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    Odense is the third largest city in Denmark with a population of about 175,000.  The City is also the largest on the island of Funen (Fyn in Danish) and is located in the centre of the country. Early records of Odense date back to 998 AD, which also makes it one of the oldest cities in Denmark.

    No one knows why the City is called Odense, but it is very likely that the name originated from the mythical Viking era. Odense is best known as the birthplace of the Danish fairy tale writer, Hans Christian Andersen.

    Below you will find a guide to many interesting places and attractions on the island of Funen.  Learn more about nightlife, places to eat, museums, culture, shopping, attractions and much more.

    Learn more about Hans Christian Andersen here.   Learn more about Odense here.  


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    Nightlife in Odense

    Spend your evenings in relaxing surroundings as you check out the nightlife available in Odense. There is something for everyone.

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    Culture and Attractions in Odense

    There are so many things to see and do in Odense. Learn more about museums, parks, shopping and lots more in Odense.

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    Discounts from Hostels

    Get a discount on your stay at a Danhostel. Check out our offers which give a variety of discounts on rooms, experiences, attractions, and much more.

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    Places to Eat in Odense

    The more you know about Odense, the more you will hear positive expressions when people talk about the various cuisine on offer. Like Copenhagen and Aarhus, Odense does not come up short when it comes to fine dining or tasty inexpensive meals.

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    Cinemas in Odense

    Watch the latest movies on wall to wall screens at one of these cinemas in Odense.

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    Shopping in Odense

    Whatever you need, you will find in Odense, so shop ‘til you drop at the many locations throughout the city.

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    Christmas in Odense

    Odense like all Danish cities and towns look forward to the lights and events which brighten up the dark days of winter.

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    Getting Around in Odense and Denmark

    Getting around is easier than you think. Just follow our guide and you will feel like a pro before long.

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    Funen Guide

    Funen provides a wealth of attractions for all, so visit Hans Christian Andersen’s birthplace and discover the fairy tale island.

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    Danhostel’s English Facebook Page

    Check out news and events in Copenhagen and other locations in Denmark when you visit our English Facebook page. Let us know what you would like to see and know.

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    Hans Christian Andersen

    “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” “Where words fail, music speaks.”

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    Burger Anarchy

    The place to go when you need to satisfy your strawberry, mushroom or foiegras burger craving.

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    Brandts Klædefabrik

    Brandts Klædefabrik is the one stop shop for clothes, culture, design, events, food and fun.

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