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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #63 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Libraries
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... more » 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. « less
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We walked 15 minutes to see a (bronze?) mermaid on a rock..... what even is this? it looks melted and my time would have been spent better watching paint dry.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's a famous statue, so I think it would be a shame to go to Copenhagen and not get your picture made with it. That said, that's about all there is to do there. The statue is close to the water's edge -- not in the middle of a lagoon like most pictures make it appear. There are usually a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you are going to Copenhagen, the Little Mermaid is a must see- but do not expect too much, she is quite small. But is is fun to climb on the rocks to get close to her and to take a customary picture. She represents Copenhagen. She is right by some of the main sites and is worth your time.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

While this is one of the symbols of Denmark it is not really special. A sculpture representing a mermaid.

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København, Danmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It will be a bit of a let down if You think she is huge, she is a very small life size statue of the artists wife. However the view and park around it offers lots of big statues and a huge water fountain it is placed in beautiful surroundings well worth a trip

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Yes, she's the symbol of our city. But don't expect something spetacular. She is just a small statue on a stone

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Mahe Island, Seychelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful walk, would have been more wonderful on a less crowded day, never had a chance to take picture with the mermaid alone, lots of tourist which is very good.

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Tayport. Fife
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I had read in previous reviews that it was a long. Walk and the Statue disappointing. I found quite the reverse. The walk from the centre of Copenhagen is filled with lots of lovely buildings interesting streets and an amazing fountain. The Mermaid itself is life size and well worth the walk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Admittedly we did not our way around Copenhagen well but it is difficult to find. There are few signs and from where we could find parking it must have been well over a mile to get there and unfortunately there is little reward when you do get there. It is small and nondescript. .

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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The walk down to the statue was great with nice views out across the water and little parks. Arriving in the morning meant there wasn't a big tourist crowd which was a plus. The later you arrive the more tourists builds up which meant going early got some pictures with the statue. The statue is quite interesting however a little... More

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