Private tour in the fairy tale town; " There once was an Ugly Duckling."
Do you remember the movie with Danny Kaye about Hans Christian Andersen? Here is your chance to visit this fairy tale town over them all; the town of Hans Christian Andersen; Odense, in the middle of Denmark- It is waiting for you to tell you a story about the Ugly Duckling, which later became a beautiful swan; Hans Christian Andersen.
On a city walk in Hans Christian Andersen's footsteps you will pass the cathedral where he was confirmed, the place where his mother washed clothes, the place where he fell in love with the world of theatre, the house in which he was taught and many other places that belong to the story of Hans Christian Andersen.
We also see Hans Christian Andersen's house; the yellow house on the corner, where he was born in 1805 and pop into the tiny house where he spent most of his childhood. Also the new Hans Christian Andersen Museum is included in the tour.
We pass several sculptures visualising his fairy tales and some of his fairy tales will be recapped.
Hans Christian Andersen's Birthhouse; outside view and inside view if open. Odense is building a new Hans Christian Andersen Centre over the next years; but fortunately a new museum will tell his history in the meantime.
Walking tour where we see the school, HCA went to, the spot at the river bank, where his mother was washing clothes, the castle, where he played with the prince etc.
If he church is open we go into the Cathedral of Odense; where Hans Christian was confirmed. We pay a visit in the very small Childhood House of Hans Christian Andersen. This house is very authentic; here you really get a feeling of how life was in a poor family in the early 1800'ds. The garden behind the house shows all the plants mentioned in the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen.
Can be arranged from Frederica or Copenhagen. This will add on time and more hours. Please inquire!
Special for MONDAYS, which you will not see in the calendar, because the museums are closed. If you visit on a Monday, please inquire for a tour!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Walking tour through the Old Town of Odense; partly cobble stone, but only 2 kms in total (1 1/3 mile).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
250 DKK - Entrance fee 125 kr. Money for a snack and a souvenir
- Due to licence and insurance issues I cannot act as driver/guide. I arrange transport and use public transport or taxis for tours.
- I do not guide in Sweden.
- My northernmost servicing point in Jutland is Aalborg, I do not take tours to Skagen.
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The tour was well planned & Poul was very knowledgeable about H. C. Anderson & Odense in general. I would definitely recommend him for this tour.