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Statue of famous author

Average statue opposite Tivoli near the City Town Hall to commemorate the famous author. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen C
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Melbourne, Australia
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Inspiration for Willy Wonka?

If you love your fairy tales and you're in Copenhagen it's worth a short trip to this... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
Keffmeister
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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.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average31%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Average statue opposite Tivoli near the City Town Hall to commemorate the famous author. Easy to find and not crowded in Spring at least

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

If you love your fairy tales and you're in Copenhagen it's worth a short trip to this statue. Remember it is a statue! When you look at the statue, let me know if you think it inspired Roald Dahl' s Willy Wonka!

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Homage to Hans Christian Andersen, this bronze statue is placed facing one of the entrances of the Tivoli Park, and on the side of the City Hall square (Radhudspladsen), you wont miss it !

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

It's right by City Hall and you will likely walk by it during your walk to Tivoli's main entrance. This isn't lit up at night, so I only recommend visiting during daylight hours

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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by the H. C. Andersen statue today following our arrival into central station and a walk around the area. The statue itself is sat next to City Hall opposite Tivoli gardens. Easy enough to find! Quite surprised there is no lighting on it...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Hans Christian Andersen is the most famous Danish writer. He is known over the world for his tales. Many of them have been adapted to the cinema by Walt Disney. His statue is in the city centre, beside the City Hall. You can't and shouldn't...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

You will most likely at some point walk across Rådhuspladsen (the square in front of the City hall) when you visit Copenhagen. Dont miss this simple but wellknown statue at the South/Eastern corner of the square. It’s less than a 2 minutes detour, if you...More

Thank bernbom
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

The most famous Dane Hans Christian Andersen is memorated by the statue of him by Henry Luckow-Nielsen next to the Town Hall and the street that carries his name. He is looking over to the Tivoli Gardens which he actually attended on its opening night...More

Thank Birte L
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

There’s several HC Andersen statues situated throughout the city, but if you’re near Tivoli or City Hall you really can’t miss this one.

Thank Cara C
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Nice statue near City Hall, great spot to grab a photo. Otherwise nothing special. A short walk from the dragon fountain.

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Inner Vesterbro
This neighbourhood is home to Tivoli Gardens, a world
famous amusement park and beautiful garden always
worth a visit. Just west of Tivoli, you’ll find
Copenhagen Central Station, from where you can reach
just about every part of Denmark within 5 or 6 hours,
or you can reach Copenhagen Airport in less than 15
minutes. Next to the Central Station, you’re in the
middle of “old” Vesterbro, where several cultures and
...More
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