Travel journal from Germany

The home of fairytales


Today, storyteller Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is the most famous Dane in the world. He is also the writer whose works are translated into the most languages. The poet's humble birthplace in Odense is now known as Hans Christian Andersen's House and…

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Travel journal from Germany

År: 1831 PHOTO:The Royal Library, Copenhagen

Travel journal from Germany
”Mit Barndoms Hjem”, træsnit i Søndags-Posten den 4. april 1875
H.C. Andersen, fotografi af Carl Bech under æresborgerfestlighederne i Odense i december 1867
Digteren H.C. Andersens Føde Sted i Odense, litografi af N. Grove.

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From slum to fairytale

When Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense on 2 April 1805, his parents had no house of their …

Bite marks and Bedouin knives

Hans Christian Andersen travelled more frequently and further afield than other writers. He visited …

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