Odense is the capital & largest city on the island of Funen (da.Fyn) 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 proud to be the birthplace of Denmark's best-loved writer, Hans Christian Andersen. Visitors can visit his house and a museum. Other attractions include the Egeskov castle which is one of Europe's best preserved Renaissance castles. The city has a range of good museums and a nightlife that's surprisingly lively, with the focus on live music and jazz.
Things to See & Do
* H.C. House
* Odense zoo
* The Funen village
* Danish railway museum
* Egeskov castle
Cruise Season - Feb - Dec
Currency - Danish krone (DKK)
Language - Danish
Land Area -
Population - 181,175 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 45
Port Location - There are port facililties in Svendborg, Faaborg or Kerteminde.
Transport Links - The local airport, Odense Airport, no longer engages in domestic or international passenger flights. However there are nearby airports in Århus, Billund, Esbjerg & Copenhagen. All of these airports are served by buses and/or trains which travel onwards to Odense.
DSB provides rail-links between Odense & many of Denmark's major towns & cities. The trains are of exceptional quality, offer very comfortable seating & have food + drinks served en-route. During peak times it might be advisable to book a seat. This is generally not required very early in the morning or late at night. Trains are quite regular & arrive generally on time.
The cream coloured buses from FynBus travel to Odense from locations all over the island of Funen, Fredericia in Jutland, and Nykøbing on the island of Falster.
Regional buses arrive at & depart from the regional bus hub which can be found behind Odense Train Station on the north side of the railway. These are not to be confused with the local busses which depardtfrom within the train station terminal on the south side of the railway. The Intra-city buses can be regognized from the regional buses by the length of the line number. Two-digit number lines are intra-city while 3-digit numbers are regional and inter-city.