H. C. Andersen, Copenhagen
I learnt the most beautiful story about the amazing paper cuts H.C. Andersen was making one freezing winter night in Northern Norway, smoking Danish apple falvoured tabacco and eating biscuits dipped in hot chocolate.
I didn't mean to see his grave, but one summer sunny day I happened to walk past the cemetery and decided to walk in. I was surprised by the quiet, leafy friendliness of the alleys.
This statue is situated on Radhuspladsen and as you can see from our model you can sit on his knee without the fear of getting your trousers dirty.
He is a famous childrens writer & has his childhood home & museum open to the public
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is high on the list of Danish "All-Stars" - that is to say, he's one of those Danes who are known and loved around the world. Novelist, poet, and short-story writer, Andersen is best known for his collections of children's tales that are really too good and too deep for children. He lived in and around Copenhagen for most of his adult life, and he is much-remembered here. This statue of Andersen is located in the children's play area of Kongens Have, a park just off Gothersgade in center Copenhagen.
One of these days I'm going to read a biography of this fascinating and peculiar writer.
Stories by Hans Christian Andersson I've read or heard:
The Little Mermaid
The Ugly Duckling
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Princess on the Pea
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
The Little Match Girl
Anybody can name me more titles by Hans??
Favorite thing: One is kind of obligated to view all the statuary in Copenhagen! And though it may seem cliche, most of it is very impressive work! This, of course, is the Hans Christian Anderson statue in the main square!
Hans Christian Andersen statue located next to the City Hall in Copenhagen.
Fondest memory: Note how shiny his knees are - polished for a good luck!
Here you can see the statue of the famous fairy tale writer glancing at the Tivoli's Louis Tussaud's Wax Museum.
Wonder what he is thinking??
Favorite thing: You'll find the statue of the most famous fairytale author right in the middle of Copenhagen. The statue is located between the City Hall and the Tivoli.