Sister Cities

Odense has links to 20 Sister Cities all over the world

The City of Odense has gradually supplied its international relations through participation in different international networks and organizations, such as Energy Cities, Nordic City Network, and European Icon Network, and consequently the bilateral relations and projects are adjusted to this structural change in priorities.

 

The contact we have with our sister cities often involve exchange schemes for personnel from local educational institutions, clubs and societies, businesses and, less frequently, different kinds of more official visits as well.

 

The Nordic Region

Our Nordic sister cities are those we have had links with the longest and include:

Klaksvik

Faeroe Islands

Kopavogur

Iceland

Norrköping

Sweden

Tampere

Finland

Trondheim

Norway

Upernavik

Greenland

Östersund

Sweden

 

The Baltic States

Odense currently only has one sister city in the Baltic region – Kaunas, the second biggest city in Lithuania. Kaunas joined Odense’s list of sister cities in 1992, starting a relationship that has already led to collaboration in several fields.

 

Central and Eastern Europe

Brno

Czech Republic

Katowice

Poland

Kiev

Ukraine

Schwerin

Germany

 

The Far East

Funabashi

Japan

Iksan City

South Korea

Shaoxing

China

 

Other sister cities

Columbus

USA

Groningen

The Netherlands

Izmir

Turkey

Petah-Tikra

Israel

St Albans

England

 

Further information on Odense’s sister cities and how to contact them can be obtained from:

 

Henrik Poulsen

Mayor’s Office

Odense Town Hall

Flakhaven 2

5000 Odense C

 

Tel.: +45 65 51 10 07

E-mail: hp@odense.dk.

Last updated 26-10-2016