Top Historical Places in Odense

Are you looking to explore the history of Odense through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Odense including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Odense. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Odense ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Odense, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Odense for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Odense with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Odense Cathedral

    4.4 (263 Votes)
    Odense Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    The King after which this cathedral is named, Canute, was a very troublesome figure during his lifetime…. At least the nobles he ruled thought so. Eventually, he was heated enough that amidst much drama, a mob gathered to murder him and killed him at the main altar of St. Alban’s Priory church. The story of his death caught popular imagination, and stories of miraculous healings at...Read more
  2. Brandts Art, Museum Of Photography And Media Museum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, History Museum

    Having three separate institutes in one location was more a matter of convenience. The idea was to maintain presentation integrity but also operational independence each institure organises its own exhibits and funding. Brand Klaederfabrik is associated to the Funen Art Museum and in 2013 was merged with the Kunsthallen Brandts Museum of Photographic Art. The collections here range from Danish ...Read more
  3. Viking Museum Ladby

    4.4 (81 Votes)
    Viking Museum Ladby

    Historical Site

    Pay a visit to the only existing Viking ship in the world, still situated in the burial mount as it was placed thousand years back. Step into the mount to see the 1000 year old Ladby ship. This Ladby ship is the only ship grave, belonging to the Viking period. The mound that you see was raised above the ship. You can even walk in the outside area and watch the boat builders creating an exact li...Read more
  4. St. Canute's Cathedral

    Religious Site, Historical Site, Cathedral

    It is a 14th century old Gothic cathedral, reflecting the city’s wealth and lifestyle during medieval age. The primary attraction of the church is the chilly crypt, a least visible staircase on the right side of the altar. You will get to see the 900 year old skeletons of King Canute (Denmark’s patron saint) and his younger brother Benedikt, preserved in a glass box. They were kille...Read more
  5. Montergarden

    4.2 (148 Votes)

    Historical Site, Exhibition

    Does history attracts you? If your answer is yes, a visit to Montergarden can be considered. Housed in a Renaissance style building, the museum has collections belonging to the ancient history of Funen. A new separate building has come up within the premise where exhibition on the medieval age of Odense is on display.
  6. Egeskov Castle

    4.6 (345 Votes)
    Egeskov Castle

    Castle, Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Just do a Google image search first; from every angle, this place looks straight out of a fairy-tale. It has been standing for 460 years as of 2014 aE an unassuming if enchanting building that was actually built for defensive purposes. The time of itaE™s building was a period of unrest and it remained that way over the centuries; the trained eye will notice the towers are cleverly positio...Read more
  7. Odense Bunkermuseum

    4.7 (82 Votes)
    Odense Bunkermuseum

    War Memorial, Specialty Museum

    One of the favorite places or history buffs is the Odense Bunker Museum. It is 450kvm large nuclear secure central command post. It was used as bunker by the mayor where he and the infrastructure people could take shelter in worst cases during the Cold War. Till date the bunker is intact and has been used as museum for public visit. Lots of displays of Civil Defense Forces and the enemy from th...Read more