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Saint Canute's Cathedral

Odense is located in Denmark
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 55°23′45.48″N 10°23′18.73″E / 55.3959667°N 10.3885361°E / 55.3959667; 10.3885361Coordinates: 55°23′45.48″N 10°23′18.73″E / 55.3959667°N 10.3885361°E / 55.3959667; 10.3885361
Country  Denmark
Region Region Syddanmark
Municipality Odense Municipality
Established 988
City charter 1355
Municipality 1970
 - Total 5.8 sq mi (15 km2)
Population (2009)
 - Total 158,678
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.odense.dk

The city of About this sound Odense (Danish pronunciation: [ˈoð̞ˀn̩sə]) is the third largest city in Denmark. The name Odense comes from the Norse god Odin.

Odense city has a population of 158,678 (as of January 1, 2009 (2009 -01-01))[1] and is the main city of the island of Funen. It is the seat of Odense Municipality and was the seat of Odense County until 1970, and Funen County from 1970 until January 1, 2007 when the county became part of Region Syddanmark.



For the Catholic ecclesiastical history, see Roman Catholic bishopric of Odense

Odense (from Odins , meaning "Odin's shrine", referring to the god Odin of Denmark's indigenous Norse mythology), is one of the oldest cities of Denmark and had its 1000th anniversary in 1988. To celebrate this, a forest named "the Thousand Year Forest" (Danish: Tusindårsskoven) was cultivated. The shrine of Saint Canute (Danish: Sankt Knud / Knud den Hellige) in Saint Canute's Cathedral held great attraction for pilgrims throughout the Middle Ages.

In the 16th century the town was the meeting-place of several parliaments, and down to 1805 it was the seat of the provincial assembly of Funen.

Odense's most famous landmark was Odinstårnet (The Odin Tower) constructed in 1935, as the second-tallest tower in Europe, only surpassed by the Eiffel Tower. Odinstårnet was blown up by a Danish Nazi group in 1944 and has never been rebuilt. However, a miniature model of it now stands in the residential area Odinsparken in the area where the original tower was.

Until the beginning of the Danish industrial revolution, Odense was also the 2nd largest city in modern Denmark, but has in recent times been overtaken by Aarhus.

Famous residents of Odense


Odense Palace
Sign post
Pavement decoration from the 2005 Hans Christian Andersen year

Several large industries are located in or near Odense. Denmark's largest shipyard, Odense Steel Shipyard owned by the A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group is situated in the neighbouring town Munkebo. The biggest sales auction of vegetables, fruits and flowers (GASA) in Denmark is situated here. The Albani Brewery brews the local Odense Pilsner amongst others.

The commercial national television company TV 2 is based in Odense.

In the south-eastern part of Odense the Rosengårdcentret shopping mall is located. The mall dates from 1971 and is one of the largest in Denmark with 100,000 m2 of commercially used area and 153 stores.[2]

Odense is the commercial hub of Funen, its retail businesses serve the surrounding cities. The city center houses a shopping district with diverse stores.

The city's central location in Denmark makes it one of the nationwide convention and congress centers.


The main campus of the University of Southern Denmark is located in Odense. A branch of University College Lillebaelt (Danish: University College Lillebælt) can also be found in Odense. Odense is home to 8 gymnasiums, a business school, a vocational school, 21 public grade schools as well as a number of private schools.


Odense is the home of a number of football clubs, the most important are OB, FC FYN, B1909 and B1913.

The H.C. Andersen Marathon is held annually in Odense.

Tourist attractions

Saint Canute's Cathedral (Danish: Sankt Knuds Kirke) was formerly connected with the great Benedictine monastery of the same name, and is one of the largest and finest buildings of its kind in Denmark. It is constructed of brick in a pure Gothic style. Originally dating from 1081–1093, it was rebuilt in the 13th century. Under the altar lies Canute (Danish: Knud), the patron saint of Denmark, who had planned to conquer England from William of Normandy. He was slain in an insurrection at Odense in 1086. Odense is also the see of the bishop of Funen. * The cathedral has the skeletons of both the Saint/King and his brother on public display, it also boasts of one of Denmark's finest altarpieces, a magnificent triptych by Claus Berg. A large fragment of Byzantine cloth is displayed next to the two skeletons.

