H.C. Andersens Museum - interiør

5-in-1-ticket

With the 5-in-1-ticket you can visit: 

Sculpture - The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep

Hans Christian Andersen for Children

Hans Christian Andersen is perhaps the world's best known author of fairy tales and children's stories. He himself loved children and read to them or entertained them with his paper art. If you are visiting our city with children and want to explore the more easily accessible Hans Christian Andersen attractions, we have gathered a list for you. 

If you visit during the summer, we also recommend that you look for the many fairy tale and Hans Christian Andersen themed events.

Jens Galschiøt's sculpture of Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's own story

H. C. Andersen was born in Odense on 2 April 1805, the son of the shoemaker Hans Andersen and the washer woman Anne Marie Andersdatter. As a child, his favorite employment was daydreaming, and as a 14-year-old he decided to seek his fortune at The Royal Theater in Copenhagen, to which he was loosely affiliated until 1822.

In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen

Many of the buildings and places that were significant to Hans Christian Andersen in Odense still exist today. Follow in our famous poet's footsteps - quite literally, there are footprints all along the route - and see the most interesting ones.

The route starts at the house, where he was born in what was at the time one of the poorest neighborhoods in Odense. Today more than 200 years later the historic quarter is a very popular place to live and perhaps the most expensive.

Hans Christian Andersen's Museum

NB This museum is closed while a new museum is built in its stead. In the meanwhile (from app. 20th January 2018) you can visit an exhibition in the former Carl Nielsen Museum, focusing on the artistic side of Andersen.

Mindehallen i H.C. Andersens Hus

Hans Christian Andersen Attractions in Odense

This is a list of Hans Christian Andersen related attractions in Odense. The lists mentions, among others, the Hans Christian Andersen House - his birthplace in Hans Jensens Stræde, his childhood home in Munkemølle St. but also the place down by the river, where his mother washed clothes for the more well-to-do citizens of Odense.

Fairy Tale Sculptures in Odense

In Hans Christian Andersen's hometown Odense you can see the characters from his fairy tales come to life everywhere in the city; in parks and on the streets you meet sculptures by various artists, all of which have been inspired by the author's stories.
With the map in your hand, you can go on a pleasant stroll around the city and experience the fairy tale on your own.

Welcome to Odense

Odense offers you the fairy-tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the music composed by Carl Nielsen and all the art and culture you could wish for.