 6-hour option to travel from Copenhagen to Odense by express train. These cities are well connected by rail and we will plan your itinerary, transfer you from your accommodation to Copenhagen Central Station and provide round-trip train tickets for your journey. The train passes through the Storebælt railway tunnel and arrives at the Odense Central Station, where you will meet with your Private Guide. Together, you will explore Odense, its history, legends and fairy tales. You will stroll through the King's Garden by the Odense Castle and see cultural venues such as the historic Odense Teater, Brandts and Brandts Klædefabrik. At every turn you will discover the traces of H. C. Andersen and his creative world, passing his childhood home, museum and many monuments scattered around the city. Your Expert Guide will tell you about Andersen's life and what inspired his world-famous fairy tales. Another place of interest will be the site where Canute IV of Denmark, considered to be the last Viking king, was murdered by unruly peasants. You will visit the medieval Cathedral of St. Canute, which houses the remains of Saint Canute and his brother Benedict, and see also St. Alban's Church and the Odense City Hall. At the end, you will return to Copenhagen via train. Choose the 8-hour option to travel from Copenhagen to Odense by private car. Instead of train tickets, this option includes round-trip transfers in a clean, air-conditioned car. We will arrange pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Copenhagen so it will be a hassle-free experience. In Odesen, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the city with free time to explore on your own or have lunch (at your own expense). Another perk of traveling by car will be stopping at the Great Belt Bridge (Storebælt), one of Europe’s longest suspension bridges, for a photo! Choose the 10-hour option to travel from Copenhagen to Odense by private car and enhance your experience with a visit to Egeskov Castle! It is one of the most visited attractions on Fuden island so we will provide skip-the-line tickets to save you time. The Egeskov Castle is like a fairytale as it’s one of the best-preserved moated Renaissance castles in Europe. Your Private Guide will introduce you to the castle’s history, architecture and interesting features, such as the traditional hunting room, formal reception rooms, elegant bedrooms, the banqueting hall and several museum exhibitions, from antique cars, to toys, to porcelain to fashion.

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4.5
(2 reviews)

As a by of a technophobe I had to phone the helpline to understand how to take part. The guy was great and we were up and running in a few minutes. The walk was really interesting and you can take it at your own pace and stop for lunch like we did. Definitely go to see King Canute in his coffin down the stairs at the front at the side of the alter after you’ve finished the walk .

It is a great way to discover Odense while learning about the history of this beautiful old city (it is spectacular on a sunny day). The speaker is very pleasant to listen to, and the background music and audio design make the narrative come alive. We had a great tour, and I can definitely recommend it to anyone who likes the freedom to explore the city at their own pace.

my boyfriend and I really liked this audiowalk.. It took us around the historic city center and told a very interesting story,, about an old Viking king.. The sound design was really cool.. It could be a little longer..

A fun way to experience the city. I can highly recommend it if you would like to have a little extra for your walk and possibly learn a thing or two. :)

Very exciting. Fun and educational way to experience Odense.