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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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This is quite a walk from the city, but it was a beautiful day so worth it for the nostalgia. We also saw this from the water as we did a canal tour.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I loved the walk through a beautiful park to the Little Mermaid. You can get very close to her, and it is a spectacular view of the harbour. The Citadel, sculpture of the Queen, sculpture of Neptune and the Anglican Church are in the same area. If you walk through town you can also see the Queen's Palace and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

So many people warned me about this before I left for Copenhagen. "It's very disappointing" "It is smaller than you expect" "Not worth the effort". Nonsense. She is supposed to be a little mermaid, and she is just the right size for that. She also has a presence much greater than her slender figure might suggest, and she puts up... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is quite a walk from the city, but it was a beautiful day so worth it for the nostalgia. We also saw this from the water as we did a canal tour.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Was cute,little and very sad looking.best to walk down past the lovely chruch and fountain and gardens and then see the statue from front. U donot actually see much from the boat cruise.a fair bit of walking but on a lovely day,well worth it

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Sale, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Has to be seen if you go to Copenhagen, although it can be seen on the boat trips, to get the best view walk up from Amelienborg and round the Kastellet and there it is on the edge of the park. Shame that there are industrial chimneys the other side of the water which can spoil the background of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Nice walk on the edge of Copenhagen. A bit to much people around the mermaid but just go there for the rest is all worth it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Honestly, I knew that it would be just a normal statue as people said. I didn´t expect it to be impressive or something. For those who have been to cities full of statues and monuments, you will absolutely feel indifferent (and maybe disappointed). I visited her anyway, otherwise my trip to Copenhagen would be somehow incomplete ;). A stroll along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful statue. Is it big? No. Neither is the Mona Lisa. If you're going to Copenhagen you need to visit her, plain and simple. They could arrange the area surrounding her to be cleaned up a bit better though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The LITTLE merman is exactly that. Very little and considering the crowds in peak not really worth the effort. Combine the visit with a canal and harbor tour. You see the mermaid from the sea and if the weather is good can combine with other great sightings at the same time

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The little mermaid was a little disappointing to say the least. It's situated in a pretty depressing looking part of town, the description at the site is brief to say the least and asian tourist selfie sticks more than obscure your view. Not worth the walk.

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