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Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home

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Address: Munkemollestraede 3, Odense 5000, Denmark
Phone Number: 65514601
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Cute from the Outside

This place was closed when we were there, but it is cute from the outside. It was a little hard to find but walkable from the main train station and if you follow the red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
angeleyes27
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Marlton, New Jersey
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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

This place was closed when we were there, but it is cute from the outside. It was a little hard to find but walkable from the main train station and if you follow the red footprints on the pavement which does a walking tour of Odense. There are also lockers in the Odense train station if you want to do... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were told that this house was the birth place of H.C.Andersen. Very small and humble abode where it is alleged that three families lived.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place is a very small house where H.C. Andersen grew up. There is not much you can see because he grew up in poverty. The ticket you buy from here for 95 DKK can be used at the H.C.Andersen museum wih no additional cost.

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Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The childhood home of Hans Christian Andersen doesn't show much - but what it shows is as close to the authentic childhood home of the author as possible. Was his home really that small? Indeed is was - and a family were living and working here.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Small museum, which however was complementary to the Hans Christian Anders Museum: free admittance when you visited the other museum. Small extra museum (especially compared the main museum) but nice and clean. Duration of visit of 30 minutes should be considered enough.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You can walk to this from the museum but decided to just drive by to take a picture.. but we were able to find parking just around the corner.. So we decided to go in and happy that we did. One of the friendliest women on the entry/cash desk as well.. Stepped back into HC Anderson's life and bought a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This house gives you a little sample of Hans Christian Anderson's, early life. There's not much here, but it's great for a fly-in visit if you don't have much time in Odense. I recommend going here and then to the nearby afterwards for a more in depth look at his life and history.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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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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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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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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