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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 #70 of 191 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

Sometimes you do have to wonder why some attractions become famous. It is not fair to give the statue a low rating because there is nothing offensive about it - it just isn't very interesting. The statue is a little way from the other attractions, as such I'd recommend visiting as part of one of the canal tours rather than... More

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

It was cool to see in person but it really is as you see in the pictures. Expect to wait if you want your picture with her as she is a popular mermaid!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

She was very well known by millions who in childhood read the story about her. Can't miss this visit if you set foot to Copenhagen ever. What surprised us at first was the size of the statue - much smaller than we anticipated. Nevertheless, we took many photos from different angles with her, for the unforgettable memory of her unspoken... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

First of all, I booked with toursbylocal.com. Our group of five got Ivan Naurholm as our tour guide for four hours before our cruise. He picked us up at Adina Amerika Plads 7 Dk-2100, Copenhagen. Helped us carried our luggage into the van. He showed us The Little Mermaid, the The Big Mermaid, and the GMO Mermaid. Ivan is a... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

we visited this landmark by foot as she facing inland if you go by boat you see the back of her head and lots of people shall be in you picture, not much else to say the bus tours stop off here

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Before visiting I was told this statue is the second most disappointing landmark because it's so small (smaller than life size). However, it was great to see it first hand and a lovely walk on the way. There were loads of people gathered round but we managed to get a few photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Reading the other negative reviews in this site one feels that some of the other reviewers were expecting a statue of Godzilla on top of the Taj Mahal. Maybe this is why they were disappointed. As the name suggests, this is the LITTLE Mermaid. It is not Cher on platform boots or Madonna poledancing, it is a statue of a... More

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Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Its part of the tourist attraction in Copenhagen. We were very lucky to have visited the little mermaid in year 1974. She was sitting on the huge stone peacefully. There was no barriers and we had a chance to take pictures with her. Well worth the visit.

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Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Although is just a statue, this friendly Mermaid is a must to see if you visit Copenhagen. Not only the little Mermaid, but also the surroundings (Kastellet) worth a visit.

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Boras, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

You must be prepared that you may walk a bit to see the Little Mermaid. There is not much to see if you are not interested, but it's always fun to see something that a city is best known for. Also be prepared that there may be a lot of people.

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