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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark (Indre By)
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Libraries
Traveler Description: Location: Langelinie (Copenhagen Harbor Promenade); 2100 København Ø  Hans Christian Andersen wrote “The Little Mermaid” in 1837. It is a fairy tale... more »
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It is really little..... equivalent to human size.... nothing else worth seeing be wavy of the little van selling the little mermaid souvenir, do your maths right. My colleague bought a magnet in DKK and it is actually cheaper to pay the lady in Euro if you look at the price she quoted on her sign.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Sometimes a landmark--no matter how big or small--becomes so synonymous with a place that you are compelled not to miss that once-in-a-lifetime chance to see it with your own eyes. Paris has the Eiffel tower, Rome the Colosseum, and Cairo the pyramids. Copenhagen has the little mermaid. The mermaid is not difficult to find. The cruise ships dock not too... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We walked for miles to get to the little mermaid as we thought we couldn't visit copenhagen without seeing it. We arrived at lunchtime, and there was nowhere to eat nearby. All of the restaurants and snack bars were closed. There wasn't much to see, just a small statue crowded with tourists, and a tacky souvenir stall.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The little mermaid is not easy to find but it is the signature of Copenhagen so you have to see it. We couldn't find it so we asked a local who was friendly and helpful and said we could be disappointed as she is small!! Don't expect anything spectacular just enjoy it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I'm still laughing. You can't go to Copenhagen without seeing this statue which is shockingly...Nothing. 2stars for the cheek Denmark. And for making me smile. It takes a bus journey to get there from the town centre, 2 seconds to look at it and 10 seconds to take a photo. TripAdvisor has only given the choice of one hour or... More

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Vigo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Sorry Denmark. Just don't get this. A tiny wee sculpture, admittedly a bonny wee thing but does nothing for me I'm afraid. Passed it every day going to the office I was working in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The symbol of Copenhagen, small and popular. There was a stall selling "tacky" models of the statue at a high price. We took the city tour and it stopped here for 10 minutes - long enough to get a photo and get back on the bus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

With so many things to see and do in Copenhagen it would be a shame to spend time seeking out this statue. Sure, she's iconic and photogenic but time could be better spent on one of the sightseeing boats in Nyhaven where you can see Hans Christian Anderson's house AND drop by the rock upon which this little lady sits.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Little Mermaid is cool to see if you happen to be passing by. It is rather small and always very crowded. Also, finding the perfect time to go when the weather and sun are cooperating can make it difficult to get a fabulous picture. An upside is that it is free in what is a rather expensive city. Go... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Why all the fuss? It is just a statue! But I bet you the first thing that a visitor to Copenhagen asks is where is the ''Little Mermaid Statue"? It is probably the most photographed single piece of statuary in the world. Hans Christian Andersen is one of Denmark's favourite sons and his stories have been immortalised, particularly by the... More

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