Children's Cultural Centre The Tinderbox

Hans Christian Andersen for children

Photo: Ard Jongsma

Hans Christian Andersen is perhaps the world's most famous author of fairy tales and stories for children. He himself loved children and would entertain them by reading to them and making paper cutting art.

If you visit Odense with children and would like to explore some of the more accessible Hans Christian Andersen attractions, we have made a list for you here.

If you visit us during the summer, we recommend that you also look for some of the many fairy tale and Andersen related events.

Hans Christian Andersen Attractions

Hans Christian Andersen's Childhood Home

The little house where H.C. Andersen lived with his parents from the age of 2 to 14, was opened as a museum in 1930. The house contains the very humbl...

Find the Fairy Tale Sculptures in Odense

All over the city you will encounter sculptures inspired by fairy tales - how many can you find?

In the Footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen

Many of the buildings and places that were significant to H.C. Andersen can still be seen today

Odense City Museum Møntergaarden

Møntergården – museum of all ages In the heart of Odense's historic district is Møntergården – a cultural oasis comprising lovely courtyards and beautiful buildings from the 16th century to the present day. Three exhibitions promise wonderful experiences. The newest building (2013) ...

The Funen Village - Open Air Museum

Go back in time to the Funen open-air museum - with rural structures from the 18th and 19th century - a complete village environment has been recreated, with half-timbered buildings, fences, farm animals, a village pond and a village street. The entire village is surrounded by cultivated l...