Modern fairytale comes to Denmark

Cork may be looking forward to 2005 as the European Capital of Culture but Copenhagen is marking it as the bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen's birthday.

4th December, 2004

Cork may be looking forward to 2005 as the European Capital of Culture but Copenhagen is marking it as the bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen's birthday.

It gives the Danish capital (which enjoyed the City of Culture mantle back in 1996) an excuse to host all manner of commemorations to the great man who was most famed as a writer of fairytales, but was also a travel writer of note. “To travel is to live,” he...

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