Kings John (Danish: Hans) and Christian II are buried in the city.

Our Lady's Church, built in the 13th century and restored in 1851–1852 and again in 1864, contains a carved 16th century altarpiece by Claus Berg of Lübeck.

Odense Palace was erected by King Frederick IV, who died there in 1730.

There is a theatre as well as a symphony orchestra, a zoo, and the Funen Village (Den Fynske Landsby) which is an open air museum with old houses typical for Funen.

The City Hall has a small scar from a battle between Germans and members of the Danish Resistance on 5 May 1945. The city's coat of arms - located above the main entrance to City Hall - is damaged. On close inspection, the kneecap of Saint Canute is penetrated by a bullet.

The 4 most visited attractions in 2007 were:

1. Odense Zoo - 420,254 visitors
2. The Funen Village - 105,040 visitors
3. Danish Railway museum - 97,759 visitors
4. H.C. Andersen's House - 80,622 visitors[3]

Other attractions:


The city lies close to Odense Fjord on the Odense River (Odense Å). A 7.5 metre (25 ft) deep canal, dug from 1796 to 1806[4], gives access to the town's harbor from the fjord.

By road, Odense connects to Zealand and Jutland by way of the Funish Motorway (Fynske Motorvej), a section of the E20, and to Svendborg on the southern part of Funen by way of the Svendborg Motorway (Svendborgmotorvejen), which comprises the Danish route 9. Other, smaller routes connect Odense to the rest of Funen, with direct links to all coastal towns.

Odense's main railway station Odense station lies on the line between Copenhagen and Jutland, the peninsular mainland. International trains connect the town with Sweden and mainland Europe, and local and regional trains link Odense to the rest of Denmark. A separate passenger railway (Svendborgbanen) operates between Odense and Svendborg. Formerly, railways connected Odense to most of Funen's coastal cities, but these links were closed down in the 1950's and 1960's[5]. Today these regional routes are served by buses operated by the public company FynBus, which also operates the town's municipal buses, connecting the town's suburbs to the city center.

Accessibility to Odense was greatly increased when the ferry service between the two main Danish islands, Zealand and Funen, was replaced by the Great Belt Bridge - opened in 1997 for rail traffic, 1998 for road traffic. When the bridge opened, it was the second longest suspension bridge in the world. Its construction greatly cut transportation time between Odense and the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Copenhagen can now be reached by trains from Odense in 1 hour and 15 minutes and Aarhus in 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Odense is served by Odense Airport, though the airport only operates regular flights during the summer months.


The land area of Odense is 304 km2, with a population density of 611 per km2 (2005 figures from Helsingin Seudun Aluesarjat). The population of Odense city, per January 1 of a given year, according to Danmarks Statistik.

Year Population Year Population
1976[6] 138,348 1999 144,940
1981 136,646 2000 145,062
1986 137,286 2001 144,849
1989 138,339 2002 144,636
1990 138,986 2003 145,374
1992 140,886 2004 145,554
1994 143,029 2006[7] 152,060
1996 144,518 2007 158,453
1997 145,354 2008 158,163
1998 145,296 2009 158,678

Twin cities

For a full list of twin cities, see Odense Municipality

See also


  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ Rosengårdcentret. "Om Rosengårdcentret - Rosengårdcentret" (in Danish). http://www.rosengaardcentret.dk/om. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Odense Municipality Statistisk 10 års oversigt 2008 -Tabel 40 [1]
  4. ^ Thestrup, Poul; Dorrit Andersen, Niels Oxenvad (in Danish). Odense bys historie. Mod bedre tider. Odense 1789-1868. Odense Universitetsforlag. pp. 193-200. 
  5. ^ Danske Jernbaner (2008). "danskejernbaner.dk - Oversigt over danske jernbaner, stationer og deres historie" (in Danish). http://www.danskejernbaner.dk/. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  6. ^ Statistics Denmark tabel BEF4A 1976-2004
  7. ^ Statistics Denmark tabel BEF44 2006-

External links

This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

A picturesque street in Odense's Old-Quarter.
A picturesque street in Odense's Old-Quarter.

