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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 #74 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues, 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, 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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Turin, Piedmont, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The problem is that the statue it's very little and the place around it's not so nice. Moreover you have to go there expressly, because there are not other things to see in the surroundings. Anyway her sad look and the fact she's in the sea near the beach, if you the real story, it's very romantic.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It is on the top end of the city centre but it worthies a visit. And the walk to get there is nice. In the way back there are churches and gardens to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The reason it's the thing to see is because this is the symbol of Copenhaguen and even Denmark It's located in Langline Walk around and you ll love the park The castle and you can see ships docking there sometimes submarines too

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Leicestershire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This gets so much negative press but is actually not as disappointing as people say! It is about a 10 minute walk from the main part of town but is really a "must do" in Copenhagen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Managed to get photos before the coach parties emptied, you can get close but the rocks are slippery, some ones child fell and hurt himself trying to get close for a photo. I was disappointed really, I don't know what I expected, but it is just a mermaid on a rock. Couldn't go to Copenhagen without visiting as the Mermaid... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

One of the things that everyone says you must do whilst in Copenhagen. From the amount of people milling around it certainly seems that everyone has heard about this, plenty of people taking photographs during the day. We walked past at night on our way home and even then it still had people taking pictures, certainly a popular spot!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

If you are expecting a jaw dropping wow event you may be dissapointed. However it is worth a visit just to say you have been there. A tip, if you want to have your photo taken with the mermaid you would probably be better off going to T 2 at the airport as there is a full size replica near... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

You cannot visit Copenhagen without seeing the Little Mermaid,next time i will bring her a coat as it was bitterly cold on the waterfront.I Have heard so much about this statue and the vandalism over the years. Of all the Attractions in Copenhagen and there are many,I think there were more people here than anywhere else,so she must be quite... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the park around, the beautiful church and fortress. The statue is quite good, peaceful. It is connected to the Hans C. Andersen fabulous fairy tale and it is probably one of the most famous statues worldwide (this is one hell of a fotographed lady). Has 101 years.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Probably the most visited statue in the whole Scandinavia..Inspired by H.C. Andersens fairytale, beautifully made and well-situated..For the admirers of the gigantic bronze statues: please have in mind that this one is really really tiny, just as the name says, - "little mermaid".

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