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Hans Christian Andersen's hometown

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The whole world is a series of miracles, but we're so used to them we call them ordinary things.
Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's Hometown

Get to know Odense's most famous son, Hans Christian Andersen. The multi artist Andersen impressed with fairy tales, plays, biographies, travel accounts, paper art and more. Visit the local attractions that each point the spotlight on one or more sides to our famous  fairy tale writer.

Walk in H.C. Andersen’s footsteps with the 5-in-1 ticket to gain insight into the life of our popular poet
When you visit the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, you also buy a ticket for 4 other attractions; The City Museum, Hans Christian Andersen's Birth House, Hans Christian Andersen's Childhoold Home and the Children's Cultural House - The Tinderbox. For more information about the 5-in-1-ticket click here.

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Hans Christian Andersen's Birthplace

Visit the little, yellow, corner house in Hans Jensen's Straede, where Hans Christian Andersen (allegedly) was born in 1805. Almost precisely 100 years later in 1908, the house opened as a museum and this makes it one of the oldest poet museums in the world. Tickets at the Hans Christian ...

H.C. 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...

Hans Christian Andersen's Museum

A new exhibition in a class by itself gives you a presentation of H.C. Andersen's life, words, pictures and famous private possessions. Here you can s...

Odense City Museum Møntergaarden

Møntergården – museum of all agesIn the heart of Odense's historic district is Møntergården – a cultural oasis comprising lovely courtyards and beauti...

The Elfmound Scenography at The Tinderbox

Many of today's popular stories are full of magic and wonderful creatures: magicians, dangerous dragons, alves, wolves, talking animals and trolls. Ma...

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Find the Fairy Tale Sculptures in Odense

In Hans Christian Andersen's home town, Odense, you can see the characters from his fairy tales come to life all over the city; In parks and streets and alleys you will find sculptures by various artists, all of whom have been inspired by the author's writings.

Hans Christian Andersen's personal fairy tale

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense on April 2, 1805, the son of shoemaker Hans Andersen and the washerwoman Anne Marie Andersdatter. As a chil...

5-in-one ticket for Hans Christian Andersen

Explore Hans Christian Andersen's life and contemporary society at the Odense museums and attractions. One ticket gives access to 5 museums.

Hans Christian Andersen for children

Hans Christian Andersen is perhaps the world's most famous author of fairy tales and stories for children. He himself loved children and would enterta...

Hans Christian Andersen FAQ

Questions and answers about H.C. Andersen - here we answer some of the questions we are often asked. Do you know where H.C. Andersen is buried? Or who...