The Mass 2011 social program consists of two parts on Wednesday. The walking tour is free, the banquet costs DKK 450 (free for funded students and invited speakers). For both parts, you should sign up as soon as possible, at the latest on Monday at noon, to Lone Charlotte Nielsen.

“From old to new” – walking tours of Odense city

Hans Christian Andersen House in Odense (c) Wikipedia, ElgaardWhere: Next to Radisson Blu Hotel, Claus Bergs Gade 7, Odense C
When: Wednesday at 14:00
Sign-up: Monday at 12:00 to Lone Charlotte Nielsen

Odense is a city with a long, fascinating history. We celebrated our 1000th anniversary in 1988, and there are still plenty of sights to see with strong links to our history. The guided tour starts in the delightful Hans Christian Andersen Quarter and the area around Overgade.

The guide relates the development of Odense from the Middle Ages to the present day, and enlivens the tour with short, entertaining anecdotes. The tour winds its way through small, charming streets and takes in Odense Å river and St. Knud’s Church (where you can go in and see the remains of Knud (Canute) the Holy unless religious services are being held).

It is then time to move on to the pedestrian area, and by Rosenbæk Kareen, the guide will provide an introduction to the exciting new area that has been built as an extension to Brandts Klædefabrik. Rosenbæk Kareen is an area comprising new student accommodation, standard apartments and, in particular, an inviting environment around the highly respected H.J. Hansen store. This setting now houses a number of attractive market halls that are open every weekend selling “gourmet” items: from fresh fish and meat to bread, cakes, flowers, wine and so on.

From Rosenbæk Karéen, the tour continues to Brandts Klædefabrik itself – the cultural centre of Odense. The former textile factory now houses art galleries hosting a range of exhibitions, a graphic museum, a museum of photographic art, cafés, a cinema, restaurants and a number of tempting shops.