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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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Absolutely worth a visit

Although I arrived too late to enter the museum it is still worth to visit the surroundings. The... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Koen V
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Great museum experience

When visiting the hometown of our great danish author H. C. Andersen, make sure to visit the... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
Aalborg, 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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Hans Jensens Straede 45, Odense 5000, Denmark
+45 65 51 46 01
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All reviews his life childhood home hans christian andersen nice museum an interesting place gift shop hc anderson story telling informative museum interesting visit fairy tale nice place to visit adults and children well worth the visit couple of hours tales books
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Although I arrived too late to enter the museum it is still worth to visit the surroundings. The nicely renovated small houses come right from the tales of Andersen.

Thank Koen V
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Shows the personal history of Andersen and how he got to his stories, found out lot of new information, not for small children

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

We made a special journey from Copenhagen to see this museum and found it disappointing. The layout of the museum is difficult to follow. There are massive amounts of information about Hans Christian Andersen but it is not displayed in a very user-friendly way. Most...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

A little difficult to find through the nearby construction works but very glad we allowed some time here. An extraordinary and well curated collection of material on HC Anderson. An insightful glimpse into life at that time and primary material regarding HC. What an interesting...More

Thank Robyn O
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

We all know Hans Christian Anderson's wonderful Fairy Tales. And this museum shows the background of the person who wrote them, against the time he lived in. For a younger public, it might be better not to show this much information in such a dense,...More

Thank Wajo
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

A very well presented museum for the biography of the author himself. Informations also include what was happening in the world too at the present time of the author's life. I actually completed my readings of HC Andersens life sequel presented in Museum. For those...More

Thank Linawati S
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Very nice museum, providing printed guides in different languages. They are also organizing events for kids, but they are usually in Danish. It is worth to visit it, while in Odense!

Thank Francesca B
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Odense is the hometown of the world famous author H. C. Andersen. Be sure to visit the museum, which included the H. C. Andersen house. We found the exhibits excellent and educational, his life story humble origins from a slum, struggles, accomplishments, very inspiring. "...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

When visiting the hometown of our great danish author H. C. Andersen, make sure to visit the museum, including the H. C. Andersen house, for a great and adequate insight af his inspirational life-story. A must visit! :-)

Thank 9000Hammer
Reviewed June 28, 2017

We all know Hans Christian Andersen, but we don't really know him. Loved this museum with all the information about the man and his life. Well worth the visit.

Thank Gay O
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April 3, 2018|
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Response from Jacob M | 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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Response from 9000Hammer | Reviewed this property |
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