Odense [1] is the unofficial capital and largest city on the island of Funen (da.Fyn) in Denmark. As Denmark's third-largest city, it offers the traveller a mixture of an exciting vibrant night-life, beautiful street-scapes, great shopping opportunities & a rich cultural heritage.

Hans Christian Andersen house
Hans Christian Andersen house
The old windmill at The Funen Village.
The old windmill at The Funen Village.
Live Jazz in Odense.
Live Jazz in Odense.
An example of the many 15th & 16th Century buildings in Odense.
An example of the many 15th & 16th Century buildings in Odense.


Odense is roughly in the center of Funen, which lies between the larger Zealand island & the Jutland peninsula. The first recorded reference to the city dates back to 988 AD in a letter from the German Kaiser Otto III.

Some recent archaeological finds have indicated that a settlement has in fact been around since the Viking period. At that time however, Odense was just the small centre of the Odin cult. In 1100, the first monastery, St. Knud's was established by English Benedictine monks.

Up until the middle of the 17th century, Odense enjoyed the position as a main trading-centre for the people from the surrounding areas. Local produce & livestock were exported from the city. However a war with Sweden in the 1600s weakened the city's economy, this economic downturn continued until 1803 when a canal linking Odense & the Baltic Sea was opened. This swiftly changed Odense into a port city & over the next 100 years Odense quickly developed into the modern industrial city which it is today.

Currently Odense has a population of 185,871 people, thus making it Denmark's 3rd largest city.

Odense is also the birthplace of the world famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen & the city proudly displays statues, parades & monuments in his memory. Andersen was born on 2 April 1805, in a tiny house on Munkemøllestræde, quite close to the cathedral. During his lifetime, Andersen created many famous fairy-tales which today are internationally famous. For example 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Ugly Duckling' & 'The Snow Queen'.

Get in

By plane

Odense Airport (IATA: ODE, ICAO: ICOD) [2], no longer engages in domestic flights and international services has been much reduced since the construction of the Great Belt Bridge, However the small local carrier AirBorne [3] operates directs flights to several Italian cities during the summer, including Parma, Firenze and Trieste. Regular schedules services are from the country's other major airports, which thanks to Odense central location are not far way:

  • Copenhagen/Kastrup Airport take the train from the airport directly to Odense via Copenhagen City. This trip can take between 105 and 120 minutes. (Note: On trains leaving from Copenhagen Airport it is important that you clip your train ticket prior to boarding).
  • Billund Airport, take the local bus to either Kolding or Vejle & then get a train from there to Odense. Trains depart roughly every 30 minutes during the day & every two hours after 1am. The total trip is roughly 90 minutes.

By train

DSB provides rail-links between Odense & many of Denmark's major towns & cities. The trains are of exceptional quality, offer very comfortable seating & have food + drinks served en-route. During peak times it might be advisable to book a seat. This is generally not required very early in the morning or late at night. Trains are quite regular & arrive generally on time. Ticket checks take place on every journey, thus it is vital that you are in possession of a valid ticket at all times. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the train.

Odense is...

  • Roughly between 90 minutes & 2 hours from Copenhagen City. Trains depart 2-3 times an hour. (Average cost: 220dkk)
  • Around 105 minutes from Århus.
  • Between 80 and 110 minutes from Esbjerg in southern Jutland.
  • About 45 minutes from Svendborg in the south of Funen
  • Between 4 and 5 hours from Hamburg in Germany.

For further details on train schedules, destinations & other services visit, [4] .

By car

Odense is situated in the centre of the island Funen (da.Fyn), and although not technically correct, many Danes consider it to be the centre of Denmark. The main highway between east (Zealand) and west (Jutland) Denmark, the E20, runs trough the southern suburbs of the city. If you are driving from Germany, this highway branches of the highway from Germany (E45) right after the Kolding Ø exit. It is important to note that there is a toll for crossing the Great-Belt Bridge from Zealand to Funen, the cost is 200 DKK one-way.

By bus

The cream coloured buses from FynBus [5] travel to Odense from locations all over the island of Funen, Fredericia in Jutland, and Nykøbing on the island of Falster.

