Posted on March 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Your to-be-visited list for the post-vaccine era may have just grown a bit longer.

Hans Christian Andersen’s birthplace — Odense, Denmark — now has a museum dedicated to the author, and it expects to open this summer.

H.C. Andersen’s House isn’t just a museum, though; its buildings and gardens were inspired by Andersen’s work.

In the words of the museum’s creative director: “The museum doesn’t speak about Andersen, it speaks as Andersen.”

Andersen’s fairy tales, like "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Little Mermaid," and "The Ugly Duckling," are among the most frequently translated works of literature, although he also wrote plays, novels, poems, travel books, and several autobiographies.

Preview the museum, learn more about it, and enter to win tickets (seriously) on the H.C. Andersen’s House website.

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