|Odense is the third largest city in Denmark. It’s the main city of the island of Funen and is home to many of the world’s famous people: author and poet Hans Christian Andersen, inventor Thomas Thrige, tennis player Caroline Woznicaki, cartoonist Henrik Rehr, and her royal highness Birgitte, the duchess of Gloucester. Odense is also home to the biggest auction sales of vegetables, flowers and fruits. Located here is also Denmark’s largest shipyard, Odense steel shipyard. Odense’ most famous landmark which comes second to the Eiffel tower in terms of height is the Odin Tower. Saint Canute’s Cathedral and The Odense palace are also sure to catch your eye. The shrine of St. Canute in the cathedral has attracted several pilgrims throughout the Middle Ages. You can find one of the largest shopping malls in the southeastern part of Odense. Practically, the city is perfect vacation package for those who want to go sight seeing and unwind in a laid back back area. But mind you, Odense is also a haven for education. The main campus of the University of Southern Denmark is located here. It has a business school, a vocational school, a line of great gymnasiums and several other private schools. Odense most visited tourist attractions are: The Funen Village, Danish Railway Museum, Odense Zoo and the house of the famous Hans Christian Andersen. Odense is also full of cultural establishments and attractions such as the Odense Music School, Odense Symphony Orchestra, and the Odense Central Library. Odense can be reached from the capital Copenhagen in one hour and 15 minutes through the Great Belt Bridge. It’s the second biggest suspension bridge in the world. Odense is also home to numerous other art museums, including one of the oldest and largest outside of Copenhagen, the Funen Art Museum, detailing the contribution of Funen artists to Danish art. A short bus or train ride away, in the centre of a placid lake, lies the Egeskov Castle and can be enjoyed with luxury tours packages. One of the most well-preserved castles in all of Europe, Egeskov is also one of the most attractive, with red-walled turrets and spires that rises out from the lake-moat and lush greenery that surrounds it. The inside of the castle is resplendent with the opulence of a 16th-century aristocratic packrat. Near the castle lies an astounding 30 acres of elaborate garden grounds, which includes a centuries-old maze that stretches longer than any other in Europe. Besides its notability as the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, the third-largest city in Denmark offers a number of cultural attractions in its charming, fairy tale-worthy old town district. Odense's premier museum is the Hans holidays Christian Andersen Museum. The building where Andersen spent his childhood years, before he left for Copenhagen as a young man, bitter and dissatisfied with the life he left behind, now showcases plenty holiday packages of manuscripts, letters, and curios from the writer's life. The nearby children's section offers games and activities based on Andersen's timeless stories. Another top tourist destination in the country is the Odense Zoo in the tour package City of Odense. Some of the attractions in the zoo are the Jesperhus Flowerpark, the Kattegat Center and the Randers Regnskov Tropical Zoo. Guests can also have a nice time at Denmark’s Aquarium as well as the Fisheries and Maritime Museum.