Guide Service in Odense
Guide service Odense, here you can experience Funen's largest city with skilled local guides. Choose which guided tour or city walk you want to explore. Choose from our suggested tours. Experiences suited for both children and adults.// List ?>
Sculpture and Park Walk at Hollufgård
Join us on an exciting walk in the beautiful sculpture park and forest area at Gæsteatelier Hollufgård on the outskirts of Odense.
The ''Gæsteatelier'' consists of many workshops for professional sculpturers and paintors which may be used by travellers, foreign visitors and artists alike.
Come on a guided tour of the sculptures in this lovely landscape. I'll tell you about the materials the artists use, the production process, the thoughts behind the artworks, and I will also give you a thorough look at the sculpturer's workshop.
Hans Christian Andersen – Fairy Tale Sculptures in Odense
Explore the city of Odense by following the trail of Hans Christian Andersen's lovely fairytale sculptures. Suitable for children
Downtown Odense – from busy street to urban city centre
Discover how the gigantic work with a new city centre in Odense has come to life. Hear the fascinating tales and grand dramas
Medieval and Renaissance Odense
Experience a knowledgeable and dedicated guide tell about Medieval and Renaissance Odense including a few stories
City walk in Odense – Old and Modern
What did Odense look like 500 years ago? What role did it play in Denmark's history? Find out more on this city walk
In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen
It is almost impossible to visit Odense without listening to some of the interesting stories about the famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen who was born in Odense.
A guided tour of the city of Odense in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen is an obvious starting point for getting to know the city centre and Odense.
During this guided tour of the old city centre, you will pass the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen and see the spot where his mother used to work as a laundress. We will visit the Cathedral, Odense Domkirke, where he was confirmed and see the place where the old theatre used to be and he first fell in love with the world of theatre. These and other places in Odense played an integral part in Hans Christian Andersen's life and in forming him.
Odense, Vollsmose Housing District
Vollsmose is a much discussed and beautiful district in Odense. Visit and judge for yourself. Does the media give the right image
Odense Å River tour from Munkemose to Den Fynske Landsby
A day out boating and walking in the company of an enthusiastic guide, see Odense River and the Funen Open Air Village
Guided Tour Through New Odense – Culture, Music and Renewal of a City
Meet old and new in a changing city. Classical and modern music, houses for music and shows and a town that wants to be a city
Port of Odense – the extended tour from industrial past to modern present
The Port of Odense from a worn out industrial neighbourhood to a prosperous area housing, the new habour bath and culture
Odense Cathedral, St. Canute's Church
Odense Cathedral is called St. Canute's Church, and has two main attractions. It houses the body of the victim of a regicide in 1086, and it has an absolutely marvelous altarpiece.
Odense Cathedral is named after the Viking king Canute IV Svendsen, who in 1086 had sought refuge in St. Alban's church, near to the present cathedral, but was assassinated anyhow. It is an exciting story and tale of the rebellion against the king, the king's flight through Jutland with a small band of men, his murder, and the solemn transfer of his body to the present cathedral in 1095.
In the crypt I will show you St. Canutes shrine and his famous Byzantine silk blanket with motifs of eagles. The crypt is also the final resting place for the later Danish King Hans (1487-1513) and his spouse Queen Christine.
It was Queen Christine who ordered the church's amazing, golden altarpiece from the best and most skilled carver in Northern Europe at the time, Claus Berg from Lübeck. It shows hundreds of wooden figures, all individually designed and carved by hand. It is considered to be the most outstanding Scandinavian medieval piece of art.
You will also hear about the main features of the construction of the church and about the English monks, who after the canonization of King Canute came to settle at the monastery associated with the church, and you will get acquainted with the lives and fates of some of the persons who have been interred in the church during the centuries.
