ECGBL Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECGBL Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
Odense M

Conference Location



University Information

The University of Southern Denmark welcomed the first students onto the campus in Odense in September 1966, and things have been developing by leaps and bounds ever since. We now have five faculties with more than 32,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad, and more than 4,000 employees distributed across our main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg. Several international studies document that we conduct world-class research and are one of the top fifty young universities in the world.

Over the years, the University of Southern Denmark has interwoven many lives. The roughly five years which a student invests in a university education will lay the groundwork for the rest of his or her life. And with around 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering, graduates of the University of Southern Denmark are now members of virtually every profession in the international community.

Local Information

Odense welcomes you to Hans Christian Andersen’s home town and the capital of Fyn. Odense is full of charming high streets, lots of museums and activities, Odense Zoo, lovely green parks and much more. Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense and you can still visit the house where he was born, his childhood home and several other landmarks connected with the famous fairy tale writer. We have several museums dedicated to our favorite fairy tale writer. Did you know that he also liked to create paper art?

Odense is also a great city for a city break. Visit the harbour, the Historic Quarter, our Latin Quarter or - for something completely different - Fruens Bøge (a wooded area by the river in the southern part of the city center).

If history is more your thing, we have several museums and attractions each with their own specialty from 18th century village life in Denmark to Viking Age in Odin's Odense and Cold War at the Bunker Museum. For art aficionados Brandt's is a must see. The gallery is located in the Latin Quarter and always hosts several exhibitions at once.

Getting to ECGBL

Closest airports to Odense:

Copenhagen Airport

Lufthavnsboulevarden 6, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark;

Approx.: 1hr 38min drive

Billund Airport

Passagerterminalen 10, 7190 Billund;

Approx.: 1hr 15min drive

Public Transport

From Copenhagen Airport use railroad (DSB), price one-way ticket: Dkr: 282 (approx. £34)

Approx. 2 hour journey

From Billund Airport use bus and train, price one-way ticket: Dkr. 142 (approx. £17)

Approx. 1 hour 22 minutes journey

Ticket service:

Conference Accommodation

Below you will find a number of recommended hotels at various prices, the designated Conference Hotel for ECGBL is the Hotel Odense at the Odense Congress Center. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.
We do not currently have special arrangements with the local hotels, but you will find competitive prices on online booking agents such as Below is a selection of hotels recommended by the university.

Key locations on Google Maps

Key locations for the 13th European Conference on Games Based Learning - ECGBL 2019 in Denmark are shown on this map