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

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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My hero of children times

Yeah, nice statue of this gentleman, reminds me my children times. Very easily findable just next to City hall and in front of Tivoli gardens.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

walked past a few times as at the side of the town hall, not near the lights/crossing to see it straight away, shame he's been graffiti on, should have a sign for the hans museum there aswell as couldn't find that either

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yeah, nice statue of this gentleman, reminds me my children times. Very easily findable just next to City hall and in front of Tivoli gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful statue of Hans Christian Anderson. Easy find its across the road from the main tivoli gates and beside city hall and must see for any fairytale fan

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

From Stroget we walked to the Town hall and took our turn sitting on the knee of Hans christian Anderson . Just had to do it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Took a while to find this as its next to the City Hall but at the side of it. Best way to get to it is to go to Tivoli and its across the road next to City Hall. Nice Statue, a few tourists taking photos so had to wait for my turn. Basically, a quick photo opportunity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We were wandering around Copenhagen and stumbled upon this statue of H C Anderson, so we took the photo opportunity as you do while in Copenhagen. It is a nice statue located across from the Tivoli Gardens and next to the City Hall. It is a busy spot with people trying to get a photo of it. So, if you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Probably the biggest statue of H.C.Andersen. Nice for taking some photographs, But be carefull if you intend to klimb on - she almost fall down...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

You don't have to go find the statue. It is seated right across the street from Tivoli so you will be in the area anyways. Stop by and take a photo. Gotta do it!! Shame on you if you don't stop by!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

This is one the 'have to do's' when in Copenhagen to get a selfie with HCA. It's not a must, but whilst you are here and its free why not? You'll easily find the statue if you are heading to Tivoli Gardens. Must watch Danny Kaye this Christmas !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Statue of Andersen is quite big and located near to City house one road over the front of Tivoli garden. You can not miss it. It is nice to take a picture with him. He seemed to be a little bit worry on current wealthy situation of Denmark compared to his poor life time, because physical wealth is not providing... More 

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