Find out more firsthand about the famous Danish fairytale writer

Get to Know 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.

Kragerup Estate

Guide to castles and manors

There are many beautiful and interesting castles and manors on Zealand, Møn and Lolland-Falster. They are a very visible and important part of the landscape and their history stretches over a whole millennium. They all tell tales of events, aesthetics and the way of life through centuries. The oldest buildings, which date back to The Middel Age, are found as preserved castles and ruins.

hidden places copenhagen

Copenhagen's Best Secret Places

Royal Library Gardens

The Royal Library Garden

Funen cities and towns

Funen's cities and towns

Odense

Odense is Funen's main city and the third largest city in Denmark. It is first and foremost the birthplace and childhood home of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, and you can experience his world in two of the city's museums. Odense is located by a small river and a fjord and has a great variety of attractions.