As the birthplace of beloved writer Hans Christian Andersen, Odense offers fans of his fairy tales a peek into his life. The city is filled with attractions dedicated to the author. Visit one of the many museums commemorating his life, see various statues and sculptures depicting events from his most famous stories, and even take a seat on the oddly decorated public bench meant to resemble one of his fairytale characters. Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark and has been the capital of Funen for over 1,000 years. As is true for most of the country, the picturesque city streets are designed for cyclists and pedestrians, making this city an ideal stop while cycling or walking the streets.