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Beside the City Hall

Hans Christian Andersen is the most famous Danish writer. He is known over the world for his tales... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steeve P
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Hidden gem in the center of Copenhagen

You will most likely at some point walk across Rådhuspladsen (the square in front of the City hall... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hoersholm, Denmark
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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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Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
Inner Vesterbro
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hans Christian Andersen is the most famous Danish writer. He is known over the world for his tales. Many of them have been adapted to the cinema by Walt Disney. His statue is in the city centre, beside the City Hall. You can't and shouldn't...More

Thank Steeve P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will most likely at some point walk across Rådhuspladsen (the square in front of the City hall) when you visit Copenhagen. Dont miss this simple but wellknown statue at the South/Eastern corner of the square. It’s less than a 2 minutes detour, if you...More

Thank bernbom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most famous Dane Hans Christian Andersen is memorated by the statue of him by Henry Luckow-Nielsen next to the Town Hall and the street that carries his name. He is looking over to the Tivoli Gardens which he actually attended on its opening night...More

Thank Birte L
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

There’s several HC Andersen statues situated throughout the city, but if you’re near Tivoli or City Hall you really can’t miss this one.

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Nice statue near City Hall, great spot to grab a photo. Otherwise nothing special. A short walk from the dragon fountain.

Thank VinoBambinos
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

There’s not much more one can say about this statue. It’s a nice statue in a busy square and is not somewhere you need to go out of the way to visit.

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Popular statue situated next to the City Hall and across the road from the Tivoli Gardens with a shiny knee much rubbed for good luck.

Thank Ken18
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

You can fine this statue next to the town hall. A very famous danish man. Take a photo with this guy.

Thank philba890
Reviewed 16 November 2017

After sightseeing for half a day it started to rain but this statue was still on my list. So we walked there in the rain to see it. It's a large statue and I love that a lot of people sit on his knee to...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The statue is right out in the open. There was construction going on while we were there, so this was a little difficult to get to.

Thank RGombert
Inner Vesterbro
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
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