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.
Copenhagen is a cosy knot of winding streets easy to explore on foot or by bike - home of The Little Mermaid and Danish royalty.
Spend a fairy-tale few days exploring Fyn, home of Hans Christian Andersen and an island covered in historical manor houses and castles.