Regional buses arrive at & depart from the regional bus hub which can be found behind Odense Train Station on the north side of the railway. These are not to be confused with the local busses which depard from within the train station terminal on the south side of the railway. The Intra-city buses can be regognized from the regional buses by the length of the line number. Two-digit number lines are intra-city while 3-digit numbers are regional and inter-city.

By yacht

Odense City has been made accessible to yachts by the construction of a 7 km long canal from Odense Fjord to the old harbour. There are several marinas, however it is recommended that you make sure they have visitor berths before you arrive. You can also dock at marinas in Svendborg, Faaborg or Kerteminde. Then a connecting train or bus would link you to Odense.

By foot

Most of Odense's attractions, bars, restaurants & shopping areas are very easily accessibly on foot. All of the city's main hotels & hostels are located within the city centre or train station areas. As a general rule all of the major attractions in the centre are between 5 & 10 minutes of each other.

A major exception to this is 'The Funen Village' (Den Fynske Landsby), which is about a 45 minute walk along the river. Similarly the zoo is on the same route & is roughly 30 minutes from the city centre. Both of these attractions are sign-posted all the way along the river.

By taxi

Taxis are relatively abundant throughout the city, but they are quite pricey when compared to local buses. Areas which usually have a large amount of taxis waiting to pick up customers include, the taxi pick-up point at the trainstation, outside the Rosengård centre & at Fisktorvet.

On a Friday or Saturday night taxis can be found all over the city. You can hail a taxi on the street, or ask in a bar/restaurant for them to get one sent to come pick you up. It should be noted that taxis do cost more at night time.

Odense Riverboat, from the town to The Funen Village.
Odense Riverboat, from the town to The Funen Village.

For those interested in a more relaxed break, a river boat (Odense Åfart) can be taken from the bridge in Munke Mose Park (Nyvestergade) to the Zoo & to the forest next to 'The Funen Village'. The journey, which takes around 30 minutes, is a very relaxing way of seeing Odense river, the Danish countryside & to just relax on a summers day. Sometimes live jazz bands occasionally play on-board during the summer months. Row-Boats & Paddle-Boats can also be rented at the same location.

By bus

The buses from Odense Bytrafik[6] are available all over Odense, and fairly frequent. All city buses cost 16 DKK regardless of the destination. A map of available bus lines can be found here [7]. The the Funen village take city bus 21 or 22 or regional bus lines 110 or 111, throughout most of the day these lines combined makes for departures every 10 minutes from the city centre. For Odense Zoo take bus 110/111 from the train station to the Skt. Knuds Gymnasium stop and walk from there, these buses depart around every 30 minutes and cost 20 kroner.

By train

The regional train from Odense to Svendborg has a few stops in the Odense area. For example there is a stop at the picturesque Fruens Bøge area which is relatively near to The Funen Village.

