Odense is considered the third-largest city in Denmark. It’s the main city of the island of Funen (Danish: Fyn) in Southern Denmark. By road, Odense is located 45 kilometres (28 miles) north of Svendborg, 144 kilometres (89 miles) to the south of Aarhus and 167 kilometres (104 miles) to the southwest of Copenhagen. Hans Christian Andersen, who’s best known for his writings of fairy tales, was born in, and spent his early childhood, in Odense.
Photos taken by local journalist, Simon Staun.