Guided Tour and Boating on Odense River in the Wake of H C Andersen
Nice two hour tour of Odense includes Boating on the river. Hans Christian Andersen theme. Very suitable for groups with small children
Guided Tour of Odense City Hall
Enjoy Odense City Hall from past to present. Beautiful architecture, surprising stories and an enthusiastic guide
Medieval and Renaissance Churches in Odense
Experience a knowledgeable and dedicated guide talk about the churches in Medieval Odense and the renaissance buildings
Hike Along Stavis Stream
A cosy hike along one of Odense's streams, which has a lot of overseen cultural treasures scattered along its way
Odense – From Urban Freeway to Secluded Spots
A city walk in Odense with sights from historical buildings to urban freeways and bustling modern areas.
Odense has undergone a massive transformation the last few years, under the motto ''Going from being a big city to being a metropolis''. A wide 4-lane road was constructed through the city's beautiful old centre in the 1970's. That road has finally been removed and the inner city is slowly being reunited.
We'll take a walk through the city centre along the newly built areas that the new tram will go through. During our walk, I will tell you some of the interesting stories about all the problems and challenges that digging up the earth around here posed while the area was still under construction. Whether being problems with pipelines, electric cables or how on earth they managed to plant such beautiful trees on top of an underground parking space. Whether it's an ancient bishop's burial place or the well-known ruin from the 15th century that had to be moved once again. We'll also explore some of the inner city's beautiful secluded spots.
We'll walk in the beautiful Hans Christian Andersen neighbourhood, where I'll give you a detailed account of his life and we'll pass the house where he was born as well as the new museum which you'll see from the outside. Afterwards we'll take a walk along Odense River in Eventyrhaven towards Odense Cathedral, where I will tell you about Saint Canute's murder and the city's abbeys.
Coffee and/or lunch arrangements at one of the city's excellent restaurants can be arranged by Guideservice Danmark.
Take a boat down-river and up again.
We'll take a boat from Munke Mose til Fruens Bøge on Odense River. Guided tour and games
Odenses Violent Liberation
The day of liberation from the occupying German Forces, 5th May 1945 became a bittersweet day for Odense
The wild journey of Odense: From hick town to modern city
Massive urban development has changed Odense forever. Get the big story here – and try a ride on the tram
Look Up, Look Down – Get to Know Your Town!
Book this city-walk to enjoy Odense from a rare perspective and find the interesting and subtle details only few notice
Odense, New Districts at the Harbour
City walk in the interesting harbour district of Odense – splendid development. I have been involved in the planning from the outset, and now you can learn about the interesting stories.
The new district at the harbour in Odense is a lovely mixture of owner-occupied flats and rented flats. Furthermore, there are a lot of new company domiciles and old company buildings that have existed here for many decades. Some of the buildings you can admire is the old tollbooth and the Northatlantic House, Nordatlantens Hus which also holds a wellrenowned restaurant.
The challenge is to make these different building types and activities coexist in harmony and beauty. This is about the interplay of living, working and moving people and goods through an area in a way that maximizes Quality of Life for all. Let me tell my story, i.e. partly seen from the viewpoint of the communal housing societies.
Ghettos arise, ghettos exist, ghettos perish
Ghettos arise, ghettos exist, ghettos perish
Medieval Monasteries of Odense
Experience a knowledgeable and dedicated guide talk about the monasteries and their duties in Medieval Odense
Port of Odense – from industrial past to modern present
The Port of Odense from a worn out industrial neighbourhood to a prosperous area
A guided tour on the Odense Tramway
This is the story about the tram of Odense – from when the project was just a crazy idea and all the way up to the opening in 2022
Brandt's – from Thriving Industry to Cultural Centre
Brandt's Woolen Mill formerly a well renowned company in the centre of Odense.
The Brandt family took over a small dying company in 1796. The dying company was lead by Christian Brandt followed by his son and finally his grandson. It was the grandson Søren Christian Brandt who founded the woolen mill in 1869 which was a successful business until it closed down in 1977.
This city walk in the very heart of Odense will give you the history of the Brandt's company from 1796 until present days where the former woolen mill has been transformed into artmuseums, cafes, cinema and tempting specialist shops. It is a lively part in the heart of the modern Odense with exhibitions, open air music and a friendly atmosphere.
