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Top Choice Pub in Odense

Carlsens Kvarter

From outside it looks entirely forgettable, but within, Carlsens offers Odense's best selection of beers (20 on tap, over 130 in bottles), including such hard-to-find delights as Amager's sublimely hopped miracle Ba…
Top Choice Museum in Odense

Den Fynske Landsby

Wind back the clock to the 1850s at this delightful open-air museum, a landscaped 'village' of over two dozen furnished old buildings transplanted from around Funen. The scene comes complete with farmyard animals, a…
Top Choice Museum in Odense

Jernbanemuseet

For train buffs, this fabulous video-rich museum is almost reason enough to come to Denmark. The core collection of over 30 engines and wagons, ranging from 1868 to 1981, includes an 1869 snow plough, a double-decke…
Top Choice Museum in Odense

HC Andersens Hus

Lying amid the seemingly miniaturised streets of the former poor quarter is the sparse little cottage where Hans Christian Andersen was born. Visiting it is a small part of a much bigger, modern museum experience th…
Top Choice Brewery in Odense

Midtfyns Bryghus

Some of Funen's best and most imaginative beers, including a stupendous 9.5% imperial stout, are brewed 10km south of Odense at Midtfyns Bryghus. It also produces a range of SMaSH (single malt, single hop) pale ales…
Top Choice Homewares in Odense

Kramboden

In a late-16th-century merchant's house with neither heating nor running water, this superb place sells everything from brooms to locks to bottles to Danish flags. It is more museum than shop, yet survives entirely …
Top Choice Danish in Odense

Oluf Bagers Gård

This charming mixture of old beams, yellow-brick floors and big low-wattage ball lights offers lunchtime smørrebrød (open sandwich) dishes that are works of art. But it's best known for fixed-menu dinners that give …
Top Choice Bar in Odense

Den Smagløse Café

This friendly, utterly offbeat place uses old radios, caged lamps, yellowing newspaper and junk-shop furniture to create an eccentric atmosphere. But it's the collages of dolls' body parts that get your head spinnin…
Top Choice European in Odense

Restaurant No 61

Family-friendly yet gastronomically oriented, this farmhouse-chic bistro has a short, simple, monthly changing menu of seasonal dishes using produce plucked straight from the Funen fields: white asparagus with truff…
Music in Odense

Tinderbox

This big, multigenre music festival celebrates the best in pop, indie, electronic and urban music on four stages. Though relatively new, it already draws very big names. The packed line-up in 2017 included Sean Paul…