Hans Christian Andersen and the modern sceptic
Denmark is a nice place. The capital is quirky, the standard of living is high, and the whole country is small enough that if you really do want to escape it, Germany and Sweden are never more than a quick car drive away. Plus, Hamlet’s castle is there.
Yet it was also home to Hans Christian Andersen – and is subsequently responsible for a statue of near-legendary insipidness, which boasts the dubious honour of often featuring on lists of the world’s most disappointing tourist attractions.