H. C. Andersen arrived in Slagelse by post carriage in 1822, to attend Slagelse School in Bredgade 4-6. From 1822 he lived at Maddam Henneberg in Bredgade 11. In 1825 he moved in with Rector Meisling and his family. In 1826 H. C. Andersen travelled with Meisling to Elsinore to finish his education. Bredgade 11 is today Museum of Slagelse.