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Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home

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Address: Munkemoellestraede 3, Odense 5000, Denmark
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H. C. Andersens Childhood home

It's a very small and cosy place to visit and not a lot to see. H. C. Andersen lived in this house from the age of 2 to 14. In the back there's a garden, not open during... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was Andersen's home from age 2-14. It was very small, which can explain why Andersen developed such a large imagination. It was humbling to visit his family's modest abode. In the back is a garden with benches and cafe tables. Enjoy the serenity on a nice day.

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Thank Dana D
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

After seeing the museum and the model of his childhood home there we came to see the original house. It is very small with a small garden and fell below our expectations.

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Thank littleexplorer2017
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's a very small and cosy place to visit and not a lot to see. H. C. Andersen lived in this house from the age of 2 to 14. In the back there's a garden, not open during winter. You can buy a ticket here and visit the museum as well.

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Thank NayaP
Kerteminde, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It was touching seen the place where Christian Andersen grew up. It teaches you that you don't need much to be happy and makes you appreciate what you have.

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Thank SueenA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I love visiting H. C. Andersen's childhood home. It's such a beautiful and interesting place. We get stories and history about him and his family, we can't get the same way other places. I clearly remember the first time i visited, when i was 10 years old. It was so amazing, that it even kept us children interested. It is... More 

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Thank Jasmin J
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

If you like his work then definitely visit his childhood and adulthood homes. Comprehensive collection of his work and biography of his life.

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Thank Travelfooddance
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Free entry to this humble home after visiting Hans Christian Andersens Museum. Unexpectedly difficult to find, with almost no signs to follow! Despite being an important part in H. C. Andersens' history, there is little to see in this small home, especially after having seen a remake of the home in the Museum. Finished the visit in less than 3... More 

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Thank M T S
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Part of the museum, it is a small house said to have housed many families. Once you have seen how small it is, you will be grateful for what you have. A reminder of how few "things" we really need to live.

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Thank Aaron M
Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

A small house where H. C. Andersen spent one of the happiest time of his life. Illustrated by quotes of the writer himself abiut his childhood. Not a must, but worth a detour.

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Thank FilipMeuris
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We spent just over an hour in the museum, which included a walk through his childhood home, which was small and humble. The museum includes many items from his life that help round out your image of the man and author. There are items from his travel, his home, his correspondence. We enjoyed this space. It made me want to... More 

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