With a population of 180000 inhabitants Odense is the third largest city of Denmark.
It is located on the island of Funen, 168km west of Copenhagen, along the E20 motorway which connects Sweden with Germany via a number of bridges and tunnels.
The area around Odense has been settled for at least 4000 years, although the city itself was first mentioned towards the end of the 10th century AD. Odense flourished as a commercial centre during the Middle Ages, becoming northern Funen's commercial centre by the 17th century.
From a tourist perspective Odense has a pretty historic core, but the main reason to visit the city are the museum and home of Hans Christian Andersen, the famous author of children fairy tales who lived in Odense in the 19th century.
How to get to Odense
Odense can be reached by car, train or air (via the Copenhagen airport).
There are hotels and pensions, all bookable via the international booking portals.