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H.C. Andersen Statue

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Address: Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Right by the town hall and Tivoli gardens then it is a nice one to take a photo opportunity . A good one to tick off whisky in this area

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Next to Copenhagen city hall, Hans Christian Andersen sits on the chair for tourists to take photos with him. He looks very happy and proud of his being popular till now.

Thank EuroKor
Copenhagen, Denmark
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

just another Hans Christian Andersen statue in Denmark. it's a nice statue but no reason to make it a destination.

Thank James S
Wymondham, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went all 9 of us including Granny in a wheelchair pushed by me ,developed muscles I never knew I had and lost lots of weight in the process as it was a workout with all the coppled streets. thoroughly enjoed the statue more impressive than the little mermaid.

Thank Rosemary H
København, Danmark
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Statue of the famous Danish fairytail writer HC Andersen. The statue reminds me of all the good fairytails he wrote, like The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid and Thumbelina..

Thank NubbieDK
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82 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The statue is very large and the story has it that when they were designing it there was meant to be a child sitting on his lap - when that was a little too weird the child was removed from the design. My friends and I found it fun to try and be that child and take photos with the... More 

Thank Casey M
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Never understood why this statue should be interesting. It is very small and not very pretty. Lots a Japanese tourists taking pictures of it though.

Thank William M
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Right by the town hall and Tivoli gardens then it is a nice one to take a photo opportunity . A good one to tick off whisky in this area

Thank IS T
Groningen, The Netherlands
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113 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Not as obvious as the little mermaid but people would figure who this man is. The bronze statue shows wear of many people taking photos here. If you have connectivity you might get some information by clicking your smart phone on a picture at the base if the statue

Thank Nikonian76
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Located near the museum and great for a family photo. Always busy with tourists taking pictures but that cannot be helped.

Thank sarahcf94
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice statue. Location and statue much better than The Little Mermaid which is further out and small and not really worth a special trip. Hans, however, is well located just opposite the side of Tivoli Gardens.


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This neighbourhood is home to Tivoli Gardens, a world famous amusement park and beautiful garden always worth a visit. Just west of Tivoli, you’ll find Copenhagen Central Station, from where you can reach just about every part of Denmark within 5 or 6 hours, or you can reach Copenhagen Airport in less than 15 minutes. Next to the Central Station, you’re in the middle of “old” Vesterbro, where several cultures and hundreds of languages are spoken in an area not more than one square mile. This neighbourhood is considered one of the most trendy places to live in and to visit in Copenhagen. For a real treat, visit Kødbyen ("meat town"), home to several restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, all within a short walk of each other.