Torvet i Odder

Odder – Denmark’s largest village

Photo: Jannik Iversen

Odder has a bit of everything. From exciting attractions and exquisite eateries to a good selection of shopping options and overnight accommodation. Yet is has not outgrown its rural cosiness and attentiveness.

The commercial town that never became a royal borough

With well over 12,000 residents, Odder is by no means a metropolis, but with its large hinterland of smaller villages, it nevertheless has a large selection of shops, cafés and experiences for all tastes. The relative proximity to major cities such as Aarhus and Horsens gives a modern feel to a town which is otherwise characterised by a rural and neighbourly atmosphere.

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Places to shop in Odder

The Odder town centre is comparable with much larger towns or cities. In the pedestrianised Rosensgade, you can shop amok in  modern specialty shops and fashion shops.


Mos Mosh,Stine Goya, Lolly’s Laundry, Neo Noir, Rabens Saloner, Billi bi, Bruuns Bazaar, Co’couture, Munthe, Second Female, Five Units, Gai+Lisva, Dea Kudibal, Project A.J.117, Philip Hog og Markberg,… these are just some of the many brands you will find at KYSTHUSET. KYSTHUSET is a lar...

Blas Kaffe og The - Coffee and tea shop

Welcome to Blas Kaffe og The, the go-to shop in Odder for coffee, tea, speciality products and gift ideas. Our store is always full of exciting products, so visit us and explore our selection. The first thing you notice, when you enter our shop, if the great aroma of freshly-ground coff...

MR Lønskov in Odder

The menswear store Mr Lønskov is a great choice when your wardrobe needs a complete overhaul or just a small update. Not only is the staff one of the kindest in the country – they are also exceptionally skilled at dressing the customers for any occasion – to find the perfect style and s...

Did you know that one of Denmark's largest Kvickly supermarkets is found in Odder? In Kvickly, you can buy groceries, fashion and interior decor, look at art in the Balkon Galleriet or grab an organic meal at Folkebistroen.

Kvickly Odder

Photo: Dennis Aul Dahm

The town’s small oases

As in many other cities, Odder's central squares are natural gathering points. The square, Torvet, is always full of life and bustling. Here, the chamber of commerce Køb Odder holds many events throughout the year - the first weekend in August, in connection with the town's largest annual event, Odder Byfest, amongst others, where the whole town is in party mood.

At another square, Polititorvet, you find the beautiful old courthouse and gaol which, today, has been converted into an eatery with outdoor seating. In front of it, children can splash in the fountain or play by the babbling creek. But beware – there is a troll is lurking under the bridge!

Odder Byfest

Odder Town Fête is the very essence of Danish cosiness with smiling faces filling the streets and tents with food and drinks. Throughout the week actvities such as bikeraces, concerts, activities for children, traders fair, old timer car parade are abound, promising a good time for all.

Central Hotel

Central Hotel carries many features typical of the Jugend period and resembles the Hotel Royal in Aarhus a great deal.  A part of the decoration of the hotel can still be seen at ground level.  The hotel dominates the town square of Odder. Today it is no longer a hotel, but apartments ...

The old courthouse and detention

Erected in 1857 in late classical style by architect Ferdinand Thielemann, who also designed the new main building af the manor Vilhelmsborg, Ribe Cathedral School and City Hall in Aarhus (presently The Womens Museum). The courthouse was expanded in 1918 and later also served as police st...

Visit the town’s traditional museum

A short distance from the pedestrian street you find Odder Museum in the old part of town and an idyllic area with the old Steam and Water Mill at the centre. The museum will teach you about local history with exciting exhibitions. Look around the mill where time has stood still since production stopped in 1955. 

Odder Museum

Photo: Odder Museum

The history of Odder (Coming soon)

Photo: Odder Kommune

Nature waits just around the corner

At Odder Museum you find the cosy park, Mølleparken. Just behind the museum's main building and the timber-framed local archive you find a small pond in the park as well as a playground. While the children play, you can sit in this green oasis, listen to the babbling waters of Odder Å and study the many ducks.

Just south of Odder, you find a large forested area which is suitable for hiking. In the beautiful Vejlskoven, you actually feel far removed from urban living. In Rathlousdal Forest, there is an old manor house and a real bear grotto which is very popular with children. 

Spending the night in Odder

Montra Odder Parkhotel

Photo: Montra Odder Parkhotel