Source: virtualtourist.com The City of Denmark Open 2006 was Aarhus. At the very heart of Denmark lies Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen and Denmark's third-largest city - the fairy-tale capital of Funen, home of 200,000 people and with a history stretching back over 1000 years. Odense is a top cultural city, with a wide range of exciting museums and attractions: The Hans Christian Andersen Museum, with rare, unique editions of the author's fairy-tales, private letters, notes and personal effects. Odense is a vibrant modern city with a host of events - especially in the summer including music, theatre and street entertainment for young and old everywhere - normally free of charge. This is the townhall: Old houses: Egeskov water-castle is situated about 25 km south of Odense. Hans Christian-Andersen: The famous fairytale author was born in Odense and lived here during his childhood. Afterwards, he moved to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.