Hans Christian Andersen's Denmark
Hans Christian Andersen - you know the name and love many of his timeless characters, such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. But what about the man himself? As the father of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen was a famous man in his time, courted by royalty and recognised for his greatness whilst living. Follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen and delve deeper into fairy-tale Denmark at these fastinating sites.
Just 2 km outside Skælskør lies the castle of Borreby, one of Denmark´s oldest and best preserved renaissance castles,built in 1556.
Guided tour in danish
Typical renaissance castle bui...
Zealand's largest estate.
Owned by the noble Moltke family since 1746.
The north wing dates from 1650-1735.
The east and south wing dates from 1891 as one of the last spectacularly built manor house...
One of Denmark`s largest estates, noted for its carp ponds. Visitors to the estate through the ages were Bache, Thorvaldsen, Hans Christian Andersen and others.
Renaissance castle built 1547-1575 by ...
H.C. Andersen's Childhood Home
The little house where H.C. Andersen lived with his parents from the age of 2 to 14, was opened as a museum in 1930. The house contains the very humble rooms which comprised the home of the great fair...
The King's Garden in Copenhagen - sometimes referred to as Rosenborg Garden - was laid out during the reign of King Christian IV in connection to his pleasure Palace.
The huge flowerbeds are is a sp...
Take a walk with Søren Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Andersen and other famous Danes in the Danish graveyard of Assistens, part of the cultural venue Kulturcentret Assistens in Nørrebro.
The cultural ...
Especially during summer Nyhavn is the perfect place to end a long day. Have dinner at one of the cosy restaurants or do like the locals and buy a beer from a nearby store and rest your feet at the qu...
The Hans Christian Andersen Museum
The fairy tale writer's birthplace is situated in the old precinct. The Hans Christian Andersen Museum opened in 1908 as a museum of the poet's life and work, making it one of the oldest poet museums....
The Little Mermaid
At Langelinje Pier you will find one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. 23 August 2013 she turned 100 years old.
Unveiled on 23 August 1913, The Lit...