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About Odense

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About Odense

Odense is the third largest city in Denmark with more than 200 000 inhabitants. It is located at the heart of Denmark, on the island of Funen.


Known as the fairytale capital of the world, Odense is the childhood home of Hans Christian Andersen. Throughout the year, a number of different events and activities are held in his name. Odense is also a green city with many parks and over 250 playgrounds.


In 1966, Odense became a university city and a home to the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark. The city's development continues today. A number of major projects are currently underway, including a light rail connecting the campus to the city centre, a new university hospital, and a number of new residential and commercial buildings.


Read more about Odense at VisitOdense.com.