Skt Knud Church
Skt Knud Church
  • Brandts Klædefabrik, Brandts Torv 1, +45 65 20 70 00, [8]. Tu-Su 10AM-5PM except Th noon-9PM. The art & cultural centre of Odense. Contains two museums; The Danish Museum of Media which focuses on all types of media and their history and the museum of photographic arts museum specializing in photography, there is also a gallery with changing exhibitions in it's 4 large halls. And also specialist shops, a music library, a specialist cinema, bars & a post office.  edit
  • Carl Nielsen Museum, Claus Bergs Gade 11, +45 65 51 46 01, [9]. A museum which honours the life of the classical music composer, Carl Nielsen, who was born just outside of Odense and is primarily known in Scandinavia and the UK for his 6 symphonies. Carl Nielsen is the portrait featured on the front side of the Danish hundred-kroner note.  edit
  • Danish Railway Museum, Dannebrogsgade 24, +45 66 13 66 30 (, fax: +45 66 19 02 20), [10]. Daily 10-16 (Closed 1 January, 24, 25 and 31 December.). A museum dedicated to the Danish railways. Contains dozens of old trains, carriages & rail road memorabilia over 10.000m2. There is also a large model train landscape and a ride-on miniature railway and playground for the children. On public holidays and during the schools summer vacation the museum also arranges train rides in old vintage steam trains to various destinations on Funen - call ahead for dates and reservations. Admission: Children 5-13 DKK 20, Adults DKK 48, Families DKK 120 (2 adults and 3 children).  edit
  • Egeskov Castle, Egeskov Gade 3, Kværndrup, +45 62 27 10 16, [11]. Daily 10AM-5PM (or 8PM in June/August). One of Europe's best preserved is Europe's best preserved Renaissance water castles, dating back from 1554, about 30 km south. The current owner, Count Ahlefeldt, has added numerous features, including a maze, walk-among- the treetops and a veteran auto museum, toy museum, kitchen garden, and more, all in a scenic park. 175 DKK.  edit
  • Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Bangs Boder 29, +45 65 51 46 01, [12]. Daily 10AM-4PM (or 6 PM in July-August). A museum dedicated to the city's most famous son, author and poet Hans Christian Andersen, most famous for his fairy tales and in particular The Ugly Duckling and the Little Mermaid. Part of the museum is located in the house where Andersen was supposedly born (though he would never confirm it). The impressive collection is mainly documents from his life and times, period furniture, and many drawings and paper clippings he is famous for at home. 55 DKK for entrance.  edit
  • Hans Christian Andersen's Garden, Town Centre, behind Saint Knuds Kirke. A garden commemmorating H.C. Andersen. Large flower arrangements, a river & an ice cream shop make this park an ideal location for a picnic. The small attractions of the park include a pergola, the “Chinese Wall” a statue of Hans Christian Andersen and close by – in the river – there is a sculpture of a paperboat (a prop from one of H.C. Andersens fairy tales).  edit
  • Odense Zoo, Sdr. Boulevard 306, +45 66 11 13 60 (), [13]. 10AM-4PM (or 6PM in summer). One Denmark's biggest tourist attractions is the Odense zoo, covering almost 4 hectares on both sides the Odense River. The Oceanium opened in 2001, is the main show-piece featuring a tour though South America, including a very impressive aviary and indoor rain forest. Children: 55 DKK, Adults: 110 DKK, Family: (2 adults, and 2 children) 300 DKK.  edit
  • Saint Knuds Kirke, Klosterbakken 2 (Next to the Town Hall), +45 66 12 03 92, [14]. 9am-4pm. Cathedral of King Canute the Holy, who became a martyr nearby in 1086. His tomb and that of his brother are in the crypt with many other burial stones of dignitaries of the day. Free Entry..  edit
The sign at the entrance to the Brandts area of the city.
The sign at the entrance to the Brandts area of the city.
Munke Mose Park, in winter.
Munke Mose Park, in winter.
  • Odense Golfklub, Hestehaven 200, +45-6595-9000, [15]. 9 pm -5:30 pm. Green fees: Weekdays Dkr. 275 (38 Euro), Weekends and holidays Dkr. 325 (45 Euro). Odense Golfklub does not accept Euros and only permits credit card payments on weekdays between 8:30 - 16:30.  edit
  • Odense Go-Kart-Hal, Cikorievej 32, +45-70 25 0210 (, fax: +45-70 250 220), [16].  edit
  • Odense Symphony Orchestra (Odense Symfoniokester), Cikorievej 32, +45 66 12 44 80 (, fax: +45 65 91 00 47), [17].   edit
  • Odense Aafart, [18]. Odense Aafart has tour boats from the recreational area Munke Mose in the city centre on Odense River with stops at Odense Zoo and in Fruens Bøge near The Funen Village.  edit
  • Odense Boldklub, Bolbro. Odense has one of the most active fanscenes in Denmark and if you are so lucky that OB plays at home against FCK or BIF you will have to go to the stadium and watch it. If you want a drink among other fans go to Sprogø up to 6 hours prior to kickoff. You will find a great athmosphere and singing here.  edit
  • University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, +45-6550-1000 (, fax: +45-6550-1090), [19].  edit
  • OUH Odense University Hospital, Sd.Boulevard 29 (phone = +45 66113333), ().  edit


Work can be difficult to find in Denmark unless you already have a fairly good level of Danish fluency. However for those who cannot speak the language work can be found delivering news papers, working in kitchens or collecting glasses in bars.

Delivering Newspapers...

