Odense is the third largest city in Denmark, it is about a 1 Hour 30 minutes drive from Copenhagen, or you can get there on a train really quickly in 1 hour. It is also not too far from the German border (2 hour drive from the Flensburg border crossing), about 1hour 50 mins from Padborg.
This location also boasts an international airport the Hans Christian Anderson Airport, where you can fly to a number of European destinations including Dublin, Edinburgh and Italy.
The surroundings are really enhanced thanks to the inlet of water that feeds the city and some of the natural beauty can be caught on camera. A water source always adds a little bit of magic, atmosphere and calm to a city.
The main city on the large island of Funen, however it is now part of the municipality of Southern Denmark.
As with many cities in Denmark Odense has a wonderful history and has been recorded as having settlers up to 4000 years ago!
It is known that the last unruly Viking King was killed in Odense, so there is a strong viking presence, and the city has always been a busy commercial one since the middle ages - thanks to the water and ease of location. It has one of the busiest ports in Denmark and has the biggest railway station that was built in 1865, facilitating trade throughout Europe. Also in the 1800's Odense Palace was rebuilt after it was burnt down and the University of Southern Denmark has its main campus based in Odense and all of these thing contribute to the current population of over 180000 residents.
The city as well as being a busy industrial one, is balanced with untold amounts of culture so you will not be short of things to do during your wedding trip. There is a symphonic orchestra, it is the birth place of the famous Danish storyteller Hans Christian Anderson and to mark this there is a wonderful museum celebrating his life.
The town hall is stunning and can be seen in the image below.
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