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. With our online itinerary creator, Copenhagen attractions like Hans Christian Andersen can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This was short and nice visit. If you like fairy tales and stories and if they belong to your childhood memories you will find this museum very nice. I was expecting little more of things to be there ...  more »
  • The square itself is very pretty, but the Museum leaves a little to be desired. The presentations are reasonable and tell the story of the writer, icon of local culture.
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  • It had a lot of cute fun for both kids and adults too. Some interesting information for the stories that he wrote and where they came from.  more »
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  • A nice iconic statue of the famous danish writer Hans Christian Andersen
  • Whimsical statue of HCA gazing at Tivoli, the amusement park that inspired some of his stories. Snap a picture with him before moving on!
  • Right on the City Hall square, looking towards Tivoli Gardens, like guarding it.
  • Lovely bronze statue.
  • One of those things you have to see when you are here.

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