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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  • The House is not very large so that the visit be done in minutes, buy a tourkort so you feel not cheated with this sleep experience. Then there is also the opportunity to see the other museums for the same price.
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  • Visited the museum for the first time. Great experience but we needed more time to take in more information. The way the museum is set up was interesting setting up the time frame the writer lived in....  more »
  • Very interesting displays and a step back in time, we arrived just before closing and the nice lady at the desk let up through for free.  more »