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Located in the corner of the city hall square, this statue celebrating Copenhagen’s favourite son... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jan R
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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Han Christian Anderson statue is larger than life

Hans Christian Anderson is, apparently, the most popular Dane in Danish history. Monuments to him... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cashelguy
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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the corner of the city hall square, this statue celebrating Copenhagen’s favourite son is worth a viewing

Thank Jan R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hans Christian Anderson is, apparently, the most popular Dane in Danish history. Monuments to him and his characters are everywhere in Denmark. This large statue between Copenhagen City Hall and Tivoli Garden amusement park is a tribute to the man who seems to be Denmark's...More

Thank cashelguy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boy really want to see this status and here we're. We glad we didn't miss it. It located on the corner near the town hall opposite from the Tivoli Gardens. It well worth the visit since we're planning to visit the garden.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

If you are a generation of H.C.Andersen fairy tale, this is a must. Also to take kids to see the most famous writer. His statue is just opposite the Tivoli. We found no notice where to go so we had to ask for the direction.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Just to make a special trip to see this I might have passed, however, if you take the Hop On Hop Off bus and sit on the right side next to the window you can take a great picture

Thank trimic
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

this is a larger than life statue of the famous author, located on the corner of the main town hall opposite the Tivoli Gardens, definitely worth searching out when you are in the area

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

HC Andersen was a popular author and his statue is near Tivoli. It’s quite a popular site since HC is very popular with kids. Nothing extraordinary but worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Situated on HC Anderson boulevard just 2 mins from Tivoli and next to the town hall. Good sized statue and interesting to see.

Thank Lottelli
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We loved visiting Copenhagen. the atmosphere, shops, sights and parks were all amazing. Would gladly visit again in the future.

Thank Cheri S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A bronze statue in honor of a wonderful author. It is on the side of City Hall. There is nothing much else to say about it.

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