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Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen

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Hans Christian Andersen, or the fairy-tale house, will guide you through some universally known stories, such as the Emperor's New Clothes and Little Mermaid. The house features fiberglass figures arranged in a series of tableaux with lighting effects and a three-lingual sound system in Danish, English, and German. Visit the writer's study to hear him giving an account of his life and travels. Quiz questions on boxes and barrels make the exhibit more interesting for kids. The museum also features a handwritten manuscript and a collection of props and appliances that belonged to the writer. Admission is free with the Copenhagen Card. Use our Copenhagen trip itinerary maker to visit Hans Christian Andersen on your trip to Copenhagen, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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  • It was a pleasant way to remember all his beautiful stories. Also useful because I knew very few things about Andersen's life.  more »
  • You really get to know the history of Hans Christian Andersen without having to read loads, and before I went I didn't really know a lot about him but all those fairy tales you learned in primary scho...  more »
  • I usually don't like these types of exhibits but i thoroughly enjoyed this one! They get the atmosphere just right so that you really feel like you're in a fairy tale! The exhibit is nostalgic and int...  more »
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  • Whimsical statue of HCA gazing at Tivoli, the amusement park that inspired some of his stories. Snap a picture with him before moving on!
  • One of those things you have to see when you are here.
  • A great man who wrote wonderful stories. It's nice to see him immortalized.
  • 1. Sit on his knee 2. Take a photograph 3. Share your adventure
  • That's a statue, nothing more. I kinda wonder why this one isn't Copenhagen's symbol, instead of the rather diminutive little mermaid...