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His famous fairy tales such as ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘The Ugly Duckling’ have been translated into more than 160 languages, including Ukrainian.

Andersen has left a noticeable mark on Ukrainian culture, where his fascinating tales have inspired countless writers, artists, cinematographers, animators and publishers.

Recently, a new museum - the incredible Hans Christian Andersen House - was opened to the public. 

The new museum gives people the chance to explore the author’s work in innovative fashion. The museum structure is built partly underground, intertwining with a magical garden that surrounds it.

In addition, the museum boasts a designated children’s section where young ones can immerse themselves in the imaginative world of Denmark’s all-time favourite poet.