Hans Christian Andersen Statue

This bronze statue was revealed on June 19th 1888 in the Kings Garden. In 1905 it was moved to Graabroedre Plads and in 1949 it was moved to it's current position in Eventyrhaven.

The artist, Louis Hasselriis, stayed almost uninterrupted in Rome from 1869 to his death. From there he entered the competition to create a monument to the fairy tale poet Andersen in Copenhagen. He did'nt win the competition, but Hasselriis kept working and fought to have his work exhibited in Odense and in 1888 the people of Odense had saved enough money to buy it. The sculpture never looked exactly as the artist had envisioned it, though.

If you are interested in Hans Christian Andersen we recommend you visit his museum and childhood home as well.

Opening hours
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015 Monday - Sunday -
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016 Monday - Sunday -

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H.C. Andersen Haven
5000 Odense C


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    Longitude : 10.389853914
    Latitude : 55.395095237