Besøg det kulturhistoriske museum Møntergården, hvor de gamle huse og gårdrum står som på H.C. Andersens tid. Opdag og oplev de smalle stræder og baggårde, der var en del af H.C. Andersens virkelighed som barn. Og kom helt tæt på Odense og Fyn – lige fra Oldtiden og frem til i dag – i museets udstillinger og børnemuseet Histotoriet, hvor alt må røres og prøves.
Step back in time
As if in a time warp, life is lived between the buildings just as in Hans Christian Andersen’s day. The authentic 19th century urban environment lives on. There are the chicken coop and the barrel hoops for a game of hoop rolling. There are the wood shavings from the joiner’s workshop. There is the woman humming as she hangs out the washing to dry between the houses.
This was where Hans Christian Andersen ran around as a child. This is where the city lives on as it did back then.
“I had Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales read to me from the moment I could listen. Andersen was the great poet in my home, and that wasn’t up for discussion. My parents were so Andersen-crazy that we children were named after the fairy tales. I am, of course, named Elise after The Wild Swans.”
Lise Nørgaard, author
– and feel the history
The narrow streets, the cobblestones beneath your feet, the courtyards behind the houses: The city as Hans Christian Andersen’s childhood reality. Here is a world of differences – a world of both wealth and poverty – side by side. In Møntergården’s narrow Mønterstræde, they stand just metres apart. From the city residences of the landed gentry to the homes of the poor, the distance is short yet infinitely long.