The following companies and organisations have a commercial partnership with the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and the HCA-abc Foundation:

Scandinavian Airlines System

Official carrier
The SAS Group is Europe's fourth-largest carrier and consists of regional as well as international airlines and divisions offering hospitality, airfreight, and handling, etc.

Key figures from 2003:
The total turnover was SEK 57 billion. The fleet totalled 302 aircraft flying to 130 destinations worldwide. The SAS owns 162 hotels worldwide.

In 2003, SAS was the largest low-fare carrier in Scandinavia and seeks in the future to serve both business travellers requiring efficiency and flexibility and the more price conscious leisure traveller.


Rezidor SAS Hospitality
Official hospitality provider

Rezidor SAS Hospitality is one of the world's fastest growing hotel groups with five hotel chains in their portfolio.

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts
Park Inn
Country Inns

Rezidor SAS currently includes 220 hotels either in operation or under development in 40 countries. In Denmark alone there are 10 Radisson SAS hotels and 3 Park Inn hotels with more Park Inn hotels on their way. For reservation in Denmark and abroad, please click on the link of the required hotel chain.

All the hotels in Denmark offer the opportunity to support the charitable HCA abc-Foundation.

Get More Summer adventures
The Radisson SAS and the Park Inn hotels are official hotel sponsors on the Hans Christian Andersen celebrations. We offer you 13 hotels at the most exciting destinations in Denmark, for example in Copenhagen and in Hans Christian Andersen's home town Odense. With a Get More card you even get 10% off our already low prices. Get 25% off at our restaurants and stay four nights to get a night for free. Please visit to find out more about our amazing summeroffers.

Trust is an independent business-unit in SAS Cargo Group, specialising in an individual and flexible transport and logistic solutions. More than 50 years of experience in international air transport ensures safe and expeditious transport of all kinds of cargo from excess luggage to live animals.

Official partner

DSB is an independent state-owned company who provides more than 157 million single and comfortable travels for their customers every day. The DSB Group has an annual turnover of 9,9 billions and approximately 8,500 employees. 

Learn more about DSB and the many special discounts on business travels, commuting and leisure travels both in and outside Denmark at

In 2005, the year of Hans Christian Andersen's Bicentenary, DSB will play a central role in the celebration by providing train transportation for the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation during the Fairytale Weekend from April 1st through April 3rd. throughout the year, DSB will make the HCA events all over Denmark accessible by train.

Additionally,  DSB offers all travellers to Odense a discount on the admission fee to Hans Christian Andersen's birth home "H.C. Andersens Hus" and the Fairytale Pass which issued by Odense Turist Bureau.

Rosendahl A/S
Rosendahl is a Danish company that produces design and gift articles of superior quality. The company was founded in 1984 by Erik Rosendahl. Today Rosendahl's products are sold all over the world.

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LEGO Company

The LEGO Company is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. The Company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children, employing approximately 7,400 people globally.

The LEGO Company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by the founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough".

LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2004 The LEGO Group.

Avis Rent A Car
Avis is one of the worlds largest car rental companies with more than 4,400 stations in 160 countries.
You will find 43 Avis offices in Denmark located in cities and all airports.
We offer you a wide selection of vehicles - from economy cars to
stationwagons, luxury cars, minibuses, vans and trucks - from one day to months or years.
Contact your Avis office, Avis Reservation Centre phone +45 33 26 80 80 or book online on


In Touch A/S
Official hospitality operator

Jørgen Mernild A/S
Jørgen Mernild Inc. is a Danish-owned auction house, which since it was established in 1974 has served the world of Danish and international art. In celebration of the Andersen bicentenary, Jørgen Mernild Inc. has created a line of magnificent bronze statues of the world-famous storyteller.

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Magasin du Nord
Magasin du Nord is the largest department store chain in Denmark with eight stores in Copenhagen, Lyngby, Rødovre, Taastrup, Odense, Kolding, Aarhus, and Aalborg. The first Magasin store opened in Aarhus in 1868, founded by Emil Vett and Theodor Wessel.

Three years later they conquered the capital, and in the years to follow chain stores opened nationwide. The department store has inspired generations of Danes and is famous for its wide selection of designer labels and high-quality products.

H.J. Hansen Vin A/S
Denmark's leading supplier of quality wines. Wide selection of wine, liqueur and delicacies from all over the world with key suppliers among others in France, Spain, Italy, Australia and Chile.

Supplier to the hotel- and restaurant sector, business-to-business and private customers. Last-mentioned partly through own two shops in Odense and Copenhagen, partly through Vinspecialisten, a nationwide network with more than 30 independent specialist wine shops. Like H.J. Hansen Vin A/S, they all give a very high priority to quality, assortment and service.

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CHRIS-WINE is one of the largest Nordic wine wholesalers. The group has its main headquarters in Denmark, where they also have bottling facilities. They also have sales offices in all Nordic countries.

