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Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Odense

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Learn about the poet's life from his childhood years as the son of a struggling shoemaker, to his prolific career as an author at Hans Christian Andersen Museum. The museum opened in 1908 in the small yellow house, which is considered his birthplace. A reconstruction of the artist's study displays personal items, including his walnut writing desk and his writing set--glass ink containers on a brass-ornamented wooden tray. Take the time to hear his tales, such as "Little Mermaid" or "The Princess on the Pea," at one of the many listening posts. The poet's creative range is also evident through his drawings and collages. Buy a book by H.C. Andersen, available in several languages at the museum shop. To visit Hans Christian Andersen Museum and get the most from your holiday in Odense, create itinerary details personal to you using our Odense family vacation planner.
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  • This historical place popped up suddenly on our walking tour around in Odense. Incredibly good to see the well preserved houses and a little incredible to know that Hans Christian Andersen has grown up right here. There is a special atmospheres over spot!
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  • This was my first time to Odense and of course I had to see the H.C. Andersen Museum. I was very excited by the size of the place and all the original things that were there, his hat, letters, a beaut...  more »
  • Staff welcoming and helpful. Upon entering we were greeted by a warm welcome and guides in our language. The place is well maintained and cared for. Experience to be repeated.
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