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H.C. Andersen Statue

Address: Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
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Ranked #68 of 301 things to do in Copenhagen
Type: Monuments & statues, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Children's author Hans Christian Andersen, known as H.C. in Denmark, has been immortalized next to...
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Type: Monuments & statues, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a nice surprise. I confess that maybe because i'm clueless i had no idea whose statue i was photographing and after coming to know it... Man, this is great. Who hasn't reading at least of Andersen's fairy tales? Whether you are a fairy tale lover or not, it's a nice photo opportunity.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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63 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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