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

No visit without a photo of this and the Little Mermaid would seem complete. Just outside Tivoli Gardens another photo opportunity for a much loved Dane.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The statue is right by old city hall so it is easy to locate. The statue is a nice tribute for this wonderful writer of children's stories. It is a quick photo stop.

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Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not so ordinary as it could be - remarkable statue on the way to the City Hall. Have a look and remember Good Old Tales-teller.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very nice statue just on the side of the street across the Tivoli gardens, put so that everyone can come to him and make a picture with this beautiful tale-teller, children can be put on his knees. a great idea!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No visit without a photo of this and the Little Mermaid would seem complete. Just outside Tivoli Gardens another photo opportunity for a much loved Dane.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Located just across the street from Tivoli Gardens and near a popular city square. Oversized representation of him. You can stand in his lap and get a great photo op. Locals rub his knees as they pass by...for luck I guess!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This was great it looks like it does in a picture; across from the entrance to Tivoli, but the tourists, especially Asians wanted pictures with them draped across the statutes lap. Really ladies give it a rest! A long line to take a picture sans tourist. Be careful crossing, possibly the busiest street in Copenhagen.

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Vincennes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

It's located next to the City Hall and near H.C. Andersen Museum. It's a mandatory stop to take a picture with the most famous Danish Writer.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 July 17, 2016

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!!!

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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.