From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:
12th - 16th July
In Munich. Visits Kaulbach daily while here.
To Nuremberg, on through Bamberg, Meiningen, Eisenach, Kassel and Hannover to Hamburg.
22nd - 25th July
25 July 1873
From Hamburg via Slesvig, Middelfart and Korsør to Copenhagen. HCA hardly has the strength to drag himself along on this final leg of the journey. Is very dependent on Nicolai Bøgh for help.
Back in Copenhagen. Moves in at Rolighed (the home of the Melchior family), where he stays till 9th September. Ill and weak.
Back in the rooms at Nyhavn no. 18, although now with the Misses Ballin as landladies. Has a night nurse for a period, but is then able to get up and about once more. He is aware, however, of the direction in which he is headed. Notes in the diary on 1st November:
"Extremely alone and suffering [...] I will never be well again, and death is drawn out; I long for death and yet fear it".