H C Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard and Copenhagen

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Jóhannes
Quality Verified Registered on February 20, 2023

Hi, I'm Jóhannes! I am 48 years old, I was born in Faroe Islands, but I live now in Copenhagen on my 12th year in the beauties of this wonderful city. I love traveling and meeting other travelers. A hug!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

H C Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard are two amongst maybe five best known Danish persons ever. Who were they and how was their Copenhagen in 1800-1870? Book this tour now and get acquainted with the inner life of Danish Culture as they still influence contemporary Danish Culture. 

We start at the town hall at “Rådhuspladsen”. We take a look at the statue of H C Andersen and hear about his life and fairytales. 

We continue along H C Andersen’s Boulevard and take a peek into Tivoli and hear about irs’ inspirations from H C Andersen. 

We then walk to St Petri’s Church and Vor Frue church. Then we stop at Kierkegaard’s home on Nytorv. 

We then walk to : “Agnete and the seaman” in the canal and at the stork fountain. We hear about these tellings of H C Andersen. 

We walk down the the statue of Søren Kierkegaard in “bibliotekshavnen”. We hear about his life and his philosophy. 

We walk to the Royal Theatre (Gamle scene - det kongelige teater) and hear about Søren Kierkegaards aesthetical, ethical and religious stages. Also we hear about the connection between Søren Kierkegaard and H C Andersen. 

We walk through Nyhavn and see where both of them have lived for periods of their life. 

Book this tour now and get to know the inner life of Danish culture. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    1599 Copenhagen, Denmark
    1599 Copenhagen, Denmark
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    I will stand at the main entrance at the townhall (rådhuset). I wear a key lanyard with a Guruwalk sign with my name printed on it.

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    Outside visit
    Copenhagen City Hall
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sankt Petri Kirke
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    Outside visit
    Vor Frue Kirke
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    Outside visit
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    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Garden of the Royal Library
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Copenhagen Royal Theater
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    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Selina 19 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Johannes did the tour with just the two of us, so it was like a private tour. We learned a lot about the two authors and especially their time in Kopenhagen. I especially liked that he gave us some time to explore the inside of a Churchill. He also gave us recommendations on where to continue after the tour.
Rafaela 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Johannes is very knowledgeable and fulfilled our undestading of Copenhagen history, philosophers and tells in a fun and interesting way! He has a PhD , loves what he does and you can feel how much he enjoys sharing the beuties and tales and philosophy hidden in the landmarks of Copenhagen! Thank you for the lovely tour!
Jon Moore 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Great tour. You’d regret not taking this if you are into philosophy. We took the general Copenhagen tour earlier which covered a lot of the same territory but in a very standard way compared to Jóhannes’ tour. Jóhannes showed cool nooks and crannies which we would have never spotted ourselves along with a nice narrative.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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