Odense

  • The traffic in Odense is relatively quiet so pedestrians have little to worry about in that respect
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  • This was the birth city of famous writer Hans-Christian Andersen.
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  • With its 185,900 inhabitants, Odense is the third largest city in Denmark.
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  • The Diocese and the University of Southern Denmark are located in Odense.
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  • Odense is not only located next to the sea but the city itself is greatly influenced by the water.
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  • Odense's history is rich in Norse mythology, as even the city's name means 'Odin's sanctuary'. Home town of the famous poet Hans Christian Andersen, it has dedicated a whole area to the writer, made of small houses painted in bright colours and of a museum where you can see his most important manuscripts. The city also has also preserved its religious influences from the Middle Ages, of which the famous ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Denmark

Odense's history is rich in Norse mythology, as even the city's name means 'Odin's sanctuary'. Home town of the famous poet Hans Christian Andersen, it has dedicated a whole area to the writer, made of small houses painted in bright colours and of a museum where you can see his most important manuscripts. The city also has also preserved its religious influences from the Middle Ages, of which the famous St. Knud's Cathedral is the jewel. The city is also home to a museum dedicated to the ancestral traditions of the country.

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