From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:
1841Getting to Know Liszt
Sits for the painter C.C. Vogel von Vogelstein, who draws HCA for the royal collection.
Departs Dresden by railway, headed for Leipzig, where HCA visits the Mendelssohns and the Brockhaus family and meets Goethe's daughter-in-law, Ottilie von Geothe. On 5th July, Mendelssohn plays some organ pieces by Bach and some of his own for HCA at Thomas Kirche. (It was Mendelssohn who had rediscovered Bach, so to speak). Visits the publisher Carl B. Lorck, who he knew from Copenhagen (Lorck the Dane was a publisher in Leipzig and became HCA's regular publishing contact between 1846-1855).
Departure from Leipzig via Magdeburg and from here with the steamship Hamburg to Lauenburg (diary, 8th July: "I am in Denmark"), and Hamburg, where he spends time with the composer J.P.E. Hartman, amongst others.
Leaves Hamburg for Kiel, aboard the steamship "Løven" (the Lion). Bound for Årøsund, and from here via Assens t Odense.
In Odense. Visits the Hancks, amongst others.
17 July 1841
A carriage is sent from Glorup Estate to fetch him. Stays here till 21st July. Visits the neighbouring farm, Ørbæklunde (20th July).
Return to Copenhagen.
Attends a concert with Liszt in Copenhagen. Spends time with Liszt during the next few days (before Liszt's departure on 26th) e.g. at the Hartmanns', in Thorvaldsen's studio and at the queen's residence.
During a dinner party at the Collins' - at a time when HCA is in a "bad mood" - Bournonville holds "an enthusiastic and motivating speech for me". Afterwards, HCA visits the Bournonville home.