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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

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Address: Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark
Phone Number: 06
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Description: Born of a fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the statue...
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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Smaller than expected, but worth a look

Surrounded by tourists, she's a lovely piece. We got to see her from a canal boat. Kids were curious and a little impressed. Recommend a quick look ( or longer if you like)

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Surrounded by tourists, she's a lovely piece. We got to see her from a canal boat. Kids were curious and a little impressed. Recommend a quick look ( or longer if you like)

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You have to go and see this icon of Copenhagen but be ready for disappointment. It has been blown up on our TV screens and enlarged in books and magazines but it is a small but beautifully formed statue. The hop on hop off buses all take you there for a photo opportunity but be prepared for the crowds.

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Forget the red double decker buses for tourists. Just take no.26 bus from the city center, buy your ticket from the bus driver for 24 DKK, get off at Indiakaj (ask the driver to let you know when you get there) and voila! The little mermaid is only a few steps away.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's a small statue, but since we are tourists it was worth seeing and checking off the list. I'm glad it was within walking distance of our hotel. And to be honest felt the nearby Kastellet was cooler.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Saw the Little Mermaid while on a boat tour of the canals of Copenhagen. When we arrived at the Little Mermaid there were a lot of tourists taking photos. It was a nice day but we took our photo and in 5 seconds moved on. Thought the experience would be more interesting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

So there's this beautiful, serene and famous sculpture that you have read so much about in history... And then you get on a canal cruise mostly because you would like to see this mermaid that has been beheaded (almost) twice. When you get there, you only get to see the back of the mermaid (I think that's the one) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is the iconic Hans Christian Anderson figure everyone clamors to see and have their picture taken with. The Little Mermaid statue has stood the test of time by gracing the waters directly across from the site of the Royal Danish Navy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Copenhagen and could not skip the visit of the statue of The Little Mermaid - Denmark's most photographed statue! . The area was crowded and everyone want to make selfi with the Little Mermaid . The statue is nice and located on the sea shore.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

From the photos, what you don't appreciate is that the statue is by the waters edge and you can walk down onto the rocks and almost touch it. So the setting isn't what I thought it would be and as you get close, there are loads of people crowding round and stalls selling crap. But that happens everywhere. Once you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful piece of art which is manhandled (by people climbing on it!) and too crowded to fully appreciate. Maybe it was the particular day or time of day which we visited. I didn't read others reviews to see if this was a pattern. Pushing, shoving, selfies, and ugh. I wish I was able to see this without the... More 

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