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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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“city hall” (34 reviews)
“fairy tales” (12 reviews)
“tivoli gardens” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Raadhuspladsen 1, Copenhagen 1550, Denmark
Inner Vesterbro
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For someone synonymous with Copenhagen, we were disappointed with this statue of HC Anderson. Mind you, they were doing a lot of roadworks so it wasn’t at its best but still it’s not in a prominent place. Go to Nyhavn and see where he lived...More

Thank StuK72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only reason I'm reviewing this is because I went to City Hall and passed it. Honestly I don't get why this and many other statues are so popular to pose with and take pics, now if a statue was really unique looking then I...More

Thank icityrules
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This very popular statue is just a short stroll across a public plaza from the Copenhagen hotel in which we were staying. Consequently, we walked past it several times. On each occasion it was surrounded by tourists having their photographs next to, or in front...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I guess I am getting jaded by all of the statues I have been seeing these past years... but I find it difficult to get excited by a statue of someone anymore, even if it is that of one of the most famous Fairytale Authors....More

Thank Akaasha
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It belongs to Danish history. Is you read his story's you will know. Nice statue,easy to reach at the shopping area.

Thank V_2020
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This statue of Hans Christian Anderson is pretty impressive, and right by one of the entrances to Tivoli Gardens. I wouldn't make a special visit to see it though.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was off the main square of City Hall and a fun statue of HC Anderson to see. A lot to do and entertainment on the City Hall Square - Don't forget to try the hot dogs!

Thank enid F
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I saw it while walking through the city but the Andersen museum attraction s even better to visit as it has some tales from his writings etc..

Thank 733maggy
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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