"Hans Christian Andersen fell in love with Bratislava. 'Your city is a fairy tale.' This is how he once addressed the people of Bratislava, who welcomed him to the grounds of their city," the Slovak press wrote back then.
Today, a reader will learn on the Internet: "Awkward truth: the saddest fairy tale arose in Bratislava! During a walk through the city, the writer noticed a little girl selling matches on the street. The visit to Bratislava inspired Andersen to write The Little Match Girl and The Ugly Duckling."