Hans Christian Andersen's Birthplace

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This iconic little, yellow, corner house in Hans Jensen's Straede, is where Hans Christian Andersen (allegedly) was born in 1805. Almost precisely 100 years later in 1908, the house opened as a museum, and this makes it one of the oldest poet museums in the world.  Today the house is located in one of the most expensive neighbourhoo
Address

Hans Jensens Stræde 45

5000 Odense C

Contact

Email:museum@odense.dk

Phone:65514601

Today the house is located in one of the most expensive neighbourhoods, in 1805, however, it was situated in the poorest part of town. Actually, Andersen himself denied ever having set foot in "that hovel". When you stand in one of the small rooms, it is easy to picture just how difficult an existence the young Hans Christian was born into and what an achievement it was, that he ended up an internationally celebrated writer in his own lifetime

Tickets at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum 150 meters down the street.

Address

Hans Jensens Stræde 45

5000 Odense C

Opening hours

16 Sep 20 / 30 Dec 20

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10:00 - 16:00

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