HC Andersens Hus
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HC Andersens Hus information
Lying amid the miniaturised streets of the old poor quarter (now often referred to the HCA Quarter), this museum delivers a thorough, lively telling of Andersen’s extraordinary life and times. His achievements are put into an interesting historical context and leavened by some engaging audiovisual material and quirky exhibits (such as the display on his height – HCA was 25cm taller than the national average at the time).
The attraction incorporates Andersen’s rather sparse birthplace. There’s also a reconstruction of his Copenhagen study, displays of his pen-and-ink sketches and paper cuttings, and a voluminous selection of his books, which have been translated into some 140 languages (more than any other author).
The ticket gets you same-day entry to HC Andersens Barndomshjem.