In the Footstep of Hans Christian Andersen, 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 In the Footstep of Hans Christian Andersen. 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 In the Footstep of Hans Christian Andersen 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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Variety is no problem when searching for a place to stay in Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. The city is a transportation hub for the rest of the island, and many of its sights can be seen by foot or bicycle no matter which neighborhood you choose to stay in. There is no shortage of hotels here, though it is more expensive to stay in the city center. For more affordable options, look outside the center, or if you want a prime location, a basic hostel in the city center. If you prefer a more personalized experience, the city boasts a number of guesthouses and family-owned bed and breakfasts.
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  • My kid was stuck with the audio story telling. Many stuff to read about. Worth a visit. They are in the midst of launching a brand new high tech museum interactive experience in 2020.  more »
  • The museum is very well done, giving great details of Hans' life and exploits. I had read many of his works as a child, but knew very little about the man. The museum gives great insight into him as a...  more »
  • The museum is a mix of new buildings, archives and displays built around Andersen's place of birth. The staff were most helpful and informative as the museum was due to close in about an hour or so of...  more »