Visit Odense H. C. Andersen

Visit Odense the city where Hans Christian Andersen was born

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
Hans Christian Andersen was born 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
Odense Denmark 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.

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Getting to Odense & Funen
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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

Copenhagen Airport

Visit Odense By Train
Trains 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.

Visit Odense By Car
If 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. - road maps of Denmark - road maps of Denmark

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