Visit the house of Denmark’s fairy tale author

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Hans Christian Andersen was born in a small house in Odense in 1805. For more than 100 years the house has been a museum displaying Hans Christian Andersen’s life and works. If you stay at our hotel in Odense, you can purchase a ticket to the museum and save more than 10% on admission. Buy a discount ticket from

Explore the house of Denmark’s fairy tale author

The house where Hans Christian Andersen was born in 1805 is located in the old town of Odense. The house opened as a museum in 1908 and it offers you a chance to discover his life and works in words and images. Explore the universe of Hans Christian Andersen, browse through his books on a PC or listen to his adventures at one of the many listening posts.
When you enter his house, you are transported back to the life of the author – from his youth as a poor shoemaker’s son, through to his struggles en route to fulfilling his dream of becoming a writer, his school years, major debut, writing career, old age and finally, his death. The many exciting exhibits allow you to follow the life of this fairy tale writer, his friendships and love life, and his artistic career. You can also see a selection of Hans Christian Andersen’s sketches and clippings, and in the library you can see his many works published from 1805–1875.

Stay close to central Odense

Our hotel is located close to the centre of Odense where you can discover exciting sights and attractions such as Odense Cathedral, Odense ZOO, Denmark’s Railway Museum and the Brandts art museum. As Denmark’s 3rd largest city, Odense offers plenty of shopping, as well as restaurants and cafés.
After an adventure-filled day in Odense, you can relax and enjoy the quaint, homely atmosphere at Scandic Odense. Sleep well in a wonderful bed, and in the morning you can look forward to our breakfast buffet, which is included when your stay with us.

Have a great time!