Bakkehuset today is a literary and cultural history museum, housed in the apartment where Hans Christian Andersen had visited plenty of times. During that time, Bakkehuset was owned by professor and theatre director Knud Lyne Rahbek and his wife, Kamma. The couple lived there from 1802 until they died in 1829 and 1830 respectively. Bakkehuset […]
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Hans Christian Andersen visited Bramstrup manor on Funen in 1832 and in 1838. Bramstrup lies in Lindved Ådal in Faaborg – Midtfyn municipality, about 5 kilometres south of Odense. Though there are easy ways of entering, Bramstrup exists fairly isolated in the middle of a large area of nature around Lindved Ådal, surrounded by woods, […]
The Funen Village is faithful to Hans Christian Andersen’s time period. The Funen Village is an outdoor museum that invites guests on a visit to the countryside and the time of Hans Christian Andersen. The open air museum shows a typical Funen village environment with 30 buildings from the time period 1600-1800. The buildings range […]
Hans Christian Andersen was after his death in 1875 buried in Copenhagen in Assistens Cemetery. Many famous and important Danes lie buried here.Hans Christian Andersen was after his death in 1875 buried in Copenhagen in Assistens Cemetery. Many famous and important Danes lie buried here. Assistens Cemetery is in the densely populated Nørrebro in Copenhagen […]
Hans Christian Andersen’s house on Munkemøllestræde was his childhood home (1807-1819) and he lived here with his parents before he travelled to Copenhagen. The fairy tale “The Snow Queen” is inspired from here. On the gable of the house you can see the oldest and first plaque for Hans Christian Andersen. It was unveiled for […]
In 1868 Hans Christian Andersen’s home was pointed out to be the yellow house in Hans Jensens Stræde 43-45, located in the northern part of the old city centre of Odense. However no documentation exists of the accuracy of this. Next to Overgade is a small street called Paaskestræde. Here is the school for the […]
The sculpture “The Ocean Horse” (1939) is made by the artist Carl Hugo Liisberg. It is made of bronze and stands in Munke Mose. The artist is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s poem “Agnetes Vugge” (Agnete’s cradle) ( 1867 ). Donated by New Carlsberg Foundation.
The big bronze statue of Hans Christian Andersen was made in 1888. The statue can be found in the Fairy Tale Garden near Skt. Knuds Cathedral, but was originally placed in The Kings Garden and later it was moved to Gråbrødre Square. The artist behind the statue is Louis Hasselriis (1844-1912). The first draft for […]
The sculpture “Thumbelina” is made by Lotte Olsen, it can be found on Sortebrødre Square and was unveiled in 1994. The sculpture is made of bronze, 3.4 metres tall and weighs approx. 600 kg. The artist was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale Thumbelina (1835), about a childless woman seeking advice from a witch. […]
“The Wild Swans” (1838) is inspired by the fairy tale of the same name. The tale is about perseverance, courage and sacrifice. The sculpture is was earlier to be found in the Hans Christian Andersen Garden.