The Ugly Duckling Video

About Visit Andersen is the leading online world for everyone interested in or seeking information about Hans Christian Andersen.

The author, poet and artist Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense in 1805 and died in Copenhagen in 1875. He is a source of inspiration for millions of people all over the world. Visit Andersen is available in a number of different languages, to joy and inspiration for many different cultures.

Hans Christian Andersen’s publications are numerous. There are fairy tales, poems, and paper arts. At Visit Andersen you will be able to find all of this material. His most famous fairy tales are, The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, Big Claus and Little Claus, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Thumbelina and the Snow Queen. Besides his fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen is also known for his spectacular paper arts, and ”Solmærket” or ”The Woods As a Face” are some of the most well-known today. ”Solmærket” is used by Odense Bys Museer (The Museums of Odense City) and DSB train operator on their tickets.

Whether you are a student, teacher, tourist or just a fan of Hans Christian Andersen, at you will find everything you need. Visit Andersen will be a source of inspiration for a lot of people: Teachers who seek material to use in classes, students seeking information for assignments, tourists planning their next cultural trip to Odense and families, who seek a good bedtime story to read aloud. Everybody can be inspired at Visit Andersen.

Visit Andersen is constantly expanding with new content and will present new information about Hans Christian Andersen, his works and life in a way that is easily understood. The ambition is to be the biggest online source for information about Hans Christian Andersen’s life and works.
Visit Andersen collaborates with the leading institutions about publishing new knowledge about Hans Christian Andersen. The institutions include, among others, the Hans Christian Andersen Centre in University Of Southern Denmark and Hans Christian Andersen’s Home in Museums of Odense.

We strive to publish information about Hans Christian Andersen in new and exciting ways, for example: Tourist information and points of interest where you can plan your journey to Hans Christian Andersen’s Denmark. A point and click map will show you all you need to know.
YouTube Videos with his greatest fairy tales, for your own pleasure or as bedtime stories for children.
We also have a Facebook group publishing the latest on Hans Christian Andersen. We will also provide a vast number of his paper arts, for you to see on the screen or to print out.