  • Fyens Distribution A/S, Blangstedgårdvej 2, 5220 Odense SØ, Danmark., 65 45 56 22 or 80 60 90 90. Before 07:30.. 130dkk.  edit
  • Odense Pilsner & Odense Classic. (The locally brewed beer, available in shops & bars throughout the city.)
  • China Box, Vestergade 1 (Next to the Town Hall), +45 66 12 06 24. 11am-10pm. Good quality take-away Chinese at affordable prices. Between 22 DKK & 35 DKK.  edit
  • Emils Hot House, Vestergade 17 (Next to the Town Hall), +45 66 12 18 18‎, [20]. S-W 11AM-10PM,Th-Sa 11AM-6AM. Take-away burgers, pizza & hot dogs. Between 15 DKK & 45 DKK.  edit
  • Happy Chicken, Vestergade 17 (Next to the Town Hall), +45 66 17 85 43‎. All-Day. Budget Chinese food. The quality is not quite as good as that in China Box. Between 20 DKK & 45 DKK.  edit
  • Cafe du Nord, Vestergade 20 (Near to the Town Hall), +45 66 11 92 11. 9am-7pm.  edit
  • Cuckoo's Nest, Vestergade 73, +45 65 91 57 87, [21]. M-W 9AM-midnight,Th-Sa 9AM-2AM,Su 10AM-11PM. Stylish but relaxed cafe-bar in the front, with a courtyard restaurant in the back. Nacos, burgers, salads, fish, and tapas platters. Main dishes 70-200 DKK.  edit
  • Den Gamle Kro (The Old Inn), Overgade 23, +45 66 12 14 33 (, fax: +45 6617 8858), [22]. Daily 11AM-11PM. Easily one of the most attractive restaurants in the country, in a historical half timbered building, originally an old inn, built in 1863. French inspired and serves traditional Danish food. A la carte mains from 189 DKK, 2 course menu 297 DKK, 5 course menu 418 DKK..  edit
  • Sortebro Kro, Sejerskovvej 20, +45 66 13 28 26 (), [23]. Daily noon-11PM. 18th century Inn near Den Fynske Landsby (Old Funen Village) Sejerskovej 20. Danish cuisine. A la carte from 215 DKK, 3 courses menu 495 DKK.  edit
Statue at the SAS H.C.A. Hotel, Odense
Statue at the SAS H.C.A. Hotel, Odense
Brands Klædefabrik
Brands Klædefabrik

Bars in Odense have opening hours which tend to vary greatly. For example some bars close everyday at around midnight, while others stay open until 5AM or even later.

