Many Andersen's fairy tales are unthinkable without Copenhagen - not only "Galoshes of Happiness" or "A Drop of Water", where the city has a plot, but also "Flint" and "The Snow Queen". Andersen knew the city thoroughly and loved, as well as the country - a country in which there are no mountains, no forests, but there are many islands, sea and blond Danes, and there are more towers, spiers and bell towers than houses. A walk through the Andersen sites will help you to clearly imagine the life of a storyteller, who was in daily wonder in front of the world around him, and will reveal the fabulous side of Copenhagen. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 1.5 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 6 reviews € 100 per excursion Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
“In a big city, where there are so many houses and people that not everyone has enough space for at least a small garden, and therefore most residents have to be content with indoor flowers in pots, there were two poor children, and their pink garden was a little bigger than a flowerpot. The roofs of the houses converged, and between them stretched a gutter. It was here that the attic windows from each house looked at each other. How wonderful they played here! "Hans Christian Andersen, "The Snow Queen"
What awaits you
We will walk along the old stone pavements, which are still preserved in some places, step on the slabs of the sidewalks that Andersen walked on. And of course, we will visit the house where the great storyteller lived. We pass by the Royal Academy of Arts, which overlooks the romantic old harbor of Newhavn. On the embankment, lined up, tightly pressed against each other, colorful houses of the 17th-18th centuries. They are cheerful not only with their coloring, but also because almost every one on the ground floor or in the basement has found a place for sailors' pubs, bars, taverns …
At the quays there are old schooners smelling of sea and fish with carved bowsprites, rusty anchors, lowered red sails and high masts … On the Newhavn embankment, at number 67, there is a memorial plaque: “Here for several years, until 1867, Kh. K. lived. Andersen ". A light tidy house, in the windows flower vases, porcelain figurines, cozy curtains hang … Now ordinary people live here, accustomed to this house and ceased to think that one hundred and twenty years ago a great storyteller lived and worked in these rooms.
On the opposite bank of the harbor there are two houses next to each other: No. 18 and No. 20. In house No. 20 Andersen wrote his first fairy tales in 1835, and in house No. 18 he lived the last years of his life. From his windows he saw schooners arriving with a catch, heard the songs of sailors … and this helped him create his own fairy tales. Imagine how he leaves the house number 18, walking along the embankment. The townspeople respectfully greet the writer. Many people know and respect him. Children's faces protrude from the windows, and one can hear: "Good morning, Mr. Andersen!"
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