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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #69 of 206 attractions in Copenhagen
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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 July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We decided to go see it via the canal tours, that way we wouldn't have to walk 30 minutes and maybe be a little disappointed. The statue was beautiful but indeed a bit small, I didn't mind it though. Copenhagen is a wonderful city and the little mermaid is definitely not the only thing worth seeing in Copenhagen.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We saw her from our boat trip......so at least you could see her - best view of all. We saw her when we got off our open top bus trip......but Didn't get to see much because of the crowds. We were staying close by and walked up and saw her from a distance but again couldn't get close......she is small... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Yes, the sculpture is tiny. And yes, you do have queue for that photo opportunity. And indeed it is not exactly in the heart of the city. But the walk down the Little Mermaid is so beautiful and picturesque it makes up for it. That said, only venture down if you can dedicate an hour or so

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Bristol, Uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Pleasant enough statue. Somewhat underwhelmed. Not worth the walk if it was the sole purpose of seeing it. Much better modern sculpture seen on the way back

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Ellisville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We saw this as part of the Harbor Tour and it was very cool. I was unaware of this statue and the stories behind it until this trip. While it sits in the harbor, it is really close to shore and you could visit it via land rather than having to take the harbor tour. However, with the harbor tour,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What a dreary location to host this well known mermaid, who is loved by generations of children who knew her in Hans Christian Anderson's fairytales. Unimaginative location fails to lift the iconic status of the mermaid, one of Denmark's iconic symbols. Unless you are on group tour, please skip this attraction here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had just returned from an exhausting two weeks of Flying to Copenhagen, touring for a day, 11 days on a Baltic Cruise on our last day in Copenhagen before flying back to Houston the next morning. We knew it was obligatory that we put in our appearance at the Little Mermaid statue in case someone at home had seen... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Nice enough statue, if you can see it through the throngs of other tourists taking pictures. But in a city with such a lot to see and do, I really don't see why it is such a draw.

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Ulm, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

I don't understand why people are so into the little mermaid in cph. It's a tiny statue which you look at for 2 minutes and then walk away. It's okay to have a look but don't expect too much. There are way more interesting and nice places to visit!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Saw the statue of the Little Mermaid on the waterfront of Nyhavn. The place has a lot of people selling souvenirs of the little mermaid. The bronze statue was made by Edvard Eriksen and it is Copenhagen's Icon. The story goes that Edvard fell for the ballerina named Price. Since he wanted to make the nude statue Price was not... More

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