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Address: Klosterbakken 2, Odense 5000, Denmark
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+45 66 12 03 92
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Tue - Wed 09:00 - 13:00
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Ancient church, free entry

Aside from the general impression of a large, white interior space, be sure to see the large, carved, gilded altarpiece, and go down underneath it to see he bones of the Sainted... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's stunning inside, and there a lot of graves of prominent people. There's many epitaph and the huge Valkendorf chapel with coffins of the Vittinghoff family.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Big brick cathedral is impressive from the outside. And I liked the decorated inside as well. Perahps not so interesting for forigners as we don't know much about Danish history...

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Aside from the general impression of a large, white interior space, be sure to see the large, carved, gilded altarpiece, and go down underneath it to see he bones of the Sainted king of was killed in the church by soldiers not keen to accept Christianity about 1000 years ago. Free entry, and good acoustics if you get a chance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stunning church architecture (brickwork amazing) in the centre of this old city. Young people are the hallmark of this city & there is an young vibe reaching the Cathedral with modern sculpture and modern artworks inside & out.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Worth a short visit especially downstairs in the crypt area. Lots of signs in both Danish and English so you can understand the history.

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White Rock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Am not used to being asked for entrance fee into a church! A man was standing in the centre aisle with a cash box on the table. The fee was DKK 50 per person. Thought this was a rip off so wouldn't pay.

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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Nice to visit the church on a rainy November afternoon. A quiet and warm place to sit down and be quiet for awhile. The bones of St. Knut, also connected to history in Lund, Sweden are on display in the crypt.

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Vermont
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

If an opportunity arises to visit Odense, don't hesitate. If you arrive in Copenhagen by plane or train, rail connections to Odense are great. Hotels are relatively close to the main station. Odense itself is interesting with places to visit such as beautiful old Saint Knuds Church, walks along the river and times to marvel at ornate 17th century houses... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

We traveled to Odense to see this church where my friend's great grandmother had been baptized. It was lovely and a great experience!

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Northcliff, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Wikipedia states that: "St. Canute's Cathedral , also known as Odense Cathedral, is named after the Danish king Canute the Saint, otherwise Canute IV. It is a fine example of Brick Gothic architecture. The church's most visited section is the crypt where the remains of Canute and his brother Benedict are on display." The alter piece by Claus Berg deserves... More 

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