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Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home

Munkemoellestraede 3, Odense 5000, Denmark
+45 65 51 46 01
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...like a needle in a haystack to find, but once you do....

Odense City Center is undergoing a major renovation, making this little gem hard to find (cause the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Erik N
Houston, Texas
Interesting but HC museum is the main site

A very small collection of artefacts & info on HC Andersen but the main site is the HC Andersen... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Robyn O
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Munkemoellestraede 3, Odense 5000, Denmark
+45 65 51 46 01
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Odense City Center is undergoing a major renovation, making this little gem hard to find (cause the GPS / phone or other device + you gets confused). Once you do find it, its is a smaller quaint house that HC Andersen - the writer of...More

Thank Erik N
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

A very small collection of artefacts & info on HC Andersen but the main site is the HC Andersen museum. If you buy a ticket for both places it's worthwhile but if you only have time for one site go to the museum.

Thank Robyn O
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived 15m before closing, after a 2.5h drive, we were all smiles glad to have made it. Another woman walked in at the same time. It's quite a small house, so I wasn't worried. The staff person informed us that she had already cashed...More

1  Thank DKG95
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We had some difficulty finding the small house house where the writer H.C. Anders spent most of his childhood (H.C. Barndomshjem) because the half-timbered façade was entirely covered in scaffolding when we visited in May. The museum was open though. Some Tripadvisor reviewers seem to...More

Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Hans Christian Anderson lived in this small house from the ages of 2 to 14 and was inspiration for much of his writings. It is now a museum containing mementos from his childhood. The house is easily found on a walking tour of the old...More

Thank Aafia
Reviewed 23 April 2017

To think three families lived in is house! As well as seeing where HCAndersen lived, it provides an insight into town life in the early 1800s, particularly for the poor.

Thank Davo60
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This was Andersen's home from age 2-14. It was very small, which can explain why Andersen developed such a large imagination. It was humbling to visit his family's modest abode. In the back is a garden with benches and cafe tables. Enjoy the serenity on...More

Thank Dana D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

After seeing the museum and the model of his childhood home there we came to see the original house. It is very small with a small garden and fell below our expectations.

Thank littleexplorer2017
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It's a very small and cosy place to visit and not a lot to see. H. C. Andersen lived in this house from the age of 2 to 14. In the back there's a garden, not open during winter. You can buy a ticket here...More

Thank NayaP
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It was touching seen the place where Christian Andersen grew up. It teaches you that you don't need much to be happy and makes you appreciate what you have.

Thank SueenA
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