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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

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Address: Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark
Phone Number: 06
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Description: Born of a fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the statue...
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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Beautiful day for a walk...glad we got to the little mermaid before the tour bus that arrived as we were leaving....

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful day for a walk...glad we got to the little mermaid before the tour bus that arrived as we were leaving....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning smaller than I imagined. A must see when visiting Copenhagen! Lots of tourists make it difficult to take nice pictures.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This statute is a laughably cheesy tourist attraction but you are in Copenhagen so you might as well see it. We walked all the way there and heard a guy say, sarcastically, "Well, I guess now I can cross that off my bucket list!!!" You go see it because it is a thing to do but it is not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Situated close to the fortress and also to "Michelangelo" David. The walk to see the Little Mermaid is worth. The statue is nice in it own lowliness.

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Montrose, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A must stop but not terribly impressive. She's small and just stuck at the shore. I'm sure you'll go but make sure you have other things to do in the area. There's a beautiful church, the only Anglican Church in Copenhagen, just a short walk away.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's a small statue - I don't get why this is considered such an important site in Copenhagen. We were warned, and we did not go to see it specially, but passed it while on a boat tour. That was enough. We could say "yes, we saw it".

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This monument is really not as I expected especially since I was a child, I was raised with Christian Andersen stories. It is very basic, blunt and not attractive at all. If you are around this area, then it is worth to continue to walk around St Alban Churhc, Gefion Fountain and Kastellet; definitely these places are much worthy to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Much ado about ...well very little I'm afraid. Will take 2 mins max of your time. which for amazing sculptures is much better spent in Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Lovely park all around and sea air will do you good!

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Sunbury Victoria Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We took a walk to visit this historical monument but I wouldn't break my neck to see it if you have other things more interesting to do. The walk was worth it along the gardens and through The streets of Copenhagen. As our walking guide highlighted many people are disappointed with the size of the monument itself. You can also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a bit of a walk but on a sunny day it was a pleasant afternoon. She's probably not as big as you would expect but worth seeing. The park next to it was nice too.

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