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H.C. Andersen Statue

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Address: Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Children's author Hans Christian Andersen, known as H.C. in Denmark, has...
Children's author Hans Christian Andersen, known as H.C. in Denmark, has been immortalized next to Copenhagen's City Hall. He's holding a book and cane and has a well-worn lap from all the children (of all ages) who have sat on his knees.
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Nice statue

When we came across this lovely bronze statue it gave me chance to think back to those childhood fairy tales and how some of the local architecture influenced these stories ...and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

When we came across this lovely bronze statue it gave me chance to think back to those childhood fairy tales and how some of the local architecture influenced these stories ...and yes,it's a great photo op

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Want to have your own or your kids picture taken with the World famous author then this is the perfect opportunity. Situated on the corner of the main square next to Tivoli, it is easy to get to. Just 5 minutes walk from the central station.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

He is one of Copenhagen's claim to fame. The statue is big and you can pose with it. It's centrally located close to Tivoli Gardens. Why not?

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Knowen in Danmark and the whole world wide. Nothing much to see, but everyone must take a photo with him...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a beautiful statue and definitely worth a visit. The statue is easily located and looks magnificent. The only thing I would change about it is that it maybe could be in a nicer location and not beside the road.

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Amsterdam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's only a statue, on the left side of the 'Stadhuis' of Copenhagen What should I say? H.C Andersen belongs to Copenhagen

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mayo ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Think this statue well worth seeing, for a statue it has a lot of character. It's near the tivoli so very central and easy to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great statue worth a visit, close to the Town Hall, in the centre near all shops etc. Quite large - can walk up to it & take a photo. Why not! Worth seeing whilst you're there.

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It is located in Copenhagen near the City Hall. The statue of H C Andersen is very nice and reminds us of his stories.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you're going to Copenhagen, there are a few statues you MUST pose next tom and this is one of them. Not far from Central Station, across from Tivoli, it's not inconvenient to find. I never saw the statue very busy, save for one tour bus, so you should be able to walk right up and take a photo at... More 

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