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“Sheer Delight”

Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home
Ranked #7 of 147 things to do in Odense
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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Sheer Delight”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

I visited the museum which has the small childhood home attached at the rear. The entire place, including little square and businesses around the area is delightful. The musueum is very complete and requires several hours to absorb the impact he had on literature, and shows the contrast of how the world he lived in changed during his lifetime. Many of his books, and drawings are there to enjoy. The small house is quaint-- records show the family lived her but who exactly is not positive. I really thought this was a wonderful way to spend the morning in Odense and highly recommend it, Oh-- the gift shop is fabulous!

Visited September 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Not to be confused with H.C. Andersen's Hus”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

This is not the H.C Andersen's museum the previous posters wrote about. This is a small house in which H.C. Andersen - my favorite authot lived & grew up, but he wasn't born here. It was an honor visiting the places of his childhood. The museum is very small, with very little to see, but is still great if you are inot hhistry & learning. Take a walk to the park near by - it's so peaceful there. The streets of Odense are amazing too!

Visited July 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“If your into fairytales it's a must”
Reviewed June 2, 2011

Everything you could ever think of relating to Hans Christian Andersen is in this museum, from part of his childhood home to a massive library of books in any language you can think of. You can listen to the fairytales on headphones and find out all you need to know about his life.
Resonable entrance fee and an interesting place to visit.

Visited May 2011
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Hobart, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
Reviewed August 14, 2010

This Home/Museum is a very good place to spend 3-4 hours of your trip to Odense: it is dedicated to the writer H. C. Andersen in the most complete way. There is a good session in which Andersen's age is evoked and a very interesting path through all his unusual life. Moreover some suggestive rooms are about his success with all his books translated in all world's language and some good sculptures. Visiting his home is obviously an important part of your visit and will help you in understanding his childhood.There is also a nice exhibits about paperscraps: you can also try!

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