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H.C. Andersen's Childhood Home (H.C. Andersen's Barndomshjem)

Munkemollestraede 3, Odense 5000, Denmark
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Ranked #12 of 67 attractions in Odense
Type: Historic Sites
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I was just curious of what do they have inside this museum and I agree with some of the reviews about this place, there's nothing much. There's a room where you can watch a little introduction about him but in Danish, and if the visitors don't speak Danish then what??? The entrance ticket in my opinion is expensive, DKK 95... More

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Adrian, Michigan
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970 reviews 970 reviews
339 attraction reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This museum pays tribute to one of the more interesting writers of the 19th Century, the golden age of literature. It does a good job of detailing his life and times. It was an easy and relaxed visit for us and our kids (ages 6, 10 and 14 at the time) were quite taken with the experience. If you have... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

There's nothing much at this place. It's just some rooms with some details. However, staff there was very friendly and informative. You can ask her whatever you want to know about Andersen.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We went, saw and walked away wondering what was all the fuss about. If your in Odense, go and have a look as it is very close to pretty much everything.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

A Great place to visit if you are a fan of his work like his paper cuttings and renowned stories such as "The Ugly Duckling". This story was supposed to be what Andersen thought of himself as ugly. Inside, explore his room, the courtyard, the attic bed, and much more. Such a talented young writer and storyteller was from this... More

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Odense, Denmark
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

The Childhood Home of H.C. Andersen is quite interesting an the place you want to go if you want a look into the life of H.C. Andersen. It isn't the house on the picture though (thats a restaurant close to H.C. Andersens Hus).

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Odense, Denmark
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

You could only see the house, that looked like any other old house from outside, and it's in pretty bad shape, only recommended if you are into Hans Christian Andersen

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I was expecting much more. For me the only interesting thing was the library with the collection of H.C. Andersen books translated in any language that you can imagine. Apart of this...

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Unless you're into HC Andersen you won't see nothing else than a typical old town house from Odense. The statue at the river is really beautiful, though.

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Odense, Denmark
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

... as a previous poster wrote, this is not the place most posters here seem to think it is. The Childhood Home is a tiny mini-museum of only two rooms that is in a very different location from the HCA Museum. That said, if you're really into HCA, it's an inexpensive must and the guardian is excellent and will tell... More

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