City Travel Tip #1495
Trip to Odense, to discover the city of Andersen
Imagine yourself walking through the old streets of Odense in Denmark, discovering the iconic places that inspired the fairy tales that came from Andersen’s pen. His birthplace, where he spent his childhood, the wash house, and the river. Breathe in the atmosphere and explore the museums you encounter on your way.
THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN MUSEUM
A real leap into the world of the writer. Thanks to virtual reality, you will be catapulted into his laboratory. You will admire manuscripts, letters, photographs, and drawings inspired by his fairy tales.
THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN BIRTHHOME
We turn back the clock two hundred years and walk into the house where Andersen was born. The iconic yellow house on Hans Jensen Strasse has become a symbol of Odense’s beauty.
THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN CHILDHOOD HOME
For much of his childhood, the poet lived in his parents’ modest house on Munkemollestrade. It was here that he created his first short stories.
CHILDREN CULTURAL HOUSE – THE TINDERBOX
A place of unique beauty with sets and games inspired by the fairy tale “The hill of the elves.” Children and adults can take on the role of the protagonists and get lost in the rooms.
THE CITY MUSEUM MONTERGARDEN
With courtyards and buildings dating back to Andersen’s childhood.
You can buy cumulative tickets (5 in one) either at the ticket office of the Andersen Museum or online. With the tickets, you will also receive a map and a series of tips to get the best out of your visit.
If you want to plan your visit in time, download the app – Hans Christian Andersen Trail (available for iPhone and Android).
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