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H.C. Andersen Statue

Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
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Ranked #57 of 211 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great statue worth a visit, close to the Town Hall, in the centre near all shops etc. Quite large - can walk up to it & take a photo. Why not! Worth seeing whilst you're there.

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It is located in Copenhagen near the City Hall. The statue of H C Andersen is very nice and reminds us of his stories.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you're going to Copenhagen, there are a few statues you MUST pose next tom and this is one of them. Not far from Central Station, across from Tivoli, it's not inconvenient to find. I never saw the statue very busy, save for one tour bus, so you should be able to walk right up and take a photo at... More

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Curitiba, PR
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Mrs. Andersen has been part our childhood and it was a special small pleasure finding his statue while I was walking through the beautiful Copenhagen.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If your looking for hans go to kongenshave, you will find a better sculpture than this one next to the busy road.

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Flower Mound,TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went on the Red Tag Walking Tour which leaves from the Visitor's Center. A 2 hour tour of central Copenhagen which highlights the old city. The H.C. Andersen is on the Town Hall grounds and his head is turned to look directly at Tivoli Gardens. Guide spoke excellent English and the tour was worth the time and money.

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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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