Step into a museum dedicated to the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen
one of Denmark’s most treasured writers
Location: Odense, Denmark
Denmark’s Queen Margrethe inaugurated the reimagined Andersen house in June
(SOUNDBITE) (Danish) DANISH QUEEN MARGRETHE, SAYING: "He was a marvelous man, H.C. Andersen, and I think, as was said earlier, that he would probably be very proud."
Born in 1805, the Danish writer is one of the world’s most translated children’s authors
He wrote “The Ugly Duckling”
“The Princess and the Pea”
and “The Little Mermaid”
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT THE H.C. ANDERSEN MUSEUM, HENRIK LUBKER, SAYING: "This is the mermaid area and you can come in and you can lie down on the rocks and you can look up into the sky and you can hear the other mermaids talking about how beautiful it is up there, and you can hear some beautiful mermaids singing. And then the sky is kind of like your canvas for your longing as you look up into the sky. What are you longing for? Just as the little mermaid was longing for a life up there".