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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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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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Like in the fairytale

It's a very insignificant place she chose to sit on for eternity, but still this place seems like a must when visiting Copenhagen. At least once, just to get that picture with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Towe V
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a very insignificant place she chose to sit on for eternity, but still this place seems like a must when visiting Copenhagen. At least once, just to get that picture with the little mermaid.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Do not leave Copenhagen without visiting the little mermaid. Even though it was small which I knew before we went it was still special....It is the iconic landmark which everyone relates to Copenhagen. There is a story behind the statue which was a gift which we found out about on a trip to the carlsberg experience.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The little mermaid from HC Andersons tales. I grew up in Denmark and danish by nationality, It is definitely a place to visit specially if you have read the tale. Copenhagen the amazing city! I visited here years ago, when I used to live in Copenhagen, but visited multiple times!

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Thank Mus7ii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Actually, it is the interesting place when people come to DK because it seems to be a signature here. however, it is not intersting like everyone's claim. It is very small though.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A Copenhagen, definite must see this Small Mermaid and the surrounding area is nice with another monument. There are local vendors and the area is relaxing and park like. Yes the Mermaid is smaller than expected but it is an icon.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked from Nyhavn all the way up to see the little mermaid and it was worth it. I think it's something you need to visit when you're in Copenhagen! If you're steady on your feet you can even climb out onto the rocks.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very little to say about the 'little mermaid' except that she's smaller than I expected. it was a bitterly cold day when we walked along the front to her rock. Not a good time to be sitting there naked! It was a good walk from there around the kastellet and then back to our hotel for a hot chocolate

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very good example of a tourist hype. Do not waste your time on this, as it is just plain uninteresting.

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Thank demanmetdehoed
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked along the harbour, which was lovely, and there she was ' the little mermaid' it's just a little statue as the name suggests, but nice.

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Thank Leighsm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Is a must see but only for 5 mind as once you have taken your pictures that is pretty much all there is to do! Not far from the royal palaces though so quite convenient!

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