"More than H.C. Andersen" Top 5 Page for this destination Odense by Dee22

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My home

Odense is the hometown of the famous writer, Hans Christian Andersen, who is known worldwide for his wonderful fairytales.

Odense is also where I live, where I have been living for most of my life, and a city that I love.

As the third biggest city in Denmark (after Copenhagen and Aarhus), Odense is known as a great place to study and a great place for sports, with current topteams in both soccer and icehockey.
Odense is also known in Denmark as a city with many immigrants.

The beautiful center of the city is often decorated for both summer periods and Christmas, and it's always a pleassure to take a walk through the streets that offers good shopping opportunities and quite some cafes and bars. The nightlight is okay, but far from worldclass.

Christmas time

The center of Odense is always beautifully decorated with lights at Christmas time and 2003 is no exception!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful center city, close to the beach, good shopping opportunities, nice cafes and restaurants
  • Cons:Boring weather in the fall and winther periods
  • In a nutshell:A beautiful place in the middle of Denmark
  • Last visit to Odense: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2004
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  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2008 at 5:09 AM

    Great and very informative travel page about Odense. Greetings.

  • ValbyDK's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Hej Brian. Fin Odense side. Hilsen Klaus

  • Hui-Hui's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2007 at 1:55 AM

    Nice page. Your city is both cultural and peaceful.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2006 at 3:46 AM

    Happy Birthday. Hope it's a day full of friends and laughter. New Jersey, USA being the "Garden State" has alot of the "farming festivals" as well.

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2005 at 2:36 AM

    I'm looking forward to visiting such a cultural city as Odense! When I come (when?), I'll come by train, so I'll enjoy the journey (I'm a railfan) and the railway station with all its facilities. Good page!

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2005 at 9:03 PM

    Thank you for your kind letter Brian. Odense is a nice place to live. Very good tips.

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2005 at 8:31 PM

    sounds like a great place! had the chance to visit dk some weeks ago but didnt go :-(( shame on me *lol*

  • Dec 10, 2004 at 3:43 PM

    These pics are so pretty!! I miss the fall (kinda =0) see yah amigo! Pris

  • trud's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2004 at 7:49 AM

    Hej igen. Gode billeder :-) Nu må vi vente på sneen og få nogle flere billeder fra Fruens Bøge med hvidt på :-) Ses.

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2004 at 3:02 PM

    Brian, you captured nicely the changing colors of the leaves during this season that is a prelude to winter. Keep up the great work, mon ami! :0)

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