Odense Travel Guide, Denmark
Odense Travel Guide: General Information
Odense holds the crown of being the third largest city of Denmark and is one of the most charming locations of the country too. Odense is commercial center of the island of Funen, which is the third largest island in Denmark. The city gets its name from ‘Odin’, the Norse God of war, wisdom and poetry. Odense travel gets you all the amenities of a modern town amidst charming places for leisure.
Odense Travel Guide: Statistics
Area: 304 sq Km
Population: 158,163 (as per 2008 census)
Monetary unit: Danish krone
Official Language: Danish
Odense Travel Guide: Architectural Heritage
Odense is extremely rich in historical buildings that were constructed with great architectural sense. One of the best Gothic styled buildings in Odense as well as entire Denmark is Saint Canute's Cathedral. It was originally built in 11th century but rebuilt in the 13th century. The Gothic brick styled building is an excellent example of the town’s rich medieval past. Vor Frue Kirke is the oldest cathedral in Odense that dates back to 13th century. The 13th century St Hans Church is a classic example of Romanesque architecture. Another exemplar of fine ancient architecture is the Odense Palace.
Odense Travel Guide: Economy and Infrastructure
Odense is industrial town and has a sound economic footage. The major industries supporting the economy of Odense are textile, electronics, machine works, and timber processing. One of the oldest industries in the town is Albani brewery. Today there are a good number of pharmaceutical industries in the town. The town is an important commercial and transport centre of Denmark.
The infrastructure of the town is fairly good. University of Odense (now a part of University of Southern Denmark) holds a good reputation all over the globe. The accessibility of Odense from the capital and other important towns of Denmark has multiplied several folds after the construction of the Great Belt Bridge. Construction of this bridge has cut short the time of travel from the capital city Copenhagen to Odense as well as from other major towns of Denmark like Aarhus, Esbjerg, Aalborg.
Odense Travel Guide: People and Culture
The people of Odense generally belong to the ethnic race of Danes. But people from all over the world can be seen residing in Odense making a town a cosmopolitan. The city has a rich culture that is seen in its cultural celebration like Flower Festival as well as in attractive art galleries in the town. One of the finest places of this genre is the Odense art hall. The city has number of cultural institutions as well as casual cafes and these places offer best locations to get in touch with these Danish people.
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- The Odense International Film Festival
travel tip by Lucila110 posted more then 30 days ago
I find very interesting the Odense International Film Festival, I hope to have time to visit it soon. In case you want to know more about it: http://www.denmark.net/event/odense-international-film-festival-267315.html