  • Albani, Tværgade 2, +45 65 48 75 00 (), [24]. A local beer, primarily Odense Pilsner and Odense Classic. The brewery was founded in 1859.  edit
  • The Australian Bar (A-Bar), Brandts Passage. The A-Bar is popular with students & young people due to its low prices. It is particularly popular with exchange students. Note: ID is required at the door. Door: 45 DKK, Drinks: Relatively Cheap..  edit
  • Boogies, Nørregade (Near to Ryan's Irish Pub). Popular with young people & students, open most weekday nights. During the summer there is an open air court with its own bar.>  edit
  • Carlsens Kvarter, Hunderupvej 19, 5000 Odense C, +45 63110110, [25]. A traditional Danish pub, with a cozy Danish athmosphere. Close to Munke Mose & the Teknisk Skole.  edit
  • Ryan´s of Odense, Fisketorvet 12, +45 65 91 53 00. hours. , Ryan's is an authentic traditional Irish Pub, stocked with Irish drinks & staffed by Irish barmen. Live music every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 11pm. Overpriced and can be somewhat rough on weekends.  edit
  • Odense Casino, Claus Bergs Gade 7 (Inside the Radisson Hotel), +45 6614 7800 (), [27]. 7pm-4am. American Roulette, Black Jack,Texas Hold Em Poker, TouchBet Roulette Terminals, Slot Machines, Viking Stud Poker 60 DKK entrance fee.  edit
  • Dan Hostel Odense City, Østre Stationsvej 31 (Adjacent to the central railroad station, located in the city center.), +45-6311-0425 (, fax: +45-6311-3520), [28].  edit
  • Odense Danhostel Kragsbjerggaard, Kragsbjergvej 121, +45-6613-0425 (, fax: +45-6591-2863), [29]. Denmark's only Manor-House hostel. Quiet residential area,2 km from the city center.  edit
  • Bed&Breakfast, Engvej 9, (), [30]. Walking distance to all attractions. Rates from DKK400.00 2 bed room.  edit
  • Odense Bed & Breakfast, Faaborgvej 434B, +45-60919891 (), [31]. Nice and clean rooms. Close to the town and anyhow in the countryside. From DKK 300.  edit
  • Domir Hotel, Hans Tausensgade 19, +45-6612-1427 (, fax: +45-6612-1314), [34]. Small but light,well furnished rooms. Center of town. 5 Min.walk to train station. Walk to most attractions. Rate DKK545.00+.  edit
  • Hotel Ansgar, Østre Stationsvej 32 (directions), +45-6611 9693 (, fax: +45-6611 9675), [35]. 600Dkk-900DKK.  edit
  • City Hotel, Hans Mules Gade 5, +45-6612-1258 (, fax: +45-6612-9364), [36]. 570 DKK and above.  edit
  • Radisson SAS H.C. Andersen Hotel, Claus Bergs Gade 7, +45-6614-7800 (, fax: +45-6614-7890), [37]. 850 DKK and above.  edit
  • Knudsens Gaard, Hunderupgade 2, +45 63114311, [38]. Excellent if by car. Residential area, at major cross roads out of town. 20-30 min.walk to city center. Good restaurant. DKK1.100.00 up.  edit
  • Gl. Avernæs, Helnæsvej 9, +45 63 73 73 73, [39]. A little from Odense, close to nature in a quiet and relaxing area DKK980.00 up.  edit
  • Local Police, Hans Mules Gade 1-3, 5100, Odense C, 66 14 14 48.  edit
  • Odense is generally a safe town for visitors, although criminal activities and violence occur and caution is recommended late at night. Although there is not really any reason for tourist to venture there, the Voldmose area, is infamous in Denmark for it's crime, social decay and a recent terrorism case.


Maps of Odense can be purchased in the two shops in the train-station for 10 DKK. Similarly there are maps placed all around the town for visitors, Most ATM machines in Odense close between 2am & 6am, Most shops only accept Danish credit cards & will not take foreign cards. (One exception to this is Ryan's Irish Pub), Post offices can be located in the Brandts Passage & Rosengård Centre.

  • Germany (Consul Knud Thybo), Svendborgvej 90, +45 66 14 14 14.  edit
  • Netherlands (Consul Robert Rasmussen), Christiansgade 70, +45 66 11 27 77.  edit
  • Norway (Consul Steen Haustrup), Energivej 40, +45 65 95 70 02.  edit
  • United Kingdom (Consul Frits Niegel), Albanitorv 4, +45 66 14 47 14.  edit
  • Kerteminde, Located about 20 km to the northeast, this cute seaside town with a large center of old 18th century houses offers beautiful beaches, mini-golf & an aquarium, complete with sharks.
  • Ringe, an agricultural town in center of the island of Funen.
  • Middelfart, a coastal town which is near to the bridge to the Jutland peninsula.
  • Nyborg, a coastal town which is complete with a medieval castle, beautiful gardens & walks by the harbor.
  • Fredericia, a beautiful medieval fortress town. 50 minutes by train this town offers beautiful walks along the old town walls, a gorgeous sandy blue-flag beach & the chance to visit the Jutland peninsula.
  • Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city. Only 90 minutes by intercity train. Visit the Mermaid, Tivoli Theme Park or the Carlsberg brewery.
Routes through Odense
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St. Canute's Cathedral in Odense.
  1. Odense, the largest city in Region Syddanmark and third-largest city in Denmark.
  2. The capital of the eponymous municipality in which it is located.



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  1. Odense, the largest city in Region Syddanmark and third-largest city in Denmark.
  2. The capital of the eponymous municipality in which it is located.

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Odense Palace

Odense is the third largest city in Denmark with about 146,000 inhabitants and the capital of the island of Funen (Danish: Fyn).

It was started in 988 A.D. and was sometimes the seat of the parliament. In 1805, it became capital of the island Funen.frr:Odense

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