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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 #77 of 211 Attractions 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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Stavanger, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Nice, I guess - but I dont see why this became a big attraction. It's a statue next to the shore - thats it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I don't get the hype, it's a small statute. When we went, despite it being early and very cold it was still very crowded, I really don't get it. On the plus side, it's a good place to start your trip through Copenhagen as it only gets better!

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Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are in Kobenhavn for the first time, yes, maybeworth a visit, especially with kids. However, if no kids, donttell anyone you went there. Very underwhelming, tiny statue of a mermaid close to the shore. Many manybetter things to do in the city. Within 1km walk you can see Amalienborg, the marble church, the english church, Rosenborg castle, etc.

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SoCal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

When we travel, rule #1 is "Leave your expectations at home". I guess we forgot to follow our own rule when we walked to the Litle Mermaid. We haven't been this disappointed since Mount Rushmore. Go see it! It is certainly worth the price of admission (free). If you don't, you'll always worry that you missed something significant. Then, having... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Its a small statue on the outskirts. Its near the fort so you can combine the trip and and see the statue and visit the fort area. Go on nice day because its all outside.

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Many of my fellow tourists were disappointed with the little mermaid but to me the title says it all . The sculpture on a large boulder sums up for me the story from the fairytale . Shame when you take photos that there is an industrial complex on other side of the water with big smoking chimneys but it did... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Had many clients requesting to see the world famous little mermaid. Have yet to see one that was not disappointed. Not worth it.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

looks just like the picture and it's quite far out of the city centre. Overall our experience was very underwhelming and the view was very uninspiring.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

From the nearest train station it is a bit of a walk to the tatie we went through the park and it was very pretty . The marina hasn't got a lot there but it's really pretty the statue and worth a look at .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If you are already here, do it. Its worth the beautiful walk by the river. It is smaller than expected but you might regret not seeing it and thr photo opps along the way.

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