Brandt's - from Thriving Industry to Cultural Centre
Brandt's Woolen Mill formerly a well renowned company in the centre of Odense.
The Brandt family took over a small dying company in 1796. The dying company was lead by Christian Brandt followed by his son and finally his grandson. It was the grandson Søren Christian Brandt who founded the woolen mill in 1869 which was a successful business until it closed down in 1977.
This city walk in the very heart of Odense will give you the history of the Brandt's company from 1796 until present days where the former woolen mill has been transformed into artmuseums, cafes, cinema and tempting specialist shops. It is a lively part in the heart of the modern Odense with exhibitions, open air music and a friendly atmosphere.
With a your tour guide you can still experience the intense and busy working atmosphere from the 1800s and 1900s and learn about the industrialisation in Denmark which involved child labor. Today you see lots of traces from the former woolen mill. Your guide will point them out to you.