With a your tour guide you can still experience the intense and busy working atmosphere from the 1800s and 1900s and learn about the industrialisation in Denmark which involved child labor. Today you see lots of traces from the former woolen mill. Your guide will point them out to you.
Merchant Oluf Bager's Life in Odense
Hear the captivating story of one of the wealthiest merchants in Denmark in the 1500s and 1600s Odense. Restaurant is named after him
Open-Air Museum: The Funen Village
"It was lovely summer weather in the country", Hans Christian Andersen writes. In the Funen Village you may see for yourself
Odense, past and present
Experience Odense's past, see where Hans Christian Andersen grew up, and learn more about the city as a modern metroplis today
Guided tours in Odense
This is where you'll find good suggestions for a guided tour around to all the best sights in Odense, which is Denmark's 3rd largest city. Odense offers both historic neighborhoods and lively areas that are worth experiencing for both locals and tourists. You can find many topics for guided tours in Odense. The Hans Christian Andersen theme is obvious as the poet and fairytale writer was born i Odense: the museum named after him, his birthplace and childhood home are obvious places to visit.
There is so much more to see on either a guided walk, a bike ride or a guided coach tour. With a guide to accompany you, you'll get the best of your visit to Odense and you'll hear the good stories without having to do any research by yourself. Odense is a green city, an open city and a cycling city and very suitable for guided tours by foot or by bike. A coach tour starting from Odense is the right choice if you want to experience a little more of Funen.
During a little over 100 years Odense has gradually grown from being a large town into a big city, with everything that comes along. At the same time, Odense has managed to maintain a distinctive character as an open, green and airy city and you can still see why Odense for many years has had a reputation for being a town with mostly villas. For many years the river Odense Å formed the southern boundary of the city, but today Odense Å is part of central and recreational, green Odense. There are lovely walks along the river through the parks and you can follow the river all the way to Fruens Bøge and Odense Zoo. From there you can choose to either stroll back or sail back with the river boat, Odense Åfart. If you want a guided tour on the river, no problem. We can do that as well.
Odense has a number of exciting museums such as Hans Christian Andersen's House, Hans Christian Andersen's Childhood Home, the Railway Museum and the Tidens Samling - Danish costume and interior through decades. All the museums are worth a visit. Also the open-air museum the Funen Village, Den Fynske Landsby, the museum Møntergården and also Odense Cathedral, where you can see the bones of Canute the Saint in the crypt below the cathedral.
Guided tour in the city of Odense
A guided tour in Odense city offers many subjects and themes. A guided tour can be in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen, which is a guided tour suitable for the whole family, children as well as adults. A guided tour in medieval Odense, a guided boat tour on Odense river or a walk in the city's new district. Options are numerous.
At the Port of Odense there is a lot of new, exciting and, not least, beautiful architecture. Here is also the distinctive North Atlantic House on Byens Ø.
A guided tour in Odense can start whereever you want in the city and will quite naturally lead you past both new and old architecture, and you'll see the cozy cobbled streets and the city's beautiful, green parks. If you are interested in the history of the city of Odense or more up-to-date information, the guides have good and extensive knowledge.
Guide Service Denmark can also offer tours of museums in Odense, Odense Cathedral and the city's other churches and elsewhere in the city. Whether you want a tour indoors or outdoors our skilled guides are ready to share their knowledge with you and your guests, whether you are few or many participants in your group. Both guided tours are a good activity for groups, and our guides are happy to share their many stories from Odense with guests from home and abroad, in the language that is needed.
Guided tours, not just Odense but all of Funen
If you'd like a slightly longer tour you might also want to book a coach and not just the guide or plan a bicycle tour. We can help you with both options.
How many in a group
Our groups start with just 1 person and no upper limit to how many in a group. We recommend booking a guide for approximately every 25-30 people. On each tour you can see the maximum number of participants. If you are a large group we just book extra guides.
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