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Address: Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Children's author Hans Christian Andersen, known as H.C. in Denmark, has...

Children's author Hans Christian Andersen, known as H.C. in Denmark, has been immortalized next to Copenhagen's City Hall. He's holding a book and cane and has a well-worn lap from all the children (of all ages) who have sat on his knees.

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My hero of children times

Yeah, nice statue of this gentleman, reminds me my children times. Very easily findable just next to City hall and in front of Tivoli gardens.

Reviewed 26 January 2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located on an avenue bearing his name across from Tivoli Gardens (he is looking across the street at it). This is large statue of Hans in his finest with a cane for good measure. A photo op at best.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is nice to visit. This is located near Tivoli side entrance Worth a visit if in the area as located on pavement

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like Hans Christian Andersen but there does not seem to be anything tourist worthy about this statue. A lot of people were climbing up to sit on his lap but other than that, it is just walk by and take a picture.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

across the road from tivoli gardens, a great monument to a great story teller, and is free to look at

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

walked past a few times as at the side of the town hall, not near the lights/crossing to see it straight away, shame he's been graffiti on, should have a sign for the hans museum there aswell as couldn't find that either

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Yeah, nice statue of this gentleman, reminds me my children times. Very easily findable just next to City hall and in front of Tivoli gardens.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful statue of Hans Christian Anderson. Easy find its across the road from the main tivoli gates and beside city hall and must see for any fairytale fan

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

From Stroget we walked to the Town hall and took our turn sitting on the knee of Hans christian Anderson . Just had to do it.

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Took a while to find this as its next to the City Hall but at the side of it. Best way to get to it is to go to Tivoli and its across the road next to City Hall. Nice Statue, a few tourists taking photos so had to wait for my turn. Basically, a quick photo opportunity.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were wandering around Copenhagen and stumbled upon this statue of H C Anderson, so we took the photo opportunity as you do while in Copenhagen. It is a nice statue located across from the Tivoli Gardens and next to the City Hall. It is a busy spot with people trying to get a photo of it. So, if you... More 

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This neighbourhood is home to Tivoli Gardens, a world famous amusement park and beautiful garden always worth a visit. Just west of Tivoli, you’ll find Copenhagen Central Station, from where you can reach just about every part of Denmark within 5 or 6 hours, or you can reach Copenhagen Airport in less than 15 minutes. Next to the Central Station, you’re in the middle of “old” Vesterbro, where several cultures and hundreds of languages are spoken in an area not more than one square mile. This neighbourhood is considered one of the most trendy places to live in and to visit in Copenhagen. For a real treat, visit Kødbyen ("meat town"), home to several restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, all within a short walk of each other.
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