CHRIS-WINE represents a wide range of well-known quality products from all over the world. CHRIS-WINE also produces its own brands in France - at Château de Segui - and in Romania - at Villa Bona Terra. Their sales office in Bordeaux export exclusive wines to the whole world.

MAYDAY help yourself
MAYDAY is a Danish design company established in the millennium year with an international profile. Our ambition and design philosophy is to be creative and emphasise form and function through a novel approach to design.

Keep an eye out for our MAYDAY help yourself, which is an exclusive fairytale gift box that unites modern design with the Andersen?s world-famous fairytales.

Danish Design by Michael Nedergaard.

Emmelie Copenhagen

Global Refund Danmark A/S

Global Refund is the world leader in tax refund services to non-EU citizens

Global Refund has local presence in 37 countries, with over 200 international Cash Refund offices on four continents, supporting clients in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The strength of our organization and global presence enable us to provide over 22,000 travellers a day with tax refunds through Global Refund - simply just look for the Tax Free Shopping logo.

Charlotte Sparre
Charlotte Sparre is best known for her luxurious silk scarves and beautiful handbags. In celebration of the Hans Christian Andersen bicentenary, Charlotte Sparre has designed a special HCA collection. Apart from scarves and bags, her designs include quality T-shirts for both men and women and handsome ties.

Albani Brewery
The Albani Brewery was founded in 1859 and is located in the heart of the Danish town of Odense. Odense's favourite son, the storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, was a great supporter of beer from the Albani Brewery. In a letter from 1874 he wrote, "Here we are served Bregentved Albani ... the Countess and I drink it, and I can not praise this beer enough ... it is refreshing, tasty, and rich"

At present, the Albani Brewery employs about 200 people and is part of the Brewery Group A/S, Denmark?s second-largest brewery group.

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Baby Dan is a 100 procent family-owned Danish company with a staff of 135. Baby Dan is among the leading brands within safety products, textiles and furniture for children aged 0-5. They export more than 75 procent of their production and are environmentally certified (ISO 14001).

They are members of the Global Safety Cooperation and have been awarded several national and international awards in recognition of their high-standard products.

Joel Leonard
Joel Leonard is a creative fragrance company, which apart from designing new fragrances for commercial interior designs, also accurately recreates historical fragrances. Scents for industrial design, oil factory marketing and scientific aroma-therapy are also our areas of expertise.

Joel Leonard, Classensgade 61, 21 00 København Ø.
Tlf/Fax: 35 431 531

Copenhagen Airports A/S
"Living is to travel!"
No doubt, Hans Christian Andersen would have been a frequent guest at Copenhagen Airport had he lived in our time. He would have found great inspiration in the international atmosphere the airport has to offer, allowing you to dream yourself away to anywhere in the world,

Copenhagen Airport celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen from 26 March until 31 December 2005 with events for the whole family at Terminal 2 and 3.

We look forward to celebrating the Andersen bicentenary with our passengers.

In celebration of the Hans Christian Andersen bicentenary in 2005 the Danish design firm Q-company launches the Qvak Collection by Q-company featuring umbrellas, greeting cards and T-shirts for children designed by award-winning Danish designer Vibeke Nødskov with beautifully illustrations by Toril Bækmark.

"Our designs offer added value, that little extra special something..."

Ole Lynggaard
The firm Ole Lynggaard is a story of a goldsmith's workshop established in 1963. Today, father, daughter and son in concert manage the family business. The  responsibility for administration and production lies in the hands of the son, Søren.

The daughter, Charlotte, is a goldsmith by trade like her father. They each have their unique style and range of jewellery. Thanks to their passion for artistic creation and their innovative spirit, their jewellery is worn the world over.

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Skagen Designs
The unique natural light of the town of Skagen in its setting of coastal wilderness at the tip of the Jutland peninsular has inspired artists and designers for centuries.

The clean and elegant Scandianvian style of Skagens Design has been developed by owners and creators of the firm, Charlotte and Henrik Jorst.

Sweet Creations - Hans Christian Andersen chocolate
Sweet Creations is a Danish company situated in Odense - the native town of Hans Christian Andersen. We have developed a range of Hans Christian Andersen gift items with Danish luxury chocolate. Our packaging is unique and with focus on the writing skills of Hans Christian Andersen and his creativity as a paper cutter. Among other things we have developed a gift book containing exquisite Danish chocolates and the book "80 fairytales" with classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. The book is available in several languages.

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Den lokale Andel
Den lokale Andel is the commercial and political association for the 20 member coops of the DLA Group and other partners in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Den lokale Andel is responsible for the group?s commercial interests with a focus on crop protection, fertilizer, seeds and feed raw materials.
The DLA-group cover app. 40 percent of the Danish market.

Andersen Bakeries, Japan
119 shops in Japan.

Medialynx, Japan
Japanese media- and publishing company.