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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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Stop on By and Take a Photo

Do the tourist thing and stop on by, take a photo and hit the next item. Not much else to do here with this item. Still kind of cool.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Montvale, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in the neighbourhood you can pass by to see the statue of H.C. Andersen, the famous Danish writer.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many statues to Hans Christian Andersen in Copenhagen. In the City Hall Square, you will find a lovely statue of HC sitting with a book. The bronze statue was made by Henry Luckow-Nielsen and was erected in 1965. Make sure you take to time to go over to Nyhavn. Along the picturesque Nyhavn, you will see the homes... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a tradition to rub Andersen's knee and make a wish,and the wish will come true. You can see that his knees are very shiny:) . Of course,I did the same :)))! Hope my wish will come true!!!

Thank olasweetmol
Montvale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do the tourist thing and stop on by, take a photo and hit the next item. Not much else to do here with this item. Still kind of cool.

Thank coachee1313
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice statue and just nearby the city hall, very easy to find take picture with it. I would say, much more easy to take a picture than the Little Mermaid.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The statue of the famous Danish writer whose fairy tales are a part of everybody’s childhood, stands next to the City Hall building looking to the entrance of the Tivoli Garden. It is a great sight excellent for taking some nice photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice statue, hard to miss as it is just around the right corner of the City Hall, in Raadhuspladsen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...that's after the Little Mermaid of course. The sculpture of HCAnderson is huge...much larger than life size. It is located between City Hall and an unused, but well lit entrance of Tivoli Gardens. You can't miss it. You'll also find lots of tourists taking their turn being photographed with the large man!

Thank Nancy D
Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Walked down Hans Christen Anderson Boulevade to view monument and other attractions along the way. This was the start of the journey to take in the whole story to visit Hans Christian Andersen's home and museum and home in Odense. And yes, bring home the keepsake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Hans Christian Andersen is part of Copenhagen Certainly worth a visit and I was delighted to include this statue on my visit

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This neighbourhood is home to Tivoli Gardens, a world famous amusement park and beautiful garden always worth a visit. Just west of Tivoli, you’ll find Copenhagen Central Station, from where you can reach just about every part of Denmark within 5 or 6 hours, or you can reach Copenhagen Airport in less than 15 minutes. Next to the Central Station, you’re in the middle of “old” Vesterbro, where several cultures and hundreds of languages are spoken in an area not more than one square mile. This neighbourhood is considered one of the most trendy places to live in and to visit in Copenhagen. For a real treat, visit Kødbyen ("meat town"), home to several restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, all within a short walk of each other.