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The town takes its name seriously at the very least: it means Odin’s Shrine. If you haven’t already become familiar with Marvel’s take on Viking mythology, Odin was the King of all Nordic gods. In 1988, the celebrated thousand years of existence with the planting of a forest.

Even during the early 17th century, Odense was a pretty popular trading town in the region. A series of clashes with Sweden however, left the town economically weak till the 19th Century when a canal was built linking Odense to the Baltic Sea. The town rapidly assumed the identity of an important port and hasn’t looked back since.

All this history has nothing to do with the town’s greatest attractor: the fact that it was the birthplace of that most beloved of children’s stories, Hans Christian Anderson. The city is extremely proud of and grateful to this citizen of theirs, with quite a few attractions around town being dedicated to him and his works.

Odense Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Odense tips for your visit

Do's

  • Finish everything on your plate.
  • Make eye contact during a toast and raise glass to eye level.
  • Leave a 10% tip at restaurants.
  • Open a gift immediately. Wrap flowers before giving.
  • Say thank you a lot.

 Don’ts

  • Don’t arrive more than 15 minutes late.
  • Don’t shake hands with men first.
  • Don’t call anyone by their first name till invited to do so.
  • Don’t try too much small talk.
  • Don’t be touchy feely.
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Facts and Stats for Odense*

  • Pollution Statistics in Odense

    Know the pollution level of Odense before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.22 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
  • Odense: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Odense for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Odense.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.59 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.47 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 23.53 (Low)
    • Attacks 26.47 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.41 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 69.12 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.38 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.88 (Low)
  • Living in Odense - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Odense is 193.5 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 75.88 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.38 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 23.73 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 91.64 (High)
    • Health Care Index 83.61 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.57 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 102.61 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Odense

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Odense

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 113.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 109.13 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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