Host city Odense
Welcome – Velkommen
We consider our city to be one of the centers in Denmark when it comes to knowledge and education, and we support these in every way we can. Within the next few years the strong profile of Odense as a city for education and science will be confirmed even further through the establishment of a brand new university hospital linked to the University of Southern Denmark and a new science park focusing among other topics also on health and welfare technology which we consider to be essential to the future of our citizens.
Odense has a bit of everything: Big city life and diversity, but also a charming atmosphere and many green sites right in the middle of the city. The river flowing through the city connects the parks and offers unique opportunities to combine city life with relaxation in beautiful green oases.
Odense has a wide and diverse shopping environment. The everyday shops line the pedestrian streets, while the small side streets and alleys are home to tempting specialist shops with international labels and leading Danish Design. This is also where you will find the relaxing café lifestyle with its charming al fresco ambience.
In Odense, we say that to play is to live. And this is not just something we say, but also something we do. We are particularly focused on learning through experience and play – both for the people of Odense and our many visitors. Odense’s commitment to play, has roots reaching back to Hans Christian Andersen. Odense is the famous story-tellers hometown, and his life and writings have left a distinctive imprint on the city. There are many fascinating and instructive Andersen experiences for large and small alike.
We look forward to seeing you in Odense!