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About Odense

Odense is situated in the heart of Denmark on an island called Funen, and it is the third-largest city in Denmark. Odense offers a little of everything, with a charming atmosphere and many public parks and green spaces, a river and a harbour in the center of the city.

Odense has a wide and diverse shopping environment. The everyday shops are located in the pedestrian streets, such as Vestergade and Kongensgade, while the small side streets and alleyways are home to tempting specialist shops that carry international labels and leading Danish Design. This is also where you can find funky cafés and pubs. Brandts Klædefabrik is the cultural centre of Odense, located in the heart of the city. If you want to see Odense by night, try for example Den Smagløse Café to kick-start your evening before continuing into the night. Odense has a busy nightlife mainly centered around Gråbrødre Plads and Brandts Passage.

Odense was home to the famous story-teller Hans Christian Andersen, and his life and writings have left a distinctive imprint on the city - where living is playing.

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Last Updated 28.09.2017