Thomas Høyrup Christensen -Copenhagen Media Center
The famous fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen lived in no. 20 in Nyhavn
No. 9, Nyhavn, is the oldest house in the area dating back to 1681. The design of the house has not been altered since that time.
Many of the houses lining the quays of Nyhavn have been the homes of prominent artists.
Hans Christian Andersen used to live in no. 20. This is where he wrote the famous fairy-tales 'the Tinder-Box', 'Little Claus and Big Claus', and 'the Princess and the Pea'. He also lived twenty years in no. 67 and two years in no. 18.