The City of Odense
Welcome to Odense – the world’s leading cobot hub, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen and so much more. Odense is a vibrant city with lots of unique cultural offers, a diverse restaurant scene, a colourful history and an air of progress.
The City of 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 easy to reach, easy to navigate, and easy to feel at home in.
The city of Odense has a strong vision for its continuous growth and welfare, encouraging big dreams and challenging the norms through festivals, conferences and other events on an international scale. An ambitious urban development plan is currently reshaping large parts of the city, which will be connected by an environment-friendly light rail.
This transformation further consolidates Odense’s position as a centre of innovation, knowledge and education, where strong clusters in robotics, drones, health technology, and IT are booming.
What to See
When you stay in Odense, we encourage you to take in the local sights and we think the top three must-sees are:
- the Hans Christian Andersen House – according to Lonely Planet it is among the top 12 museums to visit in Europe.
- The historic quarter – a Michelin guide favorite.
- Art Museum Brandts – featuring 10-12 internationally acclaimed exhibitions every year.
If you need further information about these attractions or some of the many other awesome things we have to offer, please visit www.visitodense.com
Eat & Drink
Odense is filled with restaurants and cafés all providing their own favorite foods and beverages. At the conference venue you can get a flier with information about the most convenient offerings during your stay. If you want to do some research before you come, head on over to www.visitodense.com/gastro for a look at the best places to dine in Odense.
How to Get Here
Billund and Copenhagen airports are directly connected to more than 100 cities all over the world and handle 32 million passengers every year. Copenhagen Airport also offers a direct train service to Odense.
Transfer by bus and train from Billund takes app. 1 hour 15 minutes. The time to get from Copenhagen Airport to Odense is app. 1½ hours on the train. From Hamburg you can travel by train directly to Odense railway station. Travel time approx. 4 hours.
Several car rental services are available from both airports, and many cities including Odense.
How to Get Around
Rejsekort is an electronic ticketing system for travelling by bus, train, and metro. It is valid in all public transportation in Odense, and you can read more about it – and order your own – here
The Light Rail
The newly opened light rail runs from the north to the south of the city. You can pay with Rejsekort or buy a ticket at one of the selected shops along the route. For a list of vendors please click here
Odense is also covered by a network of city buses that run on lines forming a star pattern with the central train station in the middle. Again, you can pay with your Rejsekort or buy tickets online (Choose English at the top of the page). For more information about the buses and a map of the lines, please visit Fynbus.
Where to Stay
Odense has ample hotel capacity to suit every taste and budget. The city currently has over 1,000 rooms at hotels alone, with further hotel projects planned in time for 2024. On top of that comes hostels, B&Bs and other types of accommodation. Most rooms are in the city center and within a 5-10-minute walk of the train station as well as Hotel ODEON and Comwell H.C. Andersen. Also Hotel Odense is placed on the same adress as Odense Congress Center. Meeting up with other delegates, going out for a meal or arranging brief meetings is very easy. For a look at your choices, visit our page www.visitodense.com/tourist/book-now/accommodation-odense