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H.C. Andersen Statue

Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
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As featured in Copenhagen for free
Ranked #65 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was a great statue of the author and a big tourist pleaser. The statue is actually quite big so good for pictures.

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a great statue between the Raadhuis and Tivoli. It's really large and welcoming and people often sit on his lap to take pix. From here it's an easy walk to the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale House exhibit across the street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This statue is situated to the right hand side of the building when visiting city hall . Hans fans should be able to find it very easily .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The statue is definitely worth a visit as it's not far from a lot of the city center attractions. It is kind of tucked away, but I think it's really magical having him looking at Tivoli gardens. Makes for some great photos as well, and as a huge Hans Christian Andersen fan it was a dream come true for me... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Easy to miss if you focus only on the square. Tucked around the outside it is a great place to have your picture taken with HCA and feel loke a kid again.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Hans Christian Andersen was such a beloved writer of childrens' fairy tales, but he was also somewhat of an oddball. Perhaps he might have liked where his bronze statue is located—but I don't! The statue is right up against a boulevard (named after him) that is roaring with traffic, and near a lot of construction when I was there. (Mind... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Statue looks good, in a nice location so you are unlikely to miss it next to the impressive town hall, but there was a lot of roadworks around the statue which kind of ruins the photos.

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Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Is it just me living here or is the statue of HC Anders misplaced. It is sort of tucked away in a corner on a noisy street. Give the man the credit and place the statue in the middle of the Town Hall Square - in stead of the miserable Peruvians destroying all possible good wibes on the square with... More

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atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

This oversized statue is one of the favorite places to take a picture and move on. The good thing is that it is there to be enjoyed. My daughter climbed on Andersen's knee and we made a sweet photo. If you happen to pass this statue by, go on climb up and sit on his knees, imagine you're little again... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Not terribly exciting. But its right near the Central Station and Tivoli, so you don't have to go completely out of the way to see it if you want to take a few snaps.

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