Travel to Odense in Denmark

Denmark It seems to me a super interesting country, perhaps it is not famous for other European countries such as France, England, Italy or Germany, but the truth is that it has charming cities where you can find many things of great interest. A relative recently took a trip to that country and was delighted with what he discovered, so I decided to write about it to see if his recommendations are useful to anyone.

Specifically I will write about Odense, the third largest city in the country and second only to Copenhagen and Aarhus. Its name is due to the god Odin, a god from Danish mythology. From there were famous figures such as the writer Hans Christian Andersen. In the year 1020 it was the episcopal see of the country and in 1086 he suffered one of the most tragic events in the history of the country since he was assassinated there in King Padfoot IV after the inhabitants of the city revolted by not wanting to pay the taxes of the Church.

This fact also made Odense a place where a lot of visitors began to arrive, being also one of the oldest cities in the country since in 1988 it celebrated its 1,000 years old. Odense is in the northwest of the island of Fyn and on the banks of the river of the same name. Its old part is spectacular, making a beautiful contrast with the modern neighborhoods that surround it. 3 of the most outstanding monuments of the city are religious: the Cathedral of San Canuto, the Church of Our Lady and the Church of San Juan.

Precious also the Odense castle, which was built in the year 1720 and which together with several museums house the most important of the history of this city, being also the places with the greatest cultural interest. Highlights the Hans Christian Andersen House, converted into a museum after his death and where you can see many personal objects of the writer, in addition to several manuscripts and illustrations of many of his works.

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