Go on a wondrous journey through Hans Christian Andersen’s Odense. Visit the poet’s birth- and childhood homes or the Hans Christian Andersen Museum. If you need an even bigger dose of the poet, fear not. There is lots more to see.
In the old part of Odense, you will find the iconic yellow corner house – the fairytale poet’s birth place. Hans Christian Andersen’s House opend in 1908 as a museum and tells the story of the poet’s life. H. C. Andersen’s House is one of the world’s oldest poet museums and is visited by people from all over the world.
From 1807 to 1819 H. C. Andersen lived in one of the three little apartments in this house with his parents. The house became a museum in 1930 and here you can experience several of his original manuscripts and diaries. One of the living rooms houses a small exhibition which shows the poet’s childhood in Odense.
Take a trip back in time and experience the authentic city environment from the 19th century, where Hans Christian Andersen ran around and played as a child. Feel the history in the narrow streets, on the cobblestones, in the courtyards behind the houses and in the exhibitions build by Odense Bys Museer (Odense City Museums).