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“Good photo opportunity” 4 of 5 stars
Review of H.C. Andersen Statue

H.C. Andersen Statue
Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
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Ranked #57 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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 cane and has a well-worn lap from all the children (of all ages) who have sat on his knees.
atlanta
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“Good photo opportunity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

This oversized statue is one of the favorite places to take a picture and move on. The good thing is that it is there to be enjoyed. My daughter climbed on Andersen's knee and we made a sweet photo. If you happen to pass this statue by, go on climb up and sit on his knees, imagine you're little again and he is telling you his stories.

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“Easy photostop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Not terribly exciting. But its right near the Central Station and Tivoli, so you don't have to go completely out of the way to see it if you want to take a few snaps.

Visited November 2012
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“Here he”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

sits.Waiting for tourists to get the picyure......so do it and think about all the saga,stories coming from this man originated from Odense on Funen

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“Anderson statue in Copenhagen”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This makes a popular location for a photo shoot with the statue of the famous children story writer which most tourists hav fond memories. Located just adjacent to the City Hall and across the street overlooking Tivoli, it has become a symbol of the city.

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“Say hello to the storyteller”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

He sits not far from Tivoli's Entrance, with his sad face under a high hat, Mostly the statue is green, except the author's lap it is polished golden by all the kids that have peen photographed with him.

Visited December 2011
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