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Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home

Closes in 17 min: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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A good place to learn more about the Father of great fairy tales

After visiting HC Andersens museum and birthplace, we went to this home. This place is a little far... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia

In truth, there is not that much to see here and some of the information offered is, admittedly... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Graham D
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Andersen recalled his childhood with nostalgic pleasure. From the age of two until he was 14, he grew up in a poor – but also loving – home which provided him with inspiration for many of his fairytales. Come and sense the really special atmosphere...more
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Munkemoellestraede 3, Odense 5000, Denmark
+45 65 51 46 01
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting HC Andersens museum and birthplace, we went to this home. This place is a little far from the 4 other places in HCA trail. Our visit one more time made us love and admire Andersens more, whose humble beginnings created great things in...More

Thank LisaWellOz
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the lovely buildings on the HCA trail in Odense. To get the full story, follow the footsteps in the pavement.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK - it was a pretty damp day we were there, and the whole area from here to the centre of Odense was torn up, hoarded off and under construction so we probably didn’t see it at its best. I’m sure it will be fine...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking through the rooms furnished at the time of HC’s life. It is part of the entire HC complex of interesting history exhibits.

Thank Ellen D
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Okay if you visit the other places in the guide you get from the museum but not worth doing alone. There is a leaflet with a guide showing the main places to visit in the town if you want to find out about Anderson.

Thank vrumley
Reviewed 13 August 2018

It was great to view his childhood home (between 2-12 years of age). We knew nothing about his life or upbringing, so it was good to see & learn of this. It gave some ‘insight’ into many of his Fairytales

Thank Jennie Z
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I might not have bought just this ticket, but because it was part of the 5 & 1 price we did go in and it was informative. It's a very small house and could get crowded, but they did have information to read about his...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Very small with a garden ho does not exist at christian childhood need not more than 10 min to pay look and be outside, lovely little house.

Thank Toogenblik
Reviewed 13 July 2018

In truth, there is not that much to see here and some of the information offered is, admittedly, based upon supposition. That said, it is lovely to be able to visit and view the very small childhood home of a world wide known giant of...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The strange atmosphere in this small childhood house is maybe due to the fact that HC Andersen was really a tall man. I guess he moved out really early in his childhood ages. You can visit the house in just a few minutes. Nicely kept...More

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