Where to get CPR register and Post-adress:
Odense Kommune (municipality), also called Borgerservice is the place that everyone has to visit at first, when you want to make the CPR-number and post-adress. The CPR-Register is highly necessary because it is your identity number, which allows you for example to visit a doctor, to get a post-adress etc.
Odense Kommune – Borgerservice
5000 Odense C
Phone no: 78 73 59 97
Lær dansk (Learn Danish):
Everyone who has a residence permit in Denmark, has permission to get Danish classes as long as you are above 18 years old, have CPR-number and post-address.
NOTE: The cost of joining Lær dansk consists of a refundable deposit of 1250 DKK and a user fee of 2000 DKK/module. There is a total of 6 modules.
How do you register?
Please contact your Kommune or Lær dansk:
Østergade 32, 5000 Odense
63 13 63 13
Nem-id, is the online security system in Denmark. Nem-id is highly important, since it allows you to get access to letters from the government and access to important websites. With a Nem-Id you can check your bank account, transfer money and paying bills online and many other things.
You can make a nem-id online or in any borgerservice from the city you live.
Network connection and mobile subscriptions/prepaid deals:
We recommend Lebara and Lycamobile, which are the cheapest mobile services for outgoing call to foreign countries from Denmark.
For example does Lebara offers 100 hrs free call and 100 GB data for only 99 DKK. This includes international call to Denmark and 50 other countries. Please see the list of the countries in Lebara’s website. Bangladesh, Canada, Australia and USA are some of the countries.
For National/local call inside Denmark, we recommend to search in google for more cheaper and affordable lines. There is lots of national companies that offers unlimited phone calls nationally in Denmark for only 100 DKK. For example, CBB, Oister, Telia are just few of them that offers unlimited national call inside Denmark.
We always recommend you to make your own research to find the most affordable and cheapest line that suits your own needs.
Internet – As mentioned above, there is various of internet lines, that is very affordable. Please make your own research to find the one that suits your lifestyle. Telia, Telenor, Fullrate, Yousee are just some of them. We don’t recommend any one in particularly.
You can always find the exact bus number and station from your location by writing the address or street name in google for example: Fra Odense bangegård til Rosengårdscentret, it will show you the time, bus number and destination. (Fra and til means from and to in danish)
An easier alternative is the Rejseplanen app, available for Android and iOS. In the app, you can see the schedule and prices for all trains, buses and metros in Denmark, as well as find the easiest way to get to your destination.
Another option is the Fynbus plan that you can find here:
The main bus station is located in Odense Banegård center.
DSB – the train station is also located in Odense Banegård.
Both companies have offices in Odense Banegård, if you would like to make a travel card/ monthly card or other option that might be cheaper and more affordable.
Banegårdspladsen 1, 5000 Odense C
Where to buy a cheap bicycle?
Odense police have every other wednesday a bicycle auction, where you can buy cheap second hand bicycle and motorbikes.
5000 Odense C.
Tlf. 66 14 71 80
Facebook Marketplace is another place where you can find cheap, second-hand bicycles, sold by other students who don’t need them anymore.
Grocery stores and shopping malls:
Places where you can buy everyday groceries:
The most popular grocery stores are Netto, Fakta, Reema 1000, Føtex, bilka, Aldi, Lidl, etc.
We suggest Lidl, Netto, Rema 1000, Fakta, and Aldi since they are cheaper than some of the other stores. You can find grocery stores everywhere in Odense and near you home.
In the center of Odense, is the main city, where you can find lots of clothing stores, grocery stores, restaurants and many other things. It is a 9 minutes walk distance from Odense Banegård. There is also a free Citybus available from Odense Banegård that runs around Odense City.
Vestergade, 5000 Odense C
It is the biggest shopping mall in Odense. The easiest way to get there is by bus. Bus number 41, 42 from Odense Banegård arrives to Rosengårdscentret. Please note that the bus numbers we mention in our website might not always be the correct number, since they can always change.Therefore we always recommend to check the exact bus number on your own.
You can always find the exact bus number and station from your location by writing the address or street name for example: Fra Odense bangegård til Rosengårdscentret in Google or in the Rejseplanen app, it will show you the time, bus number and destination.
Ørbækvej 75, 5220 Odense SØ
It is another small shopping mall. Bus number 21, 22, 29 arrives to Tarup Center from Odense Banegård.
Rugvang 36, 5210 Odense NV
The Green Market – also called Grønttorvet:
It is a market, located in the center of Odense city, just 8 minutes walk distance from Odense Banegård. Here you can find local vegetables & fruits, fresh fish & meat. It is open every saturday and wednesday morning from 08.00 AM – 13.00 AM.
Sortebrødre Torv 9, 5000 Odense C
Is an Asian store, where you can find indian spices and grocery. We always recommend a visit to Multifood 🙂
Kildemosevej 11, 5000 Odense C
Furniture and second hand shops:
IKEA in Odense is one of the largest Ikea in Denmark. Here you can find almost everything that is necessary for a household. We suggest buying kitchen tools & utensils in IKEA, since they are more affordable than other shops.
Second hand shops:
We recommend for newcomers in Denmark to buy second hand furniture, since furniture can be a bit pricey. You will find second hand shops all over Odense.
Some of them are listed below:
Thriges plads 1, 5000 Odense C
Kirkens Korshær Odense:
Kochsgade 120, 5000 Odense C
Second hand clothing store Furniture store
Højvang 40 5240 Odense N
Roersvej 33 5000 Odense C
Svendborgvej 319, 5260, Odense
We also recommend Facebook Marketplace for buying second-hand furniture at affordable prices. Most of the time there are students who are moving out and are willing to sell their furniture for very low prices, as they are under time pressure.