Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense and it shows. The city centre is filled with sculptures depicting fairy tale characters - and a few of the author himself - and there are several museums for you to visit. Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace is the iconic yellow cornerhouse that you see in all the postcards and is a must see.
Very close by is the Hans Christian Andersen Museum which focuses on the poet's works, including his paper art. Last but not least, the Hans Christian Andersen Childhood Home in Munkemøllestræde is perhaps the most authentic attraction. Here you can visit the rooms where the Andersen family lived and worked.
Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense and a visit here is an opportunity to really explore our favorite fairy tale writer in detail.
Odense is where Hans Christian Andersen was born and grew up - and it shows. Many of our sculptures, for instance, depict fairy tale characters or the poet himself.
Follow this link for a detailed description of the self-guided tour around the city centre in Hans Christian Andersen's Footsteps.