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H.C. Andersen Statue

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Address: Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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Nice statue

Near the Tivoli gardens and other main attractions. Very well done. Real tribute to a great author. When I think of Denmark I think of Hans Christian Anderson. Loved his stories... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Keller, Texas, United States
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Keller, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Near the Tivoli gardens and other main attractions. Very well done. Real tribute to a great author. When I think of Denmark I think of Hans Christian Anderson. Loved his stories as a child. Happy to see the statue as and adult.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a sweet sculpture of the man whose stories have brought so much joy to so many children. It is easy to find, and even in the off-season is often surrounded by adults having their pictures taken.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is by the town hall so easy to find. It has a shiny knee from all the tourists getting photos with it. It is an ok statue.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Located quite close to the City Hall, the large bronze statue depicts the famous author seated, wearing a top hat and frock coat, with a book in one hand and holding a walking cane in the other. It is quite a beautiful monument, and is very popular for taking photographs of oneself alongside.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The Hans Christian Andersen statue is an ordinary bronze statue, albeit in the city of Copenhagen. However, it is well positioned in that you can take a photo of it and have either the Tivoli (the second oldest theme park in the world - even Walt Disney visited the Tivoli when designing Disneyland) or the "new" Town Hall, as a... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A must when in Copenhagen. Get your photo taken with Hans Christian Andersen! You might have to wait a little while if it is very crowded.

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Portugal
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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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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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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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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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