Odense Cathedral - Saint Canute's Church

Photo: Johan Joensen

Klosterbakken 2

5000 Odense C

The Cathedral, St. Knuds, was built in the 1300s. It is a Gothic cathedral with a bright, high nave. Many consider this to be the finest Gothic building in Denmark.

It is named after the king Canute the Holy, who was murdered here in 1086. His bones are on display in the crypt. King Hans and Christian II are also buried in Odense Cathedral.

The magnificent altarpiece dating back to the 1500s and carved by Claus Berg is well worth examining in detail.

On Wednesdays, due to noon prayers, it is not possible to move around the church from 11.45 to 12.30.


Klosterbakken 2

5000 Odense C

Opening hours

19 May 20 / 31 Dec 20


10:00 - 16:00


12:00 - 16:00

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