Welcome to Odense

Odense is situated on the island of Funen, right in the heart of Denmark. It is the country’s third largest city with 200,000 inhabitants. Odense is one of Denmark’s oldest city’s and has attracted visitors for centuries.

Narrow winding cobblestoned streets invite visitors to explore. There are many opportunities to take a break at one of the many cafés or to partake in “retail therapy”. The city centre is easy to navigate on foot, whether you choose a quiet stroll along the river or to immerse yourself in Odense’s vibrant nightlife. Odense offers an exciting mix of history and modernity.

For more details regarding Odense please VisitOdense.

Denmark and Danish DNA

Denmark is a small country with approximately 5.7 million inhabitants. Denmark is a constitutional monarchy ruled by a representative democracy and a strong defender of free trade, human rights, and free speech.

One of the most livable countries
Safety, tolerance, green initiatives, international connectivity, creative environments, a relaxed lifestyle, cycle culture democratic design and the active use of city spaces are among the key reasons why Denmark is ranked as one of the most livable countries.

Denmark is often cited as one of the world’s best countries to live in, priding itself on having a healthy work-life balance. The Danish welfare model, with its flexible working conditions and social support networks, not only places Denmark at the top of the international equality league, but also contributes to a generally high standard of living.

The country ranks highly in metrics of national perfor-mance, including education, healthcare, protection of civil liberties, democratic gover-nance, prosperity and human development.
The strong welfare state ensures a high level of income equality and the country has one of the lowest perceived levels of corruption in the world and one of the world’s highest per capita incomes.

Denmark as a safe and secure destination

Denmark is one of the safest, most secure, and peaceful countries in the world with a strong healthcare system, hyperconnected infrastructure and a highly tech-savvy and English-speaking population.


It’s easy to host a sustainable event in Odense as many of the hotels in the city center hold an official eco-certification. The city’s convention venues are also certified, and everything is within walking distance so there is no need for public transportation or taxis within the city centre.

The city has a range of excellent hotels and conference venues where awareness of sustainability is increasingly on the agenda – contributing to rethinking the ways meetings are organized and hotels are operated. By focusing on the Nordic Cuisine, many restaurants contribute to boosting the production and consumption of traditional, local, and seasonal food products.


Odense has hotel capacity to suit every taste and budget. The city currently has over 1,500 rooms at hotels alone. On top of that comes hostels, B&Bs and other types of accommodation. Most rooms are located in the heart of the city and within a 5-10-minute walk from the venue and train station, making it very easy to meet up with other delegates, going out for a meal or arranging brief meetings.

The taste of Fyn

From street food ​to new nordic cuisine​. From meet lovers’ paradise​ to vegan delights. ​Odense offers it all.

Known as “Denmark’s garden” due to its fertile soil and tradition for food production, you will get a taste of the local products Fyn. There’s a great pride in serving products grown on the fields or caught in the waters surrounding the island. The rich soil of Funen is renowned for the excellent produce: apples, berries, asparagus, tomatoes and much more. The taste of Funen also includes other culinary experiences like beer from the many local microbreweries, cheeses, and chocolates. ​Read more about dining out here: Restaurants and eating out in Odense | VisitOdense

H. C. Andersen Museum

A visit to H.C. Andersen House is a surprising and fascinating journey into the author’s creative universe – and his world-famous fairy tales. Beauty merges with imagination at the museum, where world-class architecture and spaces bring nature indoors, and provoke us to turn things on their head and speculate about today and tomorrow. Via sound, light, space, and scenery designed in collaboration with 12 international artists, in this innovative exhibition, we experience Andersen, and his works speak to us. Our imagination is our only compass. We each create our own adventure!

Once upon a time…

Top-class food on accessible budgets

The restaurant scene in Odense is particularly characterized by a large number of excellent but unpretentious restaurants. Menus are simple and built around the local and seasonal ingredients. Chefs take pride in serving creative takes on local specialties to the plates. Most restaurants aim at making top food experiences accessible to all people in an informal atmosphere. You don’t need to wear your most fancy dress or suit and tie. ​Read more about the culinary options in Odense.

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