This is the Great Runs ‘runseeing’ tour, which hits the highlights of the compact historic centre, and then sections of the Odense River Paths, Munke Mose Park, & Ansgar Anlæg Park. Overall, 7.3 km, with good add-on options.
Start near the central train station with a loop around King’s Park (Kongens Have) and the Odense Castle. Head east to the H. C. Andersens House, Museum, Odeon Concert Hall, & Møntergården museum. The next section is for ~1 km east along Vestergade, one of Odense’ main streets and a largely pedestrianized shopping area. Then, LEFT on Søndergade to Ansgar Anlæg Park, which has nice ~1 km path leading to a cemetery with many important memorials. At the hospital, cross Søndre Blvd. to the path along the Odense River, and head north back toward the centre. Cross into Munke Mose Park, enjoying some of the paths there, up to the scenic Eventyrhaven waterfront park. Continue along the river briefly, turning LEFT on Brogade back to the start using the main road (or wing your way through the centre).
- 7.3 km (4.5 miles)
- King's Garden/Odense Castle