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Hans Christian Andersen Guided Walk in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen walks with a historian

If you want to get the feeling of Copenhagen at the time of its famous resident Hans Christian Andersen and hear other stories from Copenhagen in the 19th and 20th century, you can take one of the guided walks with the historian Christian Holm Donatzky.

Hans Christian Andersen’s Copenhagen guided walk

Every Sunday (from February to November) the tour will take you around the places related to Hans Christian Andersen and other significant buildings of that time. The guide, Christian Holm Donatzky, will talk about the exciting time when Danish democracy was born and Copenhagen was transforming from a medieval city to its present looks.


Højbro Plads
Nikolaj Plads (Andersen’s home at young age)
Christiansborg (the seat of Danish Parliament)
Rådhusstræde (the city court and former city hall)
Nørregade (Cathedral of Our Lady)
Vester Voldgade
Dagmarhus (German headquarters during the occupation of Denmark)
Rådhuspladsen (the current city hall, statue of Hans Christian Andersen)

Meeting point, times, and price

The meeting point is at Højbro Plads (the square in the middle of Strøget) at the Absalon statue (the man on a horse). From February to November the tour starts every Sunday at 10 am (Danish version starts at 12 am). The price is DKK 80. Reservation in advance is not necessary, but you can check the website stated below or contact Christian Holm Donatzky if you want to make sure the tour takes place on the day of your choice.

Contact and reservation

Christian Holm Donatzky
Tel. +45 28 49 44 35
info ( at ) historytours .dk

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