H.C. Andersen first visited Viborg in 1830 and the second time in 1859. Second time he had become a renowned poet who, upon arriving at Asmildkloser was received by councillor Peter Daniel Bruun.
H.C. Andersen loved to stay with the Drewsen family at Silkeborgs Paper Factories, where he made trips to Himmlebjerget. In Silkeborg nearby, H.C. Andersen found inspiration for the fairy tale “Ib and Tiny Christine.”
H. C. Andersen visited Kolding in 1830, and he was very excited about the Kolding Castle ruins, which he portrayed in a drawing.
H. C. Andersen travelled through Haderselv many times on his way to Germany and the rest of Europe. His first time in Haderselv was in 1843.
Between 1825-1842 Andersen visited Hotel Prindsen on several occasions.
H. C. Andersen stayed in 1836 in Køge at the hotel “Norske Løve” (Norwegian Lion”. During the night it is said that Andersen made an inscription on a window: “Oh God, Oh God in Køge”.
H. C. Andersen visited in 1864 Conradinelyst Manor, Nørager Manor, Selchausdal Manor, Lerchenborg and Sæby Church. Gørlev Tourist office offers a tour of the sights, though not with entrance to the manors.
H.C. Andersen begyndte at komme i Sorø samtidig med sin ankomst til Slagelse lærde Skole i 1822. Mellem H.C. Andersen og B.S. Ingemann blomstrede et venskab, der gav H.C. Andersen en bred bekendtskabskreds i byen. Hotel Postgaarden har siden Andersens tid været Sorø bys Hotel. Ved flere selskabelige lejligheder i Sorø, opholdt H.C. Andersen sig […]
H. C. Andersen often visited his friend B.S. Ingemann in Sorø. In 1822 Ingemann became lector at Sorø Academy, later head master and worked at the Academy until it was shut down in 1849. After B. S. Ingemann died in 1862, Andersen continued to visit his widow.
H.C. Andersen is talking about the legend “Holy Anders” in “The Fairy Tale of My Life” (1855), which is about the first priest at Sct. Peders Church in 1100. It is possible to see Holy Anders Cross approximately 4 kilometers from Slagelse towards Korsør.