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Hans Christian Andersen Birthplace

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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I discovered that Hans Christian Anderson was far more than a fiction author. The admission price... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2017
NikoliGogol
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Edmonton, Canada
Great exibition with lots of original materials

The exibition is very impressive with a lot of information about the life of H.C. Andersen... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2017
jacobm199
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Birkerod, Denmark
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Hans Christian Andersen was born in 1805 in a small yellow corner house in the poorest part of Odense. At the time, up to five families lived there. The house where he was born gives a feel for the humble and cramped conditions that surrounded him...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Hans Jensens Straede 45, Odense 5000, Denmark
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+45 65 51 46 01
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Beautiful museum with everything you ever wanted to know about Hans Christian Andersen. The museum starts off with details about the period in which Hans Christian Andersen was living with examples of a printing presses, pens, tools, world leaders at the time, and other general...More

3  Thank Alexa C
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Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Ironic that such a creative man should have such a pitiful memorial to all he has created. Small dark corridors with mostly static displays that primarily read his stories. Not entertaining for children and less so for adults. This magnificent city should be scolded for...More

3  Thank Zannvoy
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant, although a temporary museum, awaiting a permanent home, it is an essential visit to anyone questioning what is it to be a human being? By the way, it is also hugely fun. As is life.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

I imagined that in the museum I could understand the reasons or circumstances that made the author write each of his most famous fairy tales. But the museum is a thorough description about his life. I lacked a part that focused on his fairy tales....More

2  Thank Laia325
Reviewed February 12, 2018

I loved H.C. Andersen's fairy tales as a kid (and still do) but I never knew anything about the man himself. This museum gives you an insight into his intriguing life. The ticket gives you also access to the H.C.A. house and his childhood home....More

1  Thank Martina1888
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Profound disappointment describes my experience at the Hans Christian Anderson Museum. Do not get this museum confused with the Hans Christian Anderson HOME. Back in early October, I re-routed our trip (after checking their website) so that we could be at the museum on January...More

3  Thank TravelTrooperX2
Reviewed December 5, 2017

I discovered that Hans Christian Anderson was far more than a fiction author. The admission price is reasonable for Denmark and children have free admission. The entire city of Odense was undergoing some kind of construction and a sudden rain squall had people running for...More

1  Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

The exibition is very impressive with a lot of information about the life of H.C. Andersen. Moreover, it was new to me that he was this produktive in several artforms. We spent a couple of hours diving into the exibition - time well spent. I...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Very informative museum with many interactive opportunities for young and old to enjoy. The ticket also gets you free entry to H C Anderson house as well, which is10 minutes walk away. There is lots to read, so that might put some off.

1  Thank Jane S
Reviewed October 23, 2017

How can a museum display the magic of Hans Christian Anderson? Interactive displays, holographic images, or characters coming to life? Well, that would be a start, wouldn't it? So, how did they do the job at this museum? - Endless objects with text attached, photographs...More

1  Thank NeMoSubrosa
Reviewed October 6, 2017

The HC Has was located a short walk away from Odense main train station. It was a rainy day but the hotel provided umbrellas so we could just walk there. The museum has been divided into small segments dividing the period of his life and...More

1  Thank Umaruban
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Beautiful museum with everything you ever wanted to know about Hans Christian Andersen. The museum starts off with details about the period in which Hans Christian Andersen was living with examples of a printing presses, pens, tools, world leaders at the time, and other general...More

3  Thank Alexa C
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travelbugsfromnz
April 3, 2018|
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Response from jacobm199 | Reviewed this property |
At least part of this museum is closed due to renovation and expansion of the exhibition.
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December 23, 2017|
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The Windsor Hotel could certainly be a recommendable choise :-)
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Response from OmarKhayyam | Reviewed this property |
We took a detour to view the museum and surprisingly it was closed for hours (without notice). We were two of about 15 tourists who also came by to visit the museum in the few minutes we were there and all were disappointed... More
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