We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hans Christian Andersen Place

Indre By (Inner City)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Raadhuspladsen 57, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 15 10 01
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Copenhagen Card
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 120 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
  • 18
    Very good
  • 32
  • 11
  • 7
Not what I expected...

To be honest, I expected a little bit more ... But this museum, or whatever is considered to be, consists mainly in H C Andersen stories transposed into some basic scenes... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 75: English reviews
San Francisco
Level Contributor
73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

In this lovely shop there is a very expensive beautifully illustrated book of HCA tales. It is available in many languages. The ENGLISH version has been very poorly edited. There are so many mistakes (typographical, grammatical, and syntactical), I could not read it aloud as written. I have written to the shop twice and received no response. There was no... More 

Thank SMFSanFran
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

there is nothing remotely fairy tale about this place, it is in the same building as ripleys believe it or not. We were in and out of the place in literally 5 minutes. 180 DKK down the drain in my opinion. It was boring, dated, and a waste of time and money.

Thank A L
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I loved H,C Andersen's stories and this museum brought some of them to life. Each scene depicted one of his stories and could be read from a card or listened to by pressing a button and the scene lit up/animated as the story unfolded. At the end were some of his books, writings, and a portrait. In the lobby sat... More 

Thank Xandra G
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was appalling. Thankfully we had Copenhagen cards and got in for free, else I think I would have demanded my money back - it's definitely not worth paying to see this. It begins to a promising, albeit dated, explanation of Andersen's early life, interspersed with timelines full of irrelevant dates and events in history (???, I don't know why).... More 

1 Thank engbrid
Level Contributor
157 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

To be honest, I expected a little bit more ... But this museum, or whatever is considered to be, consists mainly in H C Andersen stories transposed into some basic scenes, accompanied by audio in 3 languages (you choose the language by pressing a button). Also, near every scene, is the written option of the story. Nothing spectacular, and as... More 

Thank horaxx
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I went here wanting to see original manuscripts etc and learn about the life of Hans, unfortunately the whole thing is just bad animatronics. There were 4 pages written by Hans exhibited but that was all. The exhibition is attached to the Ripleys believe it or not thing and is not a stand alone museum.

Thank rachel n
Level Contributor
228 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I grew up on Hans Christian Andersen, so I was excited to visit this site when I was in Copenhagen. From the pictures on the internet, it didn't look like there would be much to it, but I was intrigued by the idea and decided to visit it while in route to the Canal tour. I also had the Copenhagen... More 

1 Thank seetheworld600
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

10 minutes of my life lost forever. Badly needs modernising. Drab displays. Hot, stuffy, musty exhibition. Doesn't bring his work to life at all. Of all the freebies on the Copenhagen Card this was the only disappointment. Not worth trying to find.

1 Thank Stephen B
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Not a particular fan of HC Andersen but found some of the details interesting. However the audio wasn't great and it did feel stuffy. Also when you got round to the toilet this was extremely smelly. Wouldnt recommend unless you are a huge fan

Thank ForensicNat
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I didn't know who HC Andersen was until my daughter who has read most of his books point it out. Shame on me. His original house is outside Copenhagen and was not recommended so we visited his museum. It is ok but the for the kids it was a fun as they could related to the books they read in... More 

Thank Fernando D

Travellers who viewed Hans Christian Andersen Place also viewed


Been to Hans Christian Andersen Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hans Christian Andersen Place and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Melbourne, Australia

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Hans Christian Andersen Place staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Indre By (Inner City)

Neighbourhood Profile
Indre By (Inner City)
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.
Explore this neighbourhood