Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tale House

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tale House

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tale House
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Step into Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting fairytale world. Learn about his upbringing in Odense and his many journeys. Experience his most beloved stories, from The Little Mermaid to Thumbelina 'come alive' with light, sound and scents. A fantastic experience for everyone.
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The area

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Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 7 min walk
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles245 reviews
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Sarah488
Glasgow, UK256 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
Do not go here if you do not have children. I should have been warned off by the fact that it is attached to a Ripleys.

You literally walk round in a circle with buttons where you can hear some fairy tales. And you pay a considerable amount for the bad experience which takes 10 minutes. It's also quite tackily put together.

Don't waste your time or money.
Written April 13, 2013
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Annette P
Umina Beach, Australia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Sitting serenely on a rock for all eternity, the Little Mermaid has become a symbol of Copenhagen. I had the immense pleasure of visiting the museum of Hans Christian Andersen, the creator of the story of the Little Mermaid. Memories of childhood came flooding back as I recalled my Mother reading us the tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes, the Ugly Duckling, Little Red Riding Hood and many more from his repertoire of almost 80 stories for children.
My visit to Copenhagen, Denmark was delightful. I found the people very friendly and helpful. The public transport system was user friendly and inexpensive. The Metro carriages were clean and spacious, and the map was easy to follow. However, I had a unique experience one day. Asking for directions at a bus stop, I got into conversation with an elderly lady. She was very animated and interesting. In the course of the conversation, I mentioned that I live in Australia. To my delight she started reciting the words of Waltzing Matilda. Forgetting all inhibitions, I started singing Waltzing Matilda and she joined in. It was surreal – two complete strangers singing Waltzing Matilda at a bus stop.
Copenhagen has much to offer the traveler but the biggest gift was the people's friendliness and willingness to help.
Written October 16, 2018
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Dear Annette Thank you for your glowing review and thanks for visiting us. I am delighted to hear that you had a great time in Copenhagen. I will look out for your friend from the bus stop, she sounds like a lot of fun! Hope to see you back in Copenhagen soon, Best regards, Mikkel
Written November 29, 2018
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engbrid
Solihull, UK10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Family
This was appalling. Thankfully we had Copenhagen cards and got in for free, else I think I would have demanded my money back - it's definitely not worth paying to see this. It begins to a promising, albeit dated, explanation of Andersen's early life, interspersed with timelines full of irrelevant dates and events in history (???, I don't know why). It goes quickly downhill from there. There's models of the characters from the stories, looking like they're straight from either the 70s or a horror film, and they rotate eerily and creakily to audio recordings of Andersen's stories. That's all. We weren't expecting much from the reviews on Tripadvisor, but even then it failed to live up to our already low expectations. A shame really; it doesn't do the fairytales any justice and could be done so much better - it's in desperate need of updating.
Written September 18, 2016
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Anastasia Κb
Attica, Greece112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
The Fairy-tale House guides the audience through a series of brilliant tableaux depicting the universally known fairy-tales by Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen.
The "live" exhibit boasts state-of-the-art lighting effects and a three-lingual sound system in Danish, English, and German.
The live exhibit was very intresting and i suggest this magical museum!

TICKETS in Denmark krones

Children under 10 years
1 person 34,00 DKK
Children under 15 years
1 person 54,00 DKK
Adults
1 person 67,00 DKK
Written May 19, 2013
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Stellabud
West Yorkshire, UK74 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
10 minutes of my life lost forever. Badly needs modernising. Drab displays. Hot, stuffy, musty exhibition. Doesn't bring his work to life at all. Of all the freebies on the Copenhagen Card this was the only disappointment. Not worth trying to find.
Written August 13, 2016
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Debbie Q
Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom349 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
This was a little disappointing. It is a very small museum And told several stories with tableaux. The saddest story was the matchstick girl and the most amusing was the emperors clothes.

20 minutes and you will be out.
Written October 28, 2014
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ksjlow
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia218 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
''See and hear the world-famous writer's best fairy tales... presented in colourful "living" tableaux with fascinating sound and lighting effects."

That is part of the description given of this attraction in the Copenhagen card booklet.
I personally think that this attraction did not quite fulfill its given description. The story telling of the fairy tales were not that 'living' as said. There were dolls moving with some spotlights here and there. There is no WOW factor but it was still nice to reminiscence those fairy tales that were part of my childhood.
Written January 11, 2013
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Sara
Eilat, Israel3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Important Childhood stories to remember! inspiring and important.
Including light and sound effects .
Written September 7, 2019
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Hi SZTTR Thanks for visiting. We're happy you remembered your childhood stories. Best regards, Mikkel / H.C. Andersen Eventyrhuset
Written September 9, 2019
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Tamir
Neftenbach, Switzerland51 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We wanted to go to the believe it or not museum and since we had the Copenhagen card the stuff at the entrance gave us a coin to go and see this. It's extremely small and really nothing outstanding or special. Would not recommend
Written July 1, 2019
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Hi Tamir B I'm sorry to hear that we didn't live up to your expectations, but glad that you made good use of your Copenhagen Card which gives free admission. Kind regards H.C. Andersen Eventyrhuset
Written July 2, 2019
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mmm44515
NYC13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
I love fairy tales and was very much looking forward to this museum. There is not much there. I did learn about the life of Hans but not much else. There are very few displays and they are not very informative. This needs to be updated to make it worth while. I would not recommend - not worth the money. Buy a fairy tale book and read it. That will be much more enjoyable.
Written July 30, 2018
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