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Living in Odense

Here you will find information about some of the practical aspects of living in Odense

With 200,000 inhabitants Odense is on its way to become a modern Danish city. Free schools, safe roads, light rail, and activities throughout the year makes Odense a city for everyone. Expanded infrastructure, easily accessible public transportation, and more than 540 km of bike trails connecting Odense, make the commute to your workplace easy. 

Green areas and parks, more than 250 playgrounds, a strong associative life and plenty of cultural offerings - including events and networks for internationals - is the framework to the good life in Odense.

On International Community's website, you'll find information on some of the practical aspects of living in Odense such as where to buy a bus ticket and how the recycling system works. You will also find information on social and cultural life.


  • About Odense
  • For accompanying partners
  • Learning Danish
  • Social and cultural life
  • Cost of living
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Shopping
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Media license
  • Postal services
  • Waste and recycling
  • Public libraries 
  • Religious organizations
  • Getting married


Visit International Community Odense for more information

The City of Odense
  • Flakhaven 2
  • 5000 Odense C
  • Phone: + 45 66 13 13 72