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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

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Address: Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark
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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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A little walk but good to see

Not a lot else apart from the mermaid but walk a little further north and see her ugly sister in the genetically modified gardens (a small area with strange statues including a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It is just a little statue on a rock, nothing special about it. It is in a pleasant area, and it isn't horrific to the eye, but don't go out of your way to see it. There are much better things to do in Copenhagen than going to see this "attraction".

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Not a lot else apart from the mermaid but walk a little further north and see her ugly sister in the genetically modified gardens (a small area with strange statues including a similar mermaid with long limbs plus several other statues.) A couple of cod puffed shops and a few retail outlet type shops nearby but not much else

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice statue and you should get a photo of it, or by it if you feel so inclined, but i still rather prefer the polish mermaid "sister". In any case i don't necessarily agree with people saying how disappointed they are by it, the statue itself is very cool. Thing is...you won't be overwhelmed by its... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We felt we had to visit, you cannot go to Copenhagen and not go! It is a sweet statue, a sad tale and an iconic landmark which attracts a lot of visitors.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Was expecting something cool, big.. something to explain why it's one of Copenhagen's must sees! Laughed when we saw it...tiny..insignificant, boring....just didn't really get it! I wouldn't go out of my way to see it...but I guess i'm glad to have ticked it off my list!

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We hopped off the tour bus to take photos of iconic The Little Mermaid which was on a very blustery day. There were other people there taking photos but you didn't have to wait long to have your photo taken in front of her. We also saw her on a boat trip, but obviously the view is from the back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice to see (in case you have time). Or even better - you can buy a magnet with the mermaid and you save some time. :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

do not keep your expectations high. It is just a simple iron statue around your size sitting on a stone and there is an explanation board in front of it. It is not historic but newly made. The only good thing abou it was , in order to reach it you need to walk through a nice park.

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It is a must for visitors to Copenhagen to relate with Hans Christian Anderson's stories. On a bright spring day it is worth visiting on a boat ride. In case if you miss it there is a miniature of 'the little mermaid' at Copenhagen airport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a popular stop for tour groups, so if you don't want to end up with a huge crowd of tourists trying to take a selfie with her, just come in the evening when all the tour buses have gone. Also, she looks stunning in the sunset. We stayed at Amerika Plads, which was a 5 minute walk away,... More 

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