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Copenhagen: Discover the life of Hans Christian Andersen

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"To travel is to live" Follow in the footsteps of the famous writer Hans Christian Andersen. Learn about his fairy tales, his own life and the 19th century in Copenhagen. 3-hour walking tour.

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  • Get to know the life of the famous writer Hans Christan Andersen
  • Dive into the history of Copenhagen in the 19th century
  • Unique visit to the humble room where the writer lived in 1827-28
  • Your guide is an experienced local certified tourist guide


Welcome to this exciting journey through the fascinating life of the renowned Danish writer, Hans Christian Andersen! Embark on this immersive walking tour retracing the steps of the world-famous Danish writer, H.C. Andersen. Experience his humble beginnings in Copenhagen, from when he arrived all alone to the city in 1819, when he was only 14 years old, and his ascent to global acclaim as a cherished author. The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina... These are some of the most beloved fairy tales in both Danish and international literature. But was H.C. Andersen's life truly like the enchanting fairy tales he penned? As you delve into this walking tour, you'll be confronted with the contrasts and parallels between his real-life experiences and the magical worlds he created – many of them with inspiration from the streets of this old city. Traverse 19th-century Copenhagen, unveiling tales from Andersen's life at every turn. You'll also learn about the very hard living conditions Copenhagen offered to most of its inhabitants in the 19th century. On our way and if it is accessible on the day of our tour, we'll see the humble room where our beloved writer lived in 1828-1829. So, are you ready to discover the life of Hans Christian Andersen?


3-hour immersive walking tour Experienced local certified tourist guide

Important Information

  • Tours starts at the City Hall Square and ends in Nyhavn, the canal with the colorful houses.
  • This is a walking tour, tour length is around 3,8 km/2,4 miles.

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