The Hans Christian Andersen Place is one of the most loved attractions by children and avid readers. The place showcases the life of H. C. Andersen- the author who wrote famous books like The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling and many others.
Get to know how the famous writer grew up in Odense and later moved to Copenhagen and what shaped him into a national icon. The highlight has to be the fairy tales that are turned into interactive, colorful exhibits with beautiful sound effects! A must if you are travelling with children. The exhibits that replicate the author’s home and his surrounding is a rare treat for history lovers.
Come here to relive the beautiful stories and to get lost in the world spun by one of the most loved Danish figures.
- Adult: DKK 60
- Child (4-11 years): DKK 40
- Copenhagen Card: Free
- By Train: Copenhagen Central Station
- By Metro: Norreport
- By Bus: Radhuspladsen (Vester Voldgade)
- By Taxi
- By renting a Bicycle.
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A simple museum for people who don't know anything about Andersen at all. I recommend this place for families with children, but if you go here on your own it may be a bit too short or boring. They will offer you visiting this place along with the exhibition next to it. It was not very interesting and I regretted buying the dual ticket.
A showcase of Andersen's most famous and popular fairy tales, using animatronics / shows. The setup sounds promising, the result was extremely dissapointing... Entry fee was rather expensive for such a small exhibition and most of the stories were either in (very) bad condition or not really worth it. Most (nearly all) stories are in Danish, which would be (somewhat) fine if it were for the English story cards, unfortunately these were missing most of the times... All in all a dissapointing experience, could be ok with small kids, however lack of English language will not make it better for them... I suggest spending your hard earned holiday budget elsewhere!
Good and interesting interactive museum of HC Andersen. But it’s pretty small, all route take about 10-15 min. Most of route is listening tales with visual animated decoration. Adult ticket cost 60 dkk.
Interesting place to visit. Not much to see but still enjoyed taking pictures here and there inside the Fairy House.
There's a small section providing details about the life of Hans Christian Anderson but the majority of this museum is dedicated to retellings of his most famous stories with some animatronics to act out parts of the story. The stories are roughly 3 minutes each and there is nowhere to sit and listen to them. There are roughly 10 of these stories. I can't imagine many children (or adults) having the patience to stand and listen to each story in it's entirety. Also if the group of people in front of you have selected to listen to the story in a language you don't understand (they play in English, Danish and German) you'll have to wait even longer. I noticed a few parties of people simply walking straight through, spending no more than about ten minutes here. Good for children who enjoy listening to stories, but definitely not a 'must-see' in Copenhagen.