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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Address: Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #74 of 300 things to do in Copenhagen
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Born of a fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Born of a fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the statue incarnation of the Little Mermaid has watched over Copenhagen's harbor since 1913. In 2010, Den Lille Havfrue, as she is known in Danish, left her post to represent Denmark at the World's Fair in Shanghai.
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Its one of the main tourist attraction of the city!! I was a bit of disappointment, as I was expecting it to be something really more interesting. Anyways whoever visiting Copenhagen can pay a visit to the little mermaid as the road which leads to the mermaid is nice and enjoyable to walk.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

As we arrived at the little mermaid after a long walk from central ( ~ 45min.) we saw that the mermaid was wearing a sign "Charlie". I think it was a good idea to place this sign there. Lots of people are taking pictures, a married couple took pictures in front of this statue. Also if the weather was not... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure what people are expecting when they visit the Little Mermaid - It's a small 'life size' statue on the edge of the water but if you go to Copenhagen you just have to have it on your check list. A nice walk to get there and you can make a visit to the Kattelat (Fortifications) at the... More 

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Pangbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were blessed with a chilly but sunny day. Lovely walk along the Esplanade and through a park. The statue is not quite as "beautiful" as we expected but the story behind it makes you wonder... Worth visiting at least once just to cross it off the list.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It's hard not to be surprised in front of the little mermaid :) but you will surprised by the size If you know Bruxelles and the Manenken Piss , that's the same in Copenhague !!! So tiny but sweety

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

As others stated, it's a long walk to see a nice little statue. I wouldn't make a special outing in Copenhagen to see it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The little mermaid is a lovely little statue, and the area around it is good for a nice stroll so you can combine the visit to the statue to the church nearby (St Albans church with its Gefion fountain). I went there in the evening so the church was closed but I could admire the Little Mermaid and the Gefion... More 

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Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A long walk from public transport, just a little - but nice - statue surrounded by crowds of tourists who want to take a photo or selfie with the mermaid. You really have to be lucky to take a snap of yourself with no one else in the picture. Nevertheless, there is a nice park with a fortress in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

After a long walk in the freezing rain we came across the little mermaid statue which was smaller that we expected. There isn't anything much around this area a d perhaps it would have been wiser to take the hop on hop off bus tour.

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Newport UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

She sits on her rock being iconic and glowing in the chilly February sunshine. Easy to find by walking along the waterfront, it's a stunning walk and if you dodge joggers and bikes you can see the new Opera, the new playhouse, the Royal Square and ornamental gardens. Well worth it!

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