Hans Christian Andersen (Danish poet), referred to using the initials H. C. Andersen in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet noted for his children's stories. These include
"The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen",
"Thumbelina", "The Little Match Girl", and "The Ugly
Duckling See Videoclip
And of course Hans Christian Andersen s The Little Mermaid which is Copenhagen's landmark at Langelinie.See Videoclip
The Emperor's New ClothesSee Videoclip
During his lifetime Hans Christian Andersen was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and Hans Christian Andersen was feted by royalty. Hans Christian Andersen s poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. Hans Christian Andersen have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.Hans
Christian Andersen and Walt Disney
In Hans Christian Andersen s footsteps.
Hans Christian Andersen s hometown, Odense has changed much since Hans Christian Andersen was a child. But there is preserved buildings and areasin the city that still looks like they did when the poet Hans Christian Andersen entered its infancy here . Around the Odense city, see the sidewalk thirteen square granite stone that marks the places associated with Hans Christian Andersen. The stones are decorated with Hans Christian Andersen clips
solhovedet. On the map of the Odense city are the places marked and linked to a small town historical footsteps - all in Hans Christian Andersen s spirit.
The little house in Odense, 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 humble rooms which comprised the home of the great fairy-tale writer, and to which his dearest memories of childhood are attached.
The Hans Christian Andersen Childhood Home is free for children under 18.
Munkemøllestræde 3 - 5
5000 Odense C
Hans Christian Andersen museum in the old city precinct and learn all about the fantastic life of
Hans Christian Andersen. The
Hans Christian Andersen exhibitions give an indepth impression of
Hans Christian Andersen as a person as well as the world he lived in from 1805 to 1875.
Admire a large selection of the writer's papercuts and drawings as well as a comprehensive book collection from the whole world.
Bangs Boder 29
5000 Odense C
A fabulous house for children who are invited into the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen through storytelling (during summer also in English), drawing and music.
They can make their own plays after having been made up and dressed up in costumes.
Fairytale shop and café.
Close to the Hans Christian Andersen Museum Odense.
Groups have to register in advance. Opening hours: call The Tinderbox.
Hans Jensens Stræde 21
5000 Odense C
Victor Borge (1909 - 2000), the famous Danish-American entertainer and pianist, was also a big fan of
Hans Christian Andersen and appropriated Hans Christian Andersen, the very popular Danish song, "Denmark, my Native Land"("In Denmark I was born ") - where the starting word as we know, was also valid
poem of Victor Borge himself.
Dear Hans Christian Andersen ...
You were close to my childhood in Denmark, you were near when I landed in New York in 1940. And now, in a heavenly Elysium, you probably listen to Mozart and Mendelssohn your friend play Bach, or perhaps you are telling your adventures in the great shape that you only speak. We mention your name with pride, as it stands forever chiseled in the stars.
Victor Borge -
Hans Christian Andersen - Meetings with Charles Dickens
In June 1847, H. C. Andersen paid his first visit to England and enjoyed a triumphal social success during the summer. The Countess of Blessington invited him to her parties where intellectual and famous
people could meet, and it was at one party that he met Charles Dickens for the first time. They shook hands and walked to the veranda which was of much joy to
H. C. Andersen. He wrote in his diary, "We had come to the veranda, I was so happy to see and speak to England's now living writer, whom I love the most." Ten years later,
H. C. Andersen visited England again, primarily to visit Charles Dickens.
H. C. Andersen stayed at Charles Dickens' home for five weeks. Shortly after
H. C. Andersen left, Charles Dickens published David Copperfield, featuring the obsequious Uriah Heep, who is said to have been modeled on H. C. Andersen.
In the spring of 1872,
Hans Christian Andersen fell out of bed and was severely hurt!
Hans Christian Andersen never fully recovered, but he lived until August 4, 1875, dying of insidious causes in a house called Rolighed (literally: calmness), near Copenhagen, the home of
Hans Christian Andersen s close friends Moritz Melchior, a banker, and his wife. Shortly before his death,
Hans Christian Andersen had consulted a composer about the music for his funeral, saying: "Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with little
Hans Christian Andersen s body was interred in the Assistens Kirkegård in the Nørrebro area of
At the time of
Hans Christian Andersen s death, he was an internationally renowned and treasured artist.
Hans Christian Andersen received a stipend from the Danish Government as a "national treasure". Before his death, steps were already underway to erect the large statue in
Hans Christian Andersen honor, which was completed and is prominently placed at the town hall square in
The Wonderful World of Hans Christian Andersen
See and listen to Hans Christian Andersen's many fairy tales in colourful tableaux with exciting light and sound effects!
in Copenhagen, where H. C. Andersen died August 4, 1875, Experience the entire story of his life - from his childhood to his adult life and his many travels world-wide.
The Wonderful World of Hans Christian Andersen is Copenhagen’s newest top attraction. Your price of admission to this attraction is reduced if, at the same time, you decide to visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, Guinness World Records Museum and/or The Mystic Exploratorie. For further information on admission prices, please refer to the pricelist, visit www.hcandersen.com or enquire at the booking office.
As Dane and the author of this text, I am sorry to admit that the published leaflets prepared by the Danish tourist association, about our world famous Danish writer and poet Hans Christian Andersen, is outrageous and it is difficult to make head or tail of the message to our tourists .
but I can highly recommend a visit to the new Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Copenhagen and Odense.- - - not even address can be found in the confused leaflets, but here it is.
Open every day from 10 a.m.
Rådhuspladsen 57 • Copenhagen (City Town Hall)
Phone +45 33 32 31 31 • www.hcandersen.comJust in the Copenhagen city center Town Hall