Odense, Denmark

Ancient Odense (Odense, “Sanctuary of Odin”) is the third largest city in Denmark, the capital of the island of Funen, a picturesque park city. It is easy to believe that it was in this city that the storyteller Andersen was born – gingerbread houses and tiled roofs, as if descended from the illustrations for his books, haunt the tourist at every step. In addition, the houses where the writer was born and lived for many years are carefully guarded in Odense, and the heroes of his fairy tales are found everywhere on the streets (of course, in the form of monuments). See citypopulationreview.com for weather in the capital of Denmark.

How to get there

The city is located near the fjord of the same name, you can get here by train from Copenhagen (278 DKK, 1.5 hours), Aarhus (245 DKK, 1¾ hours), Esbjerg (220 DKK, 1.5 hours). Or from the capital by bus over a suspension bridge (travel time ~ 1.5 hours). The bus station is located near the station at the address: Dannebrogsgade, 6.

Funen Garden Island, whose capital is Odense, is located away from the Zeeland Islands, across the picturesque Great Belt Strait. To connect these dots, the enterprising Danes built a grandiose structure – a bridge 7 km long, the second longest in the world. Needless to say, a bus ride along it is a separate attraction?


The first mention of Odense dates back to 988 documents. However, there is evidence that much earlier than this time there was also a Viking settlement, which was called Nonnenbakken. In the south of Odense, one of the powerful fortresses with that name, built in the 970s by King Svein Vistulabeard, has survived to this day.


The city is easy to get around on foot, by bike or by bus. In the latter case, boarding is always made through the front doors, the ticket is purchased from the driver (25 DKK, it is better to have the amount without change). The main transit point where almost all routes converge is the stop in front of the Church of St. Knuds (Sankt Knuds Kirke). All buses except for number 71 also pass by the bus station, which is located next to the railway. Odense Banegard Center station.

A taxi rank can be found in front of the station or ordered by calling Odense Taxa: 661-544-15.

Looking around Odense, in no case should you lose sight of the wonderful open-air museum Funen Village.


Those who come to Odense by car should know that driving in the city, apart from rush hours when everyone is going to or from work, is quite easy. However, most of the attractions are located in the pedestrian zone, so it’s best to park your four-wheeled friend and explore the city on foot.

Near the city center there is marked parking along the streets, which is paid in special machines in small change (it is worth stocking up with coins). Seats fill up quickly, but you shouldn’t be upset: next to Brandts Klædefabrik, Carl Nielsen Museet and the railway. stations have special large parking lots. The cost is 12 DKK per hour.

By bike

There are several shops in the city center where you can rent a bike, such as City Cycler (Vesterbro 27; 10:00-17:30pm Mon-Fri, until 13:00 on Sat). The rental price is about 100 DKK per day.

There are also special bike tours in Odense from the Cycling Embassy company, the cost is about 4000 DKK for a group of up to 25 people, check the details at the information office.

Odense, Denmark