Where to go and what to see in Odense
Odense, Denmark's third largest and Funen's largest city with 166,305 inhabitants (2010).
Odense city lies at the Odense River, approx. 3 km south of Odense Fjord. Odense is a market town, and was until 2006 the county seat of Funen County and before the Odense County. Although Odense is home to the administration of South Denmark, the
Odense city is by far the largest in the region. Moreover, Odense also home to Denmark's second largest hospital - after Rigshospitalet - Odense University Hospital (OUH). Odense is the capital municipality of Odense.
Read much more about the world famous Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen from Odense
Culture, shopping and fun in Odense
Odense is the third-largest city in
Denmark and boasts some of the greatest cultural attractions on the
island of Fyn. Odense is perhaps best known as the city where Hans
Christian Andersen was born and grew up. He certainly made his mark
on his home town, as Odense is still devoted to creative
experiences with a difference – to play is to live.
Visit Odense by night
Close to Dexter stands Den Smagløse Café – the perfect place to
kick-start your evening before continuing into the night. The
nightlife in Odense is magnificent and
principally centred around Gråbrødre Plads and Brandts Passage.
Green settings in the city
Odense Å river cuts through the city like a green passageway. The
river is lined with peaceful nature areas where children can burn
off some energy on the playgrounds. It is a tranquil oasis close to
the cultural attractions and pedestrian streets of Odense. Local
residents themselves prefer to relax in Eventyrhaven park.
Wonderful delights for children
If you bring your children with you
to Odense, you can be sure of returning home with a wealth of new
knowledge. For example, you can learn about animals from all over
the world at Odense Zoo, Denmark in ages past at The Fyn Village or the life of a train driver at
The Danish Railway Museum. Odense’s traditions for fun
and games date back to the time of Hans Christian Andersen, a
figure you can find out about at the Hans Christian Andersen’s House museum or at
the Tinderbox Culture Centre for Children.
For information about more things to see and do, restaurants,
accommodation, etc. go to www.visitodense.com.
Getting to Odense & Funen
Visit Odense By Flight The city of Odense can be reached directly from Kastrup Airport (Copenhagen) by train. The journey takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. It is also possible to reach Odense from Billund Airport (situated in the southern part of Jutland). You will then have to take a bus/train or rent a car.Billund Airport
Odense By TrainTrains leave from the capital of Copenhagen to Odense at close intervals. The journey takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.Many trains from Europe with destination Copenhagen stop in Odense as well.
Odense By CarIf you come from Scandinavia or the northern part of Europe it would be a splendid idea to bring your own car. You could easily visit other parts of Denmark by car during your stay.
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