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.
Hans Christian Andersen was a well-known figure in his time and was invited into the homes and lives of Danish royalty and nobility. Gisselfeld Kloster, one of Denmark's largest estates, was a place frequented by Hans Christian Andersen.
Enjoy the stunning grounds and buildings of Zealand's largest estate, Bregentved, where Hans Christian Andersen would frequently visit and stay. The estate is less than an hour from Copenhagen.
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.
Denmark is steeped in a rich history, just waiting to be discovered. Get ready to explore Denmark's history with us!