Odense (map) is the largest city on the island of Funen (“Fyn” in Danish, map) 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.
Odense is also the birthplace of the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, and the city proudly displays statues, parades and monuments in his memory. Andersen was born on 2 April 1805, in a tiny house on Munkemøllestræde, quite close to the cathedral (Hans Christian Andersen’s Childhood Home, map). During his lifetime, Andersen created many famous fairy-tales which today are internationally famous. For example The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and The Snow Queen.
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Most of Odense’s attractions, bars, restaurants & shopping areas are very easily accessibly on foot. All of the city’s main hotels and hostels are in the city centre or train station areas. As a general rule all of the major attractions in the centre are between 5 and 10 minutes of each other.
A major exception to this is ‘The Funen Village‘ (Den Fynske Landsby, map), which is about a 45-minute walk along the river.
Odense is known for its good bicycle infrastructure. There are bicycle lanes along most major roads in addition to many commuter bicycle paths separated from the road system. If you have not brought your own bike, the company Donkey Republic rent out bikes through an app.