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H.C. Andersen Statue

Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
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Ranked #63 of 205 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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We came across the statue as we were completing our day in Copenhagen and there it was. A reminder of a very famous children's author.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the Hans Christian Andersen statue because it brought to mind all of his wonderful stories for children, which adults can also enjoy. The statue is very well done.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float. To gain all while you give. To roam the roads of lands remote. To travel is to live". This beautiful quote (which I chant to myself whenever I travel abroad) is attributed to Hans Christian Andersen. His lovely statue, gazing toward the Tivoli gardens, is located at the end of the town... More

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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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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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