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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark (Indre By)
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Kind of a bum-out.. Not too interesting, small and waaaay too many tourists! It's nice to walk around the park though. (Info centre for tourists nearby!)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Not very interesting but you feel compelled to make the visit to this hugely popular attraction. After all when you tell people you have been to Copenhagen they will ask if you saw her!

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Mermaid is a sight to see for anyone visiting Copenhagen but don't be disappointed as it is only about one metre tall.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Little Mermaid is a classical sight on a visit to Copenhagen. It's beautiful and simple. However, the size might surprise you. She is really small, and is overrun by tourists all year around, so prepare to wait for a good picture!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson, this small little delicacy is an integral part of Denmark, just as the royalty is. Not to be missed

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

we wnet there by foot and by boat....if you see the nice surrounding of the mermaid is is very surprising how many people just take the photo an dthe view of the mermaid but don't see the beauty of the old castle and the old windmill standing close to the mermaids place. we enjoyed it very much to observe those... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We saw it by water and it is very small. The tourist were crowded around. Although something to see, would not make a special trip across town to see it. We took both a walking tour and water tour of Copenhagen and the best way to see everything.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The well-known statue of Little Mermaid isn't worth the time you need to reach it. If you are close by it's a good idea to take a quick look (after all it's famous so why not), but if you are planning a separate trip you'll be disappointed - better stay in the city center and enjoy the architecture, museums, cafes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Of course you have to visit the Little Mermaid from the fairytale of Hans Christian Anderson. And reading the comments, you will not get a hung how big she actually is... Some say smaller then expected, some say its actually bigger then expected. Well... If she could stand upright, I guess she would be 5 feet tall.... Is that big?... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Just a statue, but as a symbol of Copenhagen a must to see. I visited it in the morning which has an advantage that there was not anybody else. So I could enjoy the view and made photos without other people. It had also disadvantage - the sun was just behind the statue. When I left the place 2 buses... More

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