This distinguished looking gentleman wearing 19th century attire and an opera hat is Han Christian Andersen. He was a prolific writer of poetry. He is most noted for his 150 beloved fairy tales. This statue of Denmark’s famous native son was created in 1961 by Henry Luckow-Nielsen and was sponsored by Copenhagen Municipality. The sculpture of Hans Christian Andersen is next to the City Hall at the edge of Råhuspladsen, a large center-city square.