In the H.C.Andersen Museum in Odense you will be introduced to his life and work Every summer there is a outdoor play nearby the museum You find a nice café outside the museum H. C. Andersen was born in Odense The Tinderbox in Odense is where kids can play  fairy-tales

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

The house in Bangs Boder 29 is the birthplace of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, who was born here in 1805.

Today it is a museum of the writer`s work with exhibits about the world-renowned author`s fantastic life. Here you can follow the life of the writer from his first years in Odense as a son of a poor shoemaker to becoming the most famous author of the century.

The Museum is from 1908 and has the reputation to be one of the first and oldest poet museums in the world. The Museum gives you a complete insight into the life of the world famous writer.

The exhibits will take you back to the time when the writer`s works were created, and get some knowledge about how the kind of world in which Hans Christian Andersen lived from 1805  to 1875. His creative exertions are depicted in his visual art like drawings and cut-outs, and the library will give you an impression of the widespread nature of his works and the worldwide popularity.


The many skills of the poet

You can follow the writer's acquaintances, love life, artistic career and his many journeys. You get a presentation of the man Hans Christian Andersen, his distinctive appearance and his mind. 

The museum contains all modern facilities, and you can explore Hans Christian Andersen's universe, leaf through his books or via a computer. You also have the opportunity to hear his tales at the many listening posts. The museum shop has a comprehensive selection of books in several languages about and by Hans Christian Andersen.


Fairytale events in the summer

Every summer you can see professional actors perform with some of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales on an outdoor stage just outside the museum. These performances are a highlight for locals as well as tourists.

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Bangs Boder 29
5000 Odense C
Odense, Funen

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