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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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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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I knew about the statue, kept going and coming without finding it until in the end another tourist pointed it out for me ! It is located on a sidewalk and one would think it would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Windsor, Canada

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's a free statue right opposite the Tivoli,along side the town hall ,you won't miss if on foot exploring the Copenhagen city centre.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I knew about the statue, kept going and coming without finding it until in the end another tourist pointed it out for me ! It is located on a sidewalk and one would think it would be located in a square such as the Radhus Pladsen for example. It is a typical statue. Nothing particular. This writer was maltreated all... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

In my opinion, I think there is a Andersen museum, which would have been more value added than waiting in line to take a picture of this statue. Again, a fabulous tribute to a wonderful writer

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Even though it is located next to the City Hall in the Town Square, and across from the Tivoli Garden, it is still a little hard to find. We had to ask a couple of people before we located the Statue. Poor guy! Wish he was in a more prominent location. Such a beloved author tucked away next to the... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Most probably there is no child who didn't heard at least one Andersen tale. This simple statue on the sie of the City Hall is a nice gesture to remember on him.

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Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

nice statue of their symbolic writer. in a nice area, the rest of the statues around are more beautiful and you have the feeling you are in his stories.

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a shame would it be if I wouldn't see this statue while being in Copenhagen. Simple but beautyful, that what come to my mind while thinking about it. Sure a must see for everyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As statues go this is a pleasant one. Located in next to City Hall (Rådhuspladsen) its hard to miss. Just as I imagined him, the author of many Children's fairy tales. Looks like a happy gent. Nicer than the more famous Little Mermaid statue (How ironic)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This statue is conveniently located in one of the busiest tourist spots in Copenhagen, next to City Hall (Rådhuspladsen) and across the street from Tivoli. He sits with his side facing the park and head turned, looking at it. If you want to get a decent photo and not fight crowds, go in early evening. It is a nice statue,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The statue is located directly across the street from Trivoli Gardens. It can be busy and difficult to get a photo of the statue alone. It's a nice tribute to an author who has touched the lives of millions with